Monday, September 10

More Delays for Rebecca Opening

The ill fated musical Rebecca based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier, has sufferd yet another setback and delayed the start of its rehearsals by two weeks after to the death of an investor responsible for a $4.5 million investment pool.

The new musical was originally meant to open in the UK but no suitable theatre could be found. It was then scheduled for the 2011/12 Broadway season with Sierra Boggess and Tam Mutu as its stars, but was postponed in January 2012 due to incomplete capitalization.  Boggess and Mutu had to pull out due to other commitments and are both now starring in Les Miserables in London's West End.

Producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza in a statement: "Since the tragic and sudden death of a major investor in early August, we have been working with the representatives of the estate to complete the committed investment. We had been reassured that the commitment would be honored, and have tried day and night to finalize this matter, but as of yet have been unable to do so, which has left us no choice but to delay the start of rehearsals for Rebecca by two weeks. We are fiercely committed to resolving this issue as soon as possible and getting the production back on track in two weeks."

Rebecca  was scheduled to begin rehearsals Monday, Septemberth 10 prior to an October 30th  first preview and November 18th premiere at the Broadhurst Theatre. It is now scheduled to begin rehearsals Monday, September 24th September with preview and opening dates to be confirmed when the financial issue is resolved.


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