JEKYLL & HYDE Moves from Richard Rodgers to Marquis Theatre on Broadway; to Run April 5 - June 30
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by BWW News Desk
Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Independent Presenters Network, Chunsoo Shin, Luigi Caiola and Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley have just announced the first preview, opening night and ticket on-sale dates for the new Broadway production of JEKYLL & HYDE, starring Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis in the dual title role of 'Dr. Henry Jekyll' & 'Edward Hyde' and Grammy-nominated R&B superstar Deborah Cox as 'Lucy'.
Following the completion of its current national tour, the 13-week limited Broadway engagement of JEKYLL & HYDE will begin previews on Friday, April 5, 2013 and open on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at the Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway) rather than the previously-announced Richard Rodgers Theatre. Tickets are available exclusively to Audience Rewards (www.audiencerewards.com) members on January 22, 2013 and will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM via www.ticketmaster.com / 1-800-745-3000.
After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple worldwide tours, this dark and dangerous love story returns in a new production that includes all the classic songs ("This is the Moment", "A New Life", "Someone Like You") that first grabbed audiences by the throat and transformed JEKYLL & HYDE into a four-time Tony Award nominated theatrical phenomenon. Conceived for the stage by Tony and Grammy Award nomineeFrank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, JEKYLL & HYDE features a book & lyrics by two-time Oscar winner, Emmy winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Leslie Bricusse, music by Frank Wildhorn, and direction & choreography by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun.
In addition to Maroulis and Cox, the cast also features Teal Wicks (Wicked) as 'Emma Carew', Laird Mackintosh (Mary Poppins) as 'John Utterson',Richard White (The Most Happy Fella) as 'Sir Danvers Carew', David Benoit (Avenue Q) as 'Bishop/Spider', Stephen Mitchell Brown, Jerry Christakos, Dana Costello, Wendy Fox, Brian Gallagher, Sean Jenness, Mel Johnson Jr., James Judy, Ashley Loren, Courtney Markowitz, Aaron Ramey, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Rob Richardson, Blair Ross, Doug Storm, Haley Swindal and Jason Wooten.
JEKYLL & HYDE features scenic & costume design by Tony Award nomineeTobin Ost (Newsies), lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter(Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies,), sound design by Ken Travis (Newsies) and projection design by Daniel Brodie (Motown). Orchestrations are byKim Scharnberg. Musical supervision and arrangements are by Jason Howland.
A pre-tour preview engagement of JEKYLL & HYDE was presented at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California from September 7-30, 2012. The 25-week national tour launched on October 2, 2012 at San Diego's Civic Theatre.
JEKYLL & HYDE is based on the acclaimed novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, about a London doctor who accidentally unleashes an evil alternate personality in his quest to cure his father's mental illness. The musical was first introduced as a concept album in 1990 featuring Colm Wilkinson and Linda Eder, and shortly thereafter had its world premiere at the Alley Theatre in Houston starring Chuck Wagner as 'Jekyll'/'Hyde' and Linda Eder as 'Lucy'. Following a 30-city National Tour, the original Broadway production opened at The Plymouth Theatre on April 28, 1997 and earned four Tony Award nominations. Directed by Robin Phillips and choreographed by Joey Pizzi, the production starredRobert Cuccioli, who earned a Tony Nomination as well as Joseph Jefferson, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for his portrayal of'Jekyll'/'Hyde', Linda Eder, who won the Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut as 'Lucy', and Christianne Noll as 'Emma Carew'. After 1,543 performances, and such replacements as Sebastian Bach and David Hasselhoff in the title role, the production played its final performance on January 7, 2001. The show's popularity catapulted well beyond the Great White Way and, within the subsequent decade of its world premiere, JEKYLL & HYDE became an international sensation with multiple tours in the UK and North America, and over a dozen recordings from Germany, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Japan and South Korea, among others.
The JEKYLL & HYDE regular performance schedule is as follows: Mondays at 8:00pm, Tuesdays at 7:00pm, Thursdays at 8:00pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 2:00pm & 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm & 7:00pm