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The Scarlet Pimpernel    The New Musical Adventure

Minskoff Theatre, (11/09/1997 - 10/01/1998)
Minskoff Theatre, (10/10/1998 - 5/30/1999)
Neil Simon Theatre, (9/10/1999 - 1/02/2000)
First Preview: Oct 06, 1997 Total Previews: 39
Opening Date: Nov 09, 1997    
Closing Date: Jan 02, 2000 Total Performances: 772

Category: Musical, Comedy, Original, Broadway
Setting: May into July, 1794. England and France
Comments: This production closed, reopened as an entirely "revised" production, and subsequently went on to transfer theatres. Individuals involved with the revised version are credited on the replacement/transfer page.

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Theatre Owned / Operated by James M. Nederlander, Myron A. Minskoff and The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman Emeritus; James L. Nederlander: Chairman; Robert E. Nederlander: President)
Produced by Pierre Cossette, Bill Haber, Hallmark Entertainment, Ted Forstmann and Kathleen Raitt
Music by Frank Wildhorn; Book by Nan Knighton; Lyrics by Nan Knighton; Based on the novel "The Scarlet Pimpernel" by Baroness Orczy; Music orchestrated by Kim Scharnberg; Musical Director: Ron Melrose; Vocal arrangements by Ron Melrose; Associate Musical Dir.: Wendy Bobbitt Cavett
Directed by Peter Hunt; Choreographed by Adam Pelty
Scenic Design by Andrew Jackness; Costume Design by Jane Greenwood; Lighting Design by Natasha Katz; Sound Design by Karl Richardson; Hair Design by Paul Huntley; Associate Scenic Design: Anna Louizos and Nancy Thun; Associate Costume Design: Angelina Avallone; Associate Lighting Design: Ted Mather; Associate Sound Design: Peter Hylenski and Cynthia J. Hawkins
General Manager: 101 Productions, Ltd. (Jeff Wilson, Wendy Orshan); Company Manager: Ron Gubin
Production Manager: Peter Fulbright; Production Stage Manager: Steven Beckler; Stage Manager: Bonnie L. Becker; Technical Supervisor: Tech Production Services, Inc., Elliot Bertoni and Robert Shuck
Musical Supervisor: Jason Howland; Musical Coordinator: John Miller; Conducted by Ron Melrose; Associate Conductor: Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; Concert Master: Michael Roth; Violin: Britt Swenson, Lisa Matricardi, Laura Oatts and Ashley D. Horne; Viola: Liuh-Wen Ting and Leslie Tomkins; Cello: Daniel D. Miller and Sarah Hewitt; Bass: Richard Sarpola; Woodwind: Edward Joffe, James Roe, Andrew Sterman and Gilbert Dejean; Trumpet: Chris Gekker; Trombone: Mike Christianson; French Horn: Chris Komer and Kelly Dent; Keyboards: Wendy Bobbitt Cavett, Robert Gustafson and Andrew Wilder; Percussion: John Meyers and Benjamin Herman
Casting: Hughes / Moss Casting; Press Representative: Boneau / Bryan-Brown; Marketing: FourFront, Inc.; Fight direction by Rick Sordelet; Dialect Coach: Stephen Gabis; Fight Captain: Marcos Dinnerstein; Advertising: Grey Advertising
Christine Andreas
Marguerite St. Just
Terrence Mann
Douglas Sills
Percy Blakeney
Stephanie Bast
Eric Bennyhoff
Bill Bowers
Broadway debut
Pamela Burrell
Lady Llewellyn
Nick Cavarra
Gilles Chiasson
Armand St. Just
Dave Clemmons
David Cromwell
Prince of Wales
R. F. Daley
Ed Dixon
James Dybas
William Thomas Evans
Allen Fitzpatrick
Sutton Foster
Jeff Gardner
Melissa Hart
Philip Hoffman
Marine Jahan
Broadway debut
Madame St. Cyr
James Judy
Ken Labey
Broadway debut
Lauri Landry
Alison Lory
Broadway debut
Don Mayo
Kevyn Morrow
Katie Nutt
Broadway debut
Adam Pelty
Terry Richmond
Broadway debut
Sandy Rosenberg
Broadway debut
Lady Digby
Craig Rubano
Ron Sharpe
Tim Shew
St. Cyr
Elizabeth Ward
Charles West
Swings: Paul Castree, Sarah Knapp, Catherine LaValle and Ed Sala
Standby: George Dvorsky (Percy Blakeney)
Understudies: Eric Bennyhoff (Chauvelin), James Dybas (Prince of Wales, Robespierre), Lauri Landry (Marguerite St. Just), Adam Pelty (Dewhurst), Craig Rubano (Armand St. Just) and Ed Sala (Ozzy)
Tony Award®
1998 Best Musical [nominee]
Produced by Pierre Cossette, Bill Haber, Hallmark Entertainment, Ted Forstmann and Kathleen Raitt
1998 Best Book of a Musical [nominee]
Book by Nan Knighton
1998 Best Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Douglas Sills
Drama Desk Award
1998 Outstanding Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Douglas Sills
1998 Outstanding Music [nominee]
Music by Frank Wildhorn
Theatre World
winner 1998 Award [recipient]
Douglas Sills
music by Frank Wildhorn; lyrics by Nan Knighton
ACT 1 Sung By
Madame Guillotine French Chorus
Believe Percy Blakeney, Marguerite St. Just and British Chorus
Vivez! Marguerite St. Just, Lady Digby, Lady Llewellyn and Percy Blakeney
Prayer Percy Blakeney
Into The Fire Percy Blakeney and Percy's Men
Falcon in the Dive Chauvelin
When I Look At You Marguerite St. Just
The Scarlet Pimpernel Percy Blakeney, Marguerite St. Just, Marie, Armand St. Just, Lady Digby, Lady Llewellyn and Servants
Where's the Girl? Chauvelin
When I Look At You (Reprise) Percy Blakeney
The Creation of Man Percy Blakeney, Prince of Wales and Percy's Men
The Riddle Chauvelin, Marguerite St. Just and Percy Blakeney
ACT 2 Sung By
They Seek Him Here Percy Blakeney, Prince of Wales, Lady Digby and Lady Llewellyn
Only Love Marguerite St. Just
She Was There Percy Blakeney
Storybook Leontine and French Chorus
Where's the Girl? (Reprise) Chauvelin
Lullaby Helene and Chloe
You Are My Home Marguerite St. Just, Armand St. Just and French Prisoners
Believe (Reprise) Company