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Elton John, Bernie Taupin Doing B’way Vampire Show
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Elton John and Bernie Taupin dreamed of writing music to Anne Rice’s literary look at vampires more than 25 years ago. Now will they get their wish.
The rock star and lyricist partner announced on Tuesday that they are collaborating for a Broadway show based on Rice’s Vampire Chronicles, tentatively titled “The Vampire Lestat,” and aimed for the 2005 theatrical season.
John and Taupin stressed the production would have a classical feel and not resemble a rock opera.
“This will be more opera than rock,” said Taupin.
The venture will mark the first stage musical for Taupin, whose songs with John have sold over 150 million copies since they began creating hits in the late 1960s. The vampire show will be John’s third Broadway musical, following his work on hit shows “The Lion King,” and “Aida.”
“Bernie and I have been huge fans of Anne Rice’s books for a long time,” said John. “When I read “Interview with The Vampire,” for the first time, I wanted to become a vampire.”
The project, the first foray by producers Warner Bros. into Broadway theater, will also feature a script by Linda Woolverton (“The Lion King,” Beauty and the Beast,” and “Aida”) and will be directed by Robert Jess Roth (“Beauty and the Beast”).
“I’ve spent 10 years looking for the right vehicle,” said Taupin, who said he and John had several meetings with Rice back in the 1970s about putting music to her work.
“As things happened, everything went down a different path. Anne is very excited and has given us her blessing.”
“The Vampire Lestat,” the second book in Rice’s series, was published in 1985, nine years after “Interview with The Vampire,” which was made into a 1994 movie starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. Her 1988 “Queen of the Damned,” was made into a film last year.
Vampires came and went quickly on Broadway this past season, with the short-lived “Dance of the Vampires” — a campy musical that was savaged by critics.
“You’re not going to see capes and bats or crosses or tap-dancing vampires,” said Taupin.
“This will be dark, sexy and scary, but that doesn’t mean it has to be cliched. This is serious, not a parody.”