The Secret Garden: Musical to return to Broadway

This is a pleasant surprise

Ilana Kaplan
New York
Monday 12 February 2018 23:23
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Marsha Norman (above) wrote 'The Secret Garden.' Credit: Getty Images for Dramatists Guild of America
Marsha Norman (above) wrote 'The Secret Garden.' Credit: Getty Images for Dramatists Guild of America

The producers of The Secret Garden have announced that the show will get its first-ever revival on Broadway next season.

The Tony Award-winning musical will be reimagined and recreated by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle.

The Secret Garden's script and lyrics were created by Tony Award winner Marsha Norman while Lucy Simon crafted its music.

First produced on Broadway in 1991, The Secret Garden ran for more than 700 performances and earned six Tony nominations, including Best Musical.

The Secret Garden first appeared on Broadway in 1991 and remained there for over 700 performances.

With six Tony nominations in total, The Secret Garden won accolades for Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Daisy Egan), and Best Scenic Design of a Musical, as well as the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical.

In 2016, two concert performances of The Secret Garden were held at Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall with Cheyenne Jackson and Love Never Dies co-stars Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo performing in it.

Based on the 1911 novel of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden chronicles the life of Mary Lennox, a young orphan sent to live with her unfamiliar aunt and uncle in Yorkshire.

While staying with them, she finds an unkempt garden, which she tries to revive.

The cast, premiere date and theatre have not yet been announced.

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