The odds are good that Roman Polanski, who fled the U.S. in 1977 after being charged in a statutory rape case, will come to Broadway next season to direct Dance of the Vampires, a musical version of Polanski's 1967 film horror spoof, The Fearless Vampire Killers, according to a published report.
"Our idea has always been to take it to New York," said Andrew Braunsberg, the show's producer, in an Oct. 17 interview in The New York Times.
Although there had originally been talk of taking Dance of the Vampires to the West End before bringing it to New York, Braunsberg said he has come to realize that "it's really more of a New York show," and he said his plan is to bring it to a Broadway venue in late-1998.
Playbill On-Line interviewed Polanski at length in July. The complete text of that interview can be found in Theatre Features.