Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Broadway patron, who invested $4.5m in musical, 'dies of malaria before paying up'... and he may never have existed at all

The show is months from curtain up but there is already heightened drama surrounding one Broadway musical - although it has mostly taken place off stage. Rebecca, the musical adaptation of the novel by Daphne Du Maurier, is now in jeopardy after a major but secretive investor pulled out in dubious circumstances. Paul Abrams had promised a staggering $4.5million to lead producer Ben Sprecher to stage the musical at the Broadhurst Theater on Broadway.Read more

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