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Photo Flash: Lestat in Previews

Lestat, the inaugural production of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, is currently in previews at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), where it will open on Tuesday, April 25, 2006, at 6:30pm.

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 at (212) 307-4100. For more information, please visit

Photos by Paul Kolnik

Hugh Panaro

Carolee Carmello

Carolee Carmello

Hugh Panaro and Allison Fischer

Allison Fischer, Jim Stanek and Hugh Panaro

Drew Sarich and Hugh Panaro

Roderick Hill and Hugh Panaro

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