The Scarlet Pimpernel
From the novel by Baroness Orczy | Book & Lyrics by Nan Knighton | Music by Frank Wildhorn
Concept Album (1992)
The concept album, released in 1992, stars Chuck Wagner (Sir Percy Blakeney), Linda Eder (Marguerite), Dave Clemmons (Chauvelin) and Peabo Bryson (Armand). It also features: Philip Hoffman, Victoria Clark, Peter Eldridge, Sarah Knapp, Will Lee, Gayle Scott, Molly Scott, and Marty Simpson. It was arranged, organized, and conducted by Jeremy Roberts.
The Encore! recording was released after The Scarlet Pimpernel was revised and reopened on Broadway. It most closely represents the current version of the musical. Many of the tracks are the same as the Original Broadway Cast album, but SP2 stars Rex Smith (Chauvelin) and Rachel York (Marguerite) recorded several new tracks. The CD also features Linda Eder singing "Only Love" and the Top 40 hit, "You Are My Home" performed by Eder and Peabo Bryson.
Original Austrian Cast (2007)
A cast recording is available from the Austrian Premiere production, presented by Felsenbuehne Staatz. Markus Neugebauer is Percy, Elisabeth Sikora is Marguerite and Werner Auer is Chauvelin, under the musical direction of Gregor Sommer. The translation is by Wolfgang Adenberg.
Original Norwegian Cast (2008)
A cast recording has been released from the Norwegian premiere production of Pimpernel, which took place in Kolbotn, Norway from 31 October through 22 November 2007. The release is a double CD; the first disc features the primary cast of the show (Trond Teigen as Percy, Liv Ragnhild Torneberg as Marguerite and Sven Torneberg as Chauvelin), and the second disc features the alternate cast (Anders Lyseggen as Percy, Kari-Mette Nordheim as Marguerite and Sven Torneberg as Chauvelin). The Norwegian translation is by Sven Torneberg. The CD is available for purchase from Scenario (site in Norwegian, inquiries accepted in English).
Takarazuka Cast - Star Troupe (2008)
The complete cast recording from the Takarazuka Revue's 2008 Star Troupe production of Pimpernel is currently available as a 2-CD set, from TCA Pictures. The cast is led by Kei Aran as Percy, Asuka Toono as Marguerite and Reon Yuzuki as Chauvelin.
Takarazuka Cast - Moon Troupe (2010)
The complete cast recording from the Takarazuka Revue's 2010 Moon Troupe production of Pimpernel is currently available as a 2-CD set, from TCA Picturesand Takarazuka Video. The cast is led by Hiromu Kiriya as Percy, Yuki Aono as Marguerite, Masaki Ryuu as Chauvelin and Rio Asumi as Armand.