Confirmed! James Barbour Joins REBECCA on Broadway
BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed that James Barbour has joined the cast of REBECCA on Broadway, in the featured role of 'Jack Favel'. He joins the only other casting officially confirmed by the production of Sierra Boggess in the lead role of "I".
Barbour is currently embarking on his 'Fourth Annual HOLIDAY CONCERT TOUR' which premieres on Saturday evening, December 4 and his new CD on the Global Vision Records Label which ships nationally on Wednesday, November 17.
The tour will play The Spanish Hills Country Club (999 Crestview Avenue, Camarillo, CA) on Sunday, December 4; SARDI'S (234 West 44 Street, NYC) on Thursday, December 8 through Sunday, December 11; and THE COTERIE (1775 North Highland Avenue, CA) on Friday, December 16 and Saturday, December 17.
REBECCA, based on the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier novel, will open on Broadway Sunday, April 22 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Previews will begin Tuesday, March 27.
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 Angeles; 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, special effects by Gregory Meeh and projections by Sven Ortel. Musical direction and supervision is by Kevin Stites.
Based on the classic Daphne Du Maurier novel (and later turned into an Oscar-winning film by Alfred Hitchcock), REBECCA is the story of Maxim de Winter, his new wife ("I") and Mrs. Danvers, the controlling and manipulative housekeeper of Maxim's West Country estate of Manderley - where the memory of his first wife, the glamorous and mysterious Rebecca, still casts a shadow.
REBECCA had its world premiere in 2006 at Vereinigte Buhnen Wien in Vienna, where it played to sold-out houses for more than three years. Vastly successful productions of REBECCA have also played Budapest, Hungary; Bucharest, Romania; Helsinki, Finland; Stuttgart, Germany; St. Gallen, Switzerland and at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo.
James most recently starred in the world premiere of Nightmare Alley at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles. He has also starred on Broadway in A Tale Of Two Cities (Sydney Carton) for which he was nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle andDrama League Awards for Best Actor, Carousel (Billy Bigelow), Jane Eyre (Rochester, Drama League Award Nomination), Beauty And The Beast (Beast), Urinetown (Lockstock), Assassins (Czolgosz), and Cyrano The Musical. He was part of the original National tour of The Secret Garden and starred as 'Lancelot' in Camelot opposite Jeremy Irons (Hollywood Bowl) and Michael York (National Tour). He co-starred in Lewis And Clark Reach The Euphrates (Mark Taper Forum), the world premiere of 20th Century (Signature Theatre) and has appeared in many other regional and Off-Broadway productions including A Tale Of Two Cities at the Asolo Theatre for which he won the Sarasota Magazine Award for Best Actor, Back From Broadway (which he also co-produced and for which he received an LA Weekly Garland Award) and he was nominated for an LA Ovation Award for The Ghost And Mrs. Muir at the NOHO Arts Center in Los Angeles. Television and Film: Alchemy, Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights, Ed, Sex In The City, Just Shoot Me, The District, That's Life, The Game, Some Enchanted Evening, The American Experience John And AbiGail Adams. His voice can be heard on the recordings of A Gift Of Christmas, Jane Eyre, Assassins, A Tale Of Two Cities, Broadway In Concert, The Gift and the recent release of Frank Wildhorn?s Dracula.