Elton Defends Broadway Show

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Flamboyant superstar SIR Elton John has leaped to the defence of his critically-mauled musical LESTAT, but acknowledges the show needs "a lot of work".

The ROCKET MAN hitmaker has teamed up with songwriter Bernie Taupin to compose the score for the horror musical, based on Anne Rice's The Vampire Chronicles books, which will transfer to Broadway, New York City, after it finishes its initial run in San Francisco, California.

After terrible reviews in San Francisco, John is still optimistic the show will be a success by the time it reaches Broadway.

He tells the New York Post, "We have a lot of work to do, I'm not going to deny that. There are problems in the first act, we're going to have a new beginning and a new ending and some minor characters are going to bite the dust.

"We certainly ran into problems in San Francisco. But I think we can sort them out. It's a f**king painstaking process, but I'm confident we can do it.

"Right now, we've got too much information. The first act is a history lesson. A lot of it isn't necessary. We've done a lot of pruning, and I think I'm going to have to write another song or two."

Despite his optimistic outlook, John admits he was upset by certain reviews.

He explains, "I did read one review that said I've obviously been watching THE Phantom Of The Opera, Les Miserables and Jekyll And Hyde. Well, thank you very much. I nearly killed myself. Where is the Golden Gate Bridge?"


Tags: Elton John - Bernie Taupin - Anne Rice - The Vampire Chronicles - Phantom Of The Opera - Les Miserables - Jekyll And Hyde

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