The Musical

New York

Almost immediately after leaving San Francisco, the show began being rewritten. 

Due to time constraints and the ability of the audience to follow the story, all aspects of The Queen of the Damned novel were removed from the show.  The music was also changed from a 'pop' sound to a more theatrical style.  A new song, "Right Before My Eyes", written especially for Hugh Panaro by Elton John,  was added to Act One to deepen the relationship between Lestat and Nicolas.

During the weeks leading up to opening night, April 25, 2006, the show went through constant changes.  Unfortunately, the critics were determined not to like this new 'vampire musical'  It was ripped apart by the media and despite it's loyal fan following, the show closed on May 28, 2006