BWW Exclusive: Jackie Burns, Anthony Warlow, and More Set for Reading of JEKYLL AND HYDE in Prep for 25th Anniversary International Production

By: Jan. 16, 2015
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BroadwayWorld has just learned that there will be a 25th Anniversary International Production of JEKYLL AND HYDE next year, and Broadway veterans Anthony Warlow, Jackie Burns, and Teal Wicks are currently leading a reading of the new production! With music by Frank Wildhorn and Book & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, the reading features direction by Christopher Renshaw, and music direction and arrangements by Jason Howland.

Composer Frank Wildhorn said, "Twenty-one years after making the double CD concept recording with Anthony Warlow, who gave one of the greatest performances I've ever heard on a recording, I am so thrilled to be working together again He set the standard, and, like a fine wine, has only gotten better. It doesn't get better or more fun than this!"

The full cast includes Anthony Warlow as Jekyll/Hyde, Jackie Burns as Lucy, Teal Wicks as Emma, David Harris as Utterson, Keala Settle as Nellie, Joseph Dellger as Sir Danvers, Sean Jenness as Spider, Kevin Duda as Stride, Dan Cooney as Bishop, Josh Davis as General Glossop, and Blair Ross as Lady Beaconsfield. The cast also includes Ashley Blanchet, Dana Costello, Sara King, Chris Peluso, and Rashidra Scott.

Originally conceived for the stage by Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, Jekyll & Hyde features music by Wildhorn, a book by Leslie Bricusse and lyrics by Wildhorn, Bricusse and Cuden. Following a world premiere run in Houston, Texas the musical embarked on a national tour of the United States prior to its Broadway debut in 1997. Many international productions have since been staged including two subsequent North American tours, two tours of the United Kingdom, a concert version and a re-vamped US tour in 2012 ahead of a 2013 revival on Broadway.