Daphne Du Maurier News

Date Of Birth:
May 13, 1907
Date Of Death:
April 19, 1989 (81)
Birth Place:
London, ENGLAND
Gender:
Female
THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Richard Burton Remembrance
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 07, 2014

This week marks the 30th anniversary of the death of world renowned stage and screen star Richard Burton and today we celebrate his lasting legacy in honor of it. (more...)

Menagerie's SWIMMING to Float Into Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 2-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Menagerie/Mercury Theatre Colchester/Escalator East to Edinburgh present SWIMMING by Jane Upton. BONES writer returns to the Fringe with a show that is very close to home. (more...)

Life Is a Cabaret at Cain Park, June 19-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

June is bustin' out all over with a series of four special cabaret concerts taking place in the intimate Alma Theater nestled in the heart of Cain Park. The concert dates for the series are June 19, 21, 26 and 28. All Cabaret Series concerts begin at 7:00 PM, and are made possible with support from WCPN 90.3 FM. (more...)

Pippa Frith & Birmingham Repertory Theatre Presents The Forensics of a Flat and Other Stories, 30-31 May
by Jillian Gaier - May 12, 2014

The celebrated creator of Me, Myself and Miss Gibbs Francesca Millican-Slater returns to tell stories of a flat she has fallen in love with. A doomed love affair documented in lyricism, power point, a touch of stand up and classic karaoke. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Present DANCE OF DEATH, 4/1-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Writers Theatre presents The Dance of Death by August Strindberg, in a new version by Conor McPherson and directed by Henry Wishcamper. The production runs April 1 - July 20, 2014 at 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. The press openings are April 9 and 10, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Turns 21 and Celebrates with a Season of Literary Masterpieces and Shakespeare Classics
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company announces its 2014-2015 Season 21 schedule. CSC's Season 21 is generously sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation and all productions will feature Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's Resident Company of Actors. Season 21 subscription packages went on sale February 3, 2014 and experienced a record breaking first day of sales. Single tickets are now on sale and seats are already in high demand! (more...)

REBECCA Rights Extended Through December; Producers Eying Winter 2014 Start
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Lead producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza, announced today that REBECCA, the musical based on the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier, has officially extended its rights through December 31, 2014 and is eyeing a Winter 2014 start. They are now joined by Co Producers Steven Colson, Peter Bezemes and Barbara Sellinger, along with the previously announced co-producers, who all remained committed to the project. (more...)

Academy Award Winner Joan Fontaine Dies at 96
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

The New York Times reports that Joan Fontaine, perhaps best known for her role in Alfred Hitchcock's 'Rebecca' and who received an Academy Award for her performance in Hitchcock's 'Suspicion,' died at her home yesterday. (more...)

Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart Win 2014 Edgar Award Grand Masters Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart have been chosen as the 2014 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA's Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Mr. Crais and Ms. Hart will be presented with their awards at the Edgar Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (more...)

Mystery Writers of America Announces 2014 Grand Masters Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart Plus 2014 Raven Award Winner
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Robert Crais and Carolyn Hart have been chosen as the 2014 Grand Masters by Mystery Writers of America (MWA). MWA's Grand Master Award represents the pinnacle of achievement in mystery writing and was established to acknowledge important contributions to this genre, as well as for a body of work that is both significant and of consistent high quality. Mr. Crais and Ms. Hart will be presented with their awards at the Edgar Awards Banquet, which will be held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Thursday, May 1, 2014. (more...)

Nine Romantic Suspense Novels Included in DANGEROUS ATTRACTION Box Set; Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

With nine full-size novels from bestselling romantic suspense authors and a brand new Christmas novella from New York Times bestselling author, Rebecca York, this boxed set can't be missed. Sexy, steamy heroes to heat you up and twisting plots to keep you turning page after page well past midnight. From sweet to scorcher, these stories are a must read. Fall in love with our sexy cops, tough military heroes, and hot CEOs. Treat yourself to an amazing reading experience by top authors of romantic suspense collected in one boxed set at a price that can't be beat. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse to Transfer THE NIGHT ALIVE and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

The Donmar Warehouse is preparing to transfer both of its critically acclaimed Conor McPherson productions, The Night Alive and The Weir, within the next two months. The Night Alive will make its American premiere at The Atlantic Theater off-Broadway on the 30 November 2013, with The Weir opening at Wyndham's Theatre in the West End on the 16 January 2014. (more...)

On Her Shoulders to Present Staged Reading of THE YEARS BETWEEN, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

On Her Shoulders will present a staged reading of The Years Between by Daphne Du Maurier, directed by Mary McGinley and edited by Susan Jonas. The Play in Context, a special component contextualizing the script in its historical time and place, will be delivered by Dr. Jonas at the top of the evening. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 6:45pm curtain; tickets are free to the public. The performance is at the New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street. R.S.V.P to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com (more...)

Securities and Exchange Commission Will Not Take Action Against REBECCA Producers; Still Coming to Broadway in Fall 2014?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

According to the New York Times, the Securities and Exchange Commission will not take action against the producers of REBECCA. The new musical, which was originally scheduled to open on Broadway last fall, was cancelled after it was discovered that several of the show's investors never existed. A recent letter from the SEC to the producers' lawyers indicated that their 'investigation of the producing team was complete and no enforcement actions would be pursued.' (more...)

American Stage Begins 2013-14 Season with THE BIRDS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company is excited to announce their 2013-2014 season opening production, THE BIRDS by the acclaimed Irish Playwright Conor McPherson (The Seafarer). Previews are tonight and tomorrow, October 2 & 3. Opening Night is October 4 and the production runs through October 27. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Jessica Brown Findlay to Lead BBC One's JAMAICA INN
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2013

According to Deadline, DOWNTON ABBEY's Jessica Brown Findlay has been tapped to star in BBC One's upcoming three-part adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's novel JAMAICA INN. (more...)

American Stage to Open 2013-14 Season with THE BIRDS, 10/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

American Stage Theatre Company is excited to announce their 2013-2014 season opening production, THE BIRDS by the acclaimed Irish Playwright Conor McPherson (The Seafarer). Previews are October 2 & 3. Opening Night is October 4 and the production runs through October 27. (more...)

REBECCA THE MUSICAL Con Mark C. Hotton Pleads Guilty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

The New York Daily News reports that Mark C. Hotton admitted today, July 29, to conning funds from Broadway's REBECCA THE MUSCIAL by fictionalizing millionaire investors. Hotton said the scam was part of a plan to keep $65,000 in finder's fees. Hotton also plead guilty to a similar scheme with a Connecticut real estate firm, and will be tried tomorrow in Long Island in a money laundering conspiracy connected to Brooklyn's Maimonides Medical Center. (more...)

REBECCA to Arrive on Broadway Next Year? Fundraising Deadline Extended Through 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Back in April, BroadwayWorld reported that lead producer of REBECCA, Ben Sprecher, still intended to bring the new msuical to Broadway by the end of the year. After the Fall 2012 production was cancelled, Sprecher revealed to BroadwayWorld that another $7 million would be needed to reach the $15 million needed to bring the show to Broadway. For the show to open by the end of the year, the musical needed to raise an additional $7 million by the end of June. (more...)

Quotidian Theatre Company to Present D.C. Premiere of THE BIRDS, 7/12-8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

Following the best-selling musical James Joyce's The Dead and the critically-acclaimed drama A Walk in the Woods, Quotidian Theatre Companycloses their 15th anniversary season with the D.C. area premiere of The Birds - celebrated playwright Conor McPherson's unique, morally-challenging adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier short story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock's film. Quotidian's co-founder and artistic director Jack Sbarbori directs actors Jenny Donovan, Stephanie Mumford, Ted Schneider, and Matthew Vaky in the production, which runs July 12 - August 11, 2013 at The Writer's Center (4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD). (more...)

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