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Lestat the musical

Lestat the musical Lestat is a Broadway musical inspired by Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles. This was the first theatrical score from the legendary songwriting team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin. Book by Linda Woolverton, and was directed by Robert Jess Roth with musical staging by Matt West.

On Broadway, LESTAT starred Hugh Panaro in the title role, 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.

During its pre-Broadway run at the Curran Theatre, Lestat grossed $4,315,293, breaking the record previously held by Wicked. Despite the many dedicated fans, Lestat conlcuded its Broadway run on May 28, 2006. It has been speculated that it closed due to ticket sales and poor reviews.

Warner Brothers Theatre Ventures announced that the cast recording of Lestat was recorded by Mercury Records on May 22, 2006 at Sony Studios. Planned release was July 11 2006 but has been postponed indefinitely.
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