Opened: April 18, 2013
Book by: Leslie Bricusse
Music by: Frank Wildhorn
Broadway Revival Cast: Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox, Teal Wicks, Laird Mackintosh, Richard White, David Benoit, Jerry Christakos, Dana Costello, Wendy Fox, Brian Gallagher, Sean Jenness, Mel Johnson Jr., James Judy, Ashley Loren, Courtney Markowitz, Aaron Ramey, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Blair Ross, Doug Storm & Jason Wooten
A classic story about the man fighting his inner demon seems perfect for a Broadway musical, right?
Dr. Henry Jekyll (Constantine Maroulis) accidentally creates an inner demon named Edward Hyde (also Maroulis) that sets about the city of London wreaking havoc.
The opening song of the musical – “Façade” – is one of best of the show revealing and foreshadowing early on the two faces that each person wears. It’s a bit more reserved in this production than it is in the original, but great nonetheless.
In the second act, two numbers stand out. “In His Eyes” by Lucy (Deborah Cox) and Emma (Teal Wicks) is a sad plea to the men they love. And “Confrontation” is a chilling duet between Jekyll and Hyde, which Maroulis makes terrifying despite relying on a video screen.
Final say: A few highlights. ★★★☆☆