A touring production of “Jekyll and Hyde,” the grandiose Broadway musical about the battle between good and evil and a science experiment gone horribly awry, will open a six-day run Tuesday in Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.).
The 25-city tour, which launched earlier this month, is winding its way through North America before it returns to Broadway next April. The production stars former “American Idol” fan favorite Constantine Maroulis as the title characters and R&B singer and songwriter Deborah Cox as his much put-upon love interest. The musical has been significantly revamped since its late ’90s Broadway run, with two new songs, a pared-down book, new arrangements and orchestrations and a new, comparatively minimalist set design. In an interview earlier this month, Maroulis described the retooled show as having a steam-punk sensibility.
Tickets are $32.50 to $67.50 and available at (800) 745-300 or at Ticketmaster.com. Call 847-1410 or visit www.sheas.org.
– Colin Dabkowski