Daisy Eagan, Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson, Ben Platt Join Secret Garden at Geffen Hall

News   Daisy Eagan, Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson, Ben Platt Join Secret Garden at Geffen Hall
Daisy Eagan, who won the 1991 Tony Award for her performance as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, will step into the role of determined housemaid Martha in Manhattan Concert Productions' presentation of the musical in February 2016.

Mandy Patinkin and Daisy Eagan
Mandy Patinkin and Daisy Eagan

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.

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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).

Ramin Karimloo
Ramin Karimloo

In a rare stage return, Jere Shea – the original Giorgio in Sondheim's 1994 musical Passion – will take on the role of gardener Ben.

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Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Ragtime, Carrie) will direct the concerts, which will include a chorus of over 200 singers and the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Michael Kosarin will conduct.

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.

Sierra Boggess
Sierra Boggess Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Manhattan Concert Productions is an educational performance company dedicated to excellence in music making, hospitality and travel details. Its focus is placed on the selection and preparation of visiting musicians, guest conductors, professional bands and orchestras and soloists.

For tickets, visit lincolncenter.org or phone CenterCharge (212) 721-6500. 

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.

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