Broadway Review: Deborah Cox Rocks ‘Jekyll & Hyde’

Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox in "Jekyll & Hyde." (photo: Chris Bennion)

Constantine Maroulis and Deborah Cox in “Jekyll & Hyde.” (photo: Chris Bennion)

Can we change the title of Jekyll & Hyde, Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse’s musical thriller, to “Jekyll & Hyde& Lucy”? If there is one reason (and from my perspective there are several) to see this revival that also stars former American Idol contestant and Tony Award–nominee Constantine Maroulis, it is the star performance belted out by Grammy Award–nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox.

Yes, technically the familiar story revolves around Dr. Henry Jekyll, a bespectacled-wearing scientist who seeks to discover a medical breakthrough to ease the human mind and instead reveals his inner demon: Edward Hyde. Maroulis throws himself full force into the role, as well as around the stage as he thrashes, screeches and hair tosses his way through Wildhorn’s vocal gymnastics.

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