Pat Halloran on NYC's JEKYLL & HYDE Revival
I just returned from the Big Apple where I attended Opening Night of recently re-vamped Jekyll & Hyde at the Marquis Theatre in Times Square. You know the story: mad scientist Dr. Henry Jekyll plays both the researcher and the test subject as he works tirelessly to discover the next chemical breakthrough. Of course, what he actually finds is a dark and dangerous alter-ego.
The musical originally opened in New York over 15 years ago, but even if you experienced the show on Broadway or at the Orpheum in 1999, this revival is a must-see if you happen to be in town. Why? Aside from the fact that the show will only run for a short 13-week engagement, Jekyll & Hyde features American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis.
Constantine had a strong fan following during his American Idol tenure, and it's not difficult to see why. He was phenomenal. He was an amazing actor, and, as you might expect, his voice was incredible. Constantine's performance makes this production even more impressive than the show's original staging. With any luck, this revival will make it's way back on the road and back to the Orpheum stage, but in the meantime, I hope you get the chance to see this artistic marvel on Broadway while you still can!
Of course, if you have a craving for Broadway and can't make it to New York this weekend, don't forget that the Tony® Award winning hit MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL is playing at the Orpheum through Sunday, April 28. Great seats are still available, so please visit www.orpheum-memphis.com or call 901.525.3000 to get your tickets.
I hope to see you there!
Orpheum President and CEO