This page offers a listing of recent news headlines as well as site updates and other items of
interest. You can find older items in the News Archive.
New "Question & Answer" Posted
(29 Dec 2012)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where
Nan offers some advice on how to get started in the musical theatre industry.
New "Question & Answer" Posted
(29 Apr 2012)
Nan has responded in-depth to a similarly detailed letter from a fan. They discuss several of the
deeper themes in The Scarlet Pimpernel, including historical context, ambiguity, love and making
mistakes. You can read the letter and Nan's response in the
Question & Answer section
Cast and Director of Japanese Rudolf Announced
(15 Apr 2012)
More information about the second Japanese production of Rudolf - The Last Kiss has been released.
Yoshio Inoue returns to perform the title role. He will be joined by Kazune Miou as Marie Vetsera, Kenji
Sakamoto as Taaffe, Rie Yoshizawa as Stephanie, Ichiro Maki as Larisch and Kunio Murai as Franz Josef. The
staging will be based on the version seen in Vienna, with David Leveaux (who helmed that production in 2009)
directing. Tickets go on sale on 21 April. Further details are available on the
Japanese production website.
Rudolf to Play in Japan and Korea
(4 Mar 2012)
Rudolf will have two Asian productions this coming year. TOHO Stage Co. will present the
second Japanese run of the show at the Imperial Theater in Tokyo, 5-29 July. Tickets go on sale in April.
Information is posted on their website (in Japanese).
The show will also have its Korean premiere, presented by EMK Musical Company at Chungmu Art Hall in Seoul,
this November. Information is available on the Korean production
New Recordings of "Only Love" and "Gold"
(4 Feb 2012)
A 2-CD set of Frank Wildhorn & Friends - Live from Vienna is now available, including the
songs "Only Love" (from Rudolf) performed by Pia Douwes, and "Gold" (from Camille Claudel)
sung by Linda Eder. The program was recorded on 4 October 2010 at the Raimund Theater in Vienna, with
Frank Wildhorn at the piano. He was joined by Douwes, Eder, Thomas Borchert and the Orchester der
Vereinigten Bühnen Wien under the direction of Koen Schoots. The recording also includes selections
from Jekyll & Hyde, Dracula, The Count of Monte Cristo, Wonderland, and more. It is available
from Dress Circle in London and
Sound of Music in Germany.
Camille Claudel Plays in Japan
(5 Sept 2011)
GOLD - Rodin and Camille will be presented at Theatre Creation in Tokyo, Japan, 8-28 December
2011. Produced by TOHO Musical & Play, the show will star
Niizuma Seiko as Camille Claudel and
Ishimaru Kanji as Auguste Rodin.
Shirai Akira directs. Tickets go on sale 1 October.
More information is available on the TOHO Website.
Video and Q&A About "Gold" Added to Site
(13 May 2011)
A video of Linda Eder performing "Gold" live in concert has just been
added to the site. The recording
comes from the "Hallelujah Broadway" program, recorded live in Prague and now available on DVD
PAL format). A highlights recording is
available in CD and
MP3 format. Nan has also
just answered a Q&A about the song "Gold", discussing the
meaning and history behind the song. More details are available on the
Responses to the Album "Now"
(9 May 2011)
We have posted several responses and comments related to "Now" on a new page dedicated to that album.
These include quotes from "The Voice" and other articles, and a message from a fan along with Nan's
response. Read all of these on the new
page for "Now" and send us any comments or questions
of your own.
Fever Now Playing on Royal Caribbean Cruises
(1 Apr 2011)
A full production of Saturday Night Fever is now playing aboard Royal Caribbean International's
cruise ship "Liberty of the Seas". The show is presented weekly in the 1320-seat Platinum Theatre, on board
the 3634-guest vessel. More information is available on the
Royal Caribbean Productions website. Cruise line
information can be found on the Royal Caribbean International
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