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Bio:
Ben Sprecher is a Broadway producer and general manager. Sprecher's credits include, as producer, Voices in the Dark (1999), Tony Award-nominee Fortune's Fool (2002), Sly Fox (2004), Mark Twain Tonight! (2005), The Odd Couple (2005‚Äď06), Legends (2006‚Äď07) starring Joan Collins and Linda Evans, A ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Ben Sprecher is a Broadway producer and general manager. Sprecher's credits include, as producer, Voices in the Dark (1999), Tony Award-nominee Fortune's Fool (2002), Sly Fox (2004), Mark Twain Tonight! (2005), The Odd Couple (2005‚Äď06), Legends (2006‚Äď07) starring Joan Collins and Linda Evans, A ... (read complete bio)
REBECCA Producer, Ben Sprecher, Sentenced to Probation in Child Pornography Case Photo REBECCA Producer, Ben Sprecher, Sentenced to Probation in Child Pornography Case
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2021

Ben Sprecher, producer of the doomed Broadway musical Rebecca, was sentenced to probation today, following his August 2019 arrest for possession of child pornography.

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by Matt Tamanini - Jan 1, 2020

Wake Up With BWW 8/14: BETRAYAL Begins Previews, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and HOW I LEARNED  Photo Wake Up With BWW 8/14: BETRAYAL Begins Previews, A CHRISTMAS CAROL and HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Come to Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2019

Today's top stories: Betrayal begins previews, plus Broadway runs announced for A Christmas Carol and How I Learned to Drive!

REBECCA Producer, Ben Sprecher, Arrested for Child Pornography Photo REBECCA Producer, Ben Sprecher, Arrested for Child Pornography
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 13, 2019

According to the New York Post, Ben Sprecher, producer of the doomed Broadway musical Rebecca, was arrested today, August 13, for possession of child pornography.

REBECCA Producers Denied Motion to Set Aside Damages Verdict in Case Against Former P Photo REBECCA Producers Denied Motion to Set Aside Damages Verdict in Case Against Former Publicist
by Stephi Wild - Jun 18, 2018

A verdict has been reached in the most recent phase of the Rebecca the Musical scandal, as the producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza have been denied their motion to set aside the damages verdict reached in their case against former publicist Marc Thibodeau.

REBECCA Trial Update: The Verdict is In!
by Nicole Rosky - May 10, 2017

The seemingly never-ending saga of the ill-fated musical REBECCA, which cancelled its Broadway run in 2012, is at last coming to a close.

Scoop: REBECCA Trial Update; Testimony Today Throws Timeline Into Question
by Robert Diamond - Apr 26, 2017

On the stand today in the trial was Ben Smith, an Australian property developer who at just under $2 million dollars has one of the largest stakes in the failed production.

REBECCA Producers Have Officially Lost Rights to Bring the Ill-Fated Musical to Broadway
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 24, 2017

According to Deadline, it was revealed in an opening argument that, after years of postponements, producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Florenza have indeed lost the rights to the musical.

THE EXORCIST Begins Tonight the UK, Just in Time for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The stage version of THE EXORCIST, which first debuted at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in 2012, is making its UK debut just in time for Halloween.

THE EXORCIST Premieres at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by Liz Cearns - Sep 22, 2016

A new production of The Exorcist, directed by Sean Mathias, will receive its UK premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Friday 21 October - Saturday 5 November 2016. The cast features Jenny Seagrove in the role of Chris, Peter Bowles as Father Merrin and Adam Garcia as Damien.

REBECCA Producer to Bring THE EXORCIST to the UK This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The stage version of THE EXORCIST, which first debuted at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles in 2012, will make its UK debut just in time for Halloween.

WAKE UP with BWW 5/14/2015 - 'FURY' & 'MENAGERIE' Off-Broadway, 'DEADLAND' in Seattle and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 14, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two classics begin off-Broadway, Brian Stokes Mitchell is feted at lunch, Darko Tresnjak directs KISS ME, KATE, and JASPER IN DEADLAND comes to Seattle!

Exclusive Interview: REBECCA Producer Ben Sprecher Responds to Marc Thibodeau, Talks Musical's Future and Why He Won't Give Up
by Jessica Showers - May 13, 2015

As of yesterday, May 12, REBECCA's publicist Marc Thibodeau has been found liable for sending emails that caused a potential investor to pull millions from the Broadway musical in its eleventh hour of need. Following this latest development, lawyer Ronald Russo, who represents REBECCA and its lead producer Ben Sprecher on all matters regarding Thibodeau, has issued a statement in response to the press agent's recent comments.

UPDATE: 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.

Broadway 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.

The Bizarre, Ridiculous & Peculiar- 10 Strangest Theatrical Moments of 2014
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 1, 2015

As 2014 comes to a close, it seems only fitting to look back on the craziest moments of this year- and there were many. From the cancellations of major productions to onstage flubs and unpredictable audience behavior, 2014 was nothing if not buzz-worthy. Below, BroadwayWorld invites you to recall the most bizarre, ridiculous and peculiar things that happened on Broadway this year.

AUDIO: New Clips Released from REBECCA; Coming to Broadway in Fall 2015?
by Nicole Rosky - 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.

Sean Mathias Joins Creative Team of THE EXORCIST; Play Heading for Broadway?
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that a stage version of The Exorcist is currently in the works, and Tony nominee Sean Mathias is on board to direct the project. The play, adapted by John Pielmeier, enjoyed a run at Los Angeles' Geffen Playhouse in 2012, starring Richard Chamberlain and Brooke Shields. Production details have not yet been announced.

REBECCA 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.

BWW Interview: Chicago's Own Karen Mason
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 19, 2014

Upon her return to Davenport's in Chicago, the theater & cabaret star talks about her voice and how she almost lost it.

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