After “Les Mis” Success Comes “Jekyll & Hyde”
“Jekyll and Hyde debuted on Broadway in 1997 and has been translated to over 28 languages.” [HP]
Couldn’t get enough of Hugh Jackman singing in the global blockbuster song-a-thon that is Les Miserables? Then pray that he gets the lead in the upcoming musical spectacle that will be Jekyll & Hyde, the filmed adaptation of the musical based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Producers of the movie are hoping that it will be ready by 2015; the original Jekyll & Hyde musical debuted in 1997 and the book/lyrics were written by Leslie Bricusse, who said recently, “The film musical is a very strange animal. They can bite you in the back, or they can do very well for you.”
Will you be excited to see a movie about a singing Dr. Jekyll and his darker interior resident Mr. Hyde? And should Hugh Jackman play him? Russell Crowe? Denzel?