Jill Paice & Ryan Silverman Will Lead REBECCA on Broadway at the Broadhurst This Fall
REBECCA, the new musical based on the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier novel, has found its male and female leads: Jill Paice will play the role of "I" and Ryan Silverman the role of "Maxim de Winter." REBECCA will open on Broadway Sunday, November 18 at The Broadhurst Theatre. Previews will begin Tuesday, October 30.
Jill Paice has appeared on Broadway in Curtains, The 39 Steps, A Little Night Music and The Woman in White. In London she starred as Scarlett O'Hara in Trevor Nunn's Gone with the Wind and the world premiere of The Woman in White. She received a Helen Hayes Award nomination as Best Actress for Ace at the Signature Theatre. Other credits include Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Betty Haynes, Fox Theatre Detroit); Mamma Mia! in Las Vegas (Sophie); the national tour of Les Misérables; The Gig (Lucy, York Theatre) and Weird Romance (Delphi/Susan, York Theatre).
Ryan Silverman has starred as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and in the national tour. He has also been featured in Music in the Air (Karl) at Encores!; Cry-Baby; and The Most Happy Fella (Al) at New York City Opera. In London he played Tony in the Olivier Award-nominated West Side Story In Las Vegashe starred as Sky in Mamma Mia!. He also performed in the national tour of Wicked, and in the world premiere of Carmen at La Jolla Playhouse. Regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Jimmy); Cinderella (Prince); Grease (Danny); Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius); Assassins (John Wilkes Booth); Forever Plaid (Smudge); Sweeney Todd (Anthony); Blood Brothers (Eddie Lyons).
REBECCA features original book and lyrics by Michael Kunze, music by Sylvester Levay, English book adaptation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard), English lyrics by Hampton and Kunze, and direction by Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore (Kiss Me, Kate; City of Angels; Noises Off) and Francesca Zambello (Little Mermaid). Multiple Tony-nominated director/choreographer Graciela Daniele (Ragtime) will create the musical staging for the show. Scenic design is by Peter J. Davidson, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by Mark McCullough, sound by Peter Fitzgerald, hair & wig design by Tom Watson, make-up design by Ashley Ryan, special effects by Gregory Meeh and projections by Sven Ortel. Musical direction and supervision is by Kevin Stites.
The cast of REBECCA will also feature Karen Mason (Sunset Boulevard, Mamma Mia!) as Mrs. Danvers, two-time Tony Award nominee Howard McGillin (The Phantom of the Opera) as Frank Crawley, James Barbour (Beauty and the Beast, A Tale of Two Cities) as Jack Favell, Donna English (Lend Me A Tenor) as Beatrice de Winter, Nick Wyman (Les Miserables) as Giles and Henry Stram as Ben.