R&B singer Deborah Cox will join Tony nominee Constantine Maroulis on a trek around the country when the musical version of “Jekyll & Hide” goes on a national tour later this year before heading back to Broadway.
The 25-week tour is scheduled to begin at the Civic Theatre in San Diego on October 2 of this year. A pre-tour engagement will be held at the La Mirada Theatre in La Mirada, Calif. September 7-30. The show is expected to head back to Broadway in September 2013.
Cox will play Lucy in the film, while Maroulis will play Dr. Henry Jekyll and Edward Hyde. The musical first opened on Broadway in April 1997, and starred Linda Eder and Robert Cuccioli. The initial run of the show consisted of 1,543 performances lasting through January 2001, and replacements for Cuccioli along the way included David Hasselhoff and former Skid Row front man Sebastian Bach.
Before it landed on Broadway the first time, the production went around North America on a 1995-1996 tour. A second North American tour took place during the show’s Broadway run from 1999-2000. Two United Kingdom tours also have occurred since the show left Broadway.
The new version of the show will feature all of the original music, but has been completely re-imagined by Leslie Bricusse. Jeff Calhoun will direct and choreograph.
Constantine Maroulis is best known for his performance in “Rock of Ages,” which earned him a Tony nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. He also is recognized as a contestant on the fourth season of “American Idol.” He finished sixth overall on the reality show.
Deborah Cox is a Canadian born R&B singer-songwriter and actress. Throughout her career, she has released five solo studio albums, the most recent of which was 2008’s The Promise.