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New Question & Answer Posted   (7 December 2007)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan offers some audition tips for the role of Marguerite in The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Rudolf Plans Set For Vienna   (30 November 2007)
Vereinigte Bühnen Wien has announced a late February 2009 opening for Rudolf in Vienna, Austria. The German-language premiere of the show will take place at the Raimund Theater. Auditions will be held in Vienna, as well as Cologne and Hamburg, Germany, in January and Feburary 2008.

Takarazuka Revue to Present Pimpernel   (23 November 2007)
Takarazuka Revue - the famous, all-female theater company based in Takarazuka, Japan - will present the Japanese premiere production of Pimpernel next summer. Performances are slated for 20 June - 4 August 2008 in Takarazuka and 22 August - 5 October 2008 in Tokyo. The show will be presented by Star Troupe, with Kei Aran expected to play Percy and Asuka Toono as Marguerite. Shuichiro Koike directs. More details are available on the Pimpernel website.

Rudolf to Play Japan   (12 October 2007)
Plans have been announced to bring Rudolf - The Last Kiss to Japan. Toho Musical & Play will present the Japanese Premiere in Tokyo from 6 May through 1 June 2008. The cast for this production will include Yoshio Inoue as Rudolf, Rena Sasamoto as Mary Vetsera, Rina Chinen as Princess Stephanie, Tatsuki Kohju as Countess Larisch, Haruhiko Jo as Franz Joseph, Kenji Urai as Johann Pfeiffer, Hiroshi Hatanaka as Szeps, Yuji Kishi as Kaiser Wilhelm, Shinya Niro as Edward (Prince of Wales) and Kojiro Oka as Taaffe. More information is available on the Toho Website (in Japanese).

Family Update: Actors Fund Medal of Honor   (12 October 2007)
John Breglio, Nan's husband, will be presented with the Actors Fund Medal of Honor in recognition of the important role he plays in the entertainment and performing arts community. The award will be presented by Patti LuPone at the Fund's 125th anniversary celebration on 15 October 2007 at Carnegie Hall. See the Playbill Online article or the Actors Fund website for more details.

New Question & Answer Posted   (17 September 2007)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the current status of Camille Claudel, and the lyrics for "Trembling Man."

Fever Returns To Italy   (14 September 2007)
The Italian tour of Saturday Night Fever returns in the Fall of 2007. Dates have been announced, beginning 9 October in Milan and ending 9 December in Rome. For a complete list of tour stops, see the Italian SNF Tour Page.

Pimpernel to Premiere in Sweden   (7 September 2007)
Östgötateatern will present the Swedish premiere of The Scarlet Pimpernel. The show will play in Linköping, 28 September - 24 November 2007, and in Norrköping, 28 September 2007 - 16 February 2008. Further information is available on the Pimpernel Website.

New Question & Answer Posted   (31 August 2007)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the financial performance of The Scarlet Pimpernel on Broadway, and the 10th anniversary of the show.

Poetry Published in Michigan Quarterly Review   (17 August 2007)
Two of Nan's poems have just been published in the Michigan Quarterly Review. The poems are titled "I Know How To Do This" and "Mother At Seventy-Three", and they appear in the Summer 2007 issue (volume 46, number 3). Visit the Michigan Quarterly Review Website for complete details and ordering information. MQR has previously published an essay by Nan, including samples of her earlier writing, in their series titled "Secret Spaces Of Childhood."

New Question & Answer Posted   (27 June 2007)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan gives an update on the status of Camille Claudel, and discusses the issues of tragedy, reality and optimism as they relate the show.

Snapshots and Open House Pages Added   (12 June 2007)
There are two new pages on the website with information on Snapshots and Open House, two original musicals that Nan has been working on with Howard Marren. Snapshots had a reading in 1996, one song from Open House has been released on CD, and songs from both shows have been performed in cabaret shows. See the Snapshots page and the Open House page for more information.

New Question & Answer Posted   (6 June 2007)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the origin of the idea for a love triangle between Percy, Marguerite and Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Pimpernel Continues in Germany   (23 May 2007)
The premiere German production of The Scarlet Pimpernel is set for a sixth season of performances at Opernhaus Halle in Halle, Germany. Performances have been announced for January through May of 2008. The fifth season is currently running and will conclude on 17 June 2007. For complete details, see the Pimpernel website.

New Question & Answer Posted   (16 May 2007)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses the ways that Pimpernel relates to current events and issues from the 90's and today.

Pimpernel Premieres in Austria, Hungary, Norway   (9 May 2007)
The Scarlet Pimpernel is set to have three major premieres this year. The show will begin an open-air run at Felsenbühne Staatz in Staatz, Austria on 20 July; it will open at Szegedi Nemzeti Színház in Színház, Hungary on 19 October; and it will be presented by Scenario at Kolben in Kolbotn, Norway beginning 31 October. For further details, see the Pimpernel productions page. (Update, 19 October 2007: the production in Hungary will not take place this year. Keep an eye on this site for further updates.)

New Question & Answer Posted   (2 May 2007)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses an alternate set of lyrics for "You Are My Home", and some thoughts on making changes to the Pimpernel script in licensed productions.

Interviews and Related Items Updated   (12 April 2007)
Several new links to past interviews and articles related to Nan's work have just been added to the Interviews and Articles page. Additionally, links to Interviews, Articles and Letters From Nan have been added to the "Related Items" pages throughout the site. Check the Projects Section for links related to specific works.

Bad Dreams Reading   (14 March 2007)
A reading of Nan's new mystery play, Bad Dreams, was held on Monday, 5 February. Coordinated by Jay Binder, the cast for the reading consisted of Erin Dilly, Brian D'Arcy James, Ian Kahn, John McMartin, Estelle Parsons, David Rasche, Deborah Rush and Paul Schoeffler. See the brand new Bad Dreams page for brief bios of each of these performers.

New Question & Answer Posted   (7 February 2007)
Read our latest Question & Answer, where Nan discusses her thoughts on how far Percy and his men should go with acting like fops, in The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Rudolf Returns To Szeged   (31 January 2007)
The Hungarian premiere production of Rudolf - The Last Kiss will be returning to the Szeged Open-Air Festival this summer. The show had its open air premiere in Szeged on 28 July 2006, and it has just been announced that the show will return to the festival in 2007, playing nightly at 9pm from 9-12 August with 13 August as a rain date. Performance dates at the Operett Színház in Budapest, Hungary continue to be announced on a regular basis, with dates for March and April recently confirmed. Learn more on the Rudolf page.

My Little Girl Page Added   (10 January 2007)
Details have been added to the site on My Little Girl, a movie that Nan co-wrote with Connie Kaiserman in 1987. The film starred Mary Stuart Masterson, James Earl Jones and Geraldine Page. Read more on the My Little Girl Page.

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