Jekyll & Hyde Returns to Broadway After A Run In LA

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Post  ChristineDaae1982 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:40 pm

Hey, Ya'All!

Haven't posted in quite sometime, because of that lit'l thing called "life."' However, not too certain if you have heard about this, or are even interested, but Jekyll & Hyde returns to Broadway after it's run at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood (for those of you not familiar with the Pantages Theatre) for 1 week. I'm excited that this "gothic musical thriller" is finally making that return back to Broadway, for I've always loved Jekyll & Hyde! Just thought I'd let you all know who are interested! That is all for now! Unfortunately, I'll not be getting a chance to see this one of many other beloved musicals of mine... money talks, right now, and I obviously cannot afford good seating like I would have liked! Ever so sad for me! :'( I'd just thought I'd let any of you know who are truly interested!

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Post  LadyCDaae on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:48 pm

I saw the tour when it came through Denver a couple weeks back. Overall not bad, although I'm not sure it's strong enough to hold its own on Broadway. Constantine Maroulis' acting impressed me a lot more that I thought it would--especially in the second act when everything starts taking its toll on Jekyll's psyche--but his voice didn't really wow me; guess I lean more towards the tradition music theater baritone style rather than the rock influence they went with here. Deborah Cox is okay, and Teal Wicks is awesome as Emma. The score has lost some of its fat ("Facade" isn't reprised six dozen times) and huzzah, "Bring on the Men" is back! Production design is overall good, with the exception of "Confrontation" which is severely over-produced. I doubt New York critics will be kind (are they ever with Wildhorn?) but we'll see how the audience takes to it.

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Post  ChristineDaae1982 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:01 pm

LadyCDaae wrote:I saw the tour when it came through Denver a couple weeks back. Overall not bad, although I'm not sure it's strong enough to hold its own on Broadway. Constantine Maroulis' acting impressed me a lot more that I thought it would--especially in the second act when everything starts taking its toll on Jekyll's psyche--but his voice didn't really wow me; guess I lean more towards the tradition music theater baritone style rather than the rock influence they went with here. Deborah Cox is okay, and Teal Wicks is awesome as Emma. The score has lost some of its fat ("Facade" isn't reprised six dozen times) and huzzah, "Bring on the Men" is back! Production design is overall good, with the exception of "Confrontation" which is severely over-produced. I doubt New York critics will be kind (are they ever with Wildhorn?) but we'll see how the audience takes to it.

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This is exceptionally sadly too true for Wildhorn, who gave original birth to the character of Jekyll & Hyde... But look at it this way, critics across the NYC theatre scene were chastising Phantom left and right and still, Phantom went onto win best musical in '86. Now, I'm not attempting to play the "comparison game" here in the slightest, (two completely different genera's of musical theatre, obviously), nor am I suggesting that Jekyll & Hyde will win a Tony for best revised musical... all that I'm referring to here is when are the critics (especially those critics in NYC) going to ever be kind, not cruel to musicals, such as Jekyll & Hyde and Phantom?! Just a thought!

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