The signing took place in front of the sold-out, re-opening night audience for Rebecca following the performance with Sprecher, Forlenza, VBW artistic director Kathrin Zechner and manager Thomas Drozda. The musical is based on the classic Daphne Du Maurier novel (later turned into an Oscar-winning film by Alfred Hitchcock) and features book and lyrics by Michael Kunze, music by Sylvester Levay, and direction by Francesca Zambello, director of Broadway's The Little Mermaid and the new musical Little House on the Prairie at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis. She'll also direct First Wives Club in summer 2009 at The Old Globe in San Diego.
Rebecca had its world premiere in 2006 at Vereinigte Buhnen Wien in Vienna, where it has played to sold-out houses, totaling more than 406,000 people. The musical is also currently playing in Tokyo and will open in Berlin and Helsinki in the next several months.