Rebecca Musical to Begin Broadway Run in March
No casting has been announced, although Sierra Boggess -- who is currently appearing on Broadway in Master Class -- is in negotiations for the lead role of "I".
With original book by Michael Kunze, music by Sylvester Levay, English book adaptation by Christopher Hampton, and English lyrics by Hampton and Kunze, the show 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.
Blakemore has won Tony Awards for his direction of Copenhagen and Kiss Me, Kate. Among his other Broadway credits are his Tony Award-nominated productions of A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, Noises Off, City of Angels, Lettice and Lovage, and The Life.