Bremen the last curtain for German language musical success "Jekyll
& Hyde" will fall on June 30, 2001. Almost a thousand times the adaption
of the Broadway show has been showing at the 'Musical Theater' in the north
of Germany. But Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde won't stop: The production moves
southeast to the Austrian capital Vienna. On September 29, 2001 the debut
will be at "Theater an der Wien".
For ten months, starting in September Bremen's 'Musical Theater' will host a completely new production of the classical musical "Hair", a production of "Vereinigte Bühnen Wien", starting in Vienna in March 2001.
This musical opened on Broadway on the 28th of April 1997, and since then has been pratically sold-out. The young composer, Frank Wildhorn, is a 'shooting star' in international entertainment circles and the author, Leslie Bricusse, twice an Oscar winner.
The German production in Bremen, directed by Dietrich Hilsdorf, contains songs and scenes not included in the Broadway version. A large and modern stage allows the directing team to introduce new dimensions to the play.
A twentytwo piece orchestra and thirtyeight performers, eight times a week, bring to life Robert Louis Stevenson's parable of good and evil. This gripping love story about the dangerous scientific experiment conducted by the good and honorable Dr. Jekyll will captivate the audience.