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New Question & Answer Posted   (12 December 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses writing with the critics in mind.


New Question & Answer Posted   (4 December 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the audition process for Broadway readings and productions.


Pimpernel Album Pages Updated   (4 December 2003)
The pages providing information on the recordings of The Scarlet Pimpernel have been updated with purchasing links. A new page has also been added with information on the German Highlights Recording from Halle. For more information, see the Scarlet Pimpernel Recordings Page.


New Question & Answer Posted   (20 November 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the writing process, including research and inspiration.


Camille Claudel Scrapbook Posted   (15 November 2003)
A Scrapbook has just been added to the site, with photos from the run of Camille Claudel at the Norma Terris Theater in Chester, CT. View the Scrapbook.


New Question & Answer Posted   (6 November 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the writing process and allowing actors to improvise.


Pimpernel Reopens in Germany   (1 November 2003)
The German-langauge premiere production of The Scarlet Pimpernel will reopen for its second season at the Opernhaus Halle in Halle, Germany on 1 November. Eleven performances are expected, through March of 2004. Christoph Goetten joins the cast as Percy, with Ann-Christin Elverum and Christopher Murray continuing in the roles of Marguerite and Chauvelin. These performers are joined by the cast and orchestra on the German Cast Recording, which will be available beginning 1 November. Learn more at the Pimpernel Website.


Fever Tour Resumes In Italy   (23 October 2003)
The Italian tour of Saturday Night Fever is beginning its second leg, on 5 November. A new cast is currently preforming previews in Milan through 3 November. The show will then take to the road, with dates planned through February 2004. The new dates have been posted on the Italian SNF Tour Page.


Pimpernel Returns To Australia   (17 October 2003)
The Scarlet Pimpernel opens for its second production in Australia, running 17 October through 1 November 2004. The show is the 30th Anniversary Production of NOVA Music Theatre, and is being presented at the Whitehorse Centre in Nunawading, Victoria. Learn more at the Pimpernel website.


New Question & Answer Posted   (16 October 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the value of audience feedback when developing a new musical.


UK Tour of Fever Extended   (16 October 2003)
The second UK tour of Saturday Night Fever has just announced additional dates through June of 2004. The new dates and venues are listed on the Second UK Tour Page.


New Question & Answer Posted   (2 October 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses writing with Linda Eder in mind.


New Letter From Nan Posted   (25 September 2003)
Read a Letter From Nan, where she talks about the rehearsals and run of Camille Claudel in Connecticut, as well as her next plans.


New Question & Answer Posted   (18 September 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses how she approaches the writing process for musicals and plays.


New Interview With Nan   (18 September 2003)
"The Voice" - the Official Linda Eder Newsletter - has published their latest online issue, with information on the premiere of Camille Claudel, as well as an in-depth interview with Nan Knighton. You can read the interview here.


Camille Claudel Has Successful Run   (7 September 2003)
The world premiere production of Camille Claudel, which played its final performances at the Norma Terris Theater on 7 September, was very well-received. Future production plans for the show are currently being discussed. It is hoped that the show will open on Broadway, and details will be posted here as they are confirmed and announced. Learn more about the show in the Camille Claudel section.


Fever Back On Tour In The U.S.   (4 September 2003)
The third U.S. tour of Saturday Night Fever is under way, with its second stop opening in Biloxi, MS, on 4 September. The tour is a non-equity production by Troika Entertainment and Columbia Artists Theatricals. For a full list of stops, currently scheduled through 14 December, view the non-equity U.S. tour page.


New Question & Answer Posted   (28 August 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses how the casting process works.


Camille Claudel Now Playing   (14 August 2003)
The world premiere performance of Camille Claudel takes place tonight at Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theater, in Chester, Connecticut. The show runs through 7 September 2003, with Linda Eder, Michael Nouri, Matt Bogart, Rita Gardner and Milo O'Shea leading the cast. Learn more about the show in the Camille Claudel section.


New Question & Answer Posted   (7 August 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses her collaboration with Frank Wildhorn and how it has changed over the years.


Pimpernel Returns To Suffolk, England   (7 August 2003)
A production of The Scarlet Pimpernel has been announced to take place August 29 and 30 in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England. The Staging will be presented at Theatre Royal by Fruitcake Productions of the Lights, Music, Action Stage School. Learn more at the Pimpernel website.


Camille Cast Updates   (31 July 2003)
Two cast updates have just been announced for Camille Claudel. The role of Madame Claudel, previously announced to be performed by Joan Copeland, will now be filled by Rita Gardner. There is also a new addition to the ensemble: Antonia Kitsopoulos will portray Young Camille. For the full cast and creative team list, see the Camille Claudel section.


New Question & Answer Posted   (24 July 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan reveals some of her favorite musicals, composers and songs.


Letter From Nan Posted   (17 July 2003)
Read a Letter from Nan, where she discusses the reading of Man With Two Hearts Found On Moon and the upcoming production of Camille Claudel.


Camille Cast List Confirmed   (17 July 2003)
The full cast list for the Goodspeed production of Camille Claudel has been confirmed and announced. The cast will be led by Linda Eder, Michael Nouri, Matt Bogart, Joan Copeland and Milo O'Shea. For the full cast and creative team list, see the Camille Claudel section.


Page Added to Camille Section   (17 July 2003)
A new page has been added to the Camille Claudel section of the website, with links to several pages, articles and other items related to the development of the production. View the Related Items Page.


New Question & Answer Posted   (10 July 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the process of collaboration for musicals, and how to start writing one.


Another Pimpernel Opens In Germany   (5 July 2003)
The Freies Musical Ensemble Münster presents the third German production of The Scarlet Pimpernel, 5-27 July. Learn more at the Pimpernel website.


New Question & Answer Posted   (26 June 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the origin of the idea for a musical about Camille Claudel.


Second Pimpernel Opens In Germany   (18 June 2003)
A second German production of The Scarlet Pimpernel is the centerpiece of the annual open-air festival in Klingenberg am Main. Learn more at the Pimpernel website.


Pimpernel Ends Season in Halle   (13 June 2003)
The Opernhaus Halle concludes its first season of performances of The Scarlet Pimpernel on 13 June. The German-language premiere production will return for further performances in the 2003-04 theater season, with a new Percy leading the cast. A recording is also expected in the fall. Learn more at the Pimpernel website.


Pimpernel Has Dutch Premiere   (12 June 2003)
Greg & Baud Productions presents the Dutch-language permiere of The Scarlet Pimpernel in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, 12-29 June. Learn more at the Pimpernel website.


Second U.S. Fever Tour Closes   (8 June 2003)
The second equity U.S. tour of Saturday Night Fever played its final performance, 8 June, at the BTI Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. Further production plans are possible for the show in the U.S., stay tuned for updates.


New Question & Answer Posted   (5 June 2003)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses The Scarlet Pimpernel's nemesis Chauvelin, and "Falcon in the Dive."



Fever Tour Lists Added to Site   (29 May 2003)
Listings of the tour stops for four of Saturday Night Fever's tours, including the current U.S. and U.K. tours, are now available on this website. The new pages are linked from the SNF Productions Page


Question & Answer Section Reopened   (22 May 2003)
The Question & Answer section of the site is now open once again. Use the form to Ask a Question about one of Nan's projects or her career. And be sure to watch for the next Answer from Nan, which will be posted in early June.


Fever wins Best Musical Award in Netherlands   (15 May 2003)
The production of Saturday Night Fever which took place in Utrecht, The Netherlands, has been named Best Musical of 2003 at the Stichting Musical Awards ceremony. The staging at the Beatrix Theater closed in February of this year, after a run of 601 performances that entertained over 700,000 audience members. The award was presented on 12 May 2003. To learm more, visit the Stichting Musical Awards Website (in Dutch).


Pimpernel to Play in Lowestoft, England   (8 May 2003)
The Lowestoft Players will present the next production of The Scarlet Pimpernel in the UK. Performances are at The Marina Theatre in Lowestoft, Suffolk, England 20-24 May 2003.


Final Performance of Fever Tour in Italy   (17 April 2003)
The Italian tour of Saturday Night Fever plays its final performance at the Teatro Nazionale in Milano, 17 April. The tour began 5 November 2002 in Rome, and has played in eleven cities.


Contact Form, Pimpernel Tour Pages Added   (17 April 2003)
The Contact Page has been updated, with a live form where you can send us your questions, comments, or any information which might belong on the website. We'd love to hear from you!

Also, two new pages have been posted, listing the dates and locations of The Scarlet Pimpernel's First U.S. Tour (Equity, 2000-01), and its Non-Equity Tour (2002).


Camille Tickets Now on Sale   (13 April 2003)
Individual tickets are now on sale to the general public for the world premiere production of Camille Claudel. Tickets can be purchased online at the Goodspeed Musicals Website, or by contacting the Goodspeed box office at (860) 873-8668 or boxoffice@goodspeed.org.


Pimpernel Premieres in New Zealand   (8 April 2003)
The Scarlet Pimpernel had its New Zealand premiere in a production of 8-10 April 2003. The show was presented by Hillcrest High School at the WestpacTrust Community Theatre in Hamilton, New Zealand.


Stars Give Life to Two Hearts... on Moon   (27 March 2003)
Nan's new play, Man With Two Hearts Found on Moon, had its first reading at the Roundabout Theater, March 27. Featured in the cast of the reading were Swoosie Kurtz, Neil Patrick Harris, Marc Kudisch, David Cromwell, Daniel Davis, Mary Louise Wilson, Marylouise Burke, Ben Shenkman and Marcy Harriell. Learn more about the play and the reading.


Camille Claudel Confirmed for Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theater   (12 March 2003)
Camille Claudel, the new musical collaboration between Nan Knighton and Frank Wildhorn, will have its world premiere performance at Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theater in Chester, CT. The news was confirmed today by Goodspeed Musicals in an announcement on Playbill Online. Performances will take place from August 14 through September 7, 2003. Tickets can currently be purchased as part of the Norma Terris season subscription, by calling the box office at (860) 873-8668 or visiting the Goodspeed Musicals Website. Linda Eder is set to star in the show, Gabriel Barre will direct and Jeremy Roberts will serve as musical director. Learn more about the show and the premiere production.


Pimpernel Premieres in Scotland   (11 March 2003)
Continuing a series of productions throughout the UK, The Scarlet Pimpernel has its Scottish premiere in Leven, Fife, 11-15 March. The staging is presented at The Centre by the Leven Amateur Musical Association.


Nan Discusses Fever in Sacramento Bee   (9 March 2003)
The Sacramento Bee ran an article this weekend discussing the U.S. national tour of Saturday Night Fever. Nan gave an interview for this, in which she discussed the challenges of adaptating Fever for the stage.


Fever on the Road Again in the UK   (3 March 2003)
The UK tour of Saturday Night Fever has gotten under way once more. The first stop plays at the Churchill Theater in Bromley, 3-15 March, and venues have been announced through 3 January 2004. A new website has been launched for the UK production as well. Visit the Official Website for more information.


NanKnighton.com has New Webmaster   (February 2003)

The Official Nan Knighton Website is currently going through a change of management. The new webmaster, Peter Williams, thanks previous webmaster Shari Perkins for all that she has done with the website in the past several years! In the coming weeks and months there will be several changes to the site, and I appreciate your patience as I get settled in.

Site Changes:

  • Recent Updates will now be posted in the News section.
  • The "Additional Info" page in the "About Nan" section has been moved and renamed, it is now "Interviews and Articles."


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