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In April and May of 2000, Sam's Restaurant hosted a series of Thursday night cabarets featuring the lyrics of Nan Knighton. The show included collaborations with Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel), Howard Marren (Paramour), Jonathan Larson (Rent), Robert Lindsey Nassif (Eliot Ness in Cleveland), Martyn Axe, Fred Werner and Tim DiPasqua. Stephen Kaplan and Dale Badway were production supervisors, Damian Conte was the audio engineer and Ken Lundie was the musical director.

There was a rotating roster of performers for these shows, which included: Farah Alvin (Saturday Night Fever, Nine), Tom Andersen (Multiple MAC Award Winner), Bryan Batt (Fever, Pimpernel), Carolee Carmello (Pimpernel, Finding Neverland, Tuck Everlasting), James Carpinello (Fever, Rock of Ages), Gilles Chiasson (Pimpernel, Rent), Rob Evan (Jekyll & Hyde, Les Misérables), Tovah Feldshuh (Yentl, Lend Me A Tenor, Pippin), Dee Hoty (Footloose, Will Rogers Follies), Alix Korey (The Wild Party, Fiddler on the Roof), Marc Kudisch (Pimpernel, 9 to 5, Hand to God), Frank Mastrone (Fever, Jekyll & Hyde), Kevyn Morrow (Pimpernel, The Color Purple), Nancy Opel (Triumph Of Love, Urinetown), Orfeh (Fever, Legally Blonde), Brad Oscar (Jekyll & Hyde, The Producers, Something Rotten!), Paige Price (Beauty and the Beast, Fever), Anne Runolfsson (The Dead, Victor/Victoria), Kate Shindle (Jekyll & Hyde, Legally Blonde), Chris Sieber (Triumph Of Love, Spamalot) and Rachel York (Pimpernel, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels).

Performances were held on 27 April and 4, 11 and 18 May 2000. Selected numbers from those performances are available below.

Photos from this event can be found in the Scrapbook Section.


Concert Highlights


 
Song Title Composer Performer(s) and Notes
Storybook Frank Wildhorn Rachel York, from The Scarlet Pimpernel
Don't Stare Howard Marren Brad Oscar
Falling From Grace Tim DiPasqua sung and played by Tim DiPasqua
I Got Lost at The Waldorf Astoria Howard Marren Alix Korey
Sail This River Down Robert Lindsey Nassif Paige Price and Gilles Chiasson
Only Love Frank Wildhorn Anne Runolfsson
I'm No Good in Bed Howard Marren Kate Shindle, from Open House
I'm His Wife Howard Marren Carolee Carmello, from Snapshots
Not Alone Fred Werner Gilles Chiasson
Where's the Girl? Frank Wildhorn Marc Kudisch, from The Scarlet Pimpernel
With Open Eyes Jonathan Larson Farah Alvin, percussion by Eddie Torres
The Man Who Never Was Martyn Axe Paige Price, accompanied by Martyn Axe
Tell Me When Frank Wildhorn Kate Shindle
Needing You Howard Marren Christopher Sieber, from Snapshots
Storybook Frank Wildhorn Tom Andersen, from The Scarlet Pmipernel
     
Bonus track:
I Got Lost at The Waldorf Astoria Howard Marren Bryan Batt


Related Items:

11 May 2000 - Article posted at Playbill Online
Rachel York Joins Storybook, Nan Knighton Revue, May 11 at Sam's

4 May 2000 - Article posted at Playbill Online
Carmello, Chiasson, Batt & Kudisch Sing Knighton Words At Sam's May 4

27 Apr 2000 - Article posted at Playbill Online
Lyricist Knighton Celebrated w/ Sam's Storybook Cabaret, April 27, May 4, 11, 18

20 Apr 2000 - Article posted at Talkin' Broadway
Storybook: The Lyrics of Nan Knighton
 
 

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