Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Inspired by Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles, Lestat is the first theatrical score from the legendary songwriting team of Elton John and Bernie Taupin; the show has a book by Linda Woolverton, and is directed by Robert Jess Roth with musical staging by Matt West. Jonathan Butterell serves as creative consultant. Lestat stars 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 in a cast of 21.
The new playing schedule for Lestat beginning Monday, May 1, is as follows: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday through Saturday at 8pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Tickets range from $35 to $110, and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com at (212) 307-4100. For more information, please visit www.lestat.com.
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
Kelli and Rosie O'Donnell
Anne Rice and son Christopher Rice
Bernie Taupin, Anne Rice and Robert Jess Roth (director)
David Furnish and Elton John
Jon Bon Jovi
Frank and Kathie Lee Gifford
Drew Sarich, Hugh Panaro and Carolee Carmello
Bernie Taupin, Linda Woolverton and Robert Jess Roth come onstage
Bernie Taupin, Elton John, Linda Woolverton and Anne Rice with the cast of Lestat
Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Linda Woolverton, Anne Rice, Robert Jess Roth and the cast of Lestat
Elton John and Anne Rice
Robert Jess Roth
Chris Peluso and Tommar Wilson
Gregg Edelman, Carolee Carmello and family
Amy Sparrow and Allison Fischer
Elton John and David Furnish