|Photo by Carol Rosegg|
WGBH-Boston will be the presenting station for the event, which is currently scheduled for broadcast in December 2009.
The cast will feature members of the original Broadway company as well as U.K. actors; casting will be announced shortly. The televised event will also include narrated segments filmed on location in London and Paris.
Emmy-nominated producer Bruce Marcus of Jersey Wooly Productions will executive produce the program.
A DVD and studio cast recording of the concert production will be available in late 2009, and the program will be distributed internationally in 2010.
The Broadway musical — based on the Charles Dickens novel — was shepherded by Broadway first-timers, including lead producers Barbra Russell and Ron Sharpe, director Warren Carlyle and lyricist-librettist-composer Jill Santoriello, a self-taught musician and alumna of the BMI-Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop and ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop.
The New York company was headed by James Barbour, Brandi Burkhardt, Natalie Toro and Aaron Lazar.