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
Opening Date: Nov 09, 1997
Closing Date: Jan 02, 2000
Total Previews: 39
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.

Opening Night Production Staff

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.; 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

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Opening Night Cast

Christine AndreasMarguerite St. Just
Terrence MannChauvelin
Douglas SillsPercy Blakeney
Stephanie BastEnsemble
Eric BennyhoffCoupeau
Bill Bowers
Broadway debut
Leggett
Pamela BurrellLady Llewellyn
Nick CavarraEnsemble
Gilles ChiassonArmand St. Just
Dave ClemmonsBen
David CromwellRobespierre
Prince of Wales
Fisherman
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
Grappin
Lauri LandryEnsemble
Alison Lory
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Don MayoEnsemble
Kevyn MorrowEnsemble
Katie Nutt
Broadway debut
Ensemble
Adam PeltyElton
Terry Richmond
Broadway debut
Ensemble
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)

Awards and Nominations

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

Songs

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

Replacement/Transfer Info


The following people are credited as replacements or additions if they were not credited on opening night.


Minskoff Theatre

(11/9/1997 - 10/1/1998)

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 - ?), 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

Darrin Baker
Neville
Neville
James Bohanek
Armand St. Just (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Armand St. Just (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Harvey Evans
Ozzy (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Ozzy (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Russell Garrett
Elton (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Elton (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Michael Halling
Ensemble (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Ensemble (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Michael Hance
Hal (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Hal (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Timothy Eric Hart
Coupeau (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Coupeau (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Stephen Hope
Neville (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Neville (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Marine Jahan
Ensemble (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Ensemble (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Ken Land
Ben (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Ben (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
John Lathan
Ensemble (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Ensemble (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
T. Doyle Leverett
Jailer (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Jailer (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Mark McGrath
Ensemble (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Ensemble (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Jessica Phillips
Ensemble
Ensemble
Richard Roland
Version 1.0
Elton
Version 1.0Elton
Rex Smith
Chauvelin (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Chauvelin (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Cynthia Sophiea
Ensemble (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Ensemble (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Douglas Storm
Leggett (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Leggett (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Rachel York
Marguerite St. Just (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Marguerite St. Just (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Tom Zemon
Farleigh (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)
Farleigh (Oct 10, 1998 - ?)

Swing: Drew Geraci, Stephen Hope, James Van Treuren.

Standby: Bryan Batt Version 2.0 (Percy Blakeney, Percy Blakeney), Nat Chandler (Percy Blakeney, Percy Blakeney).

Understudy: Nick Cavarra (Armand St. Just), William Thomas Evans (Percy Blakeney), Timothy Eric Hart (Chauvelin), Stephen Hope (Dewhurst, Farleigh, Ozzy), Mary Illes (Marguerite St. Just, Marie), Sarah Knapp (Lady Digby, Lady Llewellyn), Ken Land (Dewhurst, Farleigh, Ozzy), Mark McGrath (Chauvelin), Jessica Phillips (Marguerite St. Just, Marie), Terry Richmond (Marie), Cynthia Sophiea (Lady Digby, Lady Llewellyn), James Van Treuren (Dewhurst, Farleigh, Ozzy, Prince of Wales, Robespierre), Elizabeth Ward (Marguerite St. Just), Tom Zemon (Chauvelin).

Neil Simon Theatre

(9/10/1999 - 1/2/2000)

Associate Producer: Joshua Rosenblum(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 - ?).

Cast

Ron Bohmer
Percy Blakeney (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Carolee Carmello
Marguerite St. Just (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Harvey Evans
Ozzy (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Danny Gurwin
Hal (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
James Hindman
Ben (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Emily Hsu
Ensemble (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Alicia Irving
Ensemble (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Marc Kudisch
Chauvelin (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Ken Land
Dewhurst (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
David Masenheimer
Ensemble (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Tussaud (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Kirk McDonald
Armand St. Just (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Robb McKindles
Ensemble (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
St. Cyr (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Elizabeth O'Neill
Ensemble (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Laura Schutter
Ensemble (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Matthew Shepard
Farleigh (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Stephonne Smith
Coupeau (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
David St. Louis
Mercier (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)
Charles West
Jessup (Sep 10, 1999 - ?)

Swing: Peter Flynn, Cynthia Leigh Heim, Jennifer Smith.

Understudy: Peter Flynn (Dewhurst, Farleigh, Percy Blakeney), Danny Gurwin (Armand St. Just), James Hindman (Dewhurst, Farleigh, Ozzy), David Masenheimer (Chauvelin, Prince of Wales, Robespierre), Robb McKindles (Armand St. Just, Hal), Casey Nicholaw (Neville), Terry Richmond (Marie), Matthew Shepard (Chauvelin, Percy Blakeney), James Van Treuren (Dewhurst, Farleigh, Ozzy, Prince of Wales, Robespierre), Elizabeth Ward Land (Marguerite St. Just).



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