Hitchcock’s ‘Rebecca’ Becomes a Broadway Musical

Hitchcock’s noir drama Rebecca will be hitting the Broadway stage with actress Sierra Boggess — who has appeared in musical faves like The Little Mermaid — as the headliner. The Master of Suspense’s 1940 film is based on the Daphne du Maurier novel of the same name, which finds a wealthy couple haunted at their gothic estate by the husband’s former wife, now dead. Boggess will play the new bride, Maxim de Winter’s second spouse who has been renamed “I” for the stage production. Preview performances begin next March, with an opening in April at the Broadhurst Theater. The show will cost a whopping $13 million to produce. Hopefully this Broadway musical sees fewer injuries than Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, which cost a ridiculous $75 million to make and nearly killed everyone in the process. Can you picture the gripping tale on the big stage, with … songs?