This is the moment," sings Dr. Jekyll in Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde, referring to the moment when year's of hard work and persistence finally pay off. Robert Cuccioli, who plays Jekyll and his evil counterpart, Mr. Hyde, must be feeling the same exhilaration because his moment has come -- to get a caricature up on the legendary wall of Sardis Restaurant on West 44th Street. The drawing, by Richard Baretz, will be hung at 5 PM, Oct. 28 at the eatery.
An interesting tidbit from Cuccioli spokesperson Judy Katz: On the day Jimmy Cagney died, his caricature was stolen from the Sardi wall. Since then, when drawings are done, the originals go into a vault, and two copies are made. One goes to the lucky subject of the caricature, the other up on the Sardi wall. This way, potential thieves won't have their moment.