The Scarlet Pimpernel to Have One-Night Concert at David Geffen Hall
The Tony-nominated musical joins Manhattan Concert Productions's Broadway Series.
Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) has announced that the seventh installment of its Broadway Series will be a one-night-only concert presentation of The Scarlet Pimpernel at David Geffen Hall on February 18, 2019, at 8pm. Jeff Calhoun will direct with music direction by Jason Howland. The production will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from across the United States, performing alongside the New York City Chamber Orchestra.
With music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics and book by Nan Knighton, The Scarlet Pimpernel is based on Baroness Orczy's famous 20th-century novel of the same name, which takes place at the peak of the French Revolution and the fight for liberty, equality, and fraternity. Set in England and France, The Scarlet Pimpernel tells the story of an English nobleman, Sir Percy Blakeney, who adopts a secret identity to battle the forces of evil during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution. The musical made its Broadway debut at the Minskoff Theatre on November 9, 1997, and ran through January 2, 2000, closing at the Neil Simon Theatre.
MCP's previous Broadway Series concert performances include Broadway Classics in Concert (2018), Crazy for You (2017), The Secret Garden (2016), Parade (2015), Titanic (2014), The Hunchback of Notre Dame workshop (2014), Broadway Classics in Concert (2013), and Ragtime (2013).
Cast and creative team for The Scarlet Pimpernel will be announced at a later date.