After being snubbed by the Tony Awards this year for its return to Broadway, “Jekyll & Hyde” is closing early. The show was slated to perform 16 weeks in a limited engagement on the Great White Way.
The musical starring “American Idol” finalist Constantine Maroulis and Grammy-nominated R&B/Dance diva Deborah Cox will conclude on Sunday May 12 after playing 15 preview shows and 30 regular performances at New York’s Marquis Theatre.
The new “Jekyll & Hyde” was revamped by Frank Wildborn, who adapted the musical from a book by Robert Louis Stevenson.
The reinterpreted Broadway production toured nationally before returning to New York.
Cox has chronicled her journey in “Jekyll & Hyde” via social media and said she is “blessed that God continues to provide [her with] multiple platforms as an artist.”
“The truth of the matter is this is the happiest I’ve been in my career,” she wrote on Instagram. “I knew when I came to the Great White Way, it wouldn’t be easy.”
Upon the news of the show’s closing being announced, Cox wrote: “Love to the cast and crew of ‘Jekyll & Hyde.’ What an amazing ride. Love you all!”