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Jill Paice, Ryan Silverman to Star in Broadway's Rebecca

Jill Paice and Ryan Silverman
Jill Paice and Ryan Silverman will play the lead roles of "I" and "Maxim de Winter" in the Broadway production of the new musical, Rebecca, to begin previews at the Broadhurst Theatre on Tuesday, October 30, with an opening set for Sunday, November 18.

The musical is based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier and tells the story of Maxim de Winter, his new wife ("I") 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 show features an original book by Michael Kunze, music by Sylvester Levay, English book adaptation by Christopher Hampton, and English lyrics by Hampton and Kunze. Michael Blakemore and Francesca Zambello will direct, with musical staging by Graciela Daniele.

As previously reported, the cast will also include Karen Mason as Mrs. Danvers, Howard McGillin as Frank Crawley, James Barbour as Jack Favell, Donna English as Beatrice de Winter, Nick Wyman as Giles and Henry Stram as Ben.

The production will feature scenic design by Peter J. Davidson, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by Mark McCullough, sound by Peter Fitzgerald, hair & wig design by Tom Watson, special effects by Gregory Meeh and projections by Sven Ortel. Musical direction and supervision is by Kevin Stites.

Paice has appeared on Broadway in Curtains, The 39 Steps, A Little Night Music and The Woman in White, with other credits including Scarlett O'Hara in the world premiere of Trevor Nunn's Gone with the Wind and her Helen Hayes Award-nominated work in Ace at the Signature Theatre.

Silverman has starred as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and in the national tour. Additional credits include playing Tony in the Olivier Award-nominated London production of West Side Story and Sky in the Las Vegas production of Mamma Mia!