Constantine Maroulis to Headline New Broadway Production of Jekyll & Hyde
The production will play a special engagement at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, California (September 7-30), before launching a pre-Broadway tour at San Diego's Civic Theatre in San Diego, California on October 2. Additional dates will be announced shortly.
The show is based on the novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, about a London doctor who accidentally unleashes his evil alternate personality in his quest to cure his father's mental illness.
The musical was conceived for the stage by Tony Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden, with music by Wildhorn and book and lyrics by two-time Oscar winner, and four-time Tony Award nominee Leslie Bricusse. The original Broadway production opened at the Plymouth Theatre on April 28, 1997 and earned four Tony Award nominations. It played its final performance on January 7, 2001.
Maroulis is currently starring in the Alley Theatre's production of The Toxic Avenger. He received a Tony nomination for his performance in Rock of Ages and will appear briefly in the forthcoming film version, and also starred on Broadway in The Wedding Singer. He is well known for his appearances on FOX's American Idol.