As previously reported, Tony nominee Sydney Lucas has been cast as Mary Lennox in the Feb. 21 and 22 performances at David Geffen Hall in New York. Eagan's performance in the role not only garnered her a Tony, it also cemented her place in theatrical history as the youngest actress to ever win the theatre's highest honor.
Joining Eagan will be her fellow original Broadway cast member Barbara Rosenblat, who will play Mrs. Medlock. The starry cast also boasts Sierra Boggess (Lily), Ramin Karimloo (Archibald Craven), Cheyenne Jackson (Dr. Neville Craven) and Ben Platt (Dickon).
The Secret Garden has a book by Norman and music by Simon.
The Secret Garden opened at the St. James Theatre in April 1991, playing 709 performances before closing Jan. 3, 1993. The musical is based on the famed novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The original Broadway cast also featured Mandy Patinkin, Alison Fraser, Rebecca Luker, Robert Westenberg and John Cameron Mitchell.
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This is one of two concert versions of The Secret Garden being offered in New York in early 2016. The other will take place Jan. 11 and 17 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, starring Rebecca Luker and featuring Eagan as host.