Newly announced for the cast are Nikki Renée Daniels (Rose), Quentin Earl Darrington (Major Holmes), Julie Halston (Mrs. Winthrop), Jamie Jackson (Lieutenant Shaw), Telly Leung (Fakir), Anisha Nagarajan (Ayah), John Riddle (Lieutenant Wright), Haley Swindal (Alice), Josh Tower (Major Shelley), Oscar Williams (Colin Craven) and Josh Young (Captain Albert Lennox).
Daisy Eagan, who won the 1991 Tony Award for her performance as Mary Lennox in The Secret Garden, will step into the role of determined housemaid Martha, with Tony nominee Sydney Lucas in the role of Mary.
The concert production will also feature original Broadway cast member Barbara Rosenblat, who will play Mrs. Medlock. The starry cast also boasts Sierra Boggess (Lily), Ramin Karimloo (Archibald Craven), Cheyenne Jackson (Dr. Neville Craven) and Ben Platt (Dickon).
In a rare stage return, Jere Shea – the original Giorgio in Sondheim's 1994 musical Passion – will take on the role of gardener Ben. Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Ragtime, Carrie) will direct the concerts, which will include a chorus of over 200 singers and the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Michael Kosarin will conduct.
The Secret Garden has a book by Norman and music by Simon.
The Secret Garden opened at the St. James Theatre in April 1991, playing 709 performances before closing Jan. 3, 1993. The musical is based on the famed novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The original Broadway cast also featured Mandy Patinkin, Alison Fraser, Rebecca Luker, Robert Westenberg and John Cameron Mitchell.
Manhattan Concert Productions is an educational performance company dedicated to excellence in music making, hospitality and travel details. Its focus is placed on the selection and preparation of visiting musicians, guest conductors, professional bands and orchestras and soloists.
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