If you haven't yet seen Broadway's The Scarlet Pimpernel at the Minskoff Theatre, you can certainly catch bits and pieces of it in various venues around Manhattan.
On Apr. 11, Christine Andreas will sing "Storybook" as part of the Easter Egg Extravanza in Central Park.
The production is also a sponsor of the Macy's Flower Show (Apr. 10-18), and on Apr. 16, 12:30 PM, Douglas Sills and Christine Andreas will perform three songs from Pimpernel at the Herald Square store.
Apr. 27, the ensemble who play "The Bounders" (those in league with the Scarlet Pimpernel) will sing the U.S. and Canadian national anthems at Yankee Stadium for the Yanks vs. The Blue Jays game that day.
Then, May 4, Sills will sing the U.S. national anthem at Shea Stadium before the Mets game. As for the show itself, which opened Nov. 9, 1997, the musical is expected to continue (at least) through the summer with its stars intact (all have one-year contracts).
The original cast album of the Frank Wildhorn - Nan Knighton musical The Scarlet Pimpernel was released Feb. 3 by Atlantic Records. The timing of the CD was fortuitous, since Scarlet Pimpernel played its 100th performance at the Minskoff Theatre tomorrow Feb. 4.
It's the second Wildhorn musical to be released in the last nine months, the first being Jekyll & Hyde. Like J&H, SP was first heard as a concept album, released in the early 1990s. Linda Eder sings Marguerite on the concept CD; Andreas is heard in the role on the OC album, which also features Terrence Mann and Sills in the other leading roles. Andreas also sings the show's "Storybook" on her own recently released solo disk.
Twenty-five songs comprise the Pimpernel CD, including "Madame Guillotine," "She Was There," "Only Love," and "You are My Home."