Deborah Cox to Play Final Performance in Jekyll & Hyde | To Record New Album & Concert Dates This Summer

Deborah Cox to Play Final Performance of Broadway’s
JEKYLL & HYDE
Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.



Cox to Record New Album and Resume
International and National Concert Dates This Summer


(New York, NY – May 6, 2013) -- GRAMMY® nominated, multi-talented entertainer Deborah Cox will play her final performance of the Broadway production of JEKYLL & HYDE on Sunday, May 12, 2013, when the musical, which also stars Constantine Maroulis, ends its limited Broadway engagement after 15 previews and 30 regular performances at the Marquis Theatre. Direct from a 25-week national tour which launched in October 2012, JEKYLL & HYDE began previews on Broadway Friday, April 5, 2013 and opened on Thursday, April 18, 2013.

Cox has received rave reviews from critics and theater-goers alike for her role as Lucy, a lady of the night with a yearning for a better life, who captures the attention of both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in the dark and sexy production of JEKYLL & HYDE. “We had a great run [Jekyll & Hyde] for the past eight months,” says Cox. “We toured all the major cities, including my hometown of Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, DC, Dallas, Houston, Detroit, Denver, Philadelphia, San Diego, Charlotte, Durham, Buffalo, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Providence.  It’s been an awesome experience.  The love and support have been overwhelming.”

This summer, Cox will begin pre-production of her seventh album and perform a series of international and national concert dates, including Chicago, New York, Florida, Australia, and Cape Town, South Africa.  In between recording and concerts, Cox will be in New York City to participate in numerous media and special event engagements. “Everywhere I go, people are constantly asking me, ‘when are you recording your next CD,’” continues Cox.  “We always had plans to start recording this summer.  And I constantly receive performance requests from all over the world. So we are currently booking dates and discussing new opportunities for Broadway, film and television.  I am very excited about the future. I am also planning a family vacation.”

JEKYLL & HYDE, based on the acclaimed novella The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, about a London doctor who accidentally unleashes an evil alternate personality in his quest to cure his father’s mental illness, is conceived for the stage by Tony and GRAMMY® Award nominee Frank Wildhorn and Steve Cuden. The musical features a book and lyrics by two-time Oscar winner, Emmy winner and four-time Tony Award nominee Leslie Bricusse, music by Frank Wildhorn, and direction and choreography by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun. In addition to Maroulis and Cox, the cast also features Teal Wicks (Wicked) as Emma Carew, Laird Mackintosh (Mary Poppins) as John Utterson, Richard White (The Most Happy Fella) as Sir Danvers Carew, David Benoit (Avenue Q) as Bishop/Spider, Stephen Mitchell Brown, Jerry Christakos, Dana Costello, Wendy Fox, Brian Gallagher, Sean Jenness, Mel Johnson Jr., James Judy, Ashley Loren, Courtney Markowitz, Aaron Ramey, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Rob Richardson, Blair Ross, Doug Storm, Haley Swindal and Jason Wooten. JEKYLL & HYDE features scenic and costume design by Tony Award nominee Tobin Ost (Newsies), lighting design by Tony Award winner Jeff Croiter (Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies), sound design by Ken Travis (Newsies) and projection design by Daniel Brodie (Motown). Orchestrations are by Kim Scharnberg. Musical supervision and arrangements are by Jason Howland.  JEKYLL & HYDE is produced by Nederlander Presentations, Inc., Independent Presenters Network, Chunsoo Shin, Luigi Caiola and Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley.
 

PLAYING SCHEDULE


The JEKYLL & HYDE regular performance schedule is as follows: Mondays at 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 8:00 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.


TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-745-3000, or at The Marquis Theatre Box Office, 1535 Broadway (entrance on 46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue).  For more information, please visit: www.JekyllandHydeMusical.com

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ABOUT DEBORAH COX


A GRAMMY®-nominated, multi-platinum selling and a multi-talented entertainer, Cox has conquered the R&B and pop charts, including six top-20 Billboard magazine R&B singles, an impressive eleven #1 hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Club Play chart and the lead role in Elton John’s and Tim Rice's Broadway musical, Aida. While singing with Celine Dion, Cox was discovered by the renowned music industry executive Clive Davis and instantly signed to Arista records. Her gold-selling debut album, Deborah Cox, was released in 1995. In 1998, she followed up with the release of her second project, One Wish. From this album came the double platinum “Nobody’s Supposed To Be Here,” which held the record for being the longest running #1 R&B Single for 14 consecutive weeks and earned her a Soul Train Lady of Soul Award. Her second single, “We Can’t Be Friends,” also went to #1 on Billboard's singles chart and sold over 500,000 copies. “Things Just Ain’t The Same” and “It’s Over Now” followed. Deborah has sung with Andrea Bocelli, toured with David Foster, Cyndi Lauper and Sarah McLachlan with Lilith Fair. She was also invited to perform for First Lady Michelle Obama and President Obama. In 2000, Deborah collaborated with Whitney Houston to record the duet “Same Script Different Cast” for her Greatest Hits CD. Her third album, The Morning After, was released in 2002 with “Up & Down (In & Out)” co-written with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. In 2003, her fourth album, Remixed, was released featuring her Billboard magazine chart-topping dance remixes. In 2008, she formed Deco Recording Group and released her sixth studio album, The Promise, which earned her  a tenth #1 spot on the Billboard Dance Chart with the international hit single “Beautiful U R.” In 2012, Deborah garnered her eleventh #1 Billboard Dance single with “If It Wasn’t For Love.” In addition to roles in both film and television, Deborah also released her fifth album, Destination Moon, a GRAMMY®-nominated tribute album to the legendary Dinah Washington, in 2007 (Universal). That same year she received The Civil Rights Award from the New York Senate for her efforts in the fight for Human Rights and Equality.  Behind the scenes, Deborah has recorded singles for several film soundtracks, including Akeelah and the Bee, Hotel Rwanda, Kingdom Come, Money Talks, A Good Man is Hard To Find and Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns.

www.deborahcox.com
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