MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Nov 09, 1997
Closing Date
Jan 02, 2000
1st Preview
Oct 06, 1997
1st Preview
Oct 06, 1997
Previews
39
Performances
772
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Minskoff Theatre
(Nov 09, 1997 - Oct 01, 1998)
Minskoff Theatre
(Oct 10, 1998 - May 30, 1999)
Neil Simon Theatre
(Sep 10, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000)

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.

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.; 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
Marguerite St. Just
Chauvelin
Percy Blakeney
Ensemble
Coupeau
Bill Bowers
Broadway debut
Leggett
Lady Llewellyn
Ensemble
Armand St. Just
Robespierre
 
Prince of Wales
 
Fisherman
Neville
Ozzy
Jessup
Ensemble
Mercier
Ensemble
Tussaud
Marine Jahan
Broadway debut
Madame St. Cyr
Dewhurst
Ken Labey
Broadway debut
Grappin
Ensemble
Alison Lory
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Katie Nutt
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Elton
Terry Richmond
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Sandy Rosenberg
Broadway debut
Lady Digby
Ensemble
St. Cyr
Ensemble
Standby: George Dvorsky (Percy Blakeney)
Understudies: Eric Bennyhoff (Chauvelin), James Dybas (Robespierre, Prince of Wales), Lauri Landry (Marguerite St. Just), Adam Pelty (Dewhurst), Craig Rubano (Armand St. Just) and Ed Sala (Ozzy)

Minskoff Theatre (Nov 09, 1997 - Oct 01, 1998)

Dance arrangements by David Chase (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Directed by Robert Longbottom (Oct 10, 1998 - ?); Choreographed by Robert Longbottom (Oct 10, 1998 - ?); Assistant Choreographer: Tom Kosis (Oct 10, 1998 - ?) and Darlene Wilson (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Executive Producer: Tim Hawkins (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Production Supervisor: Steven Beckler (Oct 10, 1998 - ?); Stage Manager: Jack Gianino (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Special Effects by Jim Steinmeyer (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)

Cast

Chauvelin
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Marguerite St. Just
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Armand St. Just
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Neville
Ozzy
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Elton
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Ensemble
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Hal
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Coupeau
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Neville
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Ensemble
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Ben
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Ensemble
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Jailer
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Ensemble
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Ensemble
Richard Roland
Version 1.0
Elton
Ensemble
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Leggett
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Farleigh
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Standby: Bryan Batt (Percy Blakeney) and Nat Chandler (Percy Blakeney)
Understudies: Nick Cavarra (Armand St. Just), William Thomas Evans (Percy Blakeney), Timothy Eric Hart (Chauvelin), Stephen Hope (Ozzy, Dewhurst, Farleigh), Mary Illes (Marguerite St. Just, Marie), Sarah Knapp (Lady Digby, Lady Llewellyn), Ken Land (Ozzy, Dewhurst, Farleigh), Mark McGrath (Chauvelin), Jessica Phillips (Marguerite St. Just, Marie), Terry Richmond (Marie), Cynthia Sophiea (Lady Digby, Lady Llewellyn), James Van Treuren (Robespierre, Ozzy, Dewhurst, Farleigh, Prince of Wales), Elizabeth Ward (Marguerite St. Just) and Tom Zemon (Chauvelin)

Minskoff Theatre (Oct 10, 1998 - May 30, 1999)

Dance arrangements by David Chase (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Directed by Robert Longbottom (Oct 10, 1998 - ?); Choreographed by Robert Longbottom (Oct 10, 1998 - ?); Assistant Choreographer: Tom Kosis (Oct 10, 1998 - ?) and Darlene Wilson (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Executive Producer: Tim Hawkins (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Production Supervisor: Steven Beckler (Oct 10, 1998 - ?); Stage Manager: Jack Gianino (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Special Effects by Jim Steinmeyer (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)

Cast

Chauvelin
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Marguerite St. Just
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Armand St. Just
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Neville
Ozzy
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Elton
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Ensemble
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Hal
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Coupeau
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Neville
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Ensemble
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Ben
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Ensemble
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Jailer
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Ensemble
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Ensemble
Richard Roland
Version 1.0
Elton
Ensemble
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Leggett
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Farleigh
Oct 10, 1998 - ?
Standby: Bryan Batt (Percy Blakeney) and Nat Chandler (Percy Blakeney)
Understudies: Nick Cavarra (Armand St. Just), William Thomas Evans (Percy Blakeney), Timothy Eric Hart (Chauvelin), Stephen Hope (Ozzy, Dewhurst, Farleigh), Mary Illes (Marguerite St. Just, Marie), Sarah Knapp (Lady Digby, Lady Llewellyn), Ken Land (Ozzy, Dewhurst, Farleigh), Mark McGrath (Chauvelin), Jessica Phillips (Marguerite St. Just, Marie), Terry Richmond (Marie), Cynthia Sophiea (Lady Digby, Lady Llewellyn), James Van Treuren (Robespierre, Ozzy, Dewhurst, Farleigh, Prince of Wales), Elizabeth Ward (Marguerite St. Just) and Tom Zemon (Chauvelin)

Neil Simon Theatre (Sep 10, 1999 - Jan 02, 2000)

Associate Producer: Joshua Rosenblum (Sep 10, 1999 - ?); Produced by Radio City Entertainment (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Company Manager: Charles Underhill (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Production Stage Manager: Bonnie L. Becker (Oct 10, 1998 - ?); Stage Manager: Kenneth J. Davis (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Casting: Mark Simon (Sep 10, 1999 - ?); Fight Captain: Robb McKindles (Sep 10, 1999 - ?); Press Representative: Barlow-Hartman Public Relations (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)

Cast

Percy Blakeney
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Marguerite St. Just
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Chauvelin
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Armand St. Just
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Ozzy
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Hal
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Ben
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Ensemble
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Ensemble
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Dewhurst
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Tussaud
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
 
Ensemble
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Ensemble
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
 
St. Cyr
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Ensemble
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Ensemble
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Farleigh
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Coupeau
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Mercier
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Jessup
Sep 10, 1999 - ?
Understudies: Peter Flynn (Percy Blakeney, Dewhurst, Farleigh), Danny Gurwin (Armand St. Just), James Hindman (Ozzy, Dewhurst, Farleigh), David Masenheimer (Chauvelin, Robespierre, Prince of Wales), Robb McKindles (Armand St. Just, Hal), Casey Nicholaw (Neville), Terry Richmond (Marie), Matthew Shepard (Percy Blakeney, Chauvelin), James Van Treuren (Robespierre, Ozzy, Dewhurst, Farleigh, Prince of Wales) and Elizabeth Ward Land (Marguerite St. Just)
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

Tony Award®

 

Best Musical

 

Best Book of a Musical

1998 Nominee
Book by Nan Knighton
 

Best Actor in a Musical

1998 Nominee
Douglas Sills

Drama Desk Award

 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1998 Nominee
Douglas Sills
 

Outstanding Music

1998 Nominee
Music by Frank Wildhorn

Theatre World

Award

1998 Recipient
Douglas Sills
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