Coming this Friday to Apple TV is a new musical comedy series, Schmigadoon!
If the name rings a bell, then you might be thinking of Brigadoon, and you’d be right to!
The latest press release from Apple describes the show as:
A parody of iconic musicals, Schmigadoon! is a new musical comedy series executive produced by Lorne Michaels and starring Emmy Award nominee Cecily Strong and Emmy Award winner Keegan-Michael Key as a couple on a backpacking trip designed to reinvigorate their relationship when they discover a magical town in which everyone is living in a studio musical from the 1940s. They then discover that they can’t leave until they find “true love.”
An earlier press release tells us this is a six-part series, and also stars Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Dove Cameron, Ariana DeBose, Fred Armisen, Jaime Camil, Jane Krakowski and Ann Harada.
Brigadoon was a broadway musical in the late 1940s, which came to cinemas in 1954, starring Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. It was one of many Lerner and Loewe productions, and features two American tourists who stumble upon Brigadoon, a mysterious Scottish village that appears for only one day every 100 years. Tommy, one of the tourists, falls in love with Fiona, a young woman from Brigadoon. It was also referenced in a line from the song Whole of the Moon by the Waterboys.
Schmigadoon! arrives on Apple TV on Friday 16 July.