The producers of REBECCA, the new musical based on the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier novel (later turned into an Oscar-winning film by Alfred Hitchcock) announced this morning that the production has been postponed until next season. REBECCA was slated to open Sunday, April 22 at the Broadhurst Theatre, with previews beginning March 27.
Said lead producer Ben Sprecher, “It is with great disappointment that we have made the decision to postpone the Broadway debut of this phenomenal musical until next season. REBECCA is a grand and spectacular musical requiring substantial capitalization, and it’s no secret that in this very negative economic climate, raising money for Broadway has become even more difficult and laborious than it has historically always been. We are very close to meeting our financial goal, but we just ran short of time to complete capitalization with rehearsals slated to begin in two weeks. We feel that REBECCA is too special of a musical to short change in any way. It is our responsibility to the creators of this show, to our cast, our partners, our investors and our vendors that the complete financing is in place before rehearsals begin. REBECCA on Broadway must have the proper chance to continue the successful track record it currently enjoys worldwide. My co-producers and I remain very committed to bringing this wonderful show to New York next season.”
- BroadwayWorld.com: Broadway’s REBECCA Cancelled for Spring! Aiming for 2012-2013
- The New York Times: Without Money in Place, ‘Rebecca’ Postpones Broadway Opening Until Next Season
- APA: REBECCA: Broadway-Premiere auf Herbst verschoben
- Musical Vienna: REBECCA - Broadway-Premiere auf Herbst verschoben
- Chicago Tribune: Broadway stumble for ‘Rebecca’: Musical cancels spring opening amid fund-raising problem