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Producer Charlie Lyons (The Water Horse, The Guardian, Ladder 49), director Jay Russell (The Water Horse, Ladder 49, My Dog Skip) and actor Tim Guinee (NBC's "Revolution", Showtime's "Homeland", "Iron Man I & II") worked for two years to acquire the theatrical stage rights to the most famous and beloved of all noir short stories, "Rear Window" (aka "It Had to be Murder"). This unique producing consortium announced today their plans to mount a Broadway production of the iconic and haunting tale of the wheelchair bound witness to a possible murder in his neighboring New York City apartment. Although the Broadway rights in this story have been repeatedly sought over the years from the Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust and its predecessors, this is the first option ever granted.

"Rear Window" was written in 1942 by noted author, Cornell Woolrich. With fans such as Ray Bradbury, who once proclaimed that Woolrich "deserves to be discovered and rediscovered by each generation," Mr. Woolrich carries the distinction of being the most adapted crime novelist of all time including, of course, for the classic 1954 motion picture "Rear Window" directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Review Roundup: Kevin Bacon Leads REAR WINDOW at Hartford StageReview Roundup: Kevin Bacon Leads REAR WINDOW at Hartford Stage
by Review Roundups - November 2, 2015

Hartford Stage presents the sold-out world premiere of Rear Window, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin, and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, which opened October 30. Check out ALL the reviews from the show below! (more...)

Terry Kinney to Direct Broadway-Bound REAR WINDOW; Full Creative Team Announced!Terry Kinney to Direct Broadway-Bound REAR WINDOW; Full Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - June 6, 2013

The forthcoming Broadway production Rear Window has found its creative team in playwright Keith Reddin(Too Much Memory, Life and Limb) and director Terry Kinney (reasons to be pretty, One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest). The play will be adapted from Cornell Woolrich's original short story, the iconic and haunting tale of the wheelchair-bound witness to a possible murder in his neighboring New York City apartment. (more...)

Charlie Lyons, Jay Russell, Tim Guinee Bringing REAR WINDOW to BroadwayCharlie Lyons, Jay Russell, Tim Guinee Bringing REAR WINDOW to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - October 24, 2012

Producer Charlie Lyons (The Water Horse, The Guardian, Ladder 49), director Jay Russell (The Water Horse, Ladder 49, My Dog Skip) and actor Tim Guinee (NBC's "Revolution", Showtime's "Homeland", "Iron Man I & II") worked for two years to acquire the theatrical stage rights to the most famous and beloved of all noir short stories, "Rear Window" (aka "It Had to be Murder"). This unique producing consortium announced today their plans to mount a Broadway production of the iconic and haunting tale of the wheelchair bound witness to a possible murder in his neighboring New York City apartment. Although the Broadway rights in this story have been repeatedly sought over the years from the Sheldon Abend Revocable Trust and its predecessors, this is the first option ever granted. (more...)

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