Paice, Silverman to star on Broadway
Incoming Broadway musical “Rebecca” has found its new stars, with Jill Paice and Ryan Silverman tapped to topline the tuner adaptation of the 1938 Daphne du Maurier novel.Sierra Boggess (“The Little Mermaid”) and Tam Mutu (“Love Never Dies”) had previously been cast in the lead roles, but they exited the production when a fundraising hurdle delayed the opening of the show, originally planned for spring. Paice (“Curtains,” “The 39 Steps”) will portray the nameless protag of the story about a young woman who is seemingly haunted by the dead first wife of her new husband, to be played by Silverman (“The Phantom of the Opera”). Castmates Karen Mason (as creepy housekeeper Mrs. Danvers) and James Barbour also are among the cast. Musical comes to New York following a long life in Europe and beyond. The German-language Vienna preem in 2006 ran for three years, and the title has also been seen in Budapest, Bucharest, Helsinki and Tokyo, among other cities. Co-directed by Michael Blakemore and original helmer Francesca Zambello, “Rebecca” begins previews Oct. 30 ahead of a Nov. 18 opening at the Broadhurst Theater.
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