Is The Director Sinking Lestat?

“Theater people are whispering that [Lestat director Rob Jess Roth] has to be replaced by a stronger and more imaginative director if [the show] is going to have a chance in New York… Roth has a poor track record on Broadway. He directed Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, a third-rate production that no one will confuse with Julie Taymor’s great staging of The Lion King. He was given a shot at directing Aida, but was fired after his production opened to poor reviews out of town. His third musical — The Opposite of Sex — was aborted out of town, also because of poor notices.”