“Rebecca” the musical was supposed to be the next “Phantom of the Opera”, Broadway’s multi-billion dollar hit. Instead, “Rebecca” turned into one of the wildest, most bizarre, true-crime scandals the stage has ever seen.
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.
When a few years passes and producers still haven’t cooked up enough money to get their show on Broadway, a man named Mark Hotton enters the picture. With a yacht, his and hers Bentleys, and a waterfront mansion on Long Island, it seemed like Hotton was the answer to Rebecca’s money woes.
Journey through the 1980s-1990s New York City theater scene. The days of Little Shop, Larry Kramer, and Lucielle Lortel. At the center of a burgeoning Off-Broadway scene sat Ben Sprecher, an ambitious theater owner who was determined to make a name for himself.
This episode contains discussions of child abuse and child pornography and is not intended for all audiences. Listener discretion is advised. After years of litigation, Ben Sprecher finally settled the last of his cases involving Rebecca.
Jeremy Piven and Sushi Gate. Adela Holzer, one of Broadway’s greatest grifters. James Barbour in Riker’s. And the return of Broadway’s own mini Madoff, Garth Drabinsky. Take a listen to some of Broadway’s other great true crime scandals.
Patrick Hinds of True Crime Obsessed and DissapearedPod chats with Blake about some more crazy theater's scanDALs. Including the true story behind Patti LuPone and WHO. DO. YOU. THINK. YOU. ARE?! The many oofs of Shia Labeouf and Broadway, and a deep dive into a real-life Broadway murder.
Blake continues the spiral down the Theater-Meets-True Crime rabbit hole when she asks, "Has there ever been a murder on a stage?" Enter the case of Daniel Wozniak, a community theater actor who manages to commit several heinous crimes before shockingly going onstage to perform in Maury Yeston's famous Fellini musical Nine.
The latest True Crime / Broadway crossover podcast from Broadway Podcast Network: THIS IS REALITY. A completely true story, still unfolding. How and why did a 25-year-old with a Pikachu bedspread become the #1 terrorist in the United States?
Today we chat with Sunset Project's own Broadway Bob to touch down on the soap opera-like drama that followed the making of Sunset Boulevard. From Patti LuPone V. Glenn Close to the infamous "Andrew Lloyd Webber Memorial Pool" to the Normas that never were (i.e.
Two of your favorite Broadway mystery podcasts unite for a cross-Atlantic comparison of all the craziness that haunted Rebecca, Carrie, and even this very podcast! Join Chris and Holly (Out for Blood) and Blake (Burnt) to discuss how things could go so horribly wrong for two very different musicals.
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