SLOW BURN THEATRE COMPANY STAGES “JEKYLL & HYDE”
Published: Jan 22, 2019
FORT LAUDERDALE – Slow Burn Theatre Company and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts present the international blockbuster Jekyll & Hyde at the Broward Center Thursday, January 31 – Sunday, February 17. Conceived for the stage by Steve Cuden & Frank Wildhorn, with book and lyrics by Oscar and Grammy-winner Leslie Bricusse and music by multi-Grammy and Tony nominee Frank Wildhorn, Jekyll & Hyde is an evocative tale of one man with divided desires and the two women who love him. Based on the story by Robert Louis Stevenson, the musical follows a devoted man of science, the kind and passionate Dr. Henry Jekyll, who is driven to find a breakthrough that can solve some of humankind's most challenging medical dilemmas. Testing his experimental treatments on himself, he accidentally unleashes his inner demons and transforms into the degenerate Mr. Hyde. The Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde was the longest running show in the history of the Plymouth Theater (now named the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre). The show has seen three major tours and over 500 regional productions in the United States and Canada with more than 100 international productions across the globe. Songs from Jekyll & Hyde such as "Someone Like You," "A New Life" and "This Is the Moment" have been featured at the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the World Series and the World Cup. Jekyll & Hyde holds the distinction of being the first new American musical to have two internationally released concept recordings of the score, Highlights From Jekyll & Hyde and Jekyll & Hyde: The Complete Work, which were followed by 32 international recordings of Jekyll & Hyde in 28 different languages. Tony Edgerton performs the title roles and is joined by Lindsey Corey as Emma and Carla Bordonada as Lucy. Other members of the talented cast are Matthew Korinko, Michael Cartwright, Stephen Hedger, Mike Dinwiddie, Landon Summers, J.R. Coley, Sahid Pabon and Michael Kreutz with an ensemble featuring Courtney Poston, Rick Peña, Cameron Jordan, Sara Grant, Erin Pittleman and Isabel Lopez. Slow Burn Theatre Artistic Director Patrick Fitzwater directs and choreographs the production leading a creative team comprised of music director Paul Tine, scenic designer Michael McClain, costume designer Rick Peña, lighting designer Thomas Shorrock and sound designer Rachelle Hough. Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International Jekyll & Hyde has orchestrations by Kim Scharnberg and arrangements by Jason Howland. The musical is intended for mature audiences. Performances are in the Amaturo Theater Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. with a performance on Wednesday, February 6 at 1 p.m. All dates, times, programs, artists and ticket prices are subject to change without notice. Tickets are $47–$60. Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Broward Center, Parker Playhouse and affiliated venues. Buy tickets online at BrowardCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com; by phone at 954.462.0222 or the Broward Center’s AutoNation Box Office. Know who you are buying from when you purchase tickets. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. For more information visit BrowardCenter.org, like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BrowardCenter, follow us on Twitter and Instagram @BrowardCenter, subscribe to our channel at Youtube.com/user/BrowardCenter and join the conversation with #BrowardCenter. The Broward Center 2018-2019 season is presented by the Broward Performing Arts Foundation. AutoNation, Bank of America, Brightline, Canteen, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, JetBlue and MasterCard are proud sponsors of the Broward Center. ### About The Broward Center for the Performing Arts One of America’s premier performing arts venues, the Broward Center for the Performing Arts presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 700,000 patrons, showcasing a wide range of exciting cultural programming and events. Guest experiences at the Broward Center include the all-inclusive JetBlue Flight Deck on the Club Level, special events in the Huizenga Pavilion, waterfront dining at Marti’s New River Bistro and innovative classes and workshops for all ages at the Rose Miniaci Arts Education Center. With one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, the Broward Center serves more than 150,000 students annually. The Broward Performing Arts Foundation, Inc. receives and maintains funds to sustain, develop and secure the future of the Broward Center. The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is located in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District at 201 SW Fifth Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. For more information, visit BrowardCenter.org. The Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment Consortium is a cultural partnership between the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale, Florida Grand Opera, Fort Lauderdale History Center and the Historic Stranahan House Museum. It is supported by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners as recommended by the Broward Cultural Council and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau. Programs are sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.