Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'

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On Monday, June 15th Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde returned to New York City for the first time in 8 years since its four year, 1500+ performance Broadway run and was presented in its entirety as a benefit concert for the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC). Presented by SAW Theatricals/Sarah Melissa Rotker in association with Deborah Blumenthal, Stephanie Leaf, and Phillip Pallitto, the evening took place at NYSEC's 800-seat concert hall, most recently home to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and featured "Bring on the Men", a song which was not heard in the Broadway production. BroadwayWorld was there as the show made a thrilling return to the New York stage.

Robert Petkoff (Happiness, Fiddler on the Roof) starred in the title roles, with Brooke Sunny Moriber (Parade, The Threepenny Opera, The Wild Party) as Emma. The concert also introduced Jennifer Hallie Rosen (If This Hat Could Talk with Melba Moore and Stephanie Mills, Man of La Mancha, CATS, Evita, and Camelot), who made her New York City debut as Lucy. Timothy Jerome and Brandon Ruckdashel were also featured in the cast.

NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE is the cornerstone of a humanist and ethical movement that was founded in 1876 to advance social justice for all. Ethical Culture emphasizes principles of behavior based on expressing one's conscience through moral and humane actions. The organization has been part of the fabric of life in New York City for over a century and its impact can be felt nationwide. NYSEC founded or helped establish organizations including the Legal Aid Society; the NAACP; the ACLU; the Visiting Nurse Service; the Ethical Culture Fieldston Schools; the first U.S. Settlement House; and the Encampment for Citizenship. The Society is housed in a landmark building on Central Park West that will celebrate its 100th Anniversary in 2010. The building is home to hundreds of community programs a year including panel discussions, concerts, theatrical events, and writing, music and art programs. NYSEC's Social Service Board runs a women's shelter on-site; operates a supervised visitation program for children and families; and sponsors homeless artists and writers workshop exhibitions. For more information, visit www.nysec.org.

JEKYLL & HYDE is Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse's Tony-nominated Broadway musical. The original Broadway production starred Linda Eder, Robert Cucciolli and Christiane Noll and is the longest running show in the history of the Plymouth Theater. Jekyll & Hyde has had three major tours, hundreds of regional productions in the United States and Canada, and over 35 international productions in countries like Germany, Austria, Spain, Hungary, Japan, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Australia. It is the first new American musical to have two internationally released concept recordings of the score: Highlights from Jekyll & Hyde and Jekyll & Hyde: The Complete Work. The Broadway cast recording of Jekyll & Hyde received a 1997 Grammy nomination. Songs from the show have been performed worldwide and have been featured at the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the World Series, the WNBA Championship, Miss America Pageants, the 1996 Democratic National Convention, and the Inauguration of President Clinton (sung by Jennifer Holliday). There have now been ten international recordings of Jekyll & Hyde in six different languages.

Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
'Jekyll and Hyde - In Concert' at The New York Society for Ethical Culture

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
The Ensemble begins the evening

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Richard Binder and ensemble

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Cesar Rospigliosi, Jason Maniscalco, Doug Shapiro and Richard Binder

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
The 'Jekyll and Hyde' cast opens the show

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
The stage of the New York Society for Ethical Culture

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
James Kidd

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
James Kidd

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Sal Sabella

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Richard Binder

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Brooke Sunny Moriber

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff, Timothy Jerome and Richard Binder

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Sal Sabella, Robert Petkoff and Brandon Ruckdashel

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff, Timothy Jerome, Richard Binder and Brooke Sunny Moriber

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Doug Shapiro

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Doug Shapiro and Marci Reid

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Doug Shapiro and Marci Reid

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Richard Binder and Robert Petkoff

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff and Richard Binder

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Richard Binder

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff, James Kidd, Richard Binder and Jennifer Hallie Rosen

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Brooke Sunny Moriber

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Brooke Sunny Moriber

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Brooke Sunny Moriber and Timothy Jerome

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff and Brooke Sunny Moriber

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff and Brooke Sunny Moriber

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff and Brooke Sunny Moriber

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff and Brooke Sunny Moriber

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff and Brooke Sunny Moriber

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff and Brooke Sunny Moriber

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff and Brooke Sunny Moriber

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Jennifer Hallie Rosen

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Jennifer Hallie Rosen

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Jennifer Hallie Rosen and the cast

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Jennifer Hallie Rosen

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Jennifer Hallie Rosen and the cast

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Jennifer Hallie Rosen

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Jennifer Hallie Rosen

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Jennifer Hallie Rosen

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Jennifer Hallie Rosen and Brandon Ruckdashel

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff and Doug Shapiro

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff and Doug Shapiro

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Sal Sabella, Robert Petkoff and Brandon Ruckdashel

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Richard Binder, Brandon Ruckdashel and Tony Wolf

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Jennifer Hallie Rosen, Tony Wolf and Brandon Ruckdashel

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Jennifer Hallie Rosen and Brandon Ruckdashel

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Jennifer Hallie Rosen and Brandon Ruckdashel

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff and Jennifer Hallie Rosen

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff

Photo Coverage EXCLUSIVE: Wildhorn And Bricusse's 'JEKYLL AND HYDE IN CONCERT'
Robert Petkoff

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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