Italian actor Michel Altieri thirsts for eternal life in Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston's 1927 drama Dracula, which officially opened Off-Broadway Jan. 5 at the Little Shubert Theatre.
Paul Alexander helms the thriller based on Bram Stoker's gothic classic, which began previews Dec. 14. Performances are scheduled through March 13.
Altieri, who has been seen in the Italian premieres of Rent and Beauty and the Beast, makes his American stage debut as the blood-thirsty count, with Tony Award winner George Hearn (La Cage aux Folles, Sweeney Todd, Sunset Boulevard) as vampire hunter Van Helsing. Emily Bridges plays the doomed maiden Lucy Seward.
Here is a look at the opening night:
John Tartaglia, Lucie Arnaz, Jennifer Morrison, Jodi Stevens Celebrate Dracula Off-Broadway Opening
The cast also features Tony Award nominee Timothy Jerome as Dr. Seward, Jake Silbermann as Jonathan Harker, John Buffalo Mailer as Renfield, Katharine Luckinbill as Miss Wells and Rob O'Hare as Butterworth.
For tickets, priced $89.50, phone (212) 239-6200 or visit Telecharge.