The Scarlet Pimpernel Is Manhattan Concert Productions’ Next Musical Presentation

first_img Manhattan Concert Productions has announced that the seventh-annual presentation of its beloved Broadway Series will feature the 1997 Tony-nominated musical The Scarlet Pimpernel, to appear for one night only at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall on February 18, 2019 at 8:00pm. The production will be directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and music-directed by Jason Howland (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical). The concert performance will feature a professional cast and creative team, a chorus of more than 200 singers and the New York City Chamber Orchestra.With music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics and book by Nan Knighton, The Scarlet Pimpernel is based on Baroness Orczy’s 20th-century novel of the same name, which takes place at the peak of the French Revolution and the fight for liberty, equality and fraternity. Set in England and France, The Scarlet Pimpernel tells the story of an English nobleman, Sir Percy Blakeney, who adopts a secret identity to battle the forces of evil during the Reign of Terror of the French Revolution.The Scarlet Pimpernel made its Broadway debut at the Minskoff Theatre on November 9, 1997 and played through January 2, 2000. The original production starred Douglas Sills in a Tony-nominated turn as Sir Percy Blakeney. Casting for Manhattan Concert Productions’ staging is forthcoming.The Scarlet Pimpernel joins MCP’s previous Broadway Series concert performances, which included star-packed presentations of Broadway Classics in Concert (2018), Crazy for You (2017), The Secret Garden (2016), Parade (2015), Titanic (2014), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (2014) and Ragtime (2013). The Broadway marquee of the 1997 musical “The Scarlet Pimpernel”(Photo: New York Public Library/Christopher J. Frith) View Commentslast_img read more

108-year-old heads to White House for Veterans Day breakfast

first_img Published: November 11, 2016 10:45 AM EST Updated: November 11, 2016 10:46 AM EST HATBORO, Pa. (AP) – A 108-year-old World War II veteran who lives in the Pennsylvania home he built in 1948 has left for Washington D.C. to attend the yearly Veterans Day breakfast at the White House.Bill Mohr was an army sergeant with the 45th Infantry Division. His daughter says the Hatboro man participated in Operation Dragoon in France and marched into Germany to liberate the Dachau concentration camp.He worked as a lathe operator in Warminster until he was 93 when a fall injured his shoulder.Members of American Legion Post #255 of Sellersville honored Mohr with a military send-off and motorcade as he departed for the nation’s capital on Thursday.Mohr plans to visit the World War II Memorial. He’ll be escorted by local veterans. 108-year-old heads to White House for Veterans Day breakfast Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. SHARElast_img read more

Wydad Casablanca Sign Super Eagles B Star Gabriel Okechukwu

first_imgWydad Casablanca FC of Morocco has completed the signing of Super Eagles B forward Gabriel Okechukwu.The 22-year-old joins the CAF Champions League (CAFCL) holders after putting pen to paper on a four-year deal.He will reportedly earn $300,000 per annum at his new club.The former Karpaty Lyiv FC of Ukraine star featured for Nigerian Professional Football League (NPFL) outfit Akwa United before his move to Morocco.He will link up with compatriot Michael Babatunde, who joined the club from SC Qatar two months ago.His transfer was confirmed by his agent Nureni Makanjuola who said: “Okechukwu has signed a lucrative deal with Wydad Casablanca and he will join the team after their CAF Champions League clash with Mamelodi Sundowns this Friday.”Gabriel Okechukwu was part of the silver medal winning Super Eagles B squad at this year’s African Nations Championship (CHAN) in Morocco.He scored twice (Sudan and Angola) during the tournament and has made a total of four appearances for the team. Relatedlast_img read more