BWW TV: Watch Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson & More Sing from THE SECRET GARDEN; Plus Meet the Cast!
Manhattan Concert Productions will present the 25th anniversary concert of The Secret Garden this weekend, February 21 and February 22, 2016, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. The concert performances of the Tony Award-winning musical will feature a stunning Broadway and television cast, creative team, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and a grand 200-voice chorus from across the United States. The company gave a preview just yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there to meet with the cast. Go inside the special day below!
Appearing in the concerts are: Sierra Boggess (Lily), Nikki Renée Daniels (Rose Lennox), Quentin Earl Darrington(Major Holmes), Daisy Eagan (Martha), Julie Halston (Mrs. Winthrop), Cheyenne Jackson (Dr. Neville Craven), Jamie Jackson (Lieutenant Shaw), Ramin Karimloo (Archibald Craven),Telly Leung (Fakir), Sydney Lucas(Mary Lennox),Anisha Nagarajan (Ayah), Ben Platt (Dickon), John Riddlle (Lieutenant Wright), Barbara Rosenblat(Mrs. Medlock),Jere Shea (Ben Weatherstaff), Haley Swindal (Alice), Josh Tower (Major Shelley), Oscar Williams(Colin Craven), andJosh Young (Captain Albert Lennox).
The book and lyrics of the musical, based on the 1911 novel of THE SECRET GARDEN by Frances Hodgson Burnett, are by Marsha Norman, with music by Lucy Simon. THE SECRET GARDEN is set in the early years of the 20th century and follows a young English girl named Mary Lennox who is born and raised in the British Raj, and orphaned by a cholera outbreak when she is eleven years old. She is sent away from India to Yorkshire, England to live with relatives whom she has never met. Her own personality blossoms as she and a young gardener bring new life to a neglected garden, as well as to her sickly cousin and uncle.