*(New York, NY) — GRAMMY® nominated, multi-talented entertainer Deborah Cox will play her final performance of the Broadway production of JEKYLL & HYDE on Sunday, May 12, 2013, when the musical, which also stars Constantine Maroulis, ends its limited Broadway engagement after 15 previews and 30 regular performances at the Marquis Theatre. Direct from a 25-week national tour which launched in October 2012, JEKYLL & HYDE began previews on Broadway Friday, April 5, 2013 and opened on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
Cox has received rave reviews from critics and theater-goers alike for her role as Lucy, a lady of the night with a yearning for a better life, who captures the attention of both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the dark and sexy production of JEKYLL & HYDE. “We had a great run [Jekyll & Hyde] for the past eight months,” says Cox. “We toured all the major cities, including my hometown of Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Denver, Philadelphia, San Diego, Charlotte, Durham, Buffalo, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Providence. It’s been an awesome experience. The love and support have been overwhelming.”
This summer, Cox will begin pre-production of her seventh album and perform a series of international and national concert dates, including Chicago, New York, Florida, Australia, and Cape Town, South Africa. In between recording and concerts, Cox will be in New York City to participate in numerous media and special event engagements. “Everywhere I go, people are constantly asking me, ‘when are you recording your next CD,'” continues Cox. “We always had plans to start recording this summer. And I constantly receive performance requests from all over the world. So we are currently booking dates and discussing new opportunities for Broadway, film and television. I am very excited about the future. I am also planning a family vacation.”
JEKYLL & HYDE, based on the acclaimed novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, about a London doctor who accidentally unleashes an evil alternate personality in his quest to cure his father’s mental illness, is conceived for the stage by Tony and GRAMMY® Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden. The musical features a book and lyrics by two-time Oscar winner, Emmy winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Leslie Bricusse, music by Frank Wildhorn, and direction and choreography by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun. In addition to Maroulis and Cox, the cast also features Teal Wicks (Wicked) as Emma Carew, Laird Mackintosh (Mary Poppins) as John Utterson, Richard White (The Most Happy Fella) as Sir Danvers Carew, David Benoit (Avenue Q) as Bishop/Spider, Stephen Mitchell Brown, Jerry Christakos, Dana Costello, Wendy Fox, Brian Gallagher, Sean Jenness, Mel Johnson Jr., James Judy, Ashley Loren, Courtney Markowitz, Aaron Ramey, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Rob Richardson, Blair Ross, Doug Storm, Haley Swindal and Jason Wooten. JEKYLL & HYDE features scenic and costume design by Tony Award nominee Tobin Ost (Newsies), lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter (Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies), sound design by Ken Travis (Newsies) and projection design by Daniel Brodie (Motown). Orchestrations are by Kim Scharnberg. Musical supervision and arrangements are by Jason Howland. JEKYLL & HYDE is produced by Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Independent Presenters Network, Chunsoo Shin, Luigi Caiola and Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley.
The JEKYLL & HYDE regular performance schedule is as follows: Mondays at 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at The Marquis Theatre Box Office, 1535 Broadway (entrance on 46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue). For more information, please visit: www.JekyllandHydeMusical.com