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Author:  Sweeney Hyde [ Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:06 pm ]

It's about time this has been revived!
The last time it was on broadway was from 1980-1981 for 133 performances!

I'm just so bloody excited!
This was the first musical I was in and it's just so thrilling to see it coming back to the great white way!

Author:  Luc [ Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:20 pm ]
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I'm SO stoked for this!
Brigadoon really needs another chance! :D

Author:  RainbowJude [ Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:25 pm ]
Post subject:  BRIGADOON "revisal"

Of course, this is a "revisal" rather than a straight revival.

From the article:

Bill Haber and Liza Lerner (Alan Jay Lerner's daughter) are the producers attached to the revival, which has a new book by John Guare, based on lyricist-librettist Alan Jay Lerner's 1947 original, about two American hunters in Scotland who happen upon a centuries-old Scottish village — which is still stuck in the old days.

The New York Post previously reported that Guare's new book reinvents Brigadoon as "a pacificist town that 'disappeared' in 1939 because its inhabitants didn't want to live in a world torn apart by war."

But the casting notice characterizes the production this way: "Vivid re-imagining of the classic 1947 production; new production with a revised book. Story of Tommy and Jeff, two modern-day American travelers, who stumble back in time to a village in 18th-century Scotland."

Now I can't see the show working if Brigadoon only disappears for the first time in 1939. It messes with the whole premise of the show and I think that is better left alone.

But what about this contradictory casting notice? Do you all think this is merely a reference to the context of the original production? Or are we going have some time-travel? Or is the latest appearance/disappearance of the village going to be in 1939, during which Tommy and Jeff discover it, thereby giving the characters reasons to stay or go? There are things there that I find more intriguing than a conventional shifting of the time period of the original version of the show.

Later days

Author:  WSSfan [ Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:49 pm ]
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I saw the stageplay of Brigadoon in New York City's Lincoln Center many years ago, and loved it!

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