Yesterday it was announced that Constantine Maroulis will star in the dual title role of Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde in an upcoming national tour and Broadway production of “Jekyll & Hyde.” The tour will launch in San Diego, Calif. on October 2 of this year, and after a 25-week tour, will open on Broadway in Spring 2013.
Additionally, preview performances of the musical will be held from September 7-30 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in La Mirada, Calif. More extensive cast and creative team announcements will be made shortly, as well as further tour information.
“Jekyll & Hyde” first appeared on Broadway in 1997 after a national tour. The original Broadway production starred Robert Cuccioli, who was later replaced by such actors as David Hasselhoff and Sebastian Bach. The production ended in 2001 after 1,543 productions. Since that time, numerous tours of the musical took place throughout North America and the United Kingdom, and productions were staged worldwide in countries like Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Japan, South Korea and Spain, among others.
Based on the 1886 novella “Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” by Robert Louis Stevenson, the music for the production was written by Frank Wildhorn, while Leslie Bricusse wrote the book and the lyrics.
Constantine Maroulis received a Best Actor Tony nomination for his starring role in a three-year Broadway run of “Rock of Ages.” Additionally, he is known for being a finalist on the fourth season of “American Idol” in 2004.
Maroulis’ Broadway debut came in a production of “The Wedding Singer,” and he currently is starring in the title role of a Houston production of “Toxic Avenger.” He has appeared in a national production of “RENT,” the off-Broadway production “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” and was a series regular on the CBS soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful.” He also will make an appearance in the upcoming feature film version of “Rock of Ages,” which will star Tom Cruise