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Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes to Star in Scarlet Pimpernel Concert

The evening will be presented by Manhattan Concert Productions.

Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes in Crazy for You.
Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes in Crazy for You.
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Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes will star in an upcoming concert production of Frank Wildhorn and Nan Knighton's The Scarlet Pimpernel at David Geffen Hall on February 18. Presented by Manhattan Concert Productions, the evening will be directed by Gabriel Barre, with musical direction by Jason Howland.

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.

Yazbeck will take on the role of Percy, with Osnes as Marguerite, Norm Lewis as Chauvelin, Corey Cott as Armand, Dana Costello as Marie, and Drew Gehling as Prince of Wales/Robespierre.

Yazbeck and Osnes starred in Crazy for You for Manhattan Concert Productions in 2017.