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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 15th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 15, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Casting news for ChiShakes' 'Sunday,' TATC's '42nd Street' and Paramount's 'Grease,' plus ALW and the eye-popping Marriott season, Chicago's first 'Q,' Super September along Belmont Avenue and much more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Hollywood Bowl's THE PRODUCERS- 'Springtime for Hitler'
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2012

The Hollywood Bowl's production of THE PRODUCERS ended its limited run last night, July 29, 2012. The cast featured Richard Kind as Max Bialystock, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Leo Bloom, Roger Bart as Carmen Ghia, Gary Beach as Roger De Bris, Rebecca Romijn as Ulla and Dane Cook as Franz Liebkind. Below, check out 'Springtime for Hilter' from the big production! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Richard Kind and More in THE PRODUCERS at The Hollywood Bowl, Part 2!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2012

The Hollywood Bowl's production of THE PRODUCERS ends its limited run tonight, July 29, 2012. The cast features Richard Kind as Max Bialystock, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Leo Bloom, Roger Bart as Carmen Ghia, Gary Beach as Roger De Bris, Rebecca Romijn as Ulla and Dane Cook as Franz Liebkind. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you Part 2 of extensive photo coverage of the all-star cast onstage. Scroll below for Act 2 and the curtain call! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Richard Kind & More in THE PRODUCERS at The Hollywood Bowl, Part 1!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2012

The Hollywood Bowl's production of THE PRODUCERS ends its limited run tonight, July 29, 2012. The cast features Richard Kind as Max Bialystock, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Leo Bloom, Roger Bart as Carmen Ghia, Gary Beach as Roger De Bris, Rebecca Romijn as Ulla and Dane Cook as Franz Liebkind. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you Part 1 of extensive photo coverage of the all-star cast onstage in Act 1, as well as Mel Brooks at the show! (more...)

All-Star Cast Brings THE PRODUCERS to The Hollywood Bowl, Now thru July 29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

The Hollywood Bowl's production of THE PRODUCERS kicks off tonight, July 27 and runs through July 29, 2012. The cast features Richard Kind as Max Bialystock, Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Leo Bloom, Roger Bart as Carmen Ghia, Gary Beach as Roger De Bris, Rebecca Romijn as Ulla and Dane Cook as Franz Liebkind. (more...)

Save 20% on Select Seats to THE PRODUCERS at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Contests - Jul 23, 2012

Presented by the LA Philharmonic, a sensational cast from Broadway, TV and film brings it to life in a riotous production tailored specifically for the Hollywood Bowl by the original creative team. Buy now and save 20% on select seats! (more...)

BWW TV LA Exclusive: Inside Rehearsal with Kind, Ferguson, Romijn, Beach, Bart, Cook & More for THE PRODUCERS at The Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Jul 23, 2012

One of the biggest events in Los Angeles this summer is Mel Brooks' multiple Tony Award winning musical THE PRODUCERS in the home stretch of its much anticipated July 27th opening at the legendary Hollywood Bowl. Broadway's smash hit stars Richard Kind as Max Bialystock and Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Leo Bloom. And, Broadwayworld's own Michael Sterling (Los Angeles Correspondent for BWW TV) and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group, Inc. were on hand last Friday, July 20 at rehearsal to chat it up with all of the stars of the grandiose production. (more...)

Broadway’s Luker, Mazzie, Danieley and McGillin Star in Grant Park’s Frank Loesser Concert, July 13-14
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 13, 2012

Among all the summer-time concerts taking place in the Chicago area this month, one concert stands out--free, accessible, chock-full of hit songs and performed by an unmatched quartet of Broadway stars. And it's only in Chicago. "Perfectly Frank: From Broadway to Hollywood" isn't happening anywhere else except the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park, courtesy of the Grant Park Music Festival. It's this weekend, and early arrival is recommended. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie and More at Grant Park Music Festival PERFECTLY FRANK Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2012

Grant Park Music Festival concert in Chicago's Millennium Park will host a a concert on July 13 and 14, 2012, entitled “Perfectly Frank: From Broadway to Hollywood.' The show is a tribute to Frank Loesser, featuring Broadway's Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Howard McGillin. Check out the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 11th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 11, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Divas on parade: Menzel, Cook, Hudson, Luker and Mazzie, plus the new year's offerings from Broadway In Chicago and local productions of 'Fame,' 'Little Shop' and more!.... (more...)

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