In celebration of its recent 100th performance Off-Broadway, Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors welcomed a special guest to the stage following the December 6 show at New World Stages: Dacre Stoker, the great grandnephew of Bram Stoker, author of the original Dracula novel.
Stoker told the cast and audience, "Dracula has been adapted to the stage many times and in many ways. I think my uncle would be very proud of what happens on the stage at Dracula, A Comedy of Terrors. The adaptation, the creativity, and the performances are all incredible. I think my uncle would have loved this. It’s just wonderful.”
Check out photos from the performance below:
It was recently announced that Broadway favorite Taylor Trensch (Camelot, Dear Evan Hansen) will join Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen's Dracula for one week only, from December 27 through January 2, 2024, filling in for current star Andrew Keenan-Bolger as Harker and Others.
Greenberg directs the Off-Broadway production after staging earlier runs at Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Florida, Capital Repertory Theatre in Albany, and Segal Centre for Performing Arts in Montreal. The farce also became a podcast radio play in May 2020, with a cast including Christopher Sieber, Laura Benanti, and John Stamos.
The NYC premiere is not a replica of earlier stagings. The production features scenic design by Tijana Bjelajac, costume design by Tristan Raines, lighting design by Rob Denton, sound design by Victoria Deiorio, and wig and hair design by Ashley Rae Callahan. Morgan Holbrook is the production stage manager, and casting is by JZ Casting.
The Monty Python-style send-up of the Bram Stoker classic is currently haunting Off-Broadway's New World Stages through January 7, 2024.