Saturday, April 13, 2013

Strong Soul

Yesterday the Theater news site published another article regarding the Broadway plans for the musical Rebecca. Producer Ben Sprecher told Playbill reporter, Adam Hetrick, that he and his team have "identified an additional $2 million" in funding, bringing their current standing to $8 million. Sprecher expects to produce the show for $15 million; however, investors have authorized him to capitalize the lavish production for up to $16 million. All funding must be raised by the end of June in order for Rebecca to officially open on Broadway by December. The team is currently working to raise the balance and Sprecher is confident the production will open. The goal is to begin rehearsals in October. Sprecher confirmed that the creative team and previously announced principal cast are still attached to the production. The set and costumes for the musical, which have already been constructed, remain in storage. That reminds me of a quote from Thomas Carlyle: Permanence, perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles, discouragements, and impossibilities is what distinguishes the strong soul from the weak. And aren't the strong souls entitled to win in the end?


  1. That's great news. Sempre avanti! Marc

  2. It's difficultt to type with crossd fingrs ... toi, toi, toi!

    1. That's one of the nicest comments I've received so far. Thank you, Achim, over there!

  3. da sie das HERZ und die LEIDENSCHAFT haben, werden sie es packen und nach dem riesen Sturm einen tollen Sieg feiern und Vorbilder für Leidenschaft und Einsatz und Visionen sein!

  4. Look, those two pedestrians in front of the theatre. They are constituting the forefront of the future waiting cue. Guess who they are!