Tony Yazbeck, Laura Osnes, Corey Cott, Norm Lewis Preview The Scarlet Pimpernel
Frank Wildhorn and Nan Knighton's musical will be presented as a one-night-only concert.
The cast of Manhattan Concert Productions' concert performance of The Scarlet Pimpernel offered a press preview on February 14. Gabriel Barre directs the concert, set for February 18 at David Geffen Hall.
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. It 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.
Tony Yazbeck will take on the role of Percy, with Laura Osnes as Marguerite, Norm Lewis as Chauvelin, Corey Cott as Armand, Dana Costello as Marie, and Drew Gehling as Prince of Wales/Robespierre. They will be joined by newly announced cast members Ashley Blanchet, TyNia Brandon, Alysha Deslorieux, Kevin Duda, John Treacy Egan, Ashley Loren, Alex Newell, Eliseo Roman, Sara Sheperd, Yasmeen Sulieman, and Chris Dwan.
The creative team includes Jason Howland (musical director), Jennifer Paulson Lee (choreographer), Caite Hevner (set design), Jason Kantrowitz (lighting design), Dave Horowitz (sound design), and Heather C. Jackson (costume design).