Sylvester Levay News

Karen Mason, James Barbour, John Dossett & More Join Sierra Boggess in Broadway's REBECCA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 01, 2011

Additional principal casting has been announced for the upcoming new musical REBECCA, based on the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier novel, opening on Broadway Sunday, April 22 at The Broadhurst Theatre. Joining Sierra Boggess (previously announced for the leading role of "I") are Tam Mutu (Love Never Dies in the West End) as Maxim de Winter, Karen Mason (Sunset Boulevard, Mamma Mia!) as Mrs. Danvers, James Barbour (Beauty and the Beast, A Tale of Two Cities) as Jack Favell, John Dossett (Gypsy) as Frank Crawley, Donna English (Lend Me A Tenor) as Beatrice de Winter and Nick Wyman (Les Miserables) as Giles. Previews will begin Tuesday, March 27. (more...)

Confirmed! James Barbour Joins REBECCA on Broadway
by Rialto Chatter - Nov 15, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com has confirmed that James Barbour has joined the cast of REBECCA on Broadway, in the featured role of 'Jack Favel'. He joins the only other casting officially confirmed by the production of Sierra Boggess in the lead role of 'I'. (more...)

Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 05, 2011

If you're looking for a quick roundup of this week's events in theatre, look no further: here are some of the best articles the week had to offer! (more...)

REBECCA to Play Broadhurst Theatre Opening April 2012; Sierra Boggess Now Confirmed to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2011

Producers Ben Sprecher, Louise Forlenza, The Shubert Organization, Peter Bezemes, Tony Fusco, Larry Feinman, Nanda Anand and Peter Bogyo by special arrangement with/and based on the Vereinigte Buhnen Wien GmbH production, announced that the new musical REBECCA, based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier novel, will open on Broadway Sunday, April 22 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Previews will begin Tuesday, March 27. Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid, Love Never Dies, Master Class and as Christine in last month's 25th Anniversary Concert of The Phantom of the Opera in London) will play the lead role of 'I'. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

REBECCA to Open on Broadway April 2012; Blakemore, Zambello, Daniele Join Team; Boggess Likely to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2011

Producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza, in association with Tony Fusco and Larry Feinman, and by special arrangement with/and based on the Vereinigte Buhnen Wien GmbH production, announced that the new musical REBECCA, based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier novel, will open on Broadway Sunday, April 22 at a Shubert theater to be announced. Previews will begin Tuesday, March 27. Sierra Boggess (currently starring in Master Class, The Little Mermaid, Love Never Dies) is in negotiations to play the role of 'I.' (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: REBECCA to Broadway in the Spring 2012?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2011

Amongst highlights of the upcoming theatre season shown to audiences at today's Tony dress rehearsal was a preview for REBECCA, with a promise of it coming to Broadway in the Spring of 2012. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Hugh Panaro & Carolee Carmello Headline Broadway Bound REBECCA Reading 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2011

Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid), Hugh Panaro (currently starring in the title role in The Phantom of the Opera) and Carolee Carmello (The Addams Family) will headline an upcoming industry reading of the Broadway-bound musical REBECCA on Friday, March 18 in New York, directed by Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore and Francesca Zambello. (more...)

RIALTO CHATTER: Will Sierra Boggess Lead REBECCA Musical on Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

Michael Riedel reports in the New York Post this morning that Love Never Dies star Sierra Boggess will headline the 16 million production of Rebecca, The Musical, based on the eponymous Daphne du Maurier novel. Boggess also lead a recent industry reading of the show. (more...)

Sierra Boggess to Star in West End REBECCA?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2010

REBECCA The Musical, based on the 1938 novel by Daphne Du Maurier, is said to be headed to the West End in 2011 possibly following FLASHDANCE into the Shaftesbury Theatre reports the UK Daily Mail. In talks to play Mrs. de Winter in the show is current Christine in LOVE NEVER DIES and former star of THE LITTLE MERMAID - Sierra Boggess. (more...)

REBECCA The Musical Headed To The West End?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2010

According to WhatsOnStage.com REBECCA The Musical based on the 1938 novel by Daphne Du Maurier could be headed to the West End in 2011 following PRICILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at The Palace Theatre. (more...)

German Music Authors' Awards to Honor Lyricist Michael Kunze
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2010

The German Music Authors' Awards will honor lyricist and librettist Michael Kunze, presented on April 22 at the Axica building in Berlin. Kunze has worked extensively translating Broadway musicals, as well as the composer for Elisabeth, Tanz der Vampire, and Mozart! (more...)

MOZART! Plays the Grand Theatre, 1/20-2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2010

Selected as the special rent performance for 2010 in the Sejong Center. 'Mozart!' the musical from Vienna, Austria is being performed for the first time in Korea. The musical 'Mozart!' is a Australian musical made by world-renowned play writer Michael Kunze and Grammy Award winner Sylvester Levay. It will be presented in the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts during January 20 to February 21 of 2010. (more...)

MOZART! Plays the Grand Theatre, 1/20-2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2010

Selected as the special rent performance for 2010 in the Sejong Center. 'Mozart!' the musical from Vienna, Austria is being performed for the first time in Korea. The musical 'Mozart!' is a Australian musical made by world-renowned play writer Michael Kunze and Grammy Award winner Sylvester Levay. It will be presented in the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts during January 20 to February 21 of 2010. (more...)

Boggess and Barrett Lead UK Reading Of New Musical REBECCA 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2009

Producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza for Global Broadway Productions are pleased to announce that Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid), Brent Barrett (Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun) and Pia Douwes (Chicago) will headline an upcoming industry reading of the Broadway/West End-bound musical REBECCA on Friday, October 2 in London. (more...)

Boggess and Barrett Lead UK Reading Of New Musical REBECCA 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2009

Producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza for Global Broadway Productions are pleased to announce that Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid), Brent Barrett (Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular, Chicago, Annie Get Your Gun) and Pia Douwes (Chicago) will headline an upcoming industry reading of the Broadway/West End-bound musical REBECCA on Friday, October 2 in London. (more...)

Tony Winner Christopher Hampton Joins Team of Toronto, Broadway and West End Bound REBECCA
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2009

Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton, currently represented on Broadway with his translation of the acclaimed, Tony Award-nominated God of Carnage and the revival of his play The Philanthropist, has joined the creative team of the new musical REBECCA, currently in development. (more...)

'Rebecca' Comes to Broadway in 2010 Following Run at Guthrie
by BWW News Desk - Sep 07, 2008

Producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza of the newly formed production entity GLOBAL BROADWAY Inc. officially signed a deal this evening with the Vereinigte Buhnen Wien Theatre to bring the hit musical REBECCA to Broadway in 2010. The signing took place in front of the sold-out re-opening night audience for REBECCA following the performance with Sprecher, Forlenza, VBW Artistic Director Kathrin Zechner and Manager Thomas Drozda. REBECCA, based on the classic Daphne Du Maurier novel (and later turned into an Oscar-winning film by Alfred Hitchcock) features book and lyrics by Michael Kunze, music by Sylvester Levay, and direction by Francesca Zambello, director of Broadway's The Little Mermaid and the new musical Little House on the Prairie, which just had its world premiere at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. (more...)

Sprecher and Forlenza Announce New Production Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2008

Producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza announced today the formation of GLOBAL BROADWAY PRODUCTIONS INC., a new production entity created to develop and produce new musicals for Broadway, the road, and international stages. (more...)

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