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August 24, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
After more than two years of development, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures said Tuesday it will be ready to premiere a musical adaptation of Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" at San Francisco's Curran Theatre in December, with a Broadway opening planned for next spring. Called "Lestat" and featuring a score by the famed pop writing team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, the production will star Hugh Panaro, who has appeared on Broadway in "Les Miserables," "Show Boat" and "The Phantom of the Opera."
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February 4, 2006 | From Reuters
Can a musical about vampires -- with music by Elton John -- rise from the dead after reviewers called it lifeless, dreary and dull and did their best to drive wooden stakes through its heart? That's the problem facing "Lestat," a Broadway-bound musical based on Anne Rice's bestselling "The Vampire Chronicles," which just finished a six-week run in San Francisco, grossing $4.3 million but at the expense of those life-threatening reviews.
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February 4, 2006 | From Reuters
Can a musical about vampires -- with music by Elton John -- rise from the dead after reviewers called it lifeless, dreary and dull and did their best to drive wooden stakes through its heart? That's the problem facing "Lestat," a Broadway-bound musical based on Anne Rice's bestselling "The Vampire Chronicles," which just finished a six-week run in San Francisco, grossing $4.3 million but at the expense of those life-threatening reviews.
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August 24, 2005 | From a Times staff writer
After more than two years of development, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures said Tuesday it will be ready to premiere a musical adaptation of Anne Rice's "Vampire Chronicles" at San Francisco's Curran Theatre in December, with a Broadway opening planned for next spring. Called "Lestat" and featuring a score by the famed pop writing team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin, the production will star Hugh Panaro, who has appeared on Broadway in "Les Miserables," "Show Boat" and "The Phantom of the Opera."
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