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Daphne Du Maurier News

Date Of Birth:
May 13, 1907
Date Of Death:
April 19, 1989 (81)
Birth Place:
London, ENGLAND
Gender:
Female
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POLL: Will REBECCA Ever Find Its Way to Broadway?POLL: Will REBECCA Ever Find Its Way to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012

New BroadwayWorld.com Poll - Will REBECCA Ever Find Its Way to Broadway? (more...)

REBECCA Update: Producers File Lawsuit Against Mark HottonREBECCA Update: Producers File Lawsuit Against Mark Hotton
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012

Now according to the New York Post, producers of the show will file a $100 million lawsuit against Hotton, for taking 'tens of thousands of dollars in advances on commissions for bringing in non-existent backers.' (more...)

THEATER TALK Previews Fall Season 2012 with Feldman, Musto, Green on Thirteen and CUNY TV, Now thru 10/22THEATER TALK Previews Fall Season 2012 with Feldman, Musto, Green on Thirteen and CUNY TV, Now thru 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2012

THEATER TALK - Fall 2012 Season Preview will premiere at 1 a.m. today, 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...)

REBECCA Drama Update: Mark Hotton Held Without Bail and Called a 'Considerable Threat'REBECCA Drama Update: Mark Hotton Held Without Bail and Called a 'Considerable Threat'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2012

Called 'a considerable threat' to the community and held without bail, if convicted, Hotton, 46, could face 40 years in jail. (more...)

REBECCA Producers Have 10 Weeks to Raise $4.5 MillionREBECCA Producers Have 10 Weeks to Raise $4.5 Million
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2012

Following REBECCA's cancellation on Broadway and the news that financier and stock broker Mark C. Hotton was arrested yesterday for his role in the show's collapse, Bloomberg reports that REBECCA's producers now have 10 weeks-until Dec. 31-to raise $4.5 million or face returning millions more to their investors. (more...)

THEATER TALK Previews Fall Season 2012 with Feldman, Musto, Green on Thirteen and CUNY TV, 10/19 - 10/22THEATER 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 MORNINGSTAGE 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 TodayBreaking 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'REBECCA Producer Says Now Clear That Four Investors 'Never Existed'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 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!BWW Reviews: Spark Theater Presents REBECCA - Menacingly Good!
by Michael Mulhern - Oct 4, 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 OffLetter to the Editor: Anonymous REBECCA Cast Member Sounds Off
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 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'REBECCA Cast Member Karen Mason Speaks Out on Producer Controversy - Remains 'Invincible'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 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 DevelopedREBECCA Producer Denies Fake Investor & New Production Being Developed
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 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 GIRLVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Sienna Miller Stars in HBO's THE GIRL
by - Oct 1, 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 WeekOFFICIAL: 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?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 MemoriesFLASH 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?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 FilledREBECCA 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'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...)

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