Roman Polanksi will helm a new Paris production of Dance of the Vampires, the short-lived Broadway musical that features a score by Meatloaf songwriter Jim Steinman, which will begin performances in October at Théâtre Mogador, according to the L.A. Times.
Polanski directed and appeared in the 1967 film "The Fearless Vampire Killers," which was later adapted by Steinman and book writer Michael Kunze for the 1997 German-language musical production, Tanz der Vampire. Polanksi directed the Vienna world premiere of the musical.
Tony Award nominee David Ives was later brought on for the 2002 Broadway production, which starred Michael Crawford in his first and only Broadway appearance following The Phantom of the Opera. Following a chilly critical reception, the $12 million musical shuttered after 61 previews and 56 regular performances.
The French-language version, Le Bal des Vampires, will begin performances Oct. 16. Stage Entertainment produces. Performances are scheduled through July 2015.
The Broadway production was punctuated with ballet dream sequences, naughty jokes and references to Meatloaf lyrics. The New York songlist included such songs as "Angels Arise," "God Has Left The Building," "Original Sin," "Garlic," "There's Never Been A Night Like This," "Don't Leave Daddy," "A Good Nightmare Comes So Rarely," "Death Is Such An Odd Thing," "Red Boots Ballet," "Say A Prayer," "Come With Me," "Vampires In Love (Total Eclipse of the Heart)" "Books, Books," "Carpe Noctem," "When Love Is Inside You," "Eternity," "Confession Of A Vampire," "The Ball: The Minuet," "Never Be Enough" and "The Dance Of The Vampires."
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You