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->''Man is not one, but two;\\
He is evil and good.\\
And he walks the fine line\\
We'd all cross if we could!\\
And he's waiting...right behind the facade.''

The stage adaptation of ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde'' written by Broadway veterans Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse.

The tumultuous history of the musical production bears some mentioning if only for the sheer amount of {{Cut Song}}s it generated. The first iteration of the show was played in Houston in 1990 and an album of that show was released featuring Colm Wilkinson and Linda Eder as the leads. It was popular enough that some of the songs became breakout hits ("This Is The Moment", for example, was played on the American broadcast of the 1992 Winter Olympics) and that people with more money than sense jumped on the show and [[ExecutiveMeddling pulled it in "14 different directions"]], eventually miring the production in legal tangles and a shaky attempt in a national tour. The writers decided to produce a new concept album in 1994 of the fully rewritten show which at least structurally resembled what would be the final form of the musical. It went through more rounds of cuts and rewrites before it finally premiered on Broadway in 1997. It ran for over 1500 shows, making it the longest running show at the Plymoth Theatre where it played, but still managed to lose money. It also had lackluster reviews but largely carried through on the backs of its extremely devoted fanbase, called "Jekkies".
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!!This show contains examples of:

* ActingForTwo: In all of its incarnations, the same actor plays Jekyll and Hyde. Justified since Hyde is supposed to be a second personality. The role of Spider is also often doubled with another role, usually one of the Board of Governors.
* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations
* TheArtifact: Simon was originally going to have a bigger part, to be eventually revealed as the benefactor of the Red Rat. But the love triangle-and-a-half was already complicated enough without adding him in. The end result was him showing up in one of the first scenes to imply having feelings for Emma, and then vanishing completely until the last scene.
* AssholeVictim: The Bishop of Basingstoke turns out to be a PedophilePriest; he's the first to die. The other board members are more obnoxious and snooty than anything else and certainly don't deserve to ''die'' for it.
* BadassBoast: Hyde's song "''Alive!''" in both its ConceptAlbum and Broadway iterations.
-->'''Hyde''':' I have a thirst that I cannot deprive, never have I felt so alive! There is no battle I couldn't survive! Feeling like this... feeling alive!
-->'''Hyde''': Tonight, I'll plunder heaven blind, steal from all the gods! Tonight, I'll take from all mankind, conquer all the odds! I feel I'll live on forever! With Satan himself by my side!
** Not quite badass, but Jekyll pretty much sings an entire love song to himself in "This is the moment".
*** "FOR I'LL LIVE INSIDE YOU FOREVER, WITH SATAN HIMSELF BY MY SIDE!"
* BadGirlSong: Most productions give Lucy one.
* BettyAndVeronica: [[StealthPun A strange case.]] Emma is wealthy and engaged to Henry, Lucy is penniless and Henry's rather oblivious to how much she loves him. They both seem to be Betty-Veronica hybrids, and science is his ThirdOptionLoveInterest.
** For Lucy, she is in love with Jekyll (Betty) while being harassed by the vicious Hyde (Veronica).
** Emma is also in love with simple doctor Jekyll (Betty) over Simon Stride (Veronica). In other versions Stride is also interested in Lucy, becoming the Veronica to Jekyll and the Betty to Hyde.
* BlackBestFriend: George Merritt as Utterson.
* BleachedUnderpants: Lucy's occupation as a prostitute was much more blatant in the 1994 concept recording; in the Broadway version she is obstinately a singer.
** They didn't exactly transfer the prostitute-to-singer thing very well, as she has a boss that acts exactly like a pimp, and she acts as if she's obligated to have sex with customers, and the place she works at is a tavern (?) called the Red Rat in a particularly shady part of town.
* BreakawayPopHit: "This is the Moment" in the 90s.
* ConceptAlbum: Three (1987, 1990 and 1994), of which two are commercially available.
* CounterpointDuet: Lucy and Emma about Jekyll in "In His Eyes", Jekyll vs. Hyde in "Confrontation" (where the same actor plays both parts, meaning he's talking to himself).
* CrowdSong: "Facade", "Murder! Murder!"
* CrowningMusicofAwesome: Jekyll & Hyde get a ''crapton''. "This is the Moment", "No One Must Ever Know", "I Need To Know", "Alive" (especially the reprise) and "Confrontation", a stormy and epic number where Jekyll & Hyde ''duet''.
** Lucy does get a handful of really good numbers as well.
* CutSong: Lots and lots and lots. Including one that sounds eerily similar to "[[Theatre/SweeneyToddTheDemonBarberOfFleetStreet The Ballad of Sweeney Todd]]".
** Several of the [[CutSong cut songs]] from the concept album have been reinstated in international productions and the US tour, and the versions available for school and community theatre productions include many of them as well.
*** "We Still Have Time" has not appeared ''anywhere'' beyond the original concept album.
* DarkReprise: Lots.
** "Facade" is a pretty dark song already, but still manages to get four reprises and two of them are even darker.
** Ditto "Lost In The Darkness", a dark song managing to be darker -- the first time it's about Jekyll's father, the second it's about Dr. Jekyll himself.
** Lucy sings "Sympathy, Tenderness" about Jekyll -- the tune is reprised by Hyde as he is stabbing her to death.
** In the concept album, Jekyll got a DarkReprise of Emma's "Once Upon A Dream".
* DeadpanSnarker: The board members tend to turn people into this, especially Jekyll, Emma, and Hyde. Although Hyde certainly didn't need any help...
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: The hospital board meeting, the engagement party, the visit to the Red Rat...
* DownerEnding: See...
* DrivenToSuicide: Utterson was originally supposed to shoot Jekyll which would have made this ICannotSelfTerminate, but in the final version Utterson balks, forcing Jekyll to run himself onto Utterson's drawn swordstick.
** Some variations have Jekyll attempt to kill himself during "Confrontation". However, Hyde doesn't take this well and they fight for control. Also see...
* DyingAsYourself
* TheElevenOClockNumber: "Confrontation". And ''how''!
* EvilIsPetty: The 2011 UK Tour had Hyde popping a child's balloons and throwing another kid into a dustbin during "Alive".
* FauxAffablyEvil: Hyde has a few nice lines.
* FightingFromTheInside[=/=]IKnowYoureInThereSomewhereFight - the ending.
* FollowTheLeader: It probably wasn't written as an answer to AndrewLloydWebber's ''ThePhantomOfTheOpera'' but that show's popularity, combined with its unavailability to theater companies, undoubtedly helped this horror-romance musical get the attention it did and as many productions as it has. It's the show equivalent of ThePoorMansSubstitute.
** The music style and romantic triangle also had a noticeable resemblance to ''Theatre/LesMiserables''.
* ForcefulKiss: Depending on the production and actors, the kiss between Jekyll and Lucy after "Sympathy, Tenderness" might be this, especially if Jekyll is oblivious to her feelings.
* GallowsHumour: Hyde has several examples when he murders his enemies.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Lucy.
* IAmSong: "Emma's Reasons", "Take Me As I Am" (Jekyll and Emma), "Alive!" (Hyde), the CutSong "Girls Of The Night" (Lucy).
** "Alive!" also being a IAmBecomingSong.
* ICannotSelfTerminate: Inverted. John finds he can't MercyKill Jekyll, forcing the latter to hurl himself on John's blade instead.
* IWantSong: "This Is The Moment", "Someone Like You", "A New Life", Jekyll's CutSong "I Need To Know".
* JekyllAndHyde: [[SarcasmMode No kidding?]]
* LostInImitation: Jekyll's romantic travails come from movie adaptations, not the book.
* LoveDodecahedron: Sigh, where to begin! Simon Stride likes Emma who loves Jekyll who loves her back while Lucy loves him too. Jekyll is also attracted to Lucy but this only comes out when he's Hyde, who is obsessed with Lucy. This gets more complicated in early versions where Stride is also attracted to Lucy.
* LoveTriangle: Emma/Jekyll/Lucy. Simon/Emma/Jekyll. And, of course, the crazy Jekyll/Lucy/Hyde triangle. In addition, some versions show Simon as attracted to Lucy, which adds a bit more complication.
* LovingAShadow: Lucy knows virtually nothing about Henry at all besides the fact that he is wealthy and doesn't treat her like dirt. Even though he barely remembers her existence, she seems to romanticize him as a way out of her life as a "singer".
* MadScientist: ''Obviously''.
* MaleGaze: In the DVD recording, there's a scene where Lucy is carried off stage and the camera angle seems to have a perfect view of seeing straight down her cleavage.
* MassiveMultiplayerEnsembleNumber: "Your Work And Nothing More" near the end of Act 1 where all the characters worry about Jekyll who has become a recluse.
* MercyKill: In the 1994 concept album and Vienna production, Utterson shoots Jekyll at the wedding recption to prevent him harming anyone else as Hyde.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Hyde vs the Bishop of Basingstoke.
* PainfulTransformation: Anthony Warlow's scream as [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k67mhasVZKE Jekyll transforms into Hyde]] is utterly ''terrifying''.
* PaperThinDisguise: In the Hasselhoff version at least, no one seems to recognize Jekyll from Hyde at all, and are shocked to witness his transformation, despite the fact that they look, sound, and dress identically, the only difference being sometimes Jekyll's hair isn't in his face, but not always.
* PedophilePriest: The Bishop of Basingstoke in some productions.
* PetTheDog: Alone among the "hypocrites", Lord Savage seems to show concern for his fellows, making an attempt to rescue Lady Beaconsfield (half-hearted, but still) and expresses worry about Jekyll being next in line to be murdered when he attempts to flee to Scotland. If he only knew...
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Emma doesn't seem to have much to her character beyond "Jekyll's Fiancée". Even Lucy, who is given much more time and focus only seems to exist as "Girl who likes Jekyll".
* SelfCest: The cover of the David Hasselhoff DVD looks like Jekyll and Hyde are [[http://www.amazon.com/Jekyll-Hyde-Musical-David-Hasselhoff/dp/B00005NKSV having an intimate moment]].
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Lucy much prefers Jekyll over Hyde. And Emma (and, depending on the version, Lucy too) prefers Jekyll over Simon Stride.
* SparedByTheAdaptation: Sir Danvers Carew, the only character to be murdered in the original work, gets off scot free at the end. Unlike much of the supporting cast.
* TakingYouWithMe: Jekyll threatens Hyde with this in "Confrontation", and [[HeroicSacrifice follows through with it in the finale]].
-->'''Jekyll''': If I die, you die too.
* TalkingToThemself: Between Jekyll and Hyde in "Confrontation".
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The death of The Bishop of Basingstoke at the end of Act I. Hyde corners the unwitting Bishop in an alley and this exchange occurs:
-->'''The Bishop''': Don't you know who I am?!
-->'''Hyde''': Yes! I know ''exactly'' who... you... are. Eminent churchman and philanthropist, friend to those in need... especially of the female gender and years still tender. Who does not know Rupert, 14th Bishop of Basingstoke, our city's most degenerate, diseased, and corrupt hypocrite! [[PunctuatedForEmphasis Hypocrite! Hypocrite! Hypocrite!]]
** Hyde then proceeds to beat the Bishop to death with his own cane and set the body aflame. Of course, [[AssholeVictim the Bishop was a pedophile]] and one of the few victims who had it coming.
* ThisIsYourBrainOnEvil: Hyde, to Jekyll.
* TruckDriversGearChange: Multiple examples, and the key change often indicates the climax.
** "This is the Moment" begins in E Major (4 Sharps) and the very last verse is in F Major (1 Flat).
** Emma's "Take Me As I Am" is mostly in Bb Major (2 Flats) but the last verse is in regular B Major (5 Sharps).
** Showstopper "I Need To Know" shifts from C Sharp Minor to D Minor.
*** The "Confrontation" song is a very interesting example. There are four individual rhythms in the song - one rhythm is Hyde singing alone (at the beginning of the song), and that is in the key of E Minor. Then when Jekyll and Hyde duet, the rhythm is fast-paced and in C Minor. It goes E to C one again, and then the last two verses ("For I'll live inside you forever" / "It's Over Now") are in a 3/4 time signature and in the key of A Minor. Shockingly, it all works.
* VillainLoveSong: "A Dangerous Game", as Hyde seduces Lucy.
* VillainSong: And ''how!'' Both the ConceptAlbum and the Broadway Show share Hyde's ''"Alive!"'', though in different contexts - in the Musical, the song is split in two to decribe Hyde's birth, and then given a DarkReprise as he murders [[AssholeVictim The Bishop Of Basingstoke]] by ''[[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill beating him to death with his own cane, (which he later keeps) and then setting the body on fire!]]'' In the ConceptAlbum, Hyde sings it as he fights his way out of the Club/Whorehouse, pursuing Lucy and culminating in her rape in the streets. Oddly enough, the lyrics fit both instances.
-->'''Hyde''': ''Animals trapped behind bars in the zoo need to run rampant and free, predators live on the prey they pursue, and this time the predator's ME!''
* TheVillainSucksSong: "Murder! Murder!"
* WidowedAtTheWedding: Happens to Lisa/Emma.
* WomanInWhite: Lucy wears a fancy white kimono style nightgown to bed. Which is odd considering she's supposed to be dirt poor and the other scenes had her wandering around in ratty old sweaters and rags.

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