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Brigadoon

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Members say: Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic

About the show

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'). More…

New Yorker Tommy Albright (Wilson) unexpectedly arrives at the mysterious Scottish village of Brigadoon, which only appears for one day every 100 years. When Tommy meets and falls in love with Fiona (O'Hara), a beautiful resident of this magical hamlet, he must decide whether to return to his old life, or stay in Brigadoon—forever. Featuring such standards as 'Almost Like Being in Love,' 'Come to Me, Bend to Me,' and 'Heather on the Hill.' Costarring Tony nominees Robert Fairchild and Stephanie J. Block, and directed and choreographed by Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon.


Member Reviews (123)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining, Romantic
90
Avg Score

85
Bonny!, Great singing, Beautiful melodies, Heart-warming, Long dance sequences.

See it if you enjoy classic musicals. The lovely songs are well presented w/ Lekites and O'Hara as standouts. Barebones set ok; orchestra on stage.

Don't see it if you like a full-blown prod'n. Emphasis on dancing (I got bored). The lyrics are silly, but the tunes glorious. Lekites: I will come to you.

Also I'm glad I got to see this charming production. Lush sound...I'm trapp... Read more Read less

73
Dated, Great singing, Unsurprising, Sweet, Slow

See it if Classic story, great singing. Some great songs. Great production for Encores.

Don't see it if Not very exciting. A bit too much dancing (albeit top notch). Some bizarre character actions feel very dated.

69
Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Great singing, Dated

See it if You want to see a polished production and enjoy listening to great voices and seeing beautiful dancing.

Don't see it if You are looking for a fast paced show that has a strong story. I didn't really buy into the love story and wasn't attached to any characters

Also I was surprised to see the high remarks. I had never seen this show be... Read more Read less

99
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Refreshing

See it if see also

Don't see it if see also

Also Outstanding choreography , outstanding dancing, outstanding n singing,... Read more Read less

91
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Must see

See it if You miss the days of elaborate production numbers & simple love stories, love great dancing, want to see a rarely revived classic, gorgeous

Don't see it if Old fashioned musicals, esp. with a lot of ballet-style dancing are not your thing nor musicals with death or overly-romantic plots

Also This is a great production of a rarely revived musical staged by a dir... Read more Read less

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.

95
Brigadoon appears once a century; hope that we don't have to wait that long for this flawless production to make it to broadway

See it if cast excellent, Kelli's heavenly singing/performance will be long-remembered; meltingly beautiful songs; dynamic new choreography

Don't see it if second act slight, ending implausible; still per NY Times, production elevates this rarely-performed musical into first ranks

82
Romantic, Great singing, Great writing, Enchanting, Slow

See it if You love old, classic musicals with mellifluous music, where the lead characters fall in love with each other in a single day.

Don't see it if You think most musicals written before the 1970s are dated, cliched, and boring.

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if you wish to see a well casted, well staged and very entertaining production of Brigadoon. I highly recommend this show.

Don't see it if you do not like the show Brigadoon no matter how great the production or you don't like musicals.

80
Great revival. great cast

See it if Like good old musicals

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals

84
Classic, Lush singing & orchestrations, Darkly designed, Scenework suffers, Focuses on dancing

See it if like Lerner/Loewe, PatrickWilson, Kelli Ohara, StephanieBlock, huge dancing chorus, gray palette in your traditional American musicals

Don't see it if holes in storytelling, restoring 7million measures dance music, flaccid scenework, all clans wearing the same tartans would bother you

87
Glorious score and sparkling staging revive a musical sleeper

See it if If you go to hear Kelli, you also get great singing by Stephanie Block & Ross Lekites. Fairchild's athletic dancing leads a fine ensemble.

Don't see it if you don't appreciate Golden Age musicals. Much of the book is silly, but I didn't mind. Like Heather on the Hill, Almost Like Being in Love

94
Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if you like old musicals, GREAT singing, terrific choreography, marvelous dancing.

Don't see it if you want a musical that really has something to say.This is fluff, but it is so brilliantly done, that it can be forgiven!

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.

94
Must see, Romantic, Old fashioned, Great staging, Great singing

See it if It is brilliantly staged. Glorious Kelli O’Hara. Robbie Fairchild &Chris Wheeldon direct/ fabulous choreography. Fresh staging and movement.

Don't see it if You can’t stand this creaky musical. A tough sell for me. Ugly costumes.

Also The disappointment of the replacement of Steven Pasquale has not dimin... Read more Read less

91
Delightful, Great singing, Must see, Romantic, Dated

See it if you have the opportunity, Kelli Ohara is as enchanting as ever; such a treat to hear Wilson; Block sounds great & provides needed humor

Don't see it if you dislike extended dance scenes - they are lovely but fill much of the time; you want a modern or fully staged performance

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Wonderful music, Wonderful choreography

See it if to hear Kelli O'Hara sing "Almost Like Being in Love' (actually, to hear her sing anything), incredible singing and a wonderful orchestra

Don't see it if plot is important, especially if you would be tempted to analyze the issues with this tale; if you are not at all a romantic

Also I am probably an outlier. There was a standing ovation.... Read more Read less

90
Enchanting, Great singing, Great dancing, Romantic, Exquisite

See it if You want to be swept away by enchantment in this staged version of the classic play. Singing & dancing are flawless, achingly beautiful

Don't see it if I've always loved this play, but the plot is simple, a bit strange & hokey - it's all about the songs, dancing & the magical, lyrical mood.

94
Charming, Great staging, Beautiful choreography

See it if sadly, this was just a weekend. Absolutely great production! I'm hoping it will get moved to a broadway house.

Don't see it if It has closed, but if it were still open, Run, don't walk!

84
Enchanting, A touch of nostalgia, Old-fashioned and dated, Beautiful performances, Heartfelt

See it if you appreciate old-fashioned, classic musicals with sweet-and-simple storylines; fans of Patrick Wilson, Kelli O'Hara, & Stephanie J. Block.

Don't see it if seeking groundbreaking story-telling, music, or staging (this is a concert-style performance); you want to think deeply or dislike musicals.

Also Brigadoon may not be groundbreaking, with complex philosophies of some... Read more Read less

93
Clever, Delightful, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You want to see a masterpiece of the musical theater done flawlessly

Don't see it if You are not interested in old school musical format

Also One of the best Encores ! type presentations I've seen . Bravo to all ... Read more Read less

95
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Wonderful dancing

See it if if you want to see an exquisite Lerner/Loewe musical, beautifully choreographed, danced, and sung by a talented cast.

Don't see it if if you are bored by lengthy dance numbers.

Also What a score, and the orchestra did it proud.

89
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

See it if you are looking to being transported by a story told through the music of Lerner and Loewe and the choreography of Christopher Wheeldon.

Don't see it if classical musical theater meets modernization is not your thing.

Also New York City Center’s Gala Presentation of Lerner & Lowes Brigadoon i... Read more Read less

88
Entertaining, Great singing, Great acting, Enchanting, Exquisite

See it if You are a fan of classic musicals or have not seen Brigadoon before. The singing and dancing is terrific.The leads are in glorious voice.

Don't see it if You are not a fan of Encores ' productions. The whole cast is "off-book", which truly enhances the experience. There is nothing not to like

94
Great singing, Great dancing, The classics, Masterful, Romantic

See it if you love those old musicals, because the performances don't get any better than this.

Don't see it if you can't tolerate a messy book-musical and can't give yourself over to the romanticism of it.

Also Glorious singing, transcendent dancing, updated book, what a cast, jus... Read more Read less


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. ...
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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 ...
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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 impossib...
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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 c...
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