As previously reported, Happiness star Robert Petkoff, who has also appeared in Fiddler on the Roof, Spamalot and Epic Proportions, will star in the title roles of the gothic musical with Brooke Sunny Moriber (Follies, The Wild Party) as Emma Carew and Jennifer Hallie Rosen as Lucy Harris. The 7:30 PM concert presentation will also include the newly announced Richard Binder (The People Vs. Mona) as Gabriel John Utterson, Timothy Jerome (Grand Hotel, Tarzan) as Sir Danvers Carew, Marci Reid (Kiss Me, Kate) as Nellie, Brandon Ruckdashel (Ascension) as Spider and Tony Wolf (The Action Room) as Sir Simon Stride.
The Jekyll & Hyde ensemble features Jane Caplow, Stephanie Carnright, Huling Foster, James Kidd, Jason Maniscalco, Jessica Olsen, Cesar Rospigliosi, Sal Sabella, Doug Shapiro, Stacy Lee Tilton and Kathryn Wieckhorst.
A 14-piece orchestra will perform the musical, which has a score by Frank Wildhorn, with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. The concert of Jekyll & Hyde serves as a benefit for the New York Society for Ethical Culture.
The benefit performance promises to include the song "Bring on the Men," which was cut from the musical and replaced with "Good 'n' Evil" for the musical's Broadway bow in 1997. Songs included in the pop tuner are "This Is the Moment," "Someone Like You," "A New Life," "Alive," "Take Me As I Am," "Once Upon a Dream," "In His Eyes" and "Dangerous Game."
The concert is presented by SAW Theatricals/Sarah Melissa Rotker in association with Deborah Blumenthal, Stephanie Leaf and Phillip Pallitto.
Tickets, priced $15-$20, are available by visiting Ovationtix. The New York Society for Ethical Culture is located at 2 West 64th Street in Manhattan.