Shively, Sheehan, Ebersole, Errico, Broderick, Stephenson, Cariou Are Part of Brigadoon Concert
By Kenneth Jones
Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick will host the Irish Repertory Theatre's benefit concert of the 1947 musical Brigadoon June 14 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre.
More casting has been announced for the 7 PM presentation of the romantic musical fantasy by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music), which will feature a chorus of 50 and an orchestra of 20.
Irish Rep artistic director Charlotte Moore will direct a cast that includes Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music) as Mr. Lundie; Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens) as Meg; Jason Danieley (South Pacific concert on PBS, Curtains) as Tommy; Melissa Errico (Dracula, Amour, High Society, White Christmas) as Fiona; Ciaran Sheehan (The Phantom of the Opera) as Harry; A.J. Shively (Jean-Michel in La Cage aux Folles) as Charlie; Don Stephenson (The Producers) as Jeff and more.
Mark Hartman (Sondheim on Sondheim) will conduct. Choreography is by Barry McNabb.
According to Irish Rep, "Brigadoon tells the story of a mysterious Scottish village that appears through the mist for one day every hundred years. When two cynical and jaded New Yorkers stumble across the 'Bridge O'Doon,' entering the village on the very day of its once-a-century appearance, they are seduced by its charm and astonished by its story. A love story strong enough to re-arrange time and space ensues when one of the strangers has to choose between returning to the life he left behind and a life with his love in Brigadoon."
The famous Broadway score from the creators of My Fair Lady, Camelot, "Gigi" and Paint Your Wagon features "Almost Like Being in Love," "Waitin' for My Dearie," "Come to Me, Bend to Me," "The Heather on the Hill" and "Brigadoon."
Irish Repertory's 2010 Annual Benefit Gala featuring this rare concert version of Brigadoon will be followed by dinner with the cast at Sardi's.
For dinner and theatre packages, contact Joanne Shia at (212) 213-1166 or email email@example.com. Individual tickets run $100-$500. For Theatre Only tickets, call (212) 727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org.
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