Manhattan Concert Production’s The Scarlet Pimpernel, starring Laura Osnes, Tony Yazbeck, and more, is set to play Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall February 18. The one-night-only concert, directed by Gabriel Barre, is a part of Manhattan Concert Productions’ seventh annual presentation in its Broadway Series.
With music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics and book by Nan Knighton, The Scarlet Pimpernel is based on Baroness Orczy’s 20th-century novel of the same name, which takes place at the peak of the French Revolution and the fight for liberty, equality, and fraternity. Set in England and France, the musical tells the story of English nobleman Sir Percy Blakeney, who adopts a secret identity to battle the forces of evil during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution.
Joining Yazbeck as Percy Blakeney and Osnes as Marguerite are Norm Lewis as Chauvelin, Corey Cott as Armand, Dana Costello as Marie, and Drew Gehling as the Prince of Wales/Robespierre. Rounding out the cast are Alex Newell, Kevin Duda, Chris Dwan, John Treacy Egan, Kevin Kern, Ashley Loren, Eliseo Roman, Yasmeen Sulieman, Ashley Blanchet, TyNia Brandon, Alysha Deslorieux, and Sara Sheperd.
Photos: A Sneak Peek at Manhattan Concert Production’s The Scarlet Pimpernel
The concert will feature musical direction by Jason Howland as well as a chorus of over 200 singers from across the country in addition to the New York City Chamber Orchestra.
The creative team also includes set designer Caite Hevner, lighting designer Jason Kantrowitz, sound designer Dave Horowitz, costume designer Heather C. Jackson, production stage manager Chris Zaccardi, associate stage manager Willy Kinch, associate director-choreographer Jennifer Paulson Lee, assistant director Lauren Widner, fight director Sordelet Inc: Rick Sordelet, associate lighting designer and programmer Jackson Miller, with casting by Telsey & Company: Craig Burns, CSA, Casting Juniper. The production manager is Juniper Street Productions.