Brigadoon NYC Reviews and Tickets

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(124 Ratings)
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Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic

New York City Center presents Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical, which brings the mystery and magic of the Scottish Highlands to life. Starring Tony nominee Patrick Wilson and Tony winner Kelli O’Hara ('The King and I').

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Show-Score Member Reviews (124)

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54 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Romantic, Must see, Great acting, Great singing, Enchanting

See it if You're looking for an incredible revival with an all star cast.

Don't see it if you don't like revivals.

67 Reviews | 20 Followers
100
Great singing, Great staging, Riveting

See it if You can appreciate a beautiful love story, though fantastical and love great voices. Kelly O'Hara is amazing!

Don't see it if You don't like fantasy.

399 Reviews | 205 Followers
100
Delightful, Great singing, Great writing, Masterful, Romantic

See it if Loved it! It was glorious. Beautifully done. Fantastic cast. A full orchestra. So perfect and beautifully done. Moved me to tears.

Don't see it if There were only 6 performances, and it has closed. If you weren’t there, I’m sorry, but you missed something very special.

91 Reviews | 15 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You love great music, voices, orchestra, choreography and dancing

Don't see it if You don't like old fashioned musicals

83 Reviews | 25 Followers
100
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great writing, Riveting

See it if you love old-fashioned musical theatre, perfectly performed

Don't see it if you believe musical theatre didn't exist prior to 2003 Read more

124 Reviews | 28 Followers
100
Wonderful, Great cast, Great direction & choreography, Great tech, Loved it.

See it if you want to be thoroughly entertained! Every element of this show was wonderful. A really special event.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals. But give it a try; it may convert you!

563 Reviews | 194 Followers
100
Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great dancing, Delightful

See it if You want beautiful music sung by wonderful singers. You want outstanding choreography performed by amazing dancers.

Don't see it if You prefer contemporary musicals.

55 Reviews | 12 Followers
100
Great singing, Enchanting, Romantic, Funny

See it if Terrific! The singing, divine, the dancing - superb. Grab a ticket any way possible You won't be disappointed.

Don't see it if You don't enjoy fantasy, an old fashioned musical, or an improbable plot.

Critic Reviews (11)

The New York Times
November 16th, 2017

"For the first act anyway, glorious. And if part of that glory was historical — showing us what made musicals tick at the start of the Golden Age -part of it, too, was vehemently alive. Wheeldon’s dances certainly fit that bill, and so does Loewe’s triple-crème music...If, in the second act, Mr. Wheeldon’s invention can’t outrun Lerner’s creeping incoherence, he can at least abridge it. The show’s awkward ending doesn’t undo the gift of the rest."
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Deadline
November 17th, 2017

“A ravishing revival...It’s as ephemeral as the story it tells, and as essential a ray of light as one could hope for today, thanks to a luminous performance by O’Hara and the thrilling staging by director/choreographer Wheeldon...The casting is pitch-perfect across the board...O’Hara is impossibly beautiful, vocally and in conveying Fiona’s romantic determination and heartbreak.”
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New York Daily News
November 16th, 2017

"The show...can be a little awkward. The first half lays on exposition and Scottish dancing, as exuberant and athletic as it is, very thick...Still, 'Brigadoon' ascends thanks to its songs and mix of sun and shadow...Wheeldon and the cast make every minute count...Wilson’s voice is handsome and colorful as ever, though his stage presence is a bit paler...And then there’s O’Hara, whose 'Waitin’ For My Dearie' and 'Almost Like Being in Love' spill over with blissful warmth and beauty."
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The Hollywood Reporter
November 16th, 2017

“The limitations of the old-fashioned material cannot be disguised...But there's nonetheless plenty to savor...High among the production's strengths is the breathtaking vocal performance of O'Hara...Perhaps the most thrilling highlight is the impassioned dancing of Fairchild...As rousing as they are, the numerous dance interludes do tend to slow down the story, pointing up its relative flimsiness and minimizing character development."
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AM New York
November 17th, 2017

"A welcome treat…‘Brigadoon’ is not technically part of this season’s Encores! series. But for all intents and purposes, this is an excellent and unusually elaborate Encores! production, with a big cast and orchestra...and accomplished leading players well-suited to such a piece of traditional musical theater…As you would expect, O’Hara sings beautifully…Wilson makes for an appropriately strapping, straight-laced leading man.”
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Theatermania
November 16th, 2017

"As lush as the production is conceptually, though, this 'Brigadoon,' headlined by oddly tentative performances from Kelli O'Hara and Patrick Wilson, is a little more of a bore than the ecstatic delight we want it to be...Yes, Brigadoon is pretty to look at, and even prettier to listen to...But Wheeldon, who also directs, is more focused on creating images than telling a story. The acting suffers and the pacing needs to be picked up so the show feels as fizzy as an Irn-Bru."
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The Huffington Post
November 17th, 2017

“One of the very finest musicals of Broadway’s so-called golden age...Thanks to the ministrations of Christopher and a knockout singing and dancing cast, magical is the word...High among the numerous attractions of the evening is—no surprise here!—the voice and acting and all-round presence of Kelli O’Hara...The dancing tears up the stage with stark emotionalism...Ticketholders will most assuredly enthuse as they float out of City Center.”
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November 19th, 2017

"Wheeldon further validated his full-blown skill as a stage director along with his long-acclaimed reputation as a choreographer. His production brought to the fore all of the show’s romanticism in captivating fashion...And those folks on stage were pretty wondrous too...And of course, there is the orchestra giving symphonic grandeur to Loewe’s inspired score. It all makes you hope that it won’t be too long before 'Brigadoon' awakens again."
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