August 13, 2019
Stephanie Pagones, Lorena Mongelli, Emily Saul
The Broadway producer behind the failed musical “Rebecca” was busted Tuesday for downloading child-porn — as disgusted neighbors said he once went around collecting signatures to get faster Internet.
“For nine years, he was not even able to say ‘hello,’ and suddenly he was quite friendly. … He needed to have his Internet,’’ a female resident said of accused kiddie-perv neighbor Ben Sprecher, 65, of Manhattan — who famously had his Broadhurst Theatre play “Rebecca: The Musical’’ torpedoed by a con man.