New musical Austen's Pride has revealed the cast for its upcoming one-night-only concert at Carnegie Hall. Set to play the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage June 29 at 8 PM, Austen's Pride is a musical spin on Jane Austen's novel Pride and Prejudice in which Jane Austen enters her own love story and goes on a journey that shows her there's more to the story—and herself. Mamie Parris will lead the company in the title role.
Joining Parris in the cast will be Olivia Hernandez as Elizabeth Bennet, Andrew Samonsky as Fitzwilliam Darcy, Etai Benson as Charles Bingley, Delphi Borich as Lydia Bennet, Kaitlyn Davidson as Mary Bennet, Katie Dixon as Kitty Bennet/Georgiana Darcy, Carson Elrod as Mr. Collins/Mr. Gardiner, Jason Gotay as George Wickham/Tom Lefroy, Marina Kondo as Caroline Bingley/Mrs. Gardiner, Emilie Kouatchou as Jane Bennet, Cait Martin as Cassandra/Charlotte Lucas, Kevyn Morrow as Mr. Bennet, Michele Ragusa as Mrs. Bennet, and Tony winner Beth Leavel as Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Rounding out the cast will be ensemble members Matt Gibson, Cameron Loyal, Ángel Lozada, and Lucas Thompson.
The musical features a book, music, and lyrics by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs with orchestrations by the latter.
Reuniting from the work's original production in Seattle in October 2019, Igor Goldin will direct the concert with musical direction by Matt Perri and choreography by Lisa Shriver. Perri will also serve as the evening's conductor of the 24-piece live orchestra. Serving as music contractor is Haley Bennett. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting/Claire Burke CSA.
Austen’s Pride was also produced in March 2019 at ACT of Connecticut in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Austen’s Pride is produced by R. Erin Craig, Daniel Wallace Ltd, Pamela Hurst-Della Pietra and Stephen Della Pietra, Joe Grandy, The Fourth Act LCC, Ryan R. Ratelle, Alex Marrs / Annie Shea Graney, Alana Graber, and Lindsey and Benjamin Weisman, and Fitzwilliam LLC.