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Ep1 - Smoke Show

Burnt: The Show That Set Broadway Ablaze

Ep1 - Smoke Show

Mystery. Hidden identities. Con Men. Secret sting operations. Money vanishing into thin air. Even death plagues the players of Rebecca, the musical. What was supposed to be a big Broadway musical, complete with a spectacle that included burning a house to the ground, turned into one hell of a true crime story, where everyone got burnt.

29 mins
8/24/21

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Mystery. Hidden identities. Con Men. Secret sting operations. Money vanishing into thin air. Even death plagues the players of Rebecca, the musical. What was supposed to be a big Broadway musical, complete with a spectacle that included burning a house to the ground, turned into one hell of a true crime story, where everyone got burnt.

Rebecca was the dream of Ben Sprecher, an old-school producer looking for his big break on Broadway. It was based on the famous gothic novel by Daphne du Maurier and the subsequent Oscar-winning film by Alfred Hitchock.

But Hitchcock could never have dreamt up something this crazy.

Episode 1 features interviews with Oscar winner Christopher Hampton, Sierra Boggess, Michael Kunze, Francesca Zambello, Tripp Phillips, Robert Viagas, Michael Riedel, and Peter Bogyo.

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