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You're right... the Satine could look a little bit more thrilled... The first think I did when sitting behind my laptop and hearing Jesper sing that song for her was starting to smile... (Please, can he come back in a production where I at least can see him live once??). It looks like Jesper is the best thing about that production...

As for Maya/Pia... I think it's inevitable when 2 people play the part at the same time to mak a comparison. I think they both chose their own interpretation, and that Pia's interpretation is more evil then Maya's (then again, I haven't seen Pia yet, only heard her, so I don't know how she plays it). What I do know is that Maya chose the mourning interpretation... she told us about the comparisons she made to understand Mrs. Danvers, not only wanting to play her evil, but that she wanted to understand the audience why she did that (and she managed... and that's maybe more scaring then just a mad woman... knowing why she did it, knowing it is only human what she does, and because of that knowing that maybe you would also be able to do that).
I'm afraid it will be a "... is better than ..." discussion, while it (probably) is a "I like ...s interpretation better". (And I know that Pia has a hard job getting me to like her interpretation better than Maya's, because I just loved that... But I definitely want to see Pia try, so I have to book my ticket when she is playing (and when Thomas is still playing Maxim... it's kind of hard to plan it ;)))

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeD0o-2K5do

I can't say I like these changes. The original was smoother and more brooding.


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So lately, there's been a bit of drama regarding the Broadway production of Rebecca. Here's a quick rundown on what happened;

Among the investors for this show was Paul Abrams, who promised 4.5 million dollars to the project. The producer did not elect to met this gentleman in person; they cancelled their one meeting, and the producer never thought to fly overseas to meet him.

When the time came for the money, the producer was informed that his primary investor had died of malaria. In England. Odd. Now 4.5 mil short, the producer delayed the production and looked for Abrams' estate and was met with nothing.

So it looks like we're screwed.


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Apparently the producer has found investors to help with the huge money problem that Rebecca was faced with, and the cast is on track to start rehearsing on October 1.


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"Due to the unfortunate withdrawal of a crucial investor, Rebecca the Musical has been postponed indefinitely. All current performances have been cancelled and ticket holders will be fully refunded. The producers wish to thank everyone for their continued support and remain committed to bringing this wonderful and unique musical to Broadway in the future."

I have my doubts it will be back any time soon.


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Lawsuits! Hurray!

First Tanz, now this. I can't wait to see what happens when Kunze and co. decide to bring Elisabeth to Broadway.


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It almost reads like a soap serie... what a pity!
I think Kunze will think twice before bringing Elisabeth to Broadway, after Tanz and now this...

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One day, there will be musicals based on the story of Kunze shows going to Broadway. After there are the appropriate drama with failed productions of Elisabeth and Mozart.


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Producers 2, Or How to Screw Over European Theatre

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The go-between for Ben Sprecher, the producer, and the mysterious, maybe-fictional (?) Paul Abrams is being investigated for financial fraud unrelated to Rebecca. It just gets better and better.

In other news, Karen Mason, who was going to be Broadway's Mrs Danvers, has released a statement regarding the theories regarding the whole debacle. Mainly, she wishes to counter the accusations that Mr Sprecher invented Paul Abrams to attract investors.


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Here's a great articlethat outlines everything that went in on in the last few months. I reallllly don't want Ben Sprecher trying to produce this show anymore. I want someone else.


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Even if Sprecher didn't intentionally do anything wrong, he's still demonstrated terrible incompetence in the whole process. They really do need another producer.

Hopefully, Kunze doesn't just pack up and go home.


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