Show History



Having collaborated three times already with various levels of success, Lerner and Loewe hoped to create a musical that captured the magic and mystery of of love, and rival the successes of other contemporary composers. Though various ancient folklore alludes to 'disappearing towns,' Alan Jay Lerner denied these tales as inspiration for Brigadoon, calling the similarities 'unconscious coincidence.'


Brigadoon opened on Broadway at the Ziegfeld Theatre, New York, March 13, 1947 and played for 581 performances. The show ran for 685 performances in London at His Majesty’s Theatre. It has been revived on Broadway several times, including in 1980 at the Majestic Theatre.

A major production was produced at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in 2014.