For 12 hours on Nov. 9, Playbill On-Line was backstage at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre, following the cast, crew and creators of the new musical The Scarlet Pimpernel as they prepared for their big opening night.
Readers who logged in between noon and midnight were able to experience the event live through dozens of stories and photographs. Now, you can relive those hours by clicking on the special "Countdown to Curtain" logo on the upper left side of your screen, or going to the Countdown To Curtain -- Scarlet Pimpernel area of Theatre News. Start with the last story in the queue and read upward.
Experience the event as seen through the eyes of Playbill's Managing Editor, Robert Viagas, Rebecca Paller, Andrew Ku, Andrea Prince, Andrew McGibbon and other Playbill On-Line staff members.
Included in the coverage is interviews with the cast, designers, director, musical director, wardrobe staff, fans behind police barricades, attending guests, and all the other folks, famous and not-yet-famous, who make an opening happen.
Playbill On-Line hosted three previous "Countdown to Curtain" events. To read the dispatches for the April 1997 openings of Titanic and Steel Pier, and the October opening of Triumph of Love, please see under Theatre News in their own news areas: Countdown To Curtain: Triumph of Love