“Rebecca” musical aiming for Broadway in 2012!
Daphne Du Maurier’s novel “Rebecca,” (a fantastic book, my review of which will come shortly!) which served as the basis for the famous Hitchcock movie, has been making waves across the waves as a musical. The show has been seen around the world – from it’s original Vienna production to Tokyo – but hadn’t made the leap to America until now.
Playbill.com is reporting that the show will open on Broadway in April 2012 – and that Sierra Boggess (famous for originating the role of Ariel in that attempt to bring “The Little Mermaid” to Broadway, as well as for originating the role of Christine Daae in the sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera” – “Love Never Dies”) may be part of the cast.
From the article –
“Based on the classic Daphne du Maurier novel, Rebecca is the story of Maxim de Winter, his new wife [simply, ‘I,’ as in the first-person] and Mrs. Danvers, the controlling and manipulative housekeeper of Maxim’s West Country estate of Manderley — where the memory of his first wife, the glamorous and mysterious Rebecca, still casts a shadow.”
The Hitchcock movie was definitely creepy, and here’s hoping the musical is a hit.
Here’s a brief sample of the show. (No, it’s not in English, but hush.)
And here’s the title song.