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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)

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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#1
Posted: 4/1/13 at 12:32am
The tour played it's final show today at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach today, and will be starting previews at the Marquis this Friday! I know it's a little early, but i found some cool production shots on Daniel Brodie's (the projection designer) website! Thought I would go ahead and start a thread since I wanted to share these images with you all, and the tour officially wrapped up today!

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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#2
Posted: 4/1/13 at 1:59am
They are diving right in, aren't they? A few days for tech and final dress and then they're off? Oof. I wish them all the best!
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#2
Posted: 4/1/13 at 2:04am
They sure are! The show has been going on since September though, so a lot of rehearsal is probably not necessary. Load in will be a piece of cake since they have gone from city to city with pretty much no breaks for the last 25 weeks. The cast and crew must be ecstatic to finally be on Broadway.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#3
Posted: 4/1/13 at 2:27am
No pictures of the laboratory? That's all I wanted to see.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#4
Posted: 4/1/13 at 2:44am
The laboratory set was pretty much the only thing that REALLY disappointed me with this production... It's a set of big glass cylinders with water in them that change colors. Then there's the little metal staircase that tracks in with that brick wall unit and platform. That wall is used quite well. The set is simple, but versatile and fitting for the production.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#5
Posted: 4/1/13 at 9:08am
I thought the projections were well used in this show but especially liked the displays of the handwriting used in Jekyll's notes. They add even more drama in later parts of the show. The use of the pre-recorded reading of the notes also is very effective.

I think the laboratory uses a lot of big items so it can easily be seen by people sitting further back in the theater. I like the way this show centered the action so there should be very few limited views in the Marquis.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#6
Posted: 4/1/13 at 5:44pm
Dont stop believin'
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#7
Posted: 4/1/13 at 5:47pm
J&H has always been a favorite show of mine. I saw it in September in La Mirada at the start of the tour, and didn't really care for it. Perhaps all these months on the road has the direction of the show.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#8
Posted: 4/1/13 at 6:07pm
Did they recycle those projection screens from the Dreamgirls tour?
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#9
Posted: 4/1/13 at 6:21pm
Oof. That looks ugly. That one picture with Constantine and the one guy in front of the scrim looks awful.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#10
Posted: 4/1/13 at 7:12pm
^I'm assuming the frame to the left is the door to his laboratory and that Jekyll lives in the middle of the forest somewhere. Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#11
Posted: 4/1/13 at 7:19pm
Is the forest an easter egg from the 1980s? What an ugly color palette.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#12
Posted: 4/1/13 at 7:26pm
The good thing about this show isi predict very little (if any) sight line issues at the Marquis. I saw it sitting off to the side in San Diego and had no problems seeing.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#13
Posted: 4/1/13 at 7:33pm
bwayphreak234 thanks for posting the production shots. They look great.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#14
Posted: 4/1/13 at 7:40pm
I think sight lines are the least of my worries.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#15
Posted: 4/1/13 at 9:23pm
I think sight lines are the least of my worries.

It sounds like you're already determined to not like it, so why even go? I'm not trying to be snarky, I'm just wondering why you would even go if you know you aren't gonna like it. Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#16
Posted: 4/2/13 at 1:50am
Here is another nice production shot...
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#17
Posted: 4/2/13 at 10:16am
Can't wait to see this on April 20th.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#18
Posted: 4/2/13 at 10:35am
Did I say I was going to go or not go? Nope. I'm not even in town.

I just find it frustrating that a show is trying to open on Broadway and make people pay $120 for the same seat they could have paid $60 in Tampa, or wherever. And it's just such an ugly design. There's nothing exciting about it. Just another failed Wildhorn attempt, and I'm a fan of his music. Just think they always choose the wrong people to design/helm them. And if you find these designs exciting or pretty, then I question your taste level.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#19
Posted: 4/2/13 at 11:13am
Before I saw these pictures, I had the opinion that projections in the theatre are like green screening in film: overused because they are cheap, and really good at sucking all the magic out of a moment. These pictures have not changed that opinion. Some of those designs look like they belong on the backdrop of a student portrait from the 1980s. Also, can we retire the light-up plexi proscenium frames please, I feel like it's about to become a "thing".
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#20
Posted: 4/2/13 at 11:39am
And if you find these designs exciting or pretty, then I question your taste level.

Nice. Just because someone has different tastes and opinions you question their taste level?
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#21
Posted: 4/2/13 at 11:59am
RippedMan: I actually find the designs for Wildhorn's shows favorable (minus WONDERLAND's scenic design for the most part). I would imagine most people would applaud DRACULA's design, one of my favorites of all time.

That being said: these pictures seem "enhanced," because I find a few of these ugly as well (particularly the one with Jekyll & Utterson) - and they were not as distracting in the theatre.

Also the tickets were not that cheap on the tour (though not Broadway prices). What's the problem with touring before Broadway?
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#22
Posted: 4/2/13 at 1:39pm
I'd be very surprised if this was not available at the TKTS booth for 50% off for the entire run. i'll be getting mine on TDF..and if I like it I'll probably go multiple times since it is on TDF fairly regularly now.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#23
Posted: 4/2/13 at 3:25pm
That national anthem is truly awful.

I saw the show in Tampa, Constantine is just miscast. The accents are all over the place. I love the score, always have. Saw it years ago with Chuck Wagner and Linda Eder. I did like Bring On the Men though. Teal is just.. well Elpheba.
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Jekyll & Hyde (Broadway Previews!)#24
Posted: 4/2/13 at 3:37pm
I can understand touring, or at least a few different sit downs, of a new musical. But to tour around a show before Broadway just seems cheap to me. That means that the set is going to be a touring set, which means it won't be "built" into the stage and be a "show" like a lot of other shows are to me. I love how Wicked has the built out proscenium on Broadway, but it's not a prominent on tour. It makes the Broadway version that much more special. I don't know, I just always find it kind of cheap to bring in a touring show.

And yeah, I'm questioning your taste level because those designs are terrible. I would think most people would find them uninteresting.

And full disclosure, I haven't seen the designs for Dracula, but Bonnie and Clyde was misguided. And Wonderland was just an eye sore.