The Broadway revival of Jekyll & Hyde that stars American Idol alum, Constantine Maroulis and recording artist Deborah Cox will close May 12, seven weeks ahead of the limited engagement’s June 30 close.
Touching down in New York at the end of its national tour, the production of composer Frank Wildhorn and lyricist/book writer Leslie Bricusse’s Victorian-era schizo-show originally was planned to run through June 30. But blistering reviews and weak box office prompted producers to pull the plug early.
The revival, which began previews April 5 and officially opened April 18, failed to crack the $500,000 mark on any one of its four weeks on the boards. Last week it registered just 48 percent audience capacity. The failure to score a single Tony nomination was no help.
Well, that’s a bummer for Constantine. In his defense, the poor reviews have been mostly for the musical, which has never received great notices, despite making money when it first opened.
Constantine, and Debra Cox in particular, have been fairly well received during the National tour.