DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES - The Most Successful Musical Of 2001
Stella Entertainment Press Release - Stuttgart
Market Leader STELLA Entertainment AG's production of DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES has been seen by more than 600,000 visitors this year and is the most successful German musical of 2001. In addition, the trade magazine Musicals named DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES the distinguished recipient of the 2001 Reader's Choice Award for "Favorite Long-Running Musical."
The numbers speak for themselves! "DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES is the most successful musical in Germany," explains Klaus von der Heyde, Chairman of the Board of STELLA Entertainment AG. "It's a musical that's appealed to a completely new target group and has allowed us to bring a younger demographic of visitors into our theaters."
Since March 31, 2000, when the VAMPIRES began their mischief, crowds of people have found their way to Stuttgart - and more continue to come. On the 12th of December, 2001 the one-millionth visitor experienced DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES live in Stuttgart.
There are big plans in the coming years for Vampires. "The musical is doing so well that we plan to keep it in Stuttgart until at least 2004," said Klaus von der Heyde. In addition to this achievement, DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES is expected to become the first original German-language production to transfer to Broadway, New York in the autumn of next year. German Press Release
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On October 5, 2001, David Sonenberg, producer of Dance Of The Vampires confirmed that the show would not open in April 2002 as had been initially planned. The tragic events of September 11, 2001 have made it necessary to reschedule. Here is the excerpt from the New York Times:
Delay for 'Vampires'
There is another Broadway postponement to report: "Dance of the Vampires," a musical based on the 1967 Roman Polanski film "The Fearless Vampire Killers," will not be seen this season.
Its producer, David Sonenberg, said yesterday that he had decided to push back the show's opening until next fall. The show, originally scheduled for late April, will instead open on Oct. 24 at the Minskoff Theater.
Mr. Sonenberg said most of the show's creative team, including John Caird, the co-director, was based in London, which caused myriad logistic delays. "We haven't been able to do anything productive since all this happened," he said. "We just realized there was no way to open before the Tony cutoff."
Coming To Broadway October 24, 2002!
DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES
A new musical by Jim Steinman and Michael Kunze
Based on the film by Roman Polanski
Michael Crawford returns to Broadway for the first time since his Tony Award®- winning
performance in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.
DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES is a hot-wired fairy tale in which an aristocratic, charismatic vampire, Count Von Krolock, jousts with a young passionate student, Alfred, to win the body and soul of a beautiful eighteen year old virgin, Sarah, who only knows that she wants…more!!!
From an award-winning creative team comes the musical event of the season.
DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES is a spectacular rollercoaster ride, twisting and turning from romance to comedy to horror, all set against an opulent score and explosive dance.
Get ready for a total eclipse over Broadway.
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