REBECCA is a spectacular new musical drawn from the classic Daphne du Maurier novel about love and obsession reaching from beyond the grave. In this romantic thriller, Maxim de Winter brings his new wife ("I") home to his estate of Manderley. There she meets the intimidating housekeeper Mrs. Danvers, who had a very special relationship with Maxim's first wife, the beautiful Rebecca, who died a year earlier in a boating accident. The young woman discovers Manderley is a house of devastating secrets, and the mystery of Rebecca may be the greatest of them all as she finds the strength to challenge Mrs. Danvers and save her marriage.
REBECCA had its world premiere in 2006 at Vereinigte Buhnen Wien in Vienna, where it played to sold-out houses for over three years. It continues with successful productions in Budapest, Hungary; Bucharest, Romania; Helsinki, Finland; Stuttgart, Germany; St. Gallen, Switzerland and at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo, and with a scheduled opening in Copenhagen in March 2014.
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by BWW News Desk - October 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.
by BWW News Desk - October 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.'
by BWW News Desk - October 2, 2012
Now according to the New York Times, the United States attorney's office is investigating whether the investor ever existed in the first place. Sprecher told NYT: "I never made up or fabricated any investor, and I never made up Paul Abrams." He also revealed that a new production of Rebecca is in the works that he 'hoped to mount soon, on Broadway or elsewhere.'
OFFICIAL: REBECCA Is Delayed Indefinitely; Producers Blame Anonymous Email for Scaring Away New Investor This Week
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2012
Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza, producers for Rebecca, the Musical, announced this afternoon that they were left with no option but to postpone the show. A new timeline has not been announced.
by BWW News Desk - September 30, 2012
The offstage saga of REBECCA the musical continues to twist and turn with drama of its own. Today, Michael Riedel reports exclusively in the New York Post that, according to his sources, the show 'has been cancelled due to a lack of financing.'
by BWW News Desk - September 26, 2012
As BroadwayWorld reported last week, REBECCA's lead producer Ben Sprecher recently confirmed the receipt of new financial commitments from investors to alleviate the $4.5 million gap in the musical's budget. Now according to the New York Times, the cast of the show has been notifoed that rehearsals will indeed begin on Monday, October 1.
by BWW News Desk - September 21, 2012
After sending an email to cast and creative team members as previously reported yesterday, September 20, REBECCA's lead producer Ben Sprecher has confirmed the receipt of new financial commitments from investors to alleviate the $4.5 million gap in the musical's budget, according to The New York Times' ArtsBeat blog.
by BWW News Desk - September 20, 2012
According to The New York Times' ArtsBeat blog, producer Ben Sprecher of the Broadway musical Rebecca sent an email to the show's cast and crew today with details about the production's fate.
by Dutch Reporter - September 13, 2012
Pia Douwes, currently playing the role of Mrs. Danvers in the German production of Rebecca, announced on Twitter that a live CD is being recorded of the show.
Breaking News: REBECCA $4.5 Million Short After Investor's Death - Delays Start of Rehearsals for 2 Weeks; Previews & Opening Night as Well
by BWW News Desk - September 8, 2012
REBECCA, the new musical based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier novel, has delayed the start of its rehearsals by two weeks due to the death of a key investor responsible for a $4.5 million investment pool in the production . REBECCA was scheduled to begin rehearsals Monday, September 10 prior to an October 30 first preview and November 18 premiere at the Broadhurst Theatre.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - August 23, 2012
CAROLS FOR A CURE is the annual two-disc holiday CD compilation of original songs and holiday classics which benefits BC/EFA. These CDs boast the best voices from the worlds of Broadway, Off-Broadway and national tours. A full track list for this year's 14th edition has not yet been announced, but the cast of Broadway-Bound REBECCA was already hard a work recording their track for the album. Check out photos from their recording session below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 9, 2012
Featured in this week's event was: Chicago (Donna Marie Asbury, Dylis Croman, Cristy Candler, Tonya Wathen, Tony Yazbeck, Peter Nelson, Amos Wolff, Denny Paschall) Rebecca (Jill Paice, Ryan Silverman, Maree Johnson), Evita (Christina DeCicco, Max von Essen, Rachel Potter), Newsies (Corey Cott, Kara Lindsay, and Julie Foldesi), RENT (Anthony Federov, Sean Michael Murray, Emma Hunton, Shaleah Adkisson), and a special guest performance by Sista's: The Musical. Check out the performaces from the cast of Rebecca below!
by BWW News Desk - July 6, 2012
2nd Story Theatre's performance space has been transformed into Manderley, an isolated mansion on the windswept Cornish Coast, for its production of Rebecca, the stage adaptation of Daphne Du Maurier's famous novel, set for tonight, July 6 through July 29, 2012. Get a first look at the production in the photos below!
by Stage Tube - June 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!
by BWW News Desk - June 20, 2012
REBECCA, the new musical based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier novel, has found its male and female leads: Jill Paice will play the role of "I" and Ryan Silverman the role of "Maxim de Winter." REBECCA will open on Broadway Sunday, November 18 at The Broadhurst Theatre. Previews will begin Tuesday, October 30.
by BWW News Desk - June 13, 2012
Acclaimed vocalist, recording artist and actress Karen Mason heads into Chicago to perform her new one-woman show The Secrets Of The Ancient Divas before heading to Broadway to star as Mrs. Danvers in the upcoming musical Rebecca. Mason will be appearing at Davenport's, 1383 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, the city's premier venue for intimate, live performances, will take place tonight, June 13 - Monday, June 18.
by BWW News Desk - June 7, 2012
Acclaimed vocalist, recording artist and actress Karen Mason heads into Chicago to perform her new one-woman show The Secrets Of The Ancient Divas before heading to Broadway to star as Mrs. Danvers in the upcoming musical Rebecca. Mason will be appearing at Davenport's, 1383 N Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, the city's premier venue for intimate, live performances, will take place Wednesday, June 13 - Monday, June 18.
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!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012
Tickets to the general public are now available for 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) which will open on Broadway Sunday, November 18 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street).
It's Official, REBECCA is Back On! To Play Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre, Opening November 2012 - Mason, McGillin, Barbour & More
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012
It's back on! 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) which was postponed earlier this year, will now open on Broadway Sunday, November 18 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Previews will begin Tuesday, October 30. REBECCA will be produced by Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza; with The Shubert Organization, DC Tours Pty Ltd, Manderley Partners, Julian Spencer, Paul Abrams, Tony Fusco, Nanda Anand, Peter Bogyo, Peter Bezemes and Dennis Grimaldi, in association with David Mirvish, Stage Entertainment and Larry Feinman and by special arrangement with Vereinigte Bühnen Wien GmbH. The executive producer is Marshall B. Purdy.