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BWW Likes: Historic Winter Storm and LES MIZBWW Likes: Historic Winter Storm and LES MIZ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com noticed something today as we scoured Facebook and it's something that we really liked, so we wanted to share it with you because it's not so often that you find such generosity for actors. This weekend, all roads lead to St. Louis as actors are headed there from all over the country to audition for the Muny's summer production of LES MISERABLES directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and with music direction by Kevin Stites. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Creative Teams Revealed for MUNY Summer Shows - Tartaglia, Jay-Alexander, Jones, Lenz, Ruggiero, Griffin, Bruni & MoreBWW Exclusive: Creative Teams Revealed for MUNY Summer Shows - Tartaglia, Jay-Alexander, Jones, Lenz, Ruggiero, Griffin, Bruni & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 16, 2013

Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2013 Season, which opens on June 17 with Monty Python's Spamalot. 'This is a phenomenally talented group of artists, and I'm thrilled to be working with all of them. Last season our audience inspired us to take many risks and push ourselves far. These directors and choreographers are already working on ways to top last season's level of excitement and excellence.' (more...)

York Theatre Company's STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW Ends Encore Performances TonightYork Theatre Company's STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW Ends Encore Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2012

Originally meant to be a one-night performance of the hit Off-Broadway musical revue, Starting Here, Starting Now, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire, The York Theatre Company will conclude the second of two encore performances this evening, December 16th at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: Loni Ackerman, Margery Cohen, and More Return to STARTING HERE, STARTING NOWPhoto Flash: Loni Ackerman, Margery Cohen, and More Return to STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

Due to the overwhelming success of the one-night performance of the hit Off-Broadway musical revue, Starting Here, Starting Now, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) has added two encore performances on Sunday evenings, December 9th & 16th at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW Encore PerformancesYork Theatre Company Announces STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW Encore Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

Due to the overwhelming success of the one-night performance of the hit Off-Broadway musical revue, Starting Here, Starting Now, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire, The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) has added two additional performances: Sunday evenings, December 9th & 16th at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

REBECCA Cast Takes Part in Holiday Concert at 54 Below TonightREBECCA Cast Takes Part in Holiday Concert at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

It's the Broadway musical that was, then wasn't. Tonight, December 3, join the intrepid cast of the ill-fated Rebecca when they gather on the 54 Below stage for one night only in Keep the Home Fires Burning: A Very Manderley Holiday. (more...)

Loni Ackerman, Margery Cohen and George Lee Andrews Reunite for STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW at York Theatre Company TonightLoni Ackerman, Margery Cohen and George Lee Andrews Reunite for STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW at York Theatre Company Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2012

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), following the recent successful five month run of Closer Than Ever, continues the celebration with a one-night only performance of the hit Off-Broadway musical revue, Starting Here, Starting Now, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire, this evening, December 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

REBECCA Cast to Take Part in Holiday Concert at 54 Below, 12/3REBECCA Cast to Take Part in Holiday Concert at 54 Below, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2012

It's the Broadway musical that was, then wasn't. On December 3, join the intrepid cast of the ill-fated Rebecca when they gather on the 54 Below stage for one night only in Keep the Home Fires Burning: A Very Manderley Holiday. For tickets, visit; http://54below.com/T_keephomefiresburning.html (more...)

Loni Ackerman, Margery Cohen and George Lee Andrews Reunite for STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW at York Theatre Company, 12/2Loni Ackerman, Margery Cohen and George Lee Andrews Reunite for STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW at York Theatre Company, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2012

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), following the recent successful five month run of Closer Than Ever, continues the celebration with a one-night only performance of the hit Off-Broadway musical revue, Starting Here, Starting Now, with lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire, on Sunday evening, December 2, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Breaking News: REBECCA $4.5 Million Short After Investor's Death - Delays Start of Rehearsals for 2 Weeks; Previews & Opening Night as WellBreaking 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 8, 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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