Sierra Boggess, who will play the leading role of "I" in the upcoming Broadway musical REBECCA, and Tam Mutu, who will co-star as her new husband Maxim de Winter, have announced that they are engaged to be married later this year. Boggess and Mutu met and fell in love in London, while performing in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Love Never Dies.
Based on the classic Daphne Du Maurier novel (and later turned into an Oscar-winning film by Alfred Hitchcock), REBECCA is the story of Maxim de Winter, his new wife ("I") and Mrs. 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. 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. She recently reprised that role in the 25th Anniversary Concert of Phantom at London's Royal Albert Hall. Sierra was last seen on Broadway in the MTC revival of Master Class. She also appeared on Broadway as the title character in Disney's The Little Mermaid and in the City Center Encores! production of Music in the Air. Concert appearances: BBC Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series, New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and Broadway by the Year at Town Hall. Recordings: Symphonic recording of Love Never Dies and the original cast album for The Little Mermaid.
Tam Mutu (Maxim de Winter) recently received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Anatoly in Michael Harrison's production of Chess, at The Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto. Tam was part of the original cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical Love Never Dies at London's Adelphi Theatre, as the alternate Phantom. His work as a member for the National Theatre Company includes Longaville in Loves Labours Lost, the original cast of Anything Goes, South Pacific, and RoyAl Hunt of the Sun. For the Royal Shakespeare Company his credits include Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet and Edmund in King Lear.