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Rudolf Complete Cast Recording Released   (17 Dec 2009)
A complete cast recording of the Vienna production of Rudolf - Affaire Mayerling is expected out on 22 December 2009. This 2-CD set will include a booklet with a photo gallery from the production, and is available for pre-order from Sound of Music. More information is available on the Rudolf page.


Takarazuka Revue to Present Pimpernel Again   (3 Nov 2009)
Takarazuka Revue has announced their upcoming season of productions, which includes their second staging of The Scarlet Pimpernel. The show will be presented by the Moon Troupe in Takarazuka, Japan, 16 April - 17 May 2010 and then in Tokyo, Japan, 4 June - 4 July 2010. The cast is expected to be led by Hiromu Kiriya as Percy and Yuki Aono as Marguerite. The show will again be directed by Shuichiro Koike. More information is listed on the Pimpernel website.


Camille Claudel Demo Available Online   (11 Sep 2009)
We are very pleased to present many of the demo tracks from Camille Claudel on this website. The tracks were recorded in 2001 and 2004 by Linda Eder, Guy LeMonnier, Michael Nouri, Matt Bogart and cast members from the Goodspeed Musicals production of the show. The tracks, along with more information, can be found on the Camille recordings page.


Vienna Rudolf to be Released on DVD   (7 Aug 2009)
A complete DVD recording of the Vienna production of Rudolf - Affaire Mayerling will be released soon. The video, produced by MG-Sound and MWB, includes the full show recorded by a six camera crew, live from the stage of the Raimund Theater. The DVD is expected to run about 150 minutes and will be regionless, but in PAL format. It will have stereo and 5.1 surround sound audio. It is currently available for pre-order from Sound of Music or Amazon.de.


Takarazuka Pimpernel Wins Several Awards   (29 May 2009)
The Japanese premiere production of The Scarlet Pimpernel, presented by the all-female Takarazuka Revue, has just won the "Grand Prize" award at the 34th Kikuta Kazuo Drama Awards. Asuka Toono (Marguerite), Kei Aran (Percy) and Shuichiro Koike (director) are pictured, left to right, in this article, accepting the award at a ceremony on 21 April 2009. The show also won an "Excellence Award" at the 16th Yomiuri Theater Awards, and Reon Yuzuki (Chauvelin) won a "New Actor" award at the 30th Matsuo Entertainment Awards.


Rudolf Cast Recording Released   (17 April 2009)
A German-language cast recording of the production of Rudolf - Affaire Mayerling in Vienna, Austria, was released on 7 April. It is available for purchase from VBW, Sound of Music, Amazon.de and Musical-Shop. A karaoke/sing-along CD for the show, with backing vocals and orchestral tracks recorded by the Orchestra of Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, is expected out in May. It is available for pre-order from VBW and Sound of Music. More information is available on the Rudolf page.


Chorus Line Documentary: "Every Little Step" Opens   (17 April 2009)
The Chorus Line documentary, "Every Little Step", opens in movie theaters in New York City and Los Angeles today. The film explores the original creation of the musical and the process of casting and launching the recent revival (produced by Nan's husband, John Breglio). It includes interviews with members of the original creative team and cast, the revival creative team and cast, and Mr. Breglio himself. Information about the film, including a trailer and opening dates for other cities, is available at EveryLittleStepFilm.com. An article about the film's release was recently published on Playbill Online. It was also just announced on Playbill that John Breglio is being honored by the National Corporate Theatre Fund with the Achievement in Theatre Award, at a gala even on 20 April.


Dreamgirls in South Korea and the US   (20 March 2009)
Nan's husband, John Breglio, is producing a revival of the Henry Krieger-Tom Eyen musical Dreamgirls (first seen on Broadway in 1981, in a run which lasted four years, and adapted for the silver screen in 2006). The show is now running in Seoul, South Korea in a co-production with OD Musical which runs through 26 July. An American tour of the show will launch on 7 November 2009 at Harlem's historic Apollo Theater, as part of the venue's 75th Anniversary season. Robert Longbottom (Flower Drum Song, Side Show, The Scarlet Pimpernel) directs the US tour.


More Sound Clips Linked From Site   (13 March 2009)
Several more links to sound clips and full-length audio files have been added to the site. These include selections from William Michals, Rachel York and the Hungarian demo of The Scarlet Pimpernel, demo tracks from Camille Claudel by Guy LeMonnier, and selections from Rudolf by Kata Janza.


Rudolf has Opened in Vienna   (27 February 2009)
Rudolf - Affaire Mayerling opened on 26 February at the Raimund Theater in Vienna, Austria. Vereinigte Bühnen Wien is presenting the German-language premiere of the show, with a cast led by Drew Sarich as Rudolf, Lisa Antoni as Mary Vetsera, Uwe Kröger as Taaffe, Claus Dam as Franz Joseph, Carin Filipcic as Marie Larisch and Wietske von Tongeren as Stephanie. Related links and more information about the show are available on the Rudolf page.


Pimpernel to Play in Budapest   (6 February 2009)
Two performances of The Scarlet Pimpernel have just been announced in Budapest, Hungary. The Hungarian production, which premiered in Szolnok on 3 October, will play at Budapest Thália Színház in March. Further dates are possible. Full details are available on the Scarlet Pimpernel website.


New Letter From Nan Posted   (30 January 2009)
A new Letter From Nan has been posted, where she announces a hiatus for the Q&A section of the website, and also mentions a great blog site. You can view past questions and answers in the Q&A section, including the new Thoughts and Advice on Writing page.


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