Daphne Du Maurier News

Date Of Birth:
May 13, 1907
Date Of Death:
April 19, 1989 (81)
Birth Place:
London, ENGLAND
Gender:
Female
THEATER TALK Previews Fall Season 2012 with Feldman, Musto, Green on Thirteen and CUNY TV, 10/19 - 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2012

THEATER TALK - Fall 2012 Season Preview will premiere at 1 a.m. on Friday, October 19 (2012; early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS, followed in New York City on CUNY TV* Saturday at 8:30 pm, Sunday at 12:30 pm, and Monday at 7:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 7:30 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: REBECCA Producer Ben Sprecher Speaks Out on CBS THIS MORNING
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2012

REBECCA, the new musical based on the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier novel, was scheduled to begin rehearsals Monday, September 10 prior to an October 30 first preview and November 18 premiere at the Broadhurst Theatre. The show's producer, Ben Sprecher, spoke out on CBS THIS MORNING - view the full interview below. (more...)

Breaking News: REBECCA Middle-Man Financier Mark Hotten Arrested Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012

The twisting tale of REBECCA's cancellation on Broadway made a new turn this morning with multiple news outlets reporting that troubled financier and stock broker Mark C. Hotton was arrested this morning at 6am for his role in the show's collapse. (more...)

REBECCA Producer Says Now Clear That Four Investors 'Never Existed'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2012

According to the New York Post, Ronald Russo , lawyer for producer Ben Sprecher has now said that 'Sprecher had been led to "Abrams" by shadowy Long Island businessman, Mark Hotton, who told him Abrams died before he could hand over the dough, sources have said. There also were three other investors Hotton told Sprecher about who supposedly promised another combined $2 million for the show, the sources have said. But "following an extensive search over the last week, I can now confirm that there is no evidence whatever that "Paul Abrams" or any of the other three investors brought to this production by Mr. Hotton, ever existed," said Sprecher's lawyer, Ronald Russo. The lawyer said they conducted an investigation in both the US and England.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Spark Theater Presents REBECCA - Menacingly Good!
by Michael Mulhern - Oct 04, 2012

One of the things that I adore most about this theater company is they are constantly evolving and they learn from their mistakes. REBECCA dots every 'i' and crosses every 't' and made for a thoroughly enjoyable evening of suspense. (more...)

Letter to the Editor: Anonymous REBECCA Cast Member Sounds Off
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2012

As previously reported, the Broadway production of REBECCA, which was to open this fall, has been delayed indefinitely and is now at the center of an investigation to determine if any criminal wrongdoing occured in the show's long road to Broadway. (more...)

REBECCA Cast Member Karen Mason Speaks Out on Producer Controversy - Remains 'Invincible'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2012

This morning, October 3, the following letter was composed by one of the Principal cast members of REBECCA, Karen Mason, in hopes of clearing up the ongoing speculation of the cancelled Broadway prodution of REBECCA (more...)

REBECCA Producer Denies Fake Investor & New Production Being Developed
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2012

Now according to the New York Times, the United States attorney's office is investigating whether the investor ever existed in the first place. Sprecher told NYT: "I never made up or fabricated any investor, and I never made up Paul Abrams." He also revealed that a new production of Rebecca is in the works that he 'hoped to mount soon, on Broadway or elsewhere.' (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Sienna Miller Stars in HBO's THE GIRL
by - Oct 01, 2012

Toby Jones and Sienna Miller Star in THE GIRL, an HBO Films Presentation in Association with BBC, Debuting Oct. 20 The film tells the story of Alfred Hitchcock's obsessive relationship with his leading lady Tippi Hedren during the making of 'The Birds' and 'Marnie.' (more...)

OFFICIAL: REBECCA Is Delayed Indefinitely; Producers Blame Anonymous Email for Scaring Away New Investor This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2012

Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza, producers for Rebecca, the Musical, announced this afternoon that they were left with no option but to postpone the show. A new timeline has not been announced. (more...)

Breaking News: Has REBECCA Cancelled Its Broadway Run?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2012

The offstage saga of REBECCA the musical continues to twist and turn with drama of its own. Today, Michael Riedel reports exclusively in the New York Post that, according to his sources, the show 'has been cancelled due to a lack of financing.' (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Mega Musical Memories
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 28, 2012

With this week's hot Broadway news centering on the shady financial dealings of the backers - or lack thereof, as the case may be - for the still supposedly forthcoming Broadway production of European hit REBECCA, based on the novel by Daphne Du Maurier - the marquee is lit and cast signed, after all - the mega-musical has fleetingly returned to the centerstage for, well, one day more, spurring on a remembrance of mega-musicals passed. Let's look at the top ten - CATS to PHANTOM to LES MIZ to MISS SAIGON, CHESS, and, of course, the surreptitious leading lady of REBECCA, as well as some surprises along the way. (more...)

REBECCA Cast Set to Start Rehearsals on October 1?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, REBECCA's lead producer Ben Sprecher recently confirmed the receipt of new financial commitments from investors to alleviate the $4.5 million gap in the musical's budget. Now according to the New York Times, the cast of the show has been notifoed that rehearsals will indeed begin on Monday, October 1. (more...)

REBECCA Producer Says Musical's $4.5 Million Investment Gap Filled
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2012

After sending an email to cast and creative team members as previously reported yesterday, September 20, REBECCA's lead producer Ben Sprecher has confirmed the receipt of new financial commitments from investors to alleviate the $4.5 million gap in the musical's budget, according to The New York Times' ArtsBeat blog. (more...)

REBECCA Producer Says Musical's 'Uncertainty Will Be Resolved Shortly'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2012

According to The New York Times' ArtsBeat blog, producer Ben Sprecher of the Broadway musical Rebecca sent an email to the show's cast and crew today with details about the production's fate. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: THE BIRDS Wings Its Way Back On Wednesday
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 19, 2012

Flocking back to movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, September 19, Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS is the latest in a seriously impressive series of classic films being re-released for one night only in HD with special attendant interviews and behind-the-scenes features, hosted by noted film historian Robert Osborne, as part of an unprecedented, ongoing Turner Classic Movies film festival hosted by NCM Fathom-equipped cinemas. This special presentation of THE BIRDS will begin with an introduction, mini-documentary and interview with film star Tippi Hedren prior to the presentation of the film itself, so, today let us take a look back at one of the most influential and terrifying films of the 1960s, as well as the formidable icon who made it, Alfred Hitchcock. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: THE BIRDS Wings Its Way Back On Wednesday
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 19, 2012

Flocking back to movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, September 19, Alfred Hitchcock's THE BIRDS is the latest in a seriously impressive series of classic films being re-released for one night only in HD with special attendant interviews and behind-the-scenes features, hosted by noted film historian Robert Osborne, as part of an unprecedented, ongoing Turner Classic Movies film festival hosted by NCM Fathom-equipped cinemas. This special presentation of THE BIRDS will begin with an introduction, mini-documentary and interview with film star Tippi Hedren prior to the presentation of the film itself, so, today let us take a look back at one of the most influential and terrifying films of the 1960s, as well as the formidable icon who made it, Alfred Hitchcock. (more...)

PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY by Debut Author Larissa Reinhart Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

PORTRAIT OF A DEAD GUY by debut author Larissa Reinhart is now available in stores. This 2012 Daphne Du Maurier Award nominated mystery features a fresh new heroine with sleuthing skills that match her artistic finesse in a delightful fast-paced tale. (more...)

2012 Golden Heart Finalist LOWCOUNTRY BOIL Southern Mystery On Sale 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

Susan M. Boyer's celebrated debut, LOWCOUNTRY BOIL will be on sale September 18, 2012. Nominated for both the Golden Heart® and the Daphne Du Maurier Award, this Southern mystery mixes mayhem and charm, enveloping the reader in sea, sand, and suspense. (more...)

Breaking News: REBECCA $4.5 Million Short After Investor's Death - Delays Start of Rehearsals for 2 Weeks; Previews & Opening Night as Well
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2012

REBECCA, the new musical based on the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier novel, has delayed the start of its rehearsals by two weeks due to the death of a key investor responsible for a $4.5 million investment pool in the production . REBECCA was scheduled to begin rehearsals Monday, September 10 prior to an October 30 first preview and November 18 premiere at the Broadhurst Theatre. (more...)

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