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UPDATE: REBECCA Publicist Marc Thibodeau Responds to Latest RulingUPDATE: REBECCA Publicist Marc Thibodeau Responds to Latest Ruling
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

As reported last night, Broadway's ever-evolving REBECCA scandal continues, with press agent Marc Thibodeau having been found liable for sending emails that caused a potential investor to pull $2.25 million from the musical, a move that forced the project to a halt. (more...)

Broadway Publicist Found Liable in REBECCA Scandal; Musical Eyeing Spring 2016 BowBroadway Publicist Found Liable in REBECCA Scandal; Musical Eyeing Spring 2016 Bow
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

In the latest legal news from Broadway's ever-evolving REBECCA scandal, Deadline writes that press agent Marc Thibodeau has been found liable for sending emails that caused a potential investor to pull $2.25 million from the musical, a move that forced the project to a halt. (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Apr 16, 2015

in Rock-Star zu Zeiten des Rokoko: MOZART! - Das Musical aus der Feder des Erfolgsduos Michael Kunze und Sylvester Levay beleuchtet den Weltmusiker, die historische Figur, eine Legende der klassischen Musik und kehrt nun an den Ort seines Ursprungs - nach Wien - zuruck! Die Premiere findet am 24. September 2015 im Raimund Theater statt. Ana Milva Gomes (Grafin von Waldstatten), Brigitte Oelke (Cacilia Weber), Barbara Obermeier (Nannerl), Oedo Kuipers (W.A. Mozart), Mark Seibert (H. Colloredo), Franziska Schuster (Constanze Weber) werden auf der Buhne stehen. (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Officially Opens Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Officially Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, opening tonight, January 12 at London's Playhouse Theatre after beginning previews last month, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern,Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

AUDIO: New Clips Released from REBECCA; Coming to Broadway in Fall 2015?AUDIO: New Clips Released from REBECCA; Coming to Broadway in Fall 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

As BroadwayWorld last reported in October, Rebecca producer Ben Sprecher is still working to bring the much-delayed musical to Broadway in Fall 2015. Fans need wait no longer for a taste of what the show will sound like though! Audio selections of 'Last Night,' 'She's Invincible,' 'I'll Never Forget Her Smile,' 'Free Now,' and 'Rebecca' have just been posted on the show's official website. CLICK HERE to check out clips featuring Lisa O'Hare, Pia Douwes, Sierra Boggess and Julian Ovenden. (more...)

Tamsin Greig Leads WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, Opening Tonight in the West EndTamsin Greig Leads WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, opening tonight, December 20, in the West End, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern,Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, beginning tonight, December 17, in the West End, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

Seline Hizli Completes WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN CastSeline Hizli Completes WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Seline Hizli completes the cast for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown joining the previously announced Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley and Willemijn Verkaik. Additional cast includes Marianne Benedict, Holly James, Michael Matus, Rebecca McKinnis, Sarah Moyle, Alastair Natkiel, Nuno Queimado and Dale Rapley. (more...)

REBECCA Con Man Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison, Will Pay $68K in RestitutionREBECCA Con Man Sentenced to Three Years in Federal Prison, Will Pay $68K in Restitution
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The New York Daily News reports that Mark Hotton, who in 2012 scammed the producers of REBECCA out of $65,000 and all-but extinguished the musical's plans for a Broadway run, was sentenced today, October 10, to almost three years (34 months) in federal prison. (more...)

ELISABETH kommt 2015 wieder nach DeutschlandELISABETH kommt 2015 wieder nach Deutschland
by Iris Moebius - Jun 19, 2014

Der Welterfolg von Michael Kunze und Sylvester Levay kehrt zuruck nach Deutschland - Ein Drama uber die andere Seite der schonen Kaiserin. ies ist der Stoff, aus dem große Dramen sind. Alles bietet er auf - Liebe, Macht, Ruhm, Schonheit, Verzweiflung, sogar Mord. Und er erzahlt die Geschichte entlang einer einzelnen Person der Weltgeschichte - Elisabeth, geboren 1837 in Munchen, erstochen als osterreichische Kaiserin 1898 in Genf. Ihr Schicksal fullt Bucher, Filme, Theaterstucke, Museen und ist auch Gegenstand dieses einen sehr besonderen, geradezu rauschhaften Dramas - Elisabeth. Dass es einmal das erfolgreichste deutschsprachige Musical werden wurde, durfte zur Urauffuhrung 1992 durch die Vereinigten Buhnen Wien niemand erwarten. Im Gegenteil, die Presse wehrte sich damals mit gefahrlicher Hame gegen diese neue, dunklere Sicht auf die osterreichische Nationalheilige. (more...)

DIE KAISERIN SAGT ADIEU - Das Musical ELISABETH feierte Abschied!DIE KAISERIN SAGT ADIEU - Das Musical ELISABETH feierte Abschied!
by Marcel Konrath - Feb 4, 2014

Am Samstag, 1.Februar 2014, hob sich das letzte Mal der Vorhang fur das Erfolgsmusical ELISABETH im Raimund Theater. (more...)

REBECCA Rights Extended Through December; Producers Eying Winter 2014 StartREBECCA 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...)

Willemijn Verkaik Confirmed As London's New Elphaba In WICKED From November!Willemijn Verkaik Confirmed As London's New Elphaba In WICKED From November!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

WICKED, the record-breaking hit West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, proudly welcomes Willemijn Verkaik to the role of 'Elphaba' from Today 18 November 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Willemijn Verkaik Performs 'The Years' from Scott Alan's HOME THE MUSICALSTAGE TUBE: Willemijn Verkaik Performs 'The Years' from Scott Alan's HOME THE MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - Sep 9, 2013

In August, WICKED's Willemijn Verkaik starred in Scott Alan's concert performance of his new musical HOME at IndigO2 at the 02. The concert was the first time entire score from HOME THE MUSICAL had been revealed. Below, check out Verkaik perform the Overture and the opening song from the show! (more...)

Willemijn Verkaik to Join West End's WICKED, Beginning November 18!Willemijn Verkaik to Join West End's WICKED, Beginning November 18!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

WICKED, the record-breaking hit West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, proudly welcomes (more...)

Willemijn Verkaik Confirmed As London's New Elphaba In WICKED From November!Willemijn Verkaik Confirmed As London's New Elphaba In WICKED From November!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2013

WICKED, the record-breaking hit West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, proudly welcomes Willemijn Verkaik to the role of 'Elphaba' from Monday 18 November 2013. (more...)

Vanity Fair Online Extra - REBECCA Must-Read!Vanity Fair Online Extra - REBECCA Must-Read!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

As an online companion to Vanity Fair's feature article on Rebecca the Musical's scandalous Broadway collapse, David Kamp takes readers behind the scenes at Rebecca's first and only rehearsal. (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...)

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