Tony winner Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, former costars in Far From Heaven and Broadway's The Bridges of Madison County, will reunite for an New York City Center Encores! concert production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's Brigadoon, directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon (An American in Paris). Tony nominee Robert Fairchild (An American in Paris) will also star in the production.
The first performance will be held on November 15 as part of New York City Center's annual gala, honoring City Center board cochair and Broadway producer Stacey Mindich. An additional five performances will be held November 16-19. Funds raised at all six performances of Brigadoon will subsidize affordable tickets throughout the year to programs such as Fall for Dance and Encores! Off-Center.
Brigadoon, which debuted on Broadway in 1947, follows Tommy Albright (Pasquale), a jaded New Yorker who gets lost in the Scottish Highlands and stumbles into an idyllic town that only appears for one day every century. He quickly becomes smitten with the headstrong Fiona MacLaren (O'Hara) and makes an enemy of the rebellious Harry Beaton (Fairchild), bringing about a chain of events that could spell doom for the entire town.
Rob Berman will serve as music director, and Jack Viertel will serve as artistic adviser.
"Brigadoon is a huge part of City Center's legacy," said Arlene Shuler, New York City Center president and CEO. "Between 1950 and 1967, it was revived here six times in star-studded productions featuring everyone from Farley Granger to Edward Villella. We're very excited to welcome the show home for these benefit performances and to honor Stacey for her extraordinary achievements at New York City Center and in the world of musical theater."
- Kelli O'Hara
- Rob Berman
- New York City Center
- Steven Pasquale
- Jack Viertel
- Christopher Wheeldon
- Robert Fairchild
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