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Playbill Chronicles the Evolution of "Pimpernel" Over 20 Years

The Scarlet Pimpernel, with book and lyrics by Nan Knighton and music by Frank Wildhorn, has a complicated history involving two major rewrites. The original production was mounted at the Minskoff Theatre in October 1997, Version 2.0 re-opened at the Minskoff in November 1998, and Version 3.0 opened at the Neil Simon Theatre in 1999.

Read the full article on for a new oral history of the show's development, including quotes from Nan and Frank.


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