Lestat brings vampires to Broadway! Inspired by Ann Rice’s best-selling “Vampire Chronicles,” the show will boast the spookiest staging ever on the Great White Way, along with the first theatrical score by the legendary songwriting duo of Elton John and Bernie Taupin and a book by Linda Woolverton (whose credits include “Beauty and the Beast”)
All this could only come from the dark mind of Rice. It’s the richly hued story of a man who escapes the tyranny of his oppressive family, only to have his life taken from him.
Plunged into the immortal world of vampires, Lestat tries to balance his innate sense of good with the deeply primal need to survive. The musical stars Hugh Panaro in the title role. (Panaro is one of the few actors to play both the Phantom and Raoul in the Broadway production of “The Phantom of the Opera”).
Also on board are Carolee Carmello as Gabrielle, Jim Stanek as Louis, Roderick Hill as Nicolas, Michael Genet as Marius and Allison Fischer as Claudia. The production is directed by Robert Jess Roth, with musical staging by Matt West.