The upcoming revival of “Jekyll & Hyde” will be coming to Broadway a little earlier than expected.
A previously announced 25-week national tour of the musical will kick off this fall, and the show will come to the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway in April 2013. Star Constantine Maroulis broke the news on Twitter on August 27.
“In April 2013 @JekyllMusical will be opening ON Broadway at the Richard Rodgers Theater (Nederlander’s) @broadwayworld @playbill #epic,” Maroulis wrote. A spokeswoman for the musical confirmed the revival, but did not offer any further details.
The musical, which is written by Frank Wildhorn and based on the Robert Louis Stevenson novella, originally opened on Broadway in April 1997 and ran almost four years.
A pre-tour engagement for the upcoming tour will be held at the La Mirada Theatre in La Mirada, Calif. from September 7 through September 30, and the tour will officially kick off with a run at Broadway San Diego from October 2 through October 7.
Before the tour comes to New York, it also will play in Houston; Tampa; Buffalo; Charlotte, N.C.; Washington, D.C.; Dallas; Philadelphia; Providence, R.I.; Durham, N.C.; Oklahoma City; Tulsa; Los Angeles, Des Moines and West Palm Beach, Fla.
R&B singer Deborah Cox will join Maroulis in the revival of the production. Maroulis is best known for his performance in “Rock of Ages,” for which he was nominated for the Tony for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. He is also known as a contestant on the fourth season of “American Idol,” and ended up finishing sixth overall on the reality show that year.
Deborah Cox is an actress and singer-songwriter from Canada. She has released five studio albums throughout her career, though she has released an original studio album since 2008’s The Promise.