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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Can't say I'm surprised...

News item, hot off the wires:

NEW YORK (AP) - ``Lestat'' may be looking for some fresh blood.
The Elton John-Bernie Taupin musical inspired by Anne Rice's ``The Vampire Chronicles'' has canceled its first two weeks of preview performances in New York and delayed its Broadway opening until April 25.
Choreographer Jonathan Butterell, who worked on such shows as ``The Light in the Piazza'' and the recent revival of ``Fiddler on the Roof,'' has been brought in as a creative consultant ``to provide an objective overview as it undergoes revisions,'' the producers, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, said Thursday in a statement.
The musical received scorching reviews during its San Francisco tryout, which ended Jan. 29. The San Francisco Chronicle called the show ``didactic, disjointed, oddly miscast, confusingly designed and floundering in an almost unrelentingly saccharine score by Elton John.'' The San Jose Mercury News sniffed, ``the vampire musical showed few signs of life.''

I wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't open on Broadway at all... like "The Mambo Kings," which also had a tryout here. And then "Lennon" went on to massive changes, and then early closure. Some think there's a curse in SF...

At 02 February, 2006 21:37, Blogger Jon said...

I am jealous that you get big shows like that. Sometimes I wish I lived in a bigger city.

At 03 February, 2006 09:12, Blogger Madame X said...

Lestat the musical?

Are they kidding?

HELLO people try a FRESH idea!

How about a musical about blogging?


At 03 February, 2006 10:09, Blogger Queen of Cheese said...

That father of the atomic bomb opera got rave reviews.

Pine limb, UP pine limb DOWN pine limb UP pine limb DOWN

rock on dr. atomic

At 03 February, 2006 11:10, Blogger terry said...

jon, i'm very, very lucky. and it's really cool that all these shows are doing their tryouts here.

madame, lestat definitely needs work. but i think YOU should write a musical about blogging... especially with all the fun you've had recently!!

and cheese...hahahahahahahahahahahahha Oh. My. God. i'd already blocked that out... !


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