Lestat (musical)

Lestat (Musical)

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Lestat is a Broadway musical inspired by Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles.

The score is by Elton John and Bernie Taupin, book by Linda Woolverton and directed by Robert Jess Roth with musical staging by Matt West.

The show was directed by Robert Jess Roth. The title role of Lestat was played by Hugh Panaro, and starred Carolee Carmello as Gabrielle, Drew Sarich as Armand, Jim Stanek as Louis, Roderick Hill as Nicolas, Michael Genet as Marius, and Allison Fischer as Claudia.

Scenic design by Derek McLane, costume design by Susan Hilferty, lighting design by Kenneth Posner, sound design by Jonathan Deans, visual concept design by Dave McKean, and hair design by Tom Watson.

Production history

The pre-Broadway version of the Lestat musical was extremely different from the New York version of the Lestat musical. Even though it was the highest-earning pre-Broadway play in San Francisco history (beating out Wicked and Cats) the company drastically revised the play. The San Francisco version, performed at the city's historic Curran Theater during the final months of 2005 and early 2006, had far more elaborate stage effects and production values and included projected images illustrating the main character, Lestat's, story.

The Broadway version of Lestat was more interpretive, and used fewer projections. It also cut quite a few plot elements from San Francisco. The song "Right Before My Eyes" was inserted, "In Paris", a duet sung by Nicolas and Lestat was cut,...
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