The Broadway revival of “Jekyll & Hyde” will be a bit shorter than initially planned.
Though the production was scheduled to run through June 30, producers recently announced that the final performance will be Sunday, May 12. At that point the show will have played 30 regular performances along with 15 previews. The official opening was held April 18 at the Marquis Theatre.
Tony Nominee and “American Idol” alum Constantine Maroulis starred in the production as the dual title roles. Maroulis was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in 2009 for his portrayal of Drew in “Rock of Ages.”
Other members of the cast were Teal Wicks, Laird Mackintosh, Richard White and R&B singer Deborah Cox. The show was directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun, known for his work on “Bonnie & Clyde,” “Newsies” and “Big River.”
Here’s how the story is described on the official website of the show:
A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.
The revival of the musical performed a 25-week national tour prior to coming to Broadway, though no plans have been announced that any future productions of the musical will be staged.
The original production of the “Jekyll & Hyde” musical ran for more than 1,500 productions between 1997 and 2001. It is based, of course, on the classic Robert Louis Stevenson novel “The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.”
It has been reported that the rights for a film adaptation of the musical have been purchased, though no official details have yet been released.