Takarazuka Revue Presents Pimpernel Once Again
Japan's famous all-female Takarazuka Revue is presenting The Scarlet Pimpernel for a third time. The Star Troupe (which presented the Japanese premiere in 2008) is performing the show in Takarazuka, Japan from 10 March through 17 April, and then in Tokyo, Japan from 5 May through 11 June. The cast is led by Yuzuru Kurenai as Percy, Airi Kisaki as Marguerite and Makoto Rei as Chauvelin. Shuichiro Koike once again directs the show. In addition to the 2008 run, Pimpernel was presented in 2010 by Moon Troupe. More information is available in Japanese and in English.

Nan Honored By Dramatist's Guild Fund
Nan Knighton and her husband, theatre producer John Breglio, were among the honorees at the Dramatists Guild Fund Gala on November 7, 2016. Nan's work was featured alongside eight other legendary playwrights, composers and lyricists including Lin-Manuel Miranda, Stephen Schwartz, and Stephen Sondheim among others. Breglio, a Broadway producer (A Chorus Line and Dreamgirls ) was recognized for being a great patron of the theatre -- having been one of the most successful entertainment laywers in New York. For a complete list of the 2016 Honorees including a list of performers who presented their work at the event and photo galleries from the gala click here.

Playbill Magazine Features The Scarlet Pimpernel in Piece About Revamped Shows
Playbill Magazine mentioned The Scarlet Pimpernel in a feature article about shows that closed and retooled and later re-opened on Broadway. The article can be found here.
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New Japanese Production of The Scarlet Pimpernel Played Last October
Gabriel Barre (Camille Claudel) directed a new production of The Scarlet Pimpernel in Japan at Umeda Arts Theatre. The show, with choreography by Yurika Minato, ran from October 19 - November 29 in both Tokyo and Osaka. The production boasted a terrific cast including Kanji Ishimaru as Percy Blakeney, Kei Aran as Marguerite St. Just, and Kazutaka Ishii as Chauvelin. For more details, including an update from Barre, please see the full news listing.

Storybook Cabaret Recordings Available
We have just posted a set of concert highlights from "Storybook: The Lyrics of Nan Knighton", a cabaret show which was presented in 2000 at Sam's Restaurant. These include songs written with Frank Wildhorn, Howard Marren, Jonathan Larson, Robert Lindsey Nassif, Martyn Axe, Fred Werner and Tim DiPasqua. The songs are available for streaming using the player to the right. Further details are listed on the Storybook Cabaret page.

More Demo Tracks Added to Site
We have posted several demo tracks from Nan's collaborations with Fred Werner and Frank Wildhorn. These include "Ask For The Moon", "High Time" (which was written for The Scarlet Pimpernel), "If This Were A Gershwin Tune" and "Words". They can be streamed from the Other Recordings page. Also see our other recent additions to the site: demo recordings from Open House and Snapshots.

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