Casting is complete and dress rehearsals are near for Goodman Theatre’s new production of Brigadoon—Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s beguiling song and dance fantasy.
Chicago director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, 2012’s Chicago Tribune Chicagoan of the Year, makes her Goodman debut. Rockwell’s cast of 28 features Kevin Earley (Broadway’s A Tale of Two Cities and Les Misérables) as Tommy Albright and Curt Bouril (off-Broadway’s Million Dollar Quartet) as Jeff Douglas—the two American vacationers who stumble upon the mythical 18th century village of Brigadoon, which appears for only one day every 100 years.
Jennie Sophia (Nellie Forbush in the national tour of South Pacific) plays Fiona, the girl with whom Tommy falls in love. Tommy is then forced to choose between returning to the world he knows—or taking a chance on life and love in Brigadoon. Joining the cast are Larry Adams (Stuart Dalrymple), Jordan Brown (Charlie Dalrymple), Joseph Foronda (Archie Beaton), Rhett Guter (Harry Beaton), George Keating (Sandy Dean), Michael Aaron Lindner (Angus MacGuffie), Roger Mueller (Mr. Lundie), Maggie Portman (Meg Brockie), Olivia Renteria (Jean MacLaren), Emily Rohm (Jane Ashton), Katie Spelman (Maggie Anderson), Craig Spidle (Andrew MacLaren), Richard Strimer (Frank) and Rod Thomas (MacGregor). Rockwell’s ensemble includes William Carlos Angulo, Stephanie Binetti, Jessica Blair, Courtney Cerny, Bryan Howard Conner, Tehran Dixon, Ann McMann, Jamy Meek, Drew Nellessen, Emma Rosenthal and Malachi Squires.
Brigadoon runs June 27 – August 3 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, July 7). Tickets ($25 – $93; subject to change) are on sale now, available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Brigadoon, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn).