Featuring a score by Frank Wildhorn, with book and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde will be presented as a benefit for the New York Society for Ethical Culture. The 7:30 PM concert will take place in NYSEC's 800-seat concert hall.
Robert Petkoff, known for his roles on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof, Spamalot, Epic Proportions and the current Lincoln Center Theater musical Happiness, will star as the duplicitous Dr. Henry Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, in a cast that also features Brooke Sunny Moriber (Follies, The Wild Party) as Emma Carew and Jennifer Hallie Rosen as Lucy Harris.
Jekyll & Hyde will also feature Richard Binder, Jane Caplow, Stephanie Carnright, Marci Reid, Dan Rosenbaum, Sal Sabella, Doug Shapiro, Stacy Lee Tilton, Kathryn Wieckhorsy and Tony Wolf. Additional casting will be announced shortly.
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.