Sierra Boggess has played Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera multiple times and received an Olivier nod for originating the role in the long-running tuner's sequel Love Never Dies.
Boggess has additionally appeared on Broadway in School of Rock—The Musical, It Shoulda Been You, The Little Mermaid and Master Class; her other West End credits include Les Miserables.
REBECCA features original book and lyrics by Michael Kunze, music by Sylvester Levay, English book adaptation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard), English lyrics by Hampton and Kunze, and direction by Tony Award-winner Michael Blakemore (Kiss Me, Kate; City of Angeles; Noises Off) and Francesca Zambello (Little Mermaid).
Multiple Tony-nominated director/choreographer Graciela Daniele. Sierra Boggess ("I") recently starred in London's West End in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies as Christine Daaé, a character which she also played in The Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas.
Lloyd Webber wanted to continue the story of the Phantom and his love for the beautiful soprano Christine, but his idea was to move it away from its original setting deep beneath the Paris Opera House.if I'm not onstage, you can probably find me in a yoga class or outside in the sunshine, lying in the grass, having real life conversations with incredible friends, or hanging out with Celie and Olivia, my rescue cats!My message to everyone in this world and the next is: YOU ARE ENOUGH YOU ARE SO ENOUGH IT'S UNBELIEVABLE HOW ENOUGH YOU ARE!'But by then I had put it on the back burner because I had moved on to other projects.And although I sensed the seeds of a story for a show, I couldn't make the plot work for me as a composer.' Two years ago he decided to revive his idea and discussed it with several writers and directors.Danvers, the controlling and manipulative housekeeper of Maxim's West Country estate of Manderley – where the memory of his first wife, the glamorous and mysterious Rebecca, still casts a shadow.REBECCA will begin previews Wednesday, March 27 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), prior to an official opening Sunday, April 22.'It's been a long, hard road and although we will be tweaking it right up until the curtain rises on the first night - and beyond - we believe we have got a show that everyone will want to see.' Of course, those sitting in the Adelphi Theatre for the world premiere next Tuesday will know by now of the dramatic real-life situation last September which raised the almost unthinkable question of whether the musical would have to be postponed.Lloyd Webber has talked at length of his sudden diagnosis with prostate cancer, further complicated by an undetected infection.'I thought that the Phantom could turn up in New York ten years later, at the turn of last century, and this time perhaps he lived ground, in Manhattan's first penthouse. Then I saw a TV documentary about New York's Coney Island fairground and I realised the Phantom could make his new home there among the freaks and oddities who were such a part of the community.I also thought that perhaps Christine came to America with her son and I believed I knew how to end the piece.' He discussed his ideas with Maria Bjornson, the brilliant designer of the original Phantom, and with the novelist Frederick Forsyth, who developed them and later published his own version as a novella The Phantom Of Manhattan.