The Broadway run
of Lestat, the first stage collaboration
between composer Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin,
will begin later than expected, reports Playbill.com.
Originally scheduled for March 11, previews at the
Palace Theatre will now begin on March 25, according
to the producer, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, which
will use the time to refine the lavish production. The
official opening is set for April 25.
characters in Anne Rice's popular Vampire Chronicles,
Lestat will mark Elton John's third musical on
Broadway following The Lion King and Aida. His
songs for the London hit Billy Elliott have yet to
debut on the Great White Way.
musical's production notes, Elton John stated,
"Interview With the Vampire is one of my
favorite books, and Anne Rice is one of my favorite
authors. Lestat is the first stage musical that
I've written with Bernie, which makes it even
more special for me."
Lestat's pre-Broadway tryout at the Curran
Theatre in San Francisco grossed $4,315,293 during a 6
1/2 week run that ended January 29.
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