Not only is Jekyll & Hyde building steadily at the Broadway box office, the Leslie Bricusse/Frank Wildhorn musical will bring its schizophrenic doctor beast to various cities across the globe.
Productions will spring up in Belgium (Sept. 18) at the Royal Ballet Of Flanders and Australia (Oct. 25), at Her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne. Other sites include London, Germany (spring 1998), Sweden (fall 1998) and Denmark (fall 1998 or spring 1999).
Though the show was blanked at this year's Tony Awards, grosses have been steady. Says spokesperson Richard Kornberg, "Even July 4, a traditionally slow week, the show was down only $5,000 from the week before. And we're expecting our biggest week ever this week."
Little information is available about the international productions at this time, though the Kornberg office believes the German production will be in the German language.
As for the domestic J&H, still no news on a national tour, but fans of the show can take heart that all the Broadway leads have a one-year contract (to April 29, 1998). The original Broadway cast album is scheduled to be released July 15.