Adapted from Cornell Woolrich’s original short story, the iconic and suspenseful tale of an investigative reporter who may – or may not – have witnessed a murder in his neighboring Manhattan apartment arrives on the Broadway stage.
“Since initiating this project, we’ve been totally committed to bringing something fresh to the story,” said producer Charlie Lyons. “To accomplish that, we’ve gone back to Cornell Woolrich’s short story and brought on board progressive, smart theater artists in stage adapter Keith Reddin, and director Terry Kinney. We couldn’t be more thrilled with what this team has brought to this project.”
“REAR WINDOW is a remarkable story, with a classic film adaptation in Hitchcock’s masterpiece,” said Kinney, whose Broadway directing credits include Reasons To Be Pretty and One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Together with Reddin, who wrote the dark comedy Life and Limb, and who worked on the Fringe Festival hit Too Much Memory, Kinney hopes they “honor the amazing source material and create a true psychological thriller for the stage – one that combines theatrical storytelling with new technology to reveal our primal fears.”
This anticipated Broadway adaptation is led by producer Charlie Lyons and producer/ director Jay Russell, who have worked together on several critically acclaimed films including The Water Horse, Ladder 49 and Tuck Everlasting. Russell, who considers Woolrich to be one of the great thriller writers ever, said, "This is an exciting opportunity to bring an unforgettable, deliciously dark story of terror to the big stage."
The production is joined by Lias J. “Jeff” Steen, who has served as executive producer on four upcoming feature films. Steen notes, “It is gratifying to be a part of assembling a world class team to bring this iconic classic to the stage.”
The show’s general management will be handled by Richards/Climan, Inc.
A planned production timeline, casting and further creative team members for REAR WINDOW will be announced shortly.