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The Scarlet Pimpernel   
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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; Assistant Scenic Design: Michael Simms; Associate Costume Design: Angelina Avallone; Assistant Costume Design: MaryAnn D. Smith; Associate Lighting Design: Ted Mather; Assistant Lighting Design: Traci Klainer-McDonnell; 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; Assistant Stage Mgr: Marcos Dinnerstein; 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; Assistant Conductor: Andrew Wilder; 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 and Jon Bierman; Logo Design: Frank Verlizzo
Cast
Christine Andreas Marguerite St. Just
Terrence Mann Chauvelin
Douglas Sills Percy Blakeney
Stephanie Bast Ensemble
Eric Bennyhoff Coupeau
Bill Bowers
Broadway debut
Leggett
Pamela Burrell Lady Llewellyn
Nick Cavarra Ensemble
Gilles Chiasson Armand St. Just
Dave Clemmons Ben
David Cromwell Robespierre
Prince of Wales
Fisherman
R. F. Daley Neville
Ed Dixon Ozzy
James Dybas Jessup
William Thomas Evans Hastings
Allen Fitzpatrick Farleigh
Sutton Foster Ensemble
Jeff Gardner Mercier
Melissa Hart Ensemble
Philip Hoffman Tussaud
Marine Jahan
Broadway debut
Madame St. Cyr
James Judy Dewhurst
Ken Labey
Broadway debut
Grappin
Lauri Landry Ensemble
Alison Lory
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Don Mayo Ensemble
Kevyn Morrow Ensemble
Katie Nutt
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Adam Pelty Elton
Terry Richmond
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Sandy Rosenberg
Broadway debut
Lady Digby
Craig Rubano Ensemble
Ron Sharpe Hal
Tim Shew St. Cyr
Elizabeth Ward Marie
Charles West Ensemble
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
nominee 1998 Award [recipient]
Douglas Sills
music by Frank Wildhorn; lyrics by Nan Knighton
ACT 1Sung 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 2Sung 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