Schmigadoon! series a loving send-up of classic musicals

The title is a play on the name of the 1947 Broadway production of Brigadoon. PHOTO: APPLE TV+
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LOS ANGELES - In Schmigadoon!, a parody of iconic musicals, Cecily Strong and Keegan-Michael Key play a couple who discover a magical town where everyone is living in a 1940s musical - and that they cannot leave.

But the cast and creators say the series - which premieres on Apple TV+ on July 16, and stars Tony winners Alan Cumming, Kristin Chenoweth, Jane Krakowski and Martin Short - will celebrate musicals, even as it gently criticises and pokes fun at them.

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