Exclusive: Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo to Lead North Shore Music Theatre's JEKYLL & HYDE; OBC Lead Robert Cuccioli Directs

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Exclusive: Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo to Lead North Shore Music Theatre's JEKYLL & HYDE; OBC Lead Robert Cuccioli Directs

North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) has announced that Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo will lead the cast of their September production of Broadway's Gothic musical thriller, Jekyll & Hyde. Under the direction of Broadway's original Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli, JEKYLL & HYDE will play September 25 thru October 7, 2018. A complete casting and creative team announcement to come at a later date.

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's novel of similar name, JEKYLL & HYDE tells the story of London scientist Dr. Henry Jekyll, who accidentally creates a potion that uncontrollably changes him into a murderous alter ego dubbed Edward Hyde. As Hyde's violent rampages continues, Jekyll must figure out a way to stop the transformations before it results in deadly consequences for his fiancée Emma and a woman of the night named Lucy, who has fallen for the doctor. With a book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and music by Frank Wildhorn, the soaring score features powerful and romantic songs including "This Is The Moment," "In His Eyes," Someone Like You," and "A New Life."

A two-time Tony nominee, Constantine Maroulis will once again tackle the role of Dr. Henry Jekyll/Edward Hyde, a role he has played in the recent Broadway Revival and National Tour, as well as in regional theatres. Constantine is an accomplished actor, producer, singer and songwriter best known for his Tony-nominated performance in Broadway's Rock of Ages and his epic run as a Season 4 finalist during the heyday of "American Idol." His other Broadway acting credits include The Wedding Singer and Jekyll & Hyde. Constantine earned a second Tony Award nomination as a producer of Broadway's revival of Deaf West's Spring Awakening. Additionally, Constantine has played Judas in the MUNY production of Jesus Christ Superstar, and Che in the North Shore production of Evita. Constantine also continues his music career, having recently joined forces with legendary Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler, touring the world as Adler's Appetite, as well as releasing the singles, "Here I Come," "She's Just Rock N Roll" and "All About You" from his upcoming solo album.

Stage, screen, and recording artist Diana DeGarmo will take on the role of Lucy, the same role she recently played on the Jekyll & Hyde World Tour. Diana first rose to fame at the age of 16, making it all the way thru to the finale of Season 3 of "American Idol." She quickly made the leap to the stage making her Broadway debut at the age of 18 playing Penny in Tony Award-winning musical, Hairspray. She then went on to play Sheila in the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair. Diana has appeared off-Broadway in The Toxic Avenger and the revival of The Marvelous Wonderettes, and headlined the First National Tours of Brooklyn The Musical and 9 to 5, as well as headlining the recent National Tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and the World Tour of Jekyll & Hyde. Diana has appeared in the films Alto, After the Sun Fell, and The First Ride Of Wyatt Earp and on television as Angelina on "The Young and the Restless." Diana continues to record music. Her first single "Dreams" reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart. Her EP's include "Unplugged in Nashville," "Live to Love," and her most recent release "Gemini - Volume 1."

Bringing his own vision of Jekyll & Hyde to the stage, director Robert Cuccioli earned a Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award and a Tony Award nomination for his portrayal of Dr. Jekyll and his alter ego, Mr. Hyde, in the original Broadway production of the musical thriller Jekyll & Hyde. Other Broadway acting credits include Javert in Les Misérables and Spiderman: Turn off the Dark. Robert began his directing career in 2001 with his critically acclaimed production of Jekyll & Hyde at The Westchester Broadway Theatre and went on to direct his production four more times in other large venues around the country such as Houston's Theatre under the Stars and Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Other directing credits include The Merchant of Venice and The Glass Menagerie at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Tickets for JEKYLL & HYDE are priced starting from $59 - $84. Performances are September 25 - October 7, Tue - Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.

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