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A Musical in 2 Acts: Belasco Theatre, Broadway – Previews from 30 July, Opened 19th August ; closed 2nd January, Jonathan Harker, a young lawyer from England, travels to Transylvania in order to fix a deal with Count Dracula, who wants to buy a home in London. Harker’s stay in the remote castle is turning more and more into a nightmare. Harker manages to escape – after being bitten by his host – to Budapest.
Mina travels to him and marries him, while Mina’s friend Lucy is marrying Arthur in London. In the meantime, Dracula has reached London and starts searching for victims. He contacts Renfield and promises him eternal life in exchange for his service.
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His first victim is Lucy, who dies soon after he bites her. Even the renowned vampire expert Van Helsing cannot help her anymore. Lucy, however, turns into a vampire herself and – with the assistance of Dr. Van Helsing- is being killed by her former love interests, Quincey and Jack, in her tomb. Mina feels a strange attraction to the Count. Torn between her fear and love she eventually invites him to wwildhorn in. Dracula lets her taste his blood, intending to turn her into a vampire as well.
Later on, he has to escape from London, because the vampire hunters are closing in on him. His enemies follow him. They take Mina with them, who is connected to the Count telepathically. At the Count’s Castle, the final showdown takes place. While the vampire hunters fight with an entire army of vampires, Mina now decides to follow her beloved Dracula into the darkness.
But Dracula realizes that this should not be Mina’s fate. He asks Mina to release him from his doomed existence. With tears running down her eyes, she fulfils eildhorn lover’s last wish. Jonathan Harker stands in front of the outline of a Gothic castle. Dracula, standing in the doorway, welcomes Jonathan and introduces himself as Count Dracula.
Jonathan espouses on her charms, including her purity—which has Dracula interested. Wolves howl, and Dracula departs. Alone in his room, Jonathan composes a letter to Mina, who herself remembers how they met.
As the song ends, Dracula appears above Mina. Dracula all but materializes, and picks up an envelope on the desk, speculating that it must be for Mina and promising to draucla it mailed immediately.
Draula tries to get Dracula to focus on the contract, but Dracula ignores him, instead advising him to only sleep in his own chamber. He opens the door at the end of the corridor. He only sees a bed, and is suddenly so exhausted he falls asleep on it.
He then awakens suddenly to find three women lying with him, conversing in a strange language. They urge him to let them bite him. Jonathan begins to succumb, but the crucifix around his neck repels them. Realizing this, he throws it off, and just as they overpower him, Dracula appears. He throws them a child in a sack, and looks forward to finding new prey in Wildjorn.
Dracula is in an insane asylum in London, telling Renfield, an inmate, that soon he will be free. Jack Seward enters and tells Renfield to stop eating bugs.
Renfield then lunges at Seward with a knife, cutting him as Jack tries to defend himself. Lucy and Mina walk along the shore, commenting on the shipwreck. Lucy has started sleepwalking again, but since her father tended to drackla, she assures Mina to think nothing of it. Lucy then describes the three men who had proposed to her in one day; one of them is Jack. That night, Dracula bites Lucy as she sleepwalks.
Dracula tells her that he meant to contact only her, but his message caught Lucy by mistake. Lightning flashes, and Dracula disappears—Lucy is totally fine. She tells Mina about a dream she just had. Mina decides that they must leave for London the next day; she got a telegram stating that Jonathan is sick and in a convent hospital in Budapest, and she wants to go to him.
On the train to Budapest, Mina feels doubt about her future with Jonathan, and hears Dracula urge her to stay with him. When Lucy catches sight of Dracula, she faints. He enters, telling the men that he suspects a vampire and that they must hunt him down.
Dracula appears, and Lucy—eyes glowing red, dressing-gown flying off—falls into his arms. The next morning, Lucy is alone and peaceful-looking as she sleeps. Arthur notices the bite marks have vanished. She tries to kiss Arthur, but Van Helsing, noticing the absent garlic and crucifixes, orders him to move away.
The other mourners are sad that Lucy died so young. Van Helsing meets Mina and Jonathan, and assures Jonathan that since he was only bitten once, he should be fine in a few months. He adds that he knows how to kill the vampire, and will meet with everyone again in two weeks. Lucy floats away, while Dracula turns into a bat and hangs upside down. Mina awakens and finds Dracula hovering over her. Van Helsing thinks that Lucy has been stealing children, but when they went to her vault, they discovered her body was missing.
Van Helsing orders them silent. Hidden, they hear a young child humming, and see Lucy leading a six-year-old into the vault. Arthur yells for her to stop as she prepares to bite. Lucy is not pleased. She starts to go over them, but Van Helsing holds up a crucifix, and everyone orders her to release the child, which she does. Mina wanders the London streets that night, musing on the events of the day. Unknown to her, Dracula walks in step with her.
He vanishes, leaving Mina to struggle with her conflicting emotions. Jack, Van Helsing, and Mina visit Renfield. Van Helsing wants Jonathan to stay behind with Mina, but Mina suggests that she goes with them.
Van Helsing disagrees, and the men exit. Jonathan enters and asks Mina how she is; she says she feels strange, so Jonathan suggests she go to bed. As Jonathan looks for cards, Dracula emerges from behind a curtain.
With a raise of his hand, he knocks Jonathan unconscious. They kiss, and he bites her neck. Van Helsing holds up a crucifix, but Dracula ridicules him and turns the crucifix into fire. Dracula vanishes, reappears outside, and starts crawling up the building. As the sun comes up, Arthur and Quincey stand watch.
Jack and Van Helsing arrive and tell the other two that Renfield is dead. Their plan to kill Dracula by putting communion wafers and holy water in his resting place should work, but Van Helsing is concerned Dracula may have backups. Mina and Jonathan enter. When Mina snaps out of her hypnotized state, she insists that they take her with them when they leave to find Dracula again, especially since she still might turn into a vampire.
She makes them promise to kill her if that happens; Jonathan has a difficult time with that. While they travel, Jonathan wrestles with his promise.
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Van Helsing hypnotizes Mina again. After she retires, Van Helsing tells everyone else that the only way to save Mina is to wildhoen Dracula, so he and Mina will go to the castle while the rest of the company kill the vampire.
Floating, Dracula contemplates his eternal life. Later, the men reach his coffin in the hull of a ship. Quincey tries to stab him with a stake, but Dracula kills him and disappears when Jonathan and Jack attack. Meanwhile, Mina tells Van Helsing that Quincey is dead, and they enter the castle. Mina argues with him, but eventually consents.
Dracula dies and crumbles into dust. There’s Always a Tomorrow.