DIRECTED BY GABRIEL BARRE
CONDUCTED BY JASON HOWLAND
Manhattan Concert Productions (MCP) is pleased to announce initial casting and leadership for their concert performance of Frank Wildhorn and Nan Knighton’s musical comedy The Scarlet Pimpernel.
Starring as Marguerite, Laura Osnes (Bandstand, Cinderella) returns to MCP’s Broadway Series opposite Tony nominee and Broadway favorite Norm Lewis (Les Misérables, Porgy and Bess) as the cunning and evil Chauvelin. Also featured will be Bandstand and Newsies star Corey Cott in the role of Armand and Dana Costello (Finding Neverland, Jekyll and Hyde) as Marie. The cast also boasts Jersey Boys and Waitress leading-man Drew Gehling as Prince of Wales/Robespierre.
Manhattan Concert Productions is soon to unveil the mysterious Scarlet Pimpernel and invites you to participate in the unmasking. Stay tuned for clues to the identity of this hero on MCP’s social media pages leading up to the reveal. Send your guess to firstname.lastname@example.org for the chance to win two (2) Premium Orchestra-Level tickets.*
*Correct guesses will be entered into a ticket raffle and the winner will be announced upon the casting release.
Gabriel Barre (Stage Director) and Jason Howland (Music Director) reunite to lead the cast and creative team in this concert performance of The Scarlet Pimpernel. Barre has acted and directed TV, film, Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional productions, and in 2016, directed (with Howland) The Scarlet Pimpernel translated into Japanese and performed by Umeda Arts Theatre in Osaka and Tokyo, Japan. Howland returns to conduct The Scarlet Pimpernel after serving as the music supervisor for the original Broadway production in 1997, and is currently serving as Music Director of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway.
The Scarlet Pimpernel marks the seventh year of Manhattan Concert Productions’ critically-acclaimed Broadway Series, following the success of Broadway Classics (2018), Crazy For You (2017), The Secret Garden (2016), Parade (2015), Titanic (2014), The Hunchback of Notre Dame workshop (2014), Broadway Classics in Concert (2013), and Ragtime (2013). The performance will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.