New musical Austen's Pride plays Carnegie Hall as a one-night-only concert June 29. A musical spin on Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice, Austen's Pride follows the author as she enters her own love story and goes on a journey that shows her there's more to the story—and herself. The performance will begin at 8 PM in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage.
Mamie Parris leads the company as Jane Austen, joined by Olivia Hernandez as Elizabeth Bennet, Andrew Samonsky as Fitzwilliam Darcy, Etai Benson as Charles Bingley, Delphi Borich as Lydia Bennet, Kaitlyn Davidson as Mary Bennet, Katie Dixon as Kitty Bennet/Georgiana Darcy, Carson Elrod as Mr. Collins/Mr. Gardiner, Jason Gotay as George Wickham/Tom Lefroy, Marina Kondo as Caroline Bingley/Mrs. Gardiner, Emilie Kouatchou as Jane Bennet, Cait Martin as Cassandra/Charlotte Lucas, Kevyn Morrow as Mr. Bennet, Michele Ragusa as Mrs. Bennet, and Tony winner Beth Leavel as Lady Catherine de Bourgh.
Rounding out the cast are ensemble members Matt Gibson, Cameron Loyal, Ángel Lozada, and Lucas Thompson. Austen's Pride features a book, music, and lyrics by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs with orchestrations by the latter.
Reuniting from the work's original production in Seattle in October 2019, Igor Goldin directs the concert with musical direction by Matt Perri and choreography by Lisa Shriver. Perri also serves as the evening's conductor of the 24-piece live orchestra with Haley Bennett as music contractor. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting/Claire Burke CSA.
Austen’s Pride was also produced in March 2019 at ACT of Connecticut in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Austen’s Pride is produced by R. Erin Craig, Daniel Wallace Ltd, Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and Stephen Della Pietra, Joe Grandy, The Fourth Act LCC, Ryan R. Ratelle, Alex Marrs / Annie Shea Graney, Alana Graber, and Lindsey and Benjamin Weisman, and Fitzwilliam LLC.