JEKYLL & HYDE Comes to PPAC, 1/1-6
The international musical sensation JEKYLL & HYDE performs at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) for a limited engagement, January 1 – 6, 2013, before returning to Broadway in April 2013. Tony® Award nominee Constantine Maroulis will star in the title dual role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, alongside Grammy® Award nominee and R&B superstarDeborah Cox as Lucy.
JEKYLL & HYDE is part of Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series.
Conceived for the stage by Tony® and Grammy® Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, the four time Tony® Award Nominated musical JEKYLL & HYDEfeatures a book & lyrics by two-time Oscar winner, Emmy winner and four-time Tony® Award Nominee Leslie Bricusse, music by Frank Wildhorn, and will be directed and choreographed by Tony® Award Nominee Jeff Calhoun.
Also starring in the production will be Teal Wicks(Wicked) as Emma Carew, Laird Mackintosh (Mary Poppins) as John Utterson, Richard White (Most Happy Fella) as Sir Danvers Carew, and David Benoit (Avenue Q, Les Misérables) as Bishop/Spider.
Rounding out the cast are 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 byTobin Ost (Newsies), lighting design by Jeff Croiter(Newsies, Peter and the Starcatcher - Tony® Award), sound design by Ken Travis (Newsies), and projection design by Daniel Brodie (Godspell). Orchestrations are by Kim Scharnberg. Musical supervision and arrangements are by Jason Howland.
After four years on Broadway and multiple world-wide tours, this dark and dangerous love story from Oscar® and Grammy® winner Leslie Bricusse and Tony® and Grammy® Award nominee Frank Wildhorn returns in a stunning new production that includes all the classic songs (This is the Moment, A New Life, Someone Like You) that captivated audiences and transformedJEKYLL & HYDE into a theatrical phenomenon.
The musical 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 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 the Alley Theatre in Houston starring Chuck Wagner asJekyll/ Hyde and Linda Eder as 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 by Robin Phillipsand choreographed by Joey Pizzi, the production starred Robert 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 asEmma Carew. After 1,543 performances, and featuring 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 U.K. and North America, and over a dozen recordings from Germany, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Japan and South Korea, among others.
For more information about JEKYLL & HYDE, please visit www.JekyllandHydeMusical.com andwww.ppacri.org.