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[Broadway, 2002]
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BWW Previews: REBECCA at Raimund Theater Photo BWW Previews: REBECCA at Raimund Theater
by Martin Ganeider - Jun 9, 2022

REBECCA finally returns to the Raimund Theater! Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay ('Elisabeth,' 'Mozart!') have created another magnificent masterpiece that has already captivated more than 2 million visitors* worldwide in twelve countries and ten languages. The spectacular production, based on the world-famous novel by Daphne du Maurier, is coming back to Vienna this September. Francesca Zambello (Director of Original Production) is recreating the show for the revival run with Simon Eichenberg (Choreography) and Peter J. Davison. ( Set Design)

BWW Previews: DISNEYS THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ronacher Theater Photo BWW Previews: DISNEYS THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ronacher Theater
by Martin Ganeider - May 24, 2022

Christian Struppeck invited Austria's most influential press members to the Cast Presentation for the upcoming production of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame into one of the most iconic landmarks in Vienna, the St. Stephans Cathedral with its famous bell, the Pummerin.

LADY BESS Comes to Theater St. Gallen This Week Photo LADY BESS Comes to Theater St. Gallen This Week
by Stephi Wild - Apr 18, 2022

The young Princess Elizabeth 'Bess' Tudor, daughter of the legendary King Henry VIII and the notorious Anne Boleyn, grows up as an orphan in the care of her governess and her humanist tutor, while her half-sister as 'Bloody Mary' brutally rules over her subjects.

Photos: Stage Adaption of Hayao Miyazaki's SPIRITED AWAY Closes in Tokyo Photo Photos: Stage Adaption of Hayao Miyazaki's SPIRITED AWAY Closes in Tokyo
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2022

SPIRITED AWAY was brought to life at the Imperial Theater in Tokyo, bringing in a full house of attendees. This timeless masterpiece was recreated by the director of Les Misérables, John Caird, who brought iconic scenes to the stage with amazing performances with 32 performers and over 50 puppets designed by Toby Olié. 

John Caird Will Write and Direct Stage Adaptation of Oscar-Winning Film, SPIRITED AW Photo John Caird Will Write and Direct Stage Adaptation of Oscar-Winning Film, SPIRITED AWAY
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 25, 2021

Toho Co., Ltd. has just announced the world premiere of a new theatrical production based on Studio Ghibli’s Oscar-winning film SPIRITED AWAY (original title: Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi). This production will be the first ever stage adaptation of the 2001 animated masterpiece by Hayao Miyazaki which became a massive box office hit in Japan and earned worldwide acclaim including Academy Award for Best Animated Feature of 2002.

ASPECTS OF LOVE Makes Austrian Premiere Photo ASPECTS OF LOVE Makes Austrian Premiere
by Stephi Wild - Dec 1, 2019

From the 13th to the 18th of February 2020, The Musical Showroom will be presenting the Austrian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical ASPECTS OF LOVE at the Theater Arche in Vienna. The musical tells in 2 acts the tragic and emotional story of a family and their companions over three generations.

BWW Previews: INTO THE WOODS at BRUNO CENTER BRUNN AM GEBIRGE Photo BWW Previews: INTO THE WOODS at BRUNO CENTER BRUNN AM GEBIRGE
by Martin Ganeider - Oct 17, 2019

The magical masterpiece from Stephen Sondheim ( Music and Lyrics) and James Lapine (Book) is coming back to Austria for 12 nights only in 2020. Maya Hakvoort (Elisabeth, Evita, Fantine, Norma Desmond, and many others) gathered together some of the finest artists for one of the must-see events next summer. Linda Hold and Birgit Noisternig ( Choreography), Dean Welterlen (Director) and Jeff Frohner (Musical Director) are taking care of Sondheims not so fairy tale. Into the Woods/ Ab in den Wald (German lyrics by Michael Kunze) is a very unusual choice for a summer production. Apart from cheesy funny shows, Maya Hakvoort is showing some guts for putting on such a pretentious show. Hakvoort is not only producing the show she is also playing the Witch, accompanied by Ann Mandrella ( the Baker's Wife), Reinwald Kranner ( the Baker), Jan Amann ( the Wolf, Prince), Andreas Kammerzelt ( Stepmother, Prince), Eve Rades ( Cinderella), Missy May ( Little Red Ridding Hood), Nazide Aylin ( Rapunzel), Matthias Trattner ( Jack), Inez Timmer ( Jacks Mother and others), Thomas Weissengruber ( The Narrator), Stephanie Rieger ( Stepsister) and Silke Braas-Wolter (Stepsister). For tickets and further information visit www.somerfestspiele-brunn.at

BWW Feature: ELISABETH IN CONCERT THE RECORDING at Schönbrunn Palace Photo BWW Feature: ELISABETH IN CONCERT THE RECORDING at Schönbrunn Palace
by Martin Ganeider - Oct 5, 2019

HitSquad released the Live Recording from the Musical Mega Event of this year's summer, ELISABETH in CONCERT. An All-Star Cast lead by Pia Douwes, together with the amazing Orchestra of the Vereinigte B√ľhnen Wien, created a special night for an audience of 22000 people at the two night only event.

BWW Review: ELISABETH IN CONCERT at Schönbrunn Palace Photo BWW Review: ELISABETH IN CONCERT at Schönbrunn Palace
by Martin Ganeider - Jul 8, 2019

You can put on a revival of a hit show. You can add or cut songs, costumes or scenes. Some might love it, others might moan about it and some even don't care about it.

ELISABETH to Return to Vienna at Schloss Schönbrunn Ehrenhof July 2019 Photo ELISABETH to Return to Vienna at Schloss Schönbrunn Ehrenhof July 2019
by Alan Henry - May 29, 2019

Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay's Elisabeth will play at Schloss Schonbrunn Ehrenhof July 5 and July 6, 2019.

Michael Kunze Videos

VIDEO: Broadway's REBECCA Scandal Featured on CNBC's AMERICAN GREED - Watch Preview Clips!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 9, 2016

In the all-new episode titled 'The Phantom Fraudster of Broadway', premiering August 11th at 10 pm/ET, the show will follow New York stockbroker Mark Hotton, who stole millions from investors and caused the Broadway premiere of REBECCA to implode. Check out clips from the episode below!

STAGE 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!

STAGE TUBE: Watch REBECCA's Ryan Silverman's New 'Come On Down To My House' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2012

Ryan Silverman, just announced for the role of Maxim de Winter in Broadway's upcoming production REBECCA, released a new music video today for 'Come on Down to My House.' Watch the video below!

BWW TV: Highlights from Broadway-Bound REBECCA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2012

REBECCA, the new musical based on the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier novel (and later turned into an Oscar-winning film by Alfred Hitchcock) will open on Broadway Sunday, November 18 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Can't wait until November? BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the Stuttgart production below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of REBECCA in Stuttgart
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2012

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. The show just opened in Stuttgart, and you can check out a sneak peek by clicking below!

STAGE TUBE: REBECCA Opens in Stuttgart
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 12, 2011

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. The show jusr opened in Stauttgart, and you can check out performance highlights by clicking below!

STAGE TUBE: Rehearsals begin for Dans der Vampieren
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2010

Rehearsals are now underway for Dans der Vampieren in Belgium. Dans der Vampieren, an adaptation of TANZ DER VAMPIRE which was to open in Belgium, has been delayed. Reports are that multiple production companies in Belgium oppose the show being given a ‚ā¨2.5 million government grant, and have asked for that support to be suspended. An investigation is now underway.


Michael Kunze Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Michael Kunze written?
Michael Kunze has written 2 shows including Dance of the Vampires (Bookwriter), Rebecca (Bookwriter).