Compositions, essays, reviews, interviews and conversations regarding the Broadway musical "Lestat".
Photo Coverage: 'Lestat' Cast in the Studio
The cast of Lestat recorded their original Broadway cast album at Sony Studios. Based on Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles, Lestat is the first theatrical score from the songwriting team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. (May 23, 2006) Vampire Musical 'Lestat,' Closing Saturday
They're driving a stake through the heart of Lestat. The $10 million Elton John-Bernie Taupin musical inspired by Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles will close Sunday after a disappointing run of 39 performances. (May 23, 2006) Lestat Cast to Head Into Recording Studios
Performers from Lestat will record a cast album at Mercury Records Studio on May 22, 2006. (May 18, 2006)
Lestat: Die Young, Live Forever, Make Bad Musicals
Lestat, based on Anne Rice’s The Vampire Chronicles, is one of those unfortunate occurrences where a talented group of artists make fine contributions to material that is just too underwritten and dull to stand a chance. By Michael Dale. (May 03, 2006)
Elton's Vampire Musical Sucks
Critics say Elton John's vampire musical was 'bloody awful,' 'sucked of life' and was the 'kiss of death'. By Claudia Parsons. (April 28, 2006)
New York Times: Lestat Review
Joining the ranks of Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata and other prescription lullaby drugs is "Lestat," a musical sleeping pill. (April 26, 2006)
Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Lestat, the Elton John-Bernie Taupin musical based upon Anne Rice's The Vampires Chronicles, opened on April 25th. (April 26, 2006)
Vampires, The Musical Kiss Of Death
Dear Broadway: I'm not sure how to put this, but, well, the fixation with singing vampires? It has to stop. I mean, give the bloodsucker a ballad, and it's his show that joins the walking dead. By Peter Marks. May require free registration. (April 26, 2006)
BBC News: Critics Lay Into Elton's Musical
Sir Elton John's vampire musical Lestat has had its Broadway premiere, but has been savaged by critics. Includes video clips from the show. (April 25, 2006) Lestat, Palace Theatre, New York
If Lestat is regrettably inconsistent as a standard entertainment, it retains a certain pop-cultural resonance. By Brendan Lemon. (April 25, 2006)
USA Lestat Proves Syrup Is Thicker Than Blood
There's no love like a mother's love, especially if your mom happens to be a vampire. By Elysa Gardner. (April 25, 2006)
The New Yorker: Vampires In Tights
After three years of writing, casting, and rehearsing, “Lestat” had a Christmastime tryout in San Francisco, where, by almost unanimous critical consensus, it was a disaster. (April 24, 2006)
Photo Flash: Lestat in Previews
Lestat, the inaugural production of Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures, is currently in previews at the Palace Theatre where it will open on Tuesday, April 25, 2006. (April 18, 2006)
Lestat Lines Up Events in New York, Including Benefit
With the opening of Lestat, a multitude of events will be held all around Manhattan throughout the month of April, 2006. (April 05, 2006) Photo Flash: Lestat, Set for Broadway Previews
Elton John and Bernie Taupin's vampire musical Lestat, based on books by Anne Rice, is now set to begin Broadway previews on March 25th. Includes photos. (March 14, 2006) Elton's Vampire Musical Seeks New Blood
The play cancels its first two weeks of preview performances in New York as it looks to restructure the production after receiving poor off-Broadway reviews. Includes photo. (February 08, 2006)
The Vampire Lestat has Settled in San Francisco. And He's Singing in a New Musical. Quick! Someone Fetch the Garlic and a Wooden Stake!
San Francisco Chronicle theater critic Robert Hurwitt analyses the many problems he sees in Elton John and Bernie Taupin's latest musical. (January 10, 2006) Photo Flash: Pre-Broadway Engagement of Lestat
Offers publicity photos from the pre-Broadway tryout production of "Lestat". (December 23, 2005)
Taking the First Bite
Freelance writer Ron Dicker offers his opinion on the vampire musical "Lestat", the creative team behind it and its chances for success. (December 18, 2005) Photo Flash: Cast Announced for Lestat, Show to Tryout in San Francisco in December
An article offering biographies on the creative team for the musical. (August 23, 2005)
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