Cassie Clare went to see the Lestat musical and shares Anne Rice’s bio from the program: The bio of an artist such as Anne Rice (b. 1941) can only be truly understood in the context of the author’s personal testimony—her vast body of work. Each beloved character iridescently animated and virtually manifested before our eyes witnesses their creator’s experience in triumph and in sorrow and in searching for some semblance of Happy Peace. From the pangs of Louis’ utter solitude to Claudia’s untimely demise to Lestat’s wickedly bedazzling smile, the author’s life permeates each page with such ardor one could only blush at being so exposed. But Anne Rice gives herself— her life in full—as a gift to the world in every spellbinding chapter, every carefully turned page, every meaningful word. Mere footprints of a life lived in art. A native of New Orleans now residing in La Jolla, CA, and author of 27 books, which include The Vampire Chronicles, The Witching Hour, Cry to Heaven and Violin, Rice’s latest novel, Christ The Lord: Out Of Egypt, is the beginning of her literary contribution to Christian Art. Anne is grateful that these Broadway Giants have adapted her creative endeavor in such a mesmerizing and captivating musical. This adaptation stands alone as a genuine masterpiece!