Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat

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Lestat, the inaugural production of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, opened on Tuesday, April 25th at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street).

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.

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
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Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
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Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
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Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Anne Rice and son Christopher Rice

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Bernie Taupin, Anne Rice and Robert Jess Roth (director)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
David Furnish and Elton John

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
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Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
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Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Rob Thomas

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
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Rachel York

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Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Drew Sarich, Hugh Panaro and Carolee Carmello

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Bernie Taupin, Linda Woolverton and Robert Jess Roth come onstage

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Bernie Taupin, Elton John, Linda Woolverton and Anne Rice with the cast of Lestat

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Elton John, Bernie Taupin, Linda Woolverton, Anne Rice, Robert Jess Roth and the cast of Lestat

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Elton John and Anne Rice

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Anne Rice

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Robert Jess Roth

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Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Chris Peluso and Tommar Wilson

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Drew Sarich

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Jim Stanek

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Gregg Edelman, Carolee Carmello and family

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Carolee Carmello

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Amy Sparrow and Allison Fischer

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
Elton John and David Furnish

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Lestat
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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.