Part of PBS' "Great Performances" series, the recent concert of the Leonard Bernstein musical will be telecast on WNET/Thirteen Wednesday, at 8 PM ET; check local listings. The concert was recorded live May 8.
The musical, which played a limited engagement May 5-8, starred Tony winners Chenoweth and LuPone as, respectively, Cunegonde and The Old Lady. They were joined by tenor Paul Groves in the title role, tenor Stanford Olsen as Governor/Vanderdendur/Ragotski and baritone Sir Thomas Allen as Pangloss/Martin. The concerts, helmed by Lonny Price, also featured the Westminster Symphonic Choir under the direction of Joseph Flummerfelt. Marin Alsop conducted the Philharmonic.
The cast also boasted Michael McCormick (Baron/Inquisitor/Don Issachar/Cacambo), Gina Ferrall (Baroness/Sheep), Janine LaManna (Paquette), Jeff Blumenkrantz (Maximillian), Michael McElroy (Judge/Captain/Crook), John Herrera (Judge/Aide/Prefect/Governor), Ray Wills (Heresy Agent/Archbishop/Priest) and Patty Goble (Sheep).
Jim Noone provided the stage design with costumes by Tracy Christensen, lighting by Kevin Adams, sound by Tom Clark, choreography by Casey Nickalaw and combat direction by Rick Sordelet.