American Idol Alum Constantine Maroulis to Star in Broadway's 'Jekyll & Hyde'
The season 4 finalist, who received a Tony nomination for his recent Broadway performance in "Rock of Ages," will play the title dual role as the musical returns to broadway in 2013.
Constantine Maroulis will play the title dual role in the Broadway revival of Jekyll & Hyde, Nederlander Presentations Inc. announced Sunday. The musical is slated to run in New York in spring 2013 after a 25-week national tour that starts Oct. 2 in San Diego.
The American Idol season 4 finalist just completed a three-year run in Rock of Ages, and he recieved a Tony nomination for Best Actor for the performance. Maroulis made his Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated rendition of The Wedding Singer, and is currently the title role in Toxic Avenger, performing at the Alley Theatre in Houston. Maroulis also performed in the national tour of Rent.
Jekyll & Hyde was originally adapted for the stage in 1990 by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden. The production features a story and lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Leslie Bricusse. It will be directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun.
Additional cast and creative team, as well as upcoming tour cities, have not yet been announced.
Chuck Wagner performed the original title dual role at its world premiere at the Alley Theatre in Houston in 1990, and following a 30-city national tour, the musical made its way to Broadway in April 1997 with Robert Cuccioli and Joseph Jefferson in the title roles (replaced later on by Sebastian Bach and David Hasselhoff). Directed by Robin Phillips and choreographed by Joey Pizzi, the production earned four Tony nominations.
The production's takeover of the Great White Way finally ended on January 7, 2001 and is the longest-running show in the history of the Plymouth Theatre. For the past decade the show has continued to have multiple tours around the world.