Broadway Records to Record New Concept Album of JEKYLL & HYDE; BWW to Host Liner Notes Essay Contest!
BroadwayWorld.com and Broadway Records are co-sponsoring a liner notes essay contest for the new Jekyll & Hyde studio concept recording. Fans will have the opportunity to submit a 250 to 500 word essay for consideration. Five finalists will be chosen by the staff of BroadwayWorld.com in consultation with Broadway Records. Frank Wildhorn, Constantine Maroulis and Broadway Records will select the Grand Prize Winner who will have his or her liner notes essay will be included in the upcoming recording.
More details can be found here!
The album will be released September 25, 2012. The new concept recording will be produced by Frank Wildhorn, Jason Howland, and Billy Jay Stein and executive produced by Van Dean, Kenny Howard and Ken Mahoney. The Jekyll & Hyde 2012 Concept Recording is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com here.
Featured on the new studio concept recording will be Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox, Tom Hewitt, Shannon Magrane, Carly Robyn Green, and Corey Brunish. From Tony® and Grammy Award® nominee Frank Wildhorn and Oscar® and Grammy Winner Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has become a worldwide theatrical phenomenon since it first opened on Broadway in 1997. It has been recorded in 20 different languages and artists as diverse as Johnny Mathis, Dennis DeYoung (from Styx), Jennifer Holliday, Liza Minnelli and Sammy Davis, Jr have recorded songs from the show. The music of Jekyll & Hyde has been featured in four consecutive Olympics, President Clinton’s inaugural, and every major sporting event around the world from the Super Bowl to World Cup Soccer to the World Series.
Constantine Maroulis, who sky-rocketed to fame on American Idol, played the lead role in a three-year run in Broadway’s Rock of Ages and received a Best Actor Tony nomination and a Drama League nomination for his performance. Constantine made his Broadway debut in the Tony-Nominated production of The Wedding Singer. Constantine was a finalist on the fourth season of American Idol. He played the role of Roger Davis in the national tour of RENT. Constantine co-starred in the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. He was a series regular on the CBS daytime drama The Bold and The Beautiful, which featured original songs from his debut album “Constantine,” released on his own label, Sixth Place Records. Other television credits include Law & Order, The Tonight Show, America’s Got Talent, Dancing with the Stars, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Conan, Ellen, Regis & Kelly, MTV and many more. In 2011, he was presented with both The Gabby Award and The Elios Award, which recognizes the excellence Greek Americans have achieved in various fields. Constantine graduated from the Boston Conservatory and apprenticed at The Williamstown Theatre Festival. Twitter.com/ConstantineM