Just as the Tony nominations are announced, the first round of shows for the next season are announced: Rebecca, the musical based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier (and later turned into an Oscar-winning film by Alfred Hitchcock) will finally reach Broadway on Sunday, November 18 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Previews will begin Tuesday, October 30.
The musical's book and lyrics are by Michael Kunze, music by Sylvester Levay. Two-time Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Hampton is adapting the book to English and will reportedly help with translating the lyrics as well. Tony Award-winner Michael Blakemore and Francesca Zambello will co-direct.
The cast will include Broadway favorites Karen Mason as Mrs. Danvers, two-time Tony Award nominee Howard McGillin as Frank Crawley and James Barbour as Jack Favell. Casting for the leading roles of Maxim de Winter and his famously unnamed second wife will be announced in the coming weeks.
The musical originated in Vienna, and has played in major theaters throughout Europe and even Japan.
Tickets will be available at telecharge.com.