Tuesday, August 14, 2012
For Broadway Tuesday I'm sharing an article I found at Broadway World about the newest revival of Jekyll and Hyde. Here it is:"The international musical sensation Jekyll & Hyde, starring Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde and Grammy Nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Coxas Lucy, will play the Fisher Theatre, November 27 - December 2, 2012.
Conceived for the stage by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, the four time Tony Award Nominated musical JEKYLL & HYDE features a book & lyrics by two-time Oscar winner, Emmy winner and four-time Tony Award Nominee Leslie Bricusse, music byFrank Wildhorn, and will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award Nominee Jeff Calhoun.
After four thrilling, chilling years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark and dangerous love story from Oscar and Grammy winnerLeslie Bricusseand Tony and Grammy Award nominee Frank Wildhornreturns in a stunning 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 theatrical phenomenon.
The musical is based on the acclaimed novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde byRobert Louis Stevenson, about a London doctor who accidentally unleashes his evil alternate personality in his quest to cure his father’s mental illness.
JEKYLL & HYDE was first introduced as a concept album in 1990 featuring Colm Wilkinson and Linda Eder, and shortly thereafter had its world premiere at theAlley Theatrein Houston starringChuck Wagneras Jekyll/ Hyde andLinda Ederas Lucy. Following a 30-city National Tour, the Broadway production opened at The Plymouth Theatre on April 28, 1997 and earned four Tony Award nominations. Directed byRobin Phillipsand choreographed byJoey Pizzi, the production starredRobert Cuccioli, who earned a Tony Nomination as well asJoseph Jefferson, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for his portrayal ofJekyll/ Hyde,Linda Eder, who won the Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut, as Lucy and Christianne Noll as Emma Carew. After 1543 performances, and featuring such replacements asSebastian BachandDavid Hasselhoffin 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 & HYDEbecame 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."Okay, I thought this article was really interesting. I have seen Jekyll and Hyde and I have also seen Constantine Maroulis live in Rock of Ages and thought he was a great performer. So, what do you think? Do you like Constantine? Do you think he'd be a good fit for the role? I'd love to hear from you.