By John Moore
Feb. 2, 2013
Here are bonus images from my night visiting the cast of the Broadway-bound musical “Jekyll & Hyde,” featuring Constantine Maroulis (last seen here in “Rock of Ages”) and R&B star Deborah Cox, backstage at Denver’s Buell Theatre. This re-imagined production, which opens on Broadway on April 18, fits best into the world of steam-punk. That’s a genre of fiction that typically plays out in an anachronistic, quasi-Victorian type of setting. Or, as urbandictionary.com puts it, “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” So you see the classic story of good and evil played out in a kind of industrial way, with Gothic video projections that are both Victorian and modern at once. But in the end, it’s still “Jekyll & Hyde” — the story of a good doctor who, while trying to cure his father of dementia, unwittingly unleashes his own dark side, wreaking havoc in the streets of late 19th century London as the savage Edward Hyde. And you still get the iconic songs “This is the Moment,” “A New Life” and “Someone Like You.”
“Jekyll & Hyde” runs though Feb. 10 at the Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 14th and Curtis streets, 303-893-4100 or the denver center’s home page. All photos by John Moore of www.CultureWest.Org. Thanks to Heidi Bosk, Eric Sprosty, Amy Katz, cast and crew.
To see the our full photo series, “It’s Opening Night in Colorado Theatre,” featuring one intimate, iconic snapshot from 18 Colorado opening nights (and counting), click here.
Bonus coverage: Watch my “Skype Sessions” interview with Constantine Maroulis on YouTube.
Deborah Cox stars as Lucy, the prostitute caught both in the web of “The Spider,” and in the evil clutches of Edward Hyde.
Constantine Maroulis, of “American Idol” fame, stars as the doctor whose experiments seek to separate the good and evil that lurk within one man – every man.
“Jekyll & Hyde” marks the Denver return of actor Blair Ross, who has appeared in several Denver Center Theatre Company works, including “They Shoot Horses Don’t They” and “The Sirens,” and toured here in the Broadway production of “42nd Street.” Here, she plays the fated posh snot Lady Beaconsfield.
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