Cities, Venues, Dates Announced for Jekyll & Hyde Tour, Starring Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox

News   Cities, Venues, Dates Announced for Jekyll & Hyde Tour, Starring Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox
 
Venues and performance dates for Nederlander Presentations, Inc.'s Broadway-aimed production of Frank Wildhorn's Jekyll & Hyde have been announced.

Constantine Maroulis
Constantine Maroulis Photo by Lee Page

The 25-week national tour, which will arrive on Broadway in April 2013, will play La Mirada, CA (Sept. 7-30 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts), San Diego, CA (Oct. 2-7 at the Civic Theatre), Houston, TX (Oct. 9-21 at Theater Under the Stars), Tampa, FL (Oct. 23-28 at the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts), Buffalo, NY (Oct. 30-Nov. 4 at Shea's Performing Arts Center), Charlotte, NC (Nov. 6-11 at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center's Belk Theater), Washington, DC (Nov. 20-25 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts), Dallas, TX (Dec. 4-16 at the AT&T Performing Arts Center), Philadelphia, PA (Dec. 26-30 at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts), Durham, NC (Jan. 8-13, 2013, at the Durham Performing Arts Center), Oklahoma City, OK (Jan. 15-20 at the Civic Center Music Hall), Tulsa, OK (Jan. 22-27 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center) and Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 12-March 3 at the Pantages Theater).

Rock of Ages Tony Award nominee Constantine Maroulis will star in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde with recording artist Deborah Cox as Lucy. Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, currently represented on Broadway with the Disney musical Newsies, will direct and choreograph.

Conceived for the stage by Tony and Grammy nominee Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, the four-time Tony-nominated musical Jekyll & Hyde features a book and lyrics by two-time Oscar winner, Emmy winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Leslie Bricusse and music by Wildhorn.

Jekyll & Hyde is based on the novella "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson, about "a London doctor who accidentally unleashes his evil alternate personality in his quest to cure his father’s mental illness," according to press notes.

Following a 30-city tour, the original Broadway production opened at The Plymouth Theatre April 28, 1997, and earned four Tony Award nominations. Directed by Robin Phillips and choreographed by Joey Pizzi, the production starred Robert Cuccioli, Linda Eder and Christianne Noll. After 1,543 performances and featuring such replacements as Sebastian Bach and David Hasselhoff in the title role, the production played its final performance  Jan. 7, 2001. "American Idol" finalist Maroulis earned a 2009 Best Actor Tony Award nomination for portraying Drew, an aspiring musician with pipes of steel in the Tony-nominated musical Rock of Ages. He originated the role in the Off-Broadway production at New World Stages in 2008. He has also appeared on Broadway in The Wedding Singer, Off-Broadway in Jacques Brel… and the national tour of Rent.

Additional cast and creative team will be announced shortly.

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