Hampton books ‘Rebecca’

Writer to pen English-language version of tuner

Christopher Hampton has signed on to write the English-language book and lyrics for Broadway-bound tuner “Rebecca.”

Musical, based on the Daphne du Maurier novel, first bowed in Vienna in a 2006 German-language production and has also played cities including Tokyo and Moscow.

Hampton (“Les Liaisons Dangereuses”), who won Tonys in 1995 for the book and lyrics to “Sunset Boulevard,” will work with original book writer and librettist Michael Kunze on the adaptation.

Sylvester Levay wrote the music for the tuner, to be directed by Francesca Zambello (“The Little Mermaid”), who also helmed the Vienna preem.

Produced by Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza, the English-language incarnation of “Rebecca” aims to bow in Toronto ahead of runs on Broadway and the West End.

More Legit

  • Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    'Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' Stage Musical in the Works

    Christopher Hampton has signed on to write the English-language book and lyrics for Broadway-bound tuner “Rebecca.” Musical, based on the Daphne du Maurier novel, first bowed in Vienna in a 2006 German-language production and has also played cities including Tokyo and Moscow. Hampton (“Les Liaisons Dangereuses”), who won Tonys in 1995 for the book and […]

  • Joe Morton

    Joe Morton, Daphne Rubin-Vega Among Rebel Verses Guest Performers (EXCLUSIVE)

    Christopher Hampton has signed on to write the English-language book and lyrics for Broadway-bound tuner “Rebecca.” Musical, based on the Daphne du Maurier novel, first bowed in Vienna in a 2006 German-language production and has also played cities including Tokyo and Moscow. Hampton (“Les Liaisons Dangereuses”), who won Tonys in 1995 for the book and […]

  • The Lehman Trilogy review

    London Theater Review: 'The Lehman Trilogy,' Directed by Sam Mendes

    Christopher Hampton has signed on to write the English-language book and lyrics for Broadway-bound tuner “Rebecca.” Musical, based on the Daphne du Maurier novel, first bowed in Vienna in a 2006 German-language production and has also played cities including Tokyo and Moscow. Hampton (“Les Liaisons Dangereuses”), who won Tonys in 1995 for the book and […]

  • elizabeth perkins First Time in Variety

    Elizabeth Perkins on Her Early Film, Stage Roles

    Christopher Hampton has signed on to write the English-language book and lyrics for Broadway-bound tuner “Rebecca.” Musical, based on the Daphne du Maurier novel, first bowed in Vienna in a 2006 German-language production and has also played cities including Tokyo and Moscow. Hampton (“Les Liaisons Dangereuses”), who won Tonys in 1995 for the book and […]

  • 'Mary Page Marlowe' Review: Tatiana Maslany

    Off Broadway Review: 'Mary Page Marlowe'

    Christopher Hampton has signed on to write the English-language book and lyrics for Broadway-bound tuner “Rebecca.” Musical, based on the Daphne du Maurier novel, first bowed in Vienna in a 2006 German-language production and has also played cities including Tokyo and Moscow. Hampton (“Les Liaisons Dangereuses”), who won Tonys in 1995 for the book and […]

  • Bruce Springsteen on Broadway

    Bruce Springsteen Plays First-Ever Encore at Broadway Show (Watch)

    Christopher Hampton has signed on to write the English-language book and lyrics for Broadway-bound tuner “Rebecca.” Musical, based on the Daphne du Maurier novel, first bowed in Vienna in a 2006 German-language production and has also played cities including Tokyo and Moscow. Hampton (“Les Liaisons Dangereuses”), who won Tonys in 1995 for the book and […]

  • Orphan Black

    Listen: Tatiana Maslany Would Do an 'Orphan Black' Reunion on One Condition

    Christopher Hampton has signed on to write the English-language book and lyrics for Broadway-bound tuner “Rebecca.” Musical, based on the Daphne du Maurier novel, first bowed in Vienna in a 2006 German-language production and has also played cities including Tokyo and Moscow. Hampton (“Les Liaisons Dangereuses”), who won Tonys in 1995 for the book and […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content