Vampires are returning to the Great White Way but thankfully, Michael Crawford
is not leading the charge. Elton John
and longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin
are teaming up to bring The Vampire Lestat
to Broadway. The musical, based on the character from Anne Rice
's novels, is slated to open in 2005. At a press conference Tuesday, John said the show will "not be a rock opera" like Crawford's short-lived Dance of the Vampires
. "It has to be classically written."