Marquis Theatre, (4/18/2013 - 5/12/2013)

First Preview: Apr 05, 2013
Opening Date: Apr 18, 2013
Closing Date: May 12, 2013
Total Previews: 15
Total Performances: 30

Category: Musical, Drama, Revival, Broadway

Opening Night Production Staff

Theatre Owned / Operated by The Nederlander Organization (James M. Nederlander: Chairman; James L. Nederlander: President)

Produced by Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Independent Presenters Network, Chunsoo Shin, Luigi Caiola and Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley

This production originally produced by McCoy Rigby Entertainment and La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts; Original Broadway Production by PACE Theatrical Group, Inc.

Conceived for the stage by Steve Cuden and Frank Wildhorn; Book by Leslie Bricusse; Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse; Music by Frank Wildhorn; Music orchestrated by Kim Scharnberg; Music arranged by Jason Howland; Musical Director: Steven Landau

Directed by Jeff Calhoun; Choreographed by Jeff Calhoun; Associate Director: Richard J. Hinds; Associate Choreographer: Richard J. Hinds

Scenic Design by Tobin Ost; Costume Design by Tobin Ost; Lighting Design by Jeff Croiter; Sound Design by Ken Travis; Projection Design by Daniel Brodie; Hair and Wig Design by Charles G. LaPointe; Make-Up Design by Joe Dulude, II; Associate Scenic Design: Christine Peters; Associate Costume Design: Leslie Malitz; Associate Lighting Design: Wilburn Bonnell and Kenneth Wills; Associate Sound Design: Alex Hawthorn

General Manager: The Charlotte Wilcox Company and Matthew W. Krawiec; Company Manager: Ryan Lympus

Production Manager: Buck Mason; Technical Supervisor: MB Productions and Mike Bauder; Production Stage Manager: Eric Sprosty; Stage Manager: Tom Jeffords

Musical Supervisor: Jason Howland; Musical Coordinator: David Lai; Conducted by Steven Landau; Keyboard 1: Jeff Tanski; Keyboard 2: Steven Landau; Bass: Chris Lightcap; Guitar: Nicholas DiFabbio; Drums: Clint de Ganon; Percussion: Bill Lanham; Violin: Katherine Livolsi-Landau, Cenovia Cummins and Suzy Perelman; Viola: David Blinn; Cello: Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf; Horn: R.J. Kelley; Woodwinds: David Mann; Bass Trombone: Jennifer Wharton

Casting: Telsey + Company and Justin Huff, C.S.A.; National Press Representative: The Hartman Group; Advertising: Serino Coyne; Dialect Coach: Shane Ann Younts; Dance Captain: Haley Swindal; Fight Captain: Rob Richardson; Photographer: Chris Bennion

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Opening Night Cast

Deborah CoxLucy Harris
the main attraction at "The Red Hat"
Constantine MaroulisHenry Jekyll
Edward Hyde
Jekyll's "other half"
Laird MackintoshJohn Utterson
Richard WhiteSir Danvers Carew
Teal WicksEmma Carew
Jekyll's fiance
David BenoitThe Bishop of Basingstoke
Spider
Jerry ChristakosBisset
Minister
Ensemble
Dana CostelloNellie
Ensemble
Wendy FoxEnsemble
Brian GallagherLord Savage
Ensemble
Sean JennessEnsemble
Mel Johnson, Jr.Sir Archibald Proops, Q.C.
Ensemble
James JudyJekyll's Father
Poole
Jekyll's manservant
Ensemble
Ashley LorenEnsemble
Courtney MarkowitzEnsemble
Aaron RameyGeneral Lord Glossop
Ensemble
Emmy Raver-LampmanEnsemble
Blair RossLady Beaconsfield
Ensemble
Doug StormEnsemble
Jason WootenSimon Stride
Ensemble

Swings: Stephen Mitchell Brown, Rob Richardson and Haley Swindal

Understudies: Stephen Mitchell Brown (Spider, The Bishop of Basingstoke), Jerry Christakos (Sir Danvers Carew), Dana Costello (Emma Carew), Wendy Fox (Lucy Harris), Brian Gallagher (John Utterson), James Judy (Sir Danvers Carew), Courtney Markowitz (Emma Carew), Aaron Ramey (Edward Hyde, Henry Jekyll, John Utterson), Emmy Raver-Lampman (Lucy Harris), Rob Richardson (Spider, The Bishop of Basingstoke) and Jason Wooten (Edward Hyde, Henry Jekyll)

Songs

music by Frank Wildhorn; lyrics by Leslie Bricusse
(Unless otherwise noted)


ACT 1 Sung By
Lost In The DarknessJekyll
I Need to KnowJekyll
FaçadeCompany
Board of Governors
(lyrics by Steve Cuden, Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn)
Jekyll, Sir Danvers Carew, The Bishop of Basingstoke and Company
Pursue the TruthJekyll, John Utterson and Company
Façade (Reprise) Jekyll, John Utterson and Company
Take Me As I AmJekyll and Emma
Letting GoSir Danvers Carew and Emma
Bring on the MenLucy and Company
This Is The MomentJekyll
Transformation
(lyrics by Steve Cuden, Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn)
Jekyll and Hyde
Alive!
(lyrics by Steve Cuden, Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn)
Hyde
His Work - And Nothing More
(lyrics by Steve Cuden, Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn)
John Utterson, Emma, Sir Danvers Carew and Jekyll
Sympathy, TendernessLucy
Someone Like YouLucy
Alive! (Reprise)
(lyrics by Steve Cuden, Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn)
Hyde
ACT 2 Sung By
Murder
(lyrics by Steve Cuden, Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn)
Company
Once Upon A Dream
(lyrics by Steve Cuden, Leslie Bricusse and Frank Wildhorn)
Emma
ReflectionsJekyll
In His EyesLucy and Emma
Dangerous GameHyde and Lucy
The Way BackJohn Utterson and Jekyll
A New LifeLucy
Sympathy, Tenderness (Reprise) Hyde
ConfrontationJekyll and Hyde
Letting Go (Reprise) Sir Danvers Carew and Emma
The WeddingJekyll and Emma

Reviews


AP: "'Jekyll & Hyde' overwrought, in a good way"

Yes, it is bombastic and overwrought. It's true that there's enough smoke to make three Whitesnake videos. OK, it sometimes makes "The Phantom of the Opera" seem small and staid.

But there's something to cheer about in the revival of "Jekyll & Hyde" that has rolled into Broadway after a 25-week national tour. It is what it is, and it does that very well. It's a big, loud rock opera and makes no apologies for itself. Nor should it. If you wanted a subtle musical without stabbings and bondage, what exactly are you doing at "Jekyll & Hyde"?

The new version that opened Thursday at the Marquis Theatre - arriving 16 years after its debut - takes itself so seriously that it almost veers into camp, but it's a stunningly beautiful steampunk vision with great costumes, projections and sets.

Plus, the three main vocalists who came along to sing these Frank Wildhorn songs will make your ears bleed: Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox and Teal Wicks. Who cares if there's way too much lightening and overacting? These three can deliver, some even while wearing naughty Victorian outfits.

Director and choreographer Jeff Calhoun - so apple-cheeked with "Newsies" and trying-to-be-understanding in Wildhorn's recent "Bonnie & Clyde" - has tapped into his Hyde side with this overripe tale of a scientist whose attempt to isolate the bad element in man leads to a split personality. There's a little bondage, a pretty graphic suicide, some slapping around, filthy hookers, rough sex and five cold-blooded murders. Leave the kids at home.

Maroulis, the former "American Idol" contestant who earned a Tony Award nomination for "Rock of Ages," proves a gifted singer if not the most nuanced of actors in the title role. His hair - ponytailed as the gentleman Jekyll and free-flowing when he becomes the hedonistic Hyde - gets a workout. (He also, Clark Kent-ish, wears glasses when he's mild-mannered.) This guy, reared in "Rock of Ages," can toss his mane around better than any 1980s hair-band singers.

Allow Maroulis this: He gives it his all, whether it's nailing the anthem "This is the Moment" or being exceedingly menacing with a cane. He might have to say dopey things like "I started this alone and I must finish it alone," but he does it with purpose and careful diction. An exhausted man gets the big applause at the end. He deserves it. He should get two paychecks.

Cox, an award-winning R&B singer who plays a put-upon brothel worker, is both sexy and touching as a love interest for both Jekyll and Hyde. She delivers a jaded, bum-slapping "Bring on the Men" and then a touching "Someone Like You," her voice soaring so stunningly that it seems to open a new dimension. Wicks is luminous in the underwritten part of Jekyll's fiancee but still manages to lend some glamor and skill to the part. Both women deliver a knockout duet "In His Eyes."

But perhaps the star of the show is Tobin Ost, the scenic and costume designer who has a history of working with Calhoun. His buildings here are appropriately off-kilter, his walls are futuristic and he deploys five massive picture frames that become mirrors, paintings and brick walls, or whatever a clever Daniel Brodie decides to project on them.

Ost's use of long strings during one scene - inside a brothel called, aha, The Spider's Web - is a playful stroke. He then turns the rump of that set into Jekyll's laboratory, complete with bubbling, glowing vials and tubes. Appropriate for a story about a man who wears two hats, Ost also has created the smashing costumes, dark Victorian exaggerations with Goth references that showcase garters, suspenders, white crisp shirts, foppery and hats.

The sets and costumes all come together thrilling in the Act 1 song "Facade," in which five odd people appear in their underwear and are then dressed by their servants to slowly emerge in their societal roles - a priest, a soldier, a lord, a lady and a lawyer. Pity they all must die.

Sometimes when watching "Jekyll & Hyde" there are moments when it seems like what you're watching is outtakes from "This Is Spinal Tap." But that's this show's charm. You'll always be of two minds about it, so just give in to the silly side.


AP
04/18/2013

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