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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; 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
Christine AndreasMarguerite St. Just
Terrence MannChauvelin
Douglas SillsPercy Blakeney
Stephanie BastEnsemble
Eric BennyhoffCoupeau
Bill Bowers
Broadway debut
Pamela BurrellLady Llewellyn
Nick CavarraEnsemble
Gilles ChiassonArmand St. Just
Dave ClemmonsBen
David CromwellRobespierre
Prince of Wales
R. F. DaleyNeville
Ed DixonOzzy
James DybasJessup
William Thomas EvansHastings
Allen FitzpatrickFarleigh
Sutton FosterEnsemble
Jeff GardnerMercier
Melissa HartEnsemble
Philip HoffmanTussaud
Marine Jahan
Broadway debut
Madame St. Cyr
James JudyDewhurst
Ken Labey
Broadway debut
Lauri LandryEnsemble
Alison Lory
Broadway debut
Don MayoEnsemble
Kevyn MorrowEnsemble
Katie Nutt
Broadway debut
Adam PeltyElton
Terry Richmond
Broadway debut
Sandy Rosenberg
Broadway debut
Lady Digby
Craig RubanoEnsemble
Ron SharpeHal
Tim ShewSt. Cyr
Elizabeth WardMarie
Charles WestEnsemble
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 GuillotineFrench Chorus
BelievePercy Blakeney, Marguerite St. Just and British Chorus
Vivez!Marguerite St. Just, Lady Digby, Lady Llewellyn and Percy Blakeney
PrayerPercy Blakeney
Into The FirePercy Blakeney and Percy's Men
Falcon in the DiveChauvelin
When I Look At YouMarguerite St. Just
The Scarlet PimpernelPercy 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 ManPercy Blakeney, Prince of Wales and Percy's Men
The RiddleChauvelin, Marguerite St. Just and Percy Blakeney
ACT 2 Sung By
They Seek Him HerePercy Blakeney, Prince of Wales, Lady Digby and Lady Llewellyn
Only LoveMarguerite St. Just
She Was TherePercy Blakeney
StorybookLeontine and French Chorus
Where's the Girl? (Reprise) Chauvelin
LullabyHelene and Chloe
You Are My HomeMarguerite St. Just, Armand St. Just and French Prisoners
Believe (Reprise) Company