Julia Murney Out of Broadway Musical Dance of the Vampires

News   Julia Murney Out of Broadway Musical Dance of the Vampires
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Julia Murney.

Julia Murney, who was announced in the role of Magda in the upcoming Broadway musical Dance of the Vampires, will no longer be in the production, confirmed a spokesperson. No reason for her departure or information on her replacement was given at press time.

Murney was seen last in Off-Broadway's Crimes of the Heart at Second Stage. She is also known for her stage roles in A Class Act, Time and Again and Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party. The role of Magda was described in a casting notice as "busty lusty."

Dance of the Vampires is set to preview at the Minskoff Theatre Oct. 14 with an official opening Nov. 21. Michael Crawford will star in the tuner with a cast that includes René Auberjonois, Mandy Gonzalez, Max von Essen, Ron Orbach, Liz McCartney, Mark Price and Asa Somers.

Dance director John Rando told Playbill On-Line the show was a "funny scare where you could have a really good time and yet you are spooked." He added that the Broadway production will be "different than it is in Germany. I think the biggest difference is that, in Germany, it's a sung-through piece without any spoken word or just very few. Here in New York, it's going to be a book musical. We've also done a lot of changes in the construction of the play. Jim Steinman has also changed the music in many places."

To view the Playbill On-Line Brief Encounter interview with Rando, click here.

For more information on Dance of the Vampires, visit the show's website at www.danceofthevampires.com.