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New Question & Answer Posted   (16 December 2004)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses her favorite version of The Scarlet Pimpernel.


Fever Tour Adds Stop In Hong Kong   (2 December 2004)
The Australasian Tour of Saturday Night Fever has just announced a stop in Hong Kong, China, beginning 20 May 2005. Performances will take place at the Lyric Theatre at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Tickets are expected to go on sale in early 2005. For more tour information, visit the Australasian Tour Page.


New Letter From Nan Posted   (17 November 2004)
We have just posted a new Letter From Nan on the site. She discusses the NAMT Workshop presentation of Camille Claudel, and provides updates on Man With Two Hearts... and Vienna.


Fever Tour To Play In Düsseldorf   (17 November 2004)
The European tour of Saturday Night Fever will play at the Capitol-Theatre in Düsseldorf, Germany for the months of September through December 2005. Tickets are currently available from KartenKaufen.de, and you can get 20% off tickets for September and October, just by placing your order by 31 December 2004. More information can be found at the German SNF Website.


Pimpernel Reopens In Germany   (11 November 2004)
The German production of The Scarlet Pimpernel begins its third season of performances at the Opernhaus Halle on 19 November. Six performances are currently scheduled through March 2005. Returning to the leading roles will be Christoph Goetten as Percy, Ann-Christin Elverum as Marguerite and Christopher Murray as Chauvelin. For more information visit the details page on the Scarlet Pimpernel website.


New Question & Answer Posted   (11 November 2004)
Read our latest Question & Answer, about the availability of the script for The Scarlet Pimpernel.


Fever Tour Adds Stop In Perth   (21 October 2004)
The Australasian tour of Saturday Night Fever will play in Perth, Australia next March. The tour is currently playing in Auckland, New Zealand through 31 October. It will then play in Christchurch and Wellington in November and December before returning to Australia. Tickets are now on sale for each of the New Zealand venues, and for the stop in Melbourne, Australia in January. The run in Perth will begin 15 March, and tickets will go on sale Monday 25 October. The show is expected to play in Brisbane following Perth. Further updates will be posted here as they are confirmed. For a full list of tour dates, and links to online ticketing sites, visit the Australasian Tour Page.


New Camille Scrapbook Posted   (30 September 2004)
In celebration of the workshop of Camille Claudel in New York, we are pleased to present a brand new Scrapbook of photos from the show! The scrapbook includes 23 photos from the world premiere production last summer, at Goodspeed Musicals' Norma Terris Theater in Chester, CT. Visit the New Camille Scrapbook.


New Question & Answer Posted   (30 September 2004)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the preparations for the workshop of Camille Claudel in New York.


Camille Workshop Cast Announced   (20 September 2004)
Playbill Online has posted a cast list for the NAMT Festival's workshop of Camille Claudel. Returning to their roles from the Goodspeed production will be Linda Eder as Camille, Michael Nouri as Rodin and Matt Bogart as Paul Claudel. They will be joined on the workshop stage by John Paul Almon, Leslie Becker, Timothy W. Bish, Nick Cavarra, Margaret Ann Gates, Mayumi Miguel, Lynette Marrero, Darren Ritchie, Tina Stafford and Shonn Wiley. Visit the Camille Claudel section for more information on the show.


Fever Ends Munich Run With Drawing   (16 September 2004)
The new European production of Saturday Night Fever will complete its first tour stop in Munich, Germany on 3 October. The theater is holding a drawing, for a special meeting with "Tony," Ron Holzschuh, and a pair of tickets to the second-to-last performance. To take part in the drawing, place a ticket order by 24 September and mention the code word "Holzschuh." The winner and a friend will have a chance to meet the with star before attending the 2 October performance! The tour will be seen next in Basel, Switzerland, beginning 16 October. For more information, visit the European Fever Website (in German).


Message from the Webmaster   (16 September 2004)
Greetings... Several of our regular visitors have noticed that there have been fewer updates than usual on the site in recent months. But have no fear... we have been working on some great things which will start appearing in the coming weeks! The site is going to get a new "look." We'll be adding more Scrapbooks, including a whole set of production photos from Camille Claudel in Chester, CT. Nan has been extremely busy preparing for the upcoming Camille workshop, which is shaping up well. We'll have updates and information on that. And of course we'll continue to post updates on productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Saturday Night Fever, and anything else of interest in Nan's career. So stay tuned... there's always more to come!


Question & Answer Posted   (16 September 2004)
We invite you to read a Question & Answer from our archive, where Nan discusses how to write "singable" lyrics. We'll post a new Q&A in a few weeks' time, discussing the upcoming workshop of Camille Claudel in New York!


Past Monty Returns to Fever   (9 September 2004)
Steven Serlin will return to the role of Monty in the London production of Saturday Night Fever, beginning 27 September. He previously played the role on both UK tours of the show, and is expected to take a four-month turn in the part at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.


Question & Answer Posted   (26 August 2004)
We invite you to read a Question & Answer from our archive, where Nan discusses working with rhymes in song lyrics.


New Question & Answer Posted   (22 July 2004)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses many of the changes that were made to The Scarlet Pimpernel and Marguerite's character.


Fever Tour Opens In Munich   (14 July 2004)
The European tour of Saturday Night Fever officially opened on 8 July in Munich, Germany. The official website (in German) for the show has just been relaunched, and offers complete show information, photos and press coverage of the opening.


New Question & Answer Posted   (1 July 2004)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses her involvement with the musical Vienna, including a surprise for Pimpernel fans!


Fever Has Openings Worldwide   (1 July 2004)
A lot has been happening with Saturday Night Fever lately...
The show opened at The Sahara in Las Vegas, 14 June.
The Australasian tour arrived in Sydney on 26 June, and officially opened there today.
The new European tour launches today in Munich, Germany.
And tomorrow (2 July) previews begin at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London's West End, toward a 6 July opening.
For more details and links, visit the Fever Productions Page.


Camille to be presented at NAMT Festival   (24 June 2004)
Camille Claudel has just been selected for presentation at The National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 16th Annual Festival of New Musicals. The Festival takes place during NAMT's Fall Conference, on 3 & 4 October 2004 at the Dodger Stages complex in New York City. New musicals will be showcased there in 45 minute readings before an invited audience of NAMT members and industry professionals. Past shows that have been part of this Festival include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Children of Eden, Honk! and Songs for a New World. For more information on NAMT and the Festival, visit NAMT's Website.


New Question & Answer Posted   (10 June 2004)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the changes that have been made to Saturday Night Fever since its original production.


Fever Returns To Seoul   (27 May 2004)
The Korean production of Saturday Night Fever will be returning to Seoul this summer. The show will play at the Seoul Arts Center Opera House, 17 July - 3 August 2004. For more information on the venue, and to purchase tickets, visit the Seoul Arts Center Website.


Fever Heads To Vegas   (20 May 2004)
The non-equity touring production of Saturday Night Fever is now being reworked for an open-ended run in Las Vegas. The tour, presented by Troika Entertainment and Columbia Artists Theatricals, wrapped up on 9 May in Cupertino, CA. The show is expected to open in Las Vegas on 14 June, at the Sahara's 830-seat theater. As reported by the Review Journal, the show will be shortened for this production. Further details have been posted in Brett's Vegas View.


Fever Opens In Malaysia   (6 May 2004)
After getting off to a terrific start in Singapore, the Australasian tour of Saturday Night Fever moves on to Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Performances begin on 7 May, with an official opening on 8 May. The run at this venue has just been extended for the second time, and the show will now run through 30 May.

Also, a behind-the-scenes workshop has been announced for aspiring performers, on 12 May. Reservations are being taken through 10 May.


Pimpernel Returns To Australia   (3 May 2004)
The Scarlet Pimpernel will have its third Australian production this month, at St. Leonard's College in Brighton, Melbourne. The show will run 13-16 May, at the Kevin Woods Centre, and has a double cast with Omar Moustafa and Andrew Olszewski as Percy, Cindy Devola and Camilla Wallace as Marguerite and Alex Godfrey and Scott Malovan as Chauvelin. More details are available at the Pimpernel Website.


Fever Is A Hot Ticket In Australasia   (22 April 2004)
The Australasian tour of Saturday Night Fever is off to a strong start, at the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore. The run there has been extended through 2 May, and it has been praised by The Star as "a musical that is certain to equal any production in the more celebrated London West End and New York Broadway scenes."

The show moves next to Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where performances have just been extended through 23 May. As reported, also by The Star, tickets are going fast in Malaysia and in Sydney, Australia, where the first day of sales broke box office records. Details and purchasing links for each of these tour stops can be found on the Australasian Tour Page.


Two New Questions & Answers Posted   (22 April 2004)
Read our latest Questions & Answers, where Nan discusses the songs "The Scarlet Pimpernel" and "You Are My Home."


London Fever Has Monty, Booking   (15 April 2004)
Shaun Williamson will portray DJ Monty for the first four months of the upcoming London production of Saturday Night Fever. Known for playing Barry Evans on EastEnders, this will mark Williamson's West End debut. Further casting for the musical is not yet finalized.

Tickets for the show are now available. Fever will begin previews at the Apollo Victoria Theatre on 2 July, and officially open 6 July. For booking, call 0870 161 1977 or visit TicketMaster.co.uk.


SNF Tour Kicks Off In Singapore   (1 April 2004)
The Australasian tour of Saturday Night Fever kicks off at the Esplanade Theatre in Singapore, 3 April. The show officially opens there on 7 April, and runs through 11 April.

The first tour stop in Australia has also been announced. The show will play at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney, starting 26 June with an official opening 1 July. Tickets are currently available through 18 July. Find more details and purchasing links on the Australasian Tour Page.


Pimpernel In Canada and England   (1 April 2004)
The Scarlet Pimpernel has its French-language premiere this month, presented by Expression at Monument-National in Montréal, Canada, 7-10 April. The translation is by Francis Grégoire.

The show continues to receive productions in England as well, with runs in Rochdale, 30 March - 3 April; Chatham, 15 April - 2 May; and Redditch, 27 April - 1 May.

To find more productions, throughout the US and around the world, check the Pimpernel Production List.


Fever Returns to London   (25 March 2004)
Saturday Night Fever will return to London this summer for an open-ended run! The show is now nearing the end of its second UK tour, and the same version (with an expanded set design) will then move into the Apollo Victoria Theatre. An opening has been mentioned for 6 July. There is no word yet on casting for the London run, and booking has yet to open.


Two New Questions & Answers Posted   (18 March 2004)
Read our latest Questions & Answers, where Nan discusses her work with Howard Marren, and some of her non-theatrical writing projects.


Updates on Camille Claudel   (4 March 2004)
The latest issue of "The Voice," the Official Linda Eder Newsletter, is now available. This issue provides coverage of the run of Camille Claudel in Chester, CT. Included are several comments from Nan, revealing her thoughts on the journey so far.

And Camille's journey continues. The creative team and some original cast members from the run at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theater are currently recording a new demo of the show. It should be noted that this is not the same as a cast recording - demos are meant for industry use only, and are not released on the market. When plans are formed to release a cast recording, they will be posted here.

The creative team hopes to bring the show to Broadway in the 2004-05 season. Keep watching this site for more updates.


Fever To Play Germany And Switzerland   (4 March 2004)
The German production of Saturday Night Fever will begin a new tour in the coming months. So far, plans have been announced to play in Munich, Germany, 1 July - 3 October 2004 and then in Basel, Switzerland, 16 October 2004 - 30 January 2005. More information can be found at the German SNF Website.


Upcoming Pimpernel Productions   (4 March 2004)
The Scarlet Pimpernel will premiere this month in Victoria, Gozo, Malta, with a production by The Helping Hands Group on 26 and 27 March.

The Southern Light Opera Company is currently staging the show in Edinburgh, Scotland, playing 2-6 March. And a performance will be presented by the Rochdale Amateur Operatic Society in Rochdale, England, 30 March - 3 April.

Next month will bring the French-language premiere of the show, performed by Expression in Montréal, Canada, 7-10 April.

To find more productions, throughout the US and around the world, check the Pimpernel Production List.


New Question & Answer Posted   (26 February 2004)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the meaning behind the lyric "golden pretending" from Pimpernel's "Storybook".


SNF Tours Australasia   (19 February 2004)
Saturday Night Fever will embark on an Australasian tour this April, with plans to appear in Asia, Australia and New Zealand over the next eighteen months. The first announced stops are in Singapore in April and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in May. Specific plans for Australia and New Zealand have not yet been announced, but updates will be posted to this site as we learn them.

The tour is produced by Robert Stigwood in association with Adam Spiegel Productions, International Concert Attractions and David Atkins Enterprises. The cast of thirty will be led by Adam Jon Fiorentino as Tony, Renae Berry as Stephanie and Monique Montez as Annette.

Learn more on the Australasian Tour page.


Five Songs Featured At Cabaret   (12 February 2004)
The recent cabaret in Toronto, titled "Hot-Off-The-Press!" was extremely well received, playing to packed houses for both performances. Five songs written by Nan Knighton and Howard Marren were presented at the event. These included "Snapshots" and "I'm Going First" from Snapshots, "I'm No Good In Bed" from Open House, and two standalone numbers: "I Got Lost at the Waldorf Astoria" and "New York City Dogs." The performances were not recorded, and further plans related to the cabaret or these songs have yet to be announced. Any future updates will be posted to this website. Some of Nan's thoughts on Snapshots and Open House have just been added to the Question & Answer section.


New Question & Answer Posted   (12 February 2004)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the two musicals she is developing with Howard Marren: Snapshots and Open House.


Nan's Songs To Premiere In Toronto Cabaret   (15 January 2004)
Selections from two of Nan's upcoming musicals will be included in a cabaret show called "Hot-Off-The-Press!" Presented by Ian H. Samuels and Tamcor Theatrical Productions, the event takes place on two nights only, 21 and 22 January, at Tallulah's Cabaret in Toronto, Ontario.

This event will showcase exciting new musical works and previously unheard trunk songs by both established and up-and-coming composers, lyricists and book writers. Eight seasoned performers are slated to present the material, under the direction of Michael McGinn and the musical direction of Michael Mulrooney. The program will include songs from two of Nan's works-in-progress: Snapshots and Open House, both of which are original musicals in development with composer Howard Marren.

Information on Snapshots can be found in the Q&A section.
Information on Open House is included in the Center Stage Interview with Nan.


New Question & Answer Posted   (8 January 2004)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the changes to "You Are My Home," "Believe" and "I'll Forget You" in The Scarlet Pimpernel.


Fever Non-Equity Tour Extended   (1 January 2004)
The non-equity tour of Saturday Night Fever, which began in Atlantic City, NJ in July of 2003, has announced additional dates through May of 2004. The new dates and venues are now listed on the Non-equity US Tour Page.


Pimpernel to Premiere in Denmark   (1 January 2004)
The Danish-language premiere of The Scarlet Pimpernel takes place this month, in Holstebro, Denmark. The show will run at The Musical Theater of Holstebro from 21 January through 1 February. Learn more about this production at the Pimpernel Website.


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