It’s been 10 years since Jekyll & Hyde has been seen on Broadway, but a new production of Frank Wildhorn’s rock opera — headlined by American Idol and Rock of Ages breakout Constantine Maroulis — promises to bring the thrills when it hits the Great White Way in 2013 after a national tour launching in San Diego this October.
Pulling double vocal duty as the genial Dr. Henry Jekyll and his murderous alter ego Edward Hyde, Maroulis will share the stage with R&B superstar Deborah Cox, who plays altruistic prostitute Lucy. “It’s going to be sexy dangerous,” says director Jeff Calhoun (Newsies). “That’s what I’m going for.” EW is excited to bring you the first look at Maroulis as Hyde and Cox as Lucy in the new production:
“Jekyll & Hyde is an incredibly iconic brand, and we’re going to reinvent the whole thing,” Maroulis tells EW. “We’re excited to bring a real edgy, dark quality to it. Jeff Calhoun is going to bring his amazing aesthetic to the show. We’re psyched to reinvent it.”
Maroulis’ last Broadway gig was in the hit musical of Rock of Ages, in which he originated the lead role of aspiring rocker Drew. He has a cameo in the film adaptation that hits theaters today. (Drew is played by newcomer Diego Boneta.) “To see [the show] blow up now with Tom Cruise in a big movie? I did my job,” says Maroulis. “I pop up in the movie, too. Don’t blink—you might miss me. Look for the ponytail!”
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