Definitions

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  • n. A place that seems magically transient.

Etymologies

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After the village in a 1947 musical of the same name, written by Alan Jay Lerner, which appears for only one day every hundred years.

Examples

  • My two cents worth: I didn't care for dogs muc h after several disasterous tries, but when we owned Bonnie Jean (as in Brigadoon) I was converted.

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  • The premise of Brigadoon is that of a small town which, centuries ago, allowed itself to be suspended in time so that it only came to life once every hundred years.

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  • The festival headquarters is called Brigadoon, and the event has an ephemeral, miragelike quality.

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  • Another in-world island, known as Brigadoon, is a place created for sufferers of autism and Asperger's syndrome to try out the social interactions that are so hard for them in the real world.

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  • Another in-world island, known as Brigadoon , is a place created for sufferers of autism and Asperger's syndrome to try out the social interactions that are so hard for them in the real world.

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  • She co-starred with her then-husband, James Karen, in regional productions of "Brigadoon" and "Finian's Rainbow."

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  • Mitchell had a long-standing collaboration with renowned choreographer Agnes de Mille working with her as dancer and assistant choreographer in various film and stage productions, including the Broadway productions of 'Bloomer Girl', 'Brigadoon' for which he won the Theatre World Award, 'Paint your Wagon', 'Come Summer', and perhaps most notably in the 1955 film 'Oklahoma' where Mitchell starred as Dream Curly.

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  • Gillam was softly singing the overture from "Brigadoon", but since the only word he knew was brigadoon, he made it fill in for all the lyrics.

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  • Not only did the Public Theater scrap the premiere of "A Free Man of Color," his latest play, but the Broadway revival of "Brigadoon," for which Mr. Guare wrote a new book, was also put on hold.

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  • Several years in the trenches doing "Brigadoon" and other musicals taught Ms. Adams some core lessons.

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