Dracula, The Musical

  • Date:
    August 1, 2004

    Opened: 19 Aug 2004
    Book by: Christopher Hampton
    Music by: Frank Wildhorn
    Lyrics by: Don Black
    Cast: Tom Hewitt, Melissa Errico, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Don Stephenson, Darren Ritchie, Kelli OHara, Chris Hoch, Shonn Wiley, Bart Shatto
    Directed by: Des McAnuff
    Synopsis Based on the Bram Stoker classic novel. Set in Europe at the end of the Victorian Age, the production follows Dracula's lust for new blood and a small band of mortal men and women who must face his overwhelming seduction and mesmeric supernatural powers.

    What the critics had to say.....

    BEN BRENTLEY of the NEW YORK TIMES says �Expectations were exceedingly low for this latest offering.... � and expectations have not been disappointed.� MICHAEL KUCHWARA of the ASSOCIATED PRESS says "Talk about draining blood from the undead....anemic, inert." HOWARD KISSEL of NEW YORK DAILY NEWS says it �It has no pulse." ELYSA GARDNER of USA TODAY says �Walking, singing death.� CHARLES ISHERWOOD of VARIETY says "Rattles the old bones of Bram Stoker's novel without generating a moment of suspense, horror, romance or even vague interest." LINDA WINER of NY NEWSDAY says "The show isn't even good junk." LARRY WORTH of THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER says "It has no heart. Or brains. Or vision." ROMA TORRE of NY1 says "Frank Wildhorn and company failed to find one drop of fresh blood in this fatally anemic new musical"

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