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Photo Coverage Exclusive: JEKYLL & HYDE Tour Opening Night Curtain Call & Party - Maroulis, Cox, Wicks & More!
The preview engagement of JEKYLL & HYDE celebrated its opening night performance on September 8, 2012, at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, Calif. The limited pre-tour engagement will play through September 30, 2012. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call and photos of the cast-including Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox and more-at the after party!
The new production of the international musical sensation JEKYLL & HYDE will return to Broadway in Spring 2013, following a 25-week National Tour that launches on October 2, 2012, at San Diego's Civic Theatre. The cast features Constantine Maroulis in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde, Deborah Coxas as Lucy, Teal Wicks as Emma Carew, Laird Mackintosh as John Utterson and Richard White as Sir Danvers Carew. Rounding out the cast are David Benoit, Jerry Christakos, Dana Costello, Wendy Fox, Brian Gallagher, Sean Jenness, Mel Johnson Jr., Stephen Mitchell Brown, James Judy, Ashley Loren, Courtney Markowitz, Aaron Ramey, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Rob Richardson, Blair Ross, Doug Storm, Haley Swindal and Jason Wooten. Conceived for the stage by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, the four-time Tony Award Nominated musical JEKYLL & HYDE features 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.
After four thrilling, chilling 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 first grabbed audiences by the throat and transformed JEKYLL & HYDE into a theatrical phenomenon.
The musical is based on the acclaimed novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde byRobert 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 Theatrein Houston starring Chuck Wagner as Jekyll/Hyde and Linda Ederas 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 Phillips and 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 as Emma Carew.
After 1543 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 UK and North America, and over a dozen recordings from Germany, Spain, Austria, Hungary, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Japan and South Korea, among others.
Photo Credit: Ryan Miller/Capture Imaging. Jeff Calhoun, Composer Frank Wildhorn and Constantine Maroulis
Deborah Cox and Composer Frank Wildhorn
Brian Gallagher, Mel Johnson Jr. and Composer Frank Wildhorn
Richard White and Teal Wicks
David Benoit, Mel Johnson Jr., Deborah Cox, Laird Mackintosh and Blair Ross
Richard White and Laird Mackintosh Brian Kite, Producing Artistic Director La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and Tom McCoy, Executive Producer
Brian Kite, Producing Artistic Director La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and Larry Mowles, La Mirada City Council Member
The Cast of JEKYLL & HYDE
The Cast of JEKYLL & HYDE