Linda Eder, current star of Broadway’s Jekyll and Hyde, will sing as a last-minute guest booked tonight on CBS’ "Late Show With David Letterman" (May 12). Eder, whose voice has been compared to Streisand's, will sing the show’s ballad "Someone Like You." (The show airs on CBS-TV, 11:30 PM-12:30 AM, EST.)
The musical Jekyll & Hyde opened April 28 at the Plymouth Theatre on Broadway -- ten years in the writing and two years after a U.S. national tour and recording brought the score to the attention of theatre lovers.
Robert Cuccioli (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) and Linda Eder (Lucy) reprise the roles they played during the popular 1995-96 tour. Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's gothic tale, the Frank Wildhorn/ Leslie Bricusse musical is the story of the well-meaning Dr. Jekyll who tries to separate the good from the evil in human nature, but winds up unleashing his own dark side in the person of Mr. Hyde.
In a happy sidenote, Frank Wildhorn and Linda Eder are more than just composer and lead; in fall 1997 they became husband and wife.
For more information about Jekyll & Hyde, see theatre news. To read the latest accounts of the Broadway previews from other PBOL users, see Playbill Critics Circle: Your Views of Jekyll & Hyde, Part 3 along with parts 1 and 2 in Theatre News. To read how other Playbill On-Line users define the appeal of the show, see Playbill Poll: Describe "Jekyll & Hyde's" Appeal in Theatre News.
To read interviews with some of the principals, see News From the Road: Jekyll & Hyde in Theatre Features.
Tickets to Jekyll & Hyde can be purchased now via Tele charge at (212) 239-6200. You can also order tickets on Playbill On-Line. The ticket range is $75 for orchestra and front mezzanine, $65 and $55 for the remaining mezzanine. Prices are $10 cheaper across the board for Wednesday matinees. Preview prices are the same as post-opening prices, however; there's a special front row ("AA") right up close to the stage, for which tickets at all performances are only $20. These discount seats will sold at the boxoffice on the day of performance in much the same way Rent distributes its 34 highly-coveted discount front row seats.
The musical also has launched an official website at http://www.jekyll hyde.com.