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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Run

gstrus2
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Jekyll and Hyde Broadway Run
Posted: 12/14/12 at 05:09pm
The site Broadway for Broke People says that J/H will start its Broadway run on April 5 and end August 24. Dont know how true, since I do not believe an official announcement was made.
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TheGingerBreadMan
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Posted: 12/14/12 at 05:11pm
Hope it's true! Saw the tour and loved it.
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jacobsnchz14
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Posted: 12/14/12 at 05:26pm
J&H was gonna be a limited run?
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eperkins
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Posted: 12/14/12 at 05:28pm
Shows often announce limited runs so people will buy tickets right away and not wait. Then, if sales are good, they extend (Newsies did this).

Updated On: 12/14/12 at 05:28 PM
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supersam1026
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Posted: 12/14/12 at 11:46pm
I'd be VERY surprised if it started on April 5. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof closes at the Richard Rodgers on March 30. It would have to be one of the quickest load out/ load in and techs in recent history
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CurtainPullDowner
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Posted: 12/15/12 at 12:08am
Well, it is a tour, so they are used to a quick load-in.
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Posted: 12/15/12 at 12:51am
They could load in very quickly, because most of the scenery consists of projections. It only ran at the Kennedy Center here in DC for 5 days -- I was amazed at the shortness of the run.

BTW, I was not impressed. Some of the effects were great, but the music and story are forgettable. I think it's time to update the characters, so Jekyll isn't all good, and Hyde all bad. How about allowing Hyde to fall in love with the prostitute, and having Jekyll be a priggish character who tries to save her from her low station?

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Updated On: 12/16/12 at 12:51 AM
NOB88
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Posted: 12/15/12 at 01:26pm
^^^ once again I have to wonder if you saw the same show I saw. Hyde did fall in love with Lucy (in his own Hyde-ish way, as did Lucy also fall for him "forbidden pleasure"). And Jekyll did try to save her from her low station (while agonizing about betraying Emma). If I could lift up the corner of their facade and peek under, while watching Jekyll I could see Hyde and while watching Hyde I could see Jekyll. I thought everything was stunning - the acting, singing, sets. I think Maroulis was playing J & H as the same person in the same skin but with a horrific battle going on in his mind. The chemicals he injected into himself brought that battle screaming to the forefront. He starts out earnestly wanting to save his Father, but was he really trying to save himself? When he looked at is Father did he see his future? I have never seen any other version of J&H on stage or screen, but that is what I got from this production. I would love to see it again.


Updated On: 12/15/12 at 01:26 PM
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Posted: 12/16/12 at 10:02pm
NOB88, you point out that "Hyde did fall in love with Lucy (in his own Hyde-ish way, as did Lucy also fall for him 'forbidden pleasure'). And Jekyll did try to save her from her low station (while agonizing about betraying Emma)."

Are you familiar with the "Star Trek" (original series) episode where Captain Kirk gets split into good and bad and discovers that the "good" Kirk can't make a decision because his leadership skills come from the "bad" Kirk? That's the kind of thing I have in mind: Hyde could fall in love with Lucy without wanting to kill her, while Jekyll could try to help Lucy while looking down on her; perhaps he's trying to impress somebody in Emma's family by being "charitable." In the end, Lucy could choose Jekyll and confess her love for him and Hyde (who is jealous of her inability to see Jekyll's disdain for her) kills Lucy. In short, I'd like to see the story become a bit more subtle than the original novel.
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NOB88
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Posted: 12/16/12 at 11:14pm
PTOPhan, no not familiar with anything 'Star Trek'. And like I said have never done anything J&H, not even the novel (Catholic school ha ha). But I am finding this fascinating. I have been reading Lisa Unger's mystery thrillers lately and she always has this good/evil existing in people thread running thru her novels. In fact, in the Unger book I just finished, a son who obsessively loves his Mother actually kills her.
Updated On: 12/16/12 at 11:14 PM
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Posted: 12/17/12 at 02:21pm
Group tickets for JEKYLL AND HYDE on Broadway are available on Telecharge: http://groups.telecharge.com/shows/show_page.aspx?pid=9364

Click on the calendar and it shows the performance dates.
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hyperbole_and_a_half
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Posted: 1/19/13 at 11:02am
Are the tempos that sloppy in actual performance? :-
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Mr Roxy
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Posted: 1/19/13 at 11:08am
Who would have thought we would ever see a WILDHORN show revived
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yankeefan7
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Posted: 1/19/13 at 01:58pm
Mr. Roxy - because it is the only one that had some success. Even though it did not recoup all the money it played over 3 yrs. on Broadway. Don't think any other Wildhorn show with the possible exception of "Scarlett Pimpernall" lasted more than a couple of months.
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Mr Roxy
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Posted: 1/19/13 at 02:38pm
I was being faceitious . I am a Wildhorn fan
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yankeefan7
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Posted: 1/20/13 at 08:05am
Mr. Roxy - Me too. Wish "Bonnie and Clyde" was given more of a chance. Saw the original J&H on Broadway and Scarlett Pimpernall and liked them both.
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Posted: 1/20/13 at 10:14am
The information is now off ticketmaster.
Are they back at the Richard Rodgers or maybe have the dates changed?
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Posted: 1/20/13 at 11:08am
I saw this in Tampa, it was truly pretty terrible. I do love the score, saw it many years ago with Chuck Wagner and Linda Eder when it was here. I like the staging of Bring On The Men and Debra Cox was not too bad, although sang it pretty much the same as Linda did, eerily similar at times in inflection. But Constantine is pretty bad. His British accent for one is embarrassing. Every single song sounded like Rock of Ages and I did like him in that show. The critics are going to slaughter him. The staging of Confrontation is a bit of a cop out and there is little to no vocal difference between his Jekyll and his Hyde.

Facade needed more.. just more everything. I wasn't a huge fan of Teal's Emma, she just felt Elphaba the whole show. It's not unsalvageable, it's not a critics darling anyway, but the cast isn't giving them much to change their mind about. It remains a very flawed show with some very pretty songs.

Updated On: 1/20/13 at 11:08 AM
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Posted: 1/21/13 at 06:52pm
sr4mjc, I know different people like different things but I have to disagree with "there is little to no vocal difference between his Jekyll and his Hyde."
I found it fascinating how the two identities were so distinct.
Dont stop believin'
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BlueforBroadway
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Posted: 1/21/13 at 10:01pm
Geez I just saw the show in Durham and the entire cast was amazing. Constantine transformed from Jekyll into Hyde right before our eyes. The audience gasped. He sang Hyde way different than Jekyll. Deborah has a powerful voice. I loved the show.
Jekyll & Hyde back on Broadway! / Rock of Ages - 5 Tony nominations! Awesome!
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bwayphreak234
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Posted: 1/21/13 at 10:30pm
^ word. I am absolutely in love with this production. It is haunting and beautiful.
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