Contempo Productions brings back praised Hollywood Fringe Festival production of The Scarlet Pimpernel   
Back by popular demand, Contempo Productions presented its production of The Scarlet Pimpernel at the Chromolume Theatre in West LA, which originated at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. At the festival, the production was described as, "A really outstanding production of a rarely seen musical." The production, directed by Katharine McDonoguh, ran from September 29 to October 8, 2017. View a video preview of the production here.

OBCTheater presents The Scarlet Pimpernel in honour of the show's 20th anniversary   
For one weekend only, OBCTheater, in partnership with the City of Corona and the Corona Historic Preservation Society, presented The Scarlet Pimpernel at the Historic Corona Civic Center Theater. The production starred a variety of actors from throughout Southern California from September 28 to October 2.

Contempo Productions presents The Scarlet Pimpernel at the Hollywood Fringe Festival   
Contempo Productions presented The Scarlet Pimpernel in a reimagined form at the Hollywood Fringe Festival from June 10-23 in Los Angeles, CA. Directed by Katharine McDonough, the blackbox production used a cast of 9 actors and 2 musicians at the Underground Theatre to bring the story to life. For more information, visit the production's information page.

EMK Productions Presents Rudolf Once Again
The Korean production of Rudolf will be returning to Seoul for the third time, under the title of The Last Kiss. The show will be presented by EMK Musical Company at LG Arts, opening on 14 December 2017 and running through 11 March 2018. The staging is directed by Robert Johanson. Auditions are being held now and further information will be provided as soon as it is available. View the audition notice and poster for more information.

Takarazuka Revue Presents Pimpernel Once Again
Japan's famous all-female Takarazuka Revue presented The Scarlet Pimpernel for a third time. The Star Troupe (which presented the Japanese premiere in 2008) performed the show in Takarazuka, Japan from 10 March through 17 April, and then in Tokyo, Japan from 5 May through 11 June. The cast was led by Yuzuru Kurenai as Percy, Airi Kisaki as Marguerite and Makoto Rei as Chauvelin. Shuichiro Koike once again directed the show. In addition to the 2008 run, Pimpernel was presented in 2010 by Moon Troupe. More information is available in Japanese and in English.

Nan Honored By Dramatist's Guild Fund
Nan Knighton and her husband, theatre producer John Breglio, were among the honorees at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala on November 7, 2016. Nan's work was featured alongside eight other legendary playwrights, composers and lyricists including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz, and Stephen Sondheim among others. Breglio, a Broadway producer (A Chorus Line and Dreamgirls ) was recognized for being a great patron of the theatre -- having been one of the most successful entertainment laywers in New York. For a complete list of the 2016 Honorees including a list of performers who presented their work at the event and photo galleries from the gala click here.

Playbill Magazine Features The Scarlet Pimpernel in Piece About Revamped Shows
Playbill Magazine mentioned The Scarlet Pimpernel in a feature article about shows that closed and retooled and later re-opened on Broadway. The article can be found here.

Happy 20th Anniversary, Scarlet Pimpernel!

The Scarlet Pimpernel, with music by Frank Wildhorn and lyrics and book by Nan Knighton, is celebrating its 20th anniversary on November 9, 2017. It originally played on Broadway at the Minskoff Theatre. The show was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical.

Take a look back at history of the original production:
OBC Press Reel
Photo Scrapbook

Nan Knighton at the Scarlet Pimpernel opening night party
Nan Knighton
Linda Eder as
Camille Claudel

New Japanese Production of The Scarlet Pimpernel Played Last October
Gabriel Barre (Camille Claudel) directed a new production of The Scarlet Pimpernel in Japan at Umeda Arts Theatre. The show, with choreography by Yurika Minato, ran from October 19 - November 29 in both Tokyo and Osaka. The production boasted a terrific cast including Kanji Ishimaru as Percy Blakeney, Kei Aran as Marguerite St. Just, and Kazutaka Ishii as Chauvelin. For more details, including an update from Barre, please see the full news listing.

Storybook Cabaret Recordings Available
We have just posted a set of concert highlights from "Storybook: The Lyrics of Nan Knighton", a cabaret show which was presented in 2000 at Sam's Restaurant. These include songs written with Frank Wildhorn, Howard Marren, Jonathan Larson, Robert Lindsey Nassif, Martyn Axe, Fred Werner and Tim DiPasqua. The songs are available for streaming using the player to the right. Further details are listed on the Storybook Cabaret page.

More Demo Tracks Added to Site
We have posted several demo tracks from Nan's collaborations with Fred Werner and Frank Wildhorn. These include "Ask For The Moon", "High Time" (which was written for The Scarlet Pimpernel), "If This Were A Gershwin Tune" and "Words". They can be streamed from the Other Recordings page. Also see our other recent additions to the site: demo recordings from Open House and Snapshots.

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