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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.

Dr. Henry Jekyll plans to change the world by finding a way to separate the good and evil parts of the human psyche, balancing that with his engagement to Miss Carew and prostitute Lucy Harris's attraction to him. When his experimental proposal is rejected by London's elite, Jekyll uses himself as the test subject and unleashes his darker half, Mr. Edward Hyde, upon the world--putting those he loves, those he hates, and Jekyll himself in mortal danger. While Jekyll, like every man, has good and evil inside him, Hyde alone is ''only'' evil...

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!! This show contains examples of:

* AdaptedOut: Dr. Lanyon, the first person to see Jekyll transform in the book, doesn't appear in the musical, nor do Enfield, Bradshaw, or Guest.
* AdaptationNameChange:
** Utterson's name went from Gabriel John to simply John.
** Characters' names changed from the pre-Broadway tours to Broadway; Lord Savage's name went from Herbert to Theodore, and Lisa became Emma. The pub where Lucy works went from the Dregs to the Red Rat, and the 2012 version named it the Spider's Web.
* AllMusicalsAreAdaptations: It's an adaptation of ''Literature/TheStrangeCaseOfDrJekyllAndMrHyde''.
* AnimalTesting: A throwaway line in the '94 recording mentions Jekyll first experimenting on animals.
* TheArtifact: Simon Stride had a bigger part in the concept albums; he vowed revenge on Jekyll for stealing Lisa, was revealed as the benefactor of the Dregs, got his own song explaining his philosophy, sabotaged Jekyll's chemicals, and planted Jekyll's letter to Lucy for Lisa to find before being killed at the wedding as Hyde revealed his crimes. In most versions he shows up in one of the first scenes to imply having feelings for Emma, rejects Jekyll's experiment with the governors, and then vanishes completely until the last scene, where he's killed. Some versions reinstate his larger role.
* 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, with the exception of Simon Stride, who is the benefactor of the Red Rat and sabotages Jekyll's chemicals to have a chance with Emma.
* BadassBoast: Hyde's song ''Alive!'' in both its concept album 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!
* BadGirlSong: Lucy gets "Bring on the Men," "Girls of the Night," or "Good 'n' Evil."
* BettyAndVeronica: 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.
** Lucy is in love with Jekyll (Betty) while being harassed by the vicious Hyde (Veronica).
** Emma is in love with simple doctor Jekyll (Betty) over the well-off Simon Stride (Veronica). In some versions Stride is also interested in Lucy, becoming the Veronica to Jekyll and the Betty to Hyde.
* BlackBestFriend: George Merritt as Utterson.
* BlackComedy: Act II opens with Hyde killing the board members in creative ways and the Londoners gossiping about it, culminating in a surefire way to pin down Hyde--murdering him. It's even worse in some productions where their prayer over Mass is "Take him and leave us lot here."
* BleachedUnderpants: Lucy's occupation as a prostitute was much more blatant in the 1994 concept recording; in the 1997 Broadway version she is obstinately a singer. Later versions re-added her original career.
* CompositeCharacter: Utterson shares his own role as Jekyll's friend who helps investigate Hyde and Lanyon's role as the person who first sees him transform.
* ConceptAlbum: ''Six of them'' (1986, 1987, 1990, 1994, 2006, and 2012), of which four are commercially available. The 2012 edition is the basis of the 2013 Broadway Revival, which starred [[Theatre/RockOfAges Constantine]] [[Series/AmericanIdol Maroulis]] and Canadian R&B singer [[Theatre/{{Aida}} Deborah Cox]].
* CounterpointDuet: Lucy and Emma about Jekyll in "In His Eyes", Jekyll ''and'' Hyde in "Confrontation", where the same actor plays both parts, meaning he's talking to himself.
* CrowdSong: "Facade" and its reprises, and "Murder! Murder!"
* DarkReprise: Lots.
** "Facade" is a pretty dark song already, but still manages to get four reprises and two of them are even darker.
** "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 1994 concept album, Jekyll got a DarkReprise of Emma's "Once Upon A Dream" after Hyde kills Lucy.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The concept albums and later Broadway revivals are darker than the 1997 Broadway version, showing more clearly that ''many'' characters have a bad side and a good side, having Lucy be a prostitute instead of a singer, and having Hyde commit truly horrific deeds.
* DeadpanSnarker: The board members tend to turn people into this, especially Jekyll, Emma, and Hyde. Although Hyde certainly didn't need any help.
* DecompositeCharacter:
** Simon Stride's role was split into two on Broadway, with the Spider taking his role as the Red Rat's benefactor and Lucy's handler.
** Nellie's negative traits were given to Gwenny, a separate character.
* DemotedToExtra: Utterson, the viewpoint character in the book, gets very few scenes in the first Broadway version. He had more to do in the concept album and later versions, but was still a minor character compared to the book.
* DevelopingDoomedCharacters: The hospital board meeting, the engagement party, and the visit to the Red Rat serve to develop the characters Hyde's existence will ruin.
* DownerEnding: Most of the characters are dead by the time the play ends, and those that aren't are traumatized.
* DramaticIrony:
** The powerful and uplifting number "This is the Moment" is made very ironic because we know that Dr. Jekyll is preparing to test out the serum that will transform him into the murderous Edward Hyde.
** "In His Eyes," sung just after "Reflections" in some versions, details Emma and Lucy both singing about their love for Jekyll and how everything they need in his eyes... when neither of them knows about Hyde, the murders he committed, or that Jekyll and Hyde are the same person.
** Hyde singles out upper-class hypocrites as his targets at first, ignoring that Jekyll himself is a hypocrite for creating Hyde and indulging in his vices.
* 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 versions keep Utterson shooting him in.
** Some variations have Jekyll attempt to kill himself during "Confrontation", however, Hyde doesn't take this well and they fight for control.
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig5FC_ONPek This version]] has a reprise of "Facade" after "Confrontation," leading to Emma finding Jekyll has killed himself just after they were married.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide: "Reflections" directly quotes and paraphrases the novel as Jekyll comes to terms with being Hyde even ''after'' people are murdered. He pities his worse half and refuses to kill himself to stop him, so strong is Hyde's love of life.
* DyingAsYourself: Jekyll wants to do this if nothing else, but Hyde says he'll live inside him forever.
* TheElevenOClockNumber: "Confrontation", which features a [[TalkingToThemself Talking To Themselves moment]] when Jekyll and Hyde ''duet''.
* EpicRocking: Almost all of the musical is sung, and the Board of Governors scene in particular usually runs around 9 minutes.
* EvilFeelsGood:
** Jekyll revels in the freedom he finds as Hyde until he can no longer control the transformations. The song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zq18yXagGNg Reflections]] directly paraphrases the book, as Jekyll pities Hyde and revels in his lust for life even after he murders people.
** Simon Stride originally got "Good 'n' Evil" to explain his philosophy, as he felt being evil was more rewarding and fun than trying to be good. Some versions give the song to Lucy as an introduction.
* EvilIsPetty: The 2011 UK Tour had Hyde popping a child's balloons and throwing another kid into a dustbin during "Alive."
* FantasticDrug: Formula [=HJ7=], which turns Jekyll into Hyde. Some versions have him drink it, like the book, while others have him inject the serum.
* FatalFlaw: Jekyll's pride and stubbornness is his major character flaw, as he refuses to heed others' advice even when it's sound. The other characters lampshade this at times.
* FauxAffablyEvil: Hyde has a few nice lines when brutally murdering people.
* FightingFromTheInside: The ending has Jekyll regain control long enough to let Emma go and kill himself to stop Hyde.
* FoeRomanceSubtext:
** With lines in Confrontation like "They'll never be able to separate Jekyll from Hyde," this was kinda inevitable.
** In early concepts Simon Stride's obsession with winning Lisa led him to a fixation with Jekyll, sarcastically apologizing to him early on and using TermsOfEndangerment when sabotaging his chemicals.
* 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.
* ForScience: Jekyll's original motivation in the concept albums and the 2013 Broadway Revival, evidenced in "I Need To Know", which tends to open the show.
* TheFriendNobodyLikes: Sir Danvers Carew is the only person who can stand Simon Stride, a sexist jerk who works to bring Jekyll down at every opportunity. Simon gets invited to Jekyll and Emma's wedding, where Hyde kills him.
* GallowsHumour: Hyde has several examples when he murders his enemies.
* GoodIsImpotent: "Good 'n' Evil" is about this trope, as evil is too widespread for goodness to matter.
* GossipyHens: Londoners gossip about each other and the state of the city in "Facade," "Murder, Murder," and the usually-cut song "Bitch, Bitch, Bitch."
* GreenEyedMonster: Simon Stride is very jealous of Jekyll winning Lisa/Emma's hand and makes plans to bring him down.
* HateSink: The Bishop, Gwenny, and Simon Stride have little to no redeeming qualities and mainly exist to oppose Jekyll, showcase London's hypocrisy, and let the viewers root for Hyde briefly. The Spider is an even bigger case, as he has ''no'' redeeming qualities and gets off scot-free for his mistreatment of Lucy.
* HotterAndSexier: "A Dangerous Game" has always had sexual undertones, but concert tour album Jekyll & Hyde Resurrection adds a heavy R&B beat. The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xgpu-JpJCtY 2012 version]] upon which the Broadway Revival is based cranks it even further. The subtext [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19nLJ1rHu28 becomes text]] in the 2013 Revival, complete with BondageIsBad.
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Lucy in most versions. Even in the original Broadway production where her prostitution is white-washed away, this is still the core of her character.
* IAmSong: "Emma's Reasons", "Take Me As I Am" (Jekyll and Emma), "Alive!" (Hyde), "Girls Of The Night" (Lucy).
** "Alive!" is also 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", and "I Need To Know".
* ImplacableMan: Nothing and no one can stop Hyde once he decides to murder someone until [[spoiler:Jekyll's wedding]].
* IntercourseWithYou: "A Dangerous Game" is about Lucy and Hyde having sex. It's taken even further in the 2013 Broadway version, where Hyde outright [[BondageIsBad ties Lucy's wrists]] and takes her on a table.
* JekyllAndHyde: Like the book, Jekyll enjoys being Hyde for a while, indulging in his vices and lust for life... until he starts killing people, at which point Jekyll becomes ''terrified'' of Hyde and himself, searching in vain for a cure.
* JerkassHasAPoint: We already have ample reason to dislike Simon by the time he voices his own objections to Jekyll's proposed experiment, but he has a point that Henry's well-intentioned goals don't change the fact his intended method of using personality-altering drugs on another human being in an attempt to remove evil from them is ''incredibly'' unethical from a medical standpoint. It can be argued that since Jekyll has the measure of what a jackass Simon is and the fact he brings this up more to humiliate Jekyll than anything else, Jekyll inadvertently ignores the realization his experiment really ''is'' impossible to condone because the people shooting him down are such jerks about it.
* KarmaHoudini: The Spider and Gwenny get away with their mistreatment of Lucy and the other girls. This isn't the case in the concepts where the Spider's role was given to Simon Stride, who's killed at the wedding, and versions where Gwenny doesn't exist.
* LastGirlWins: Lisa/Emma used to date Simon before falling for Jekyll, making it an example of last ''guy'' wins.
* LighterAndSofter: The 1997 Broadway version cut or changed many of the characters, songs, and story, making it shorter but less dark.
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Lisa/Emma is the only major character to not know about Hyde at all until the final scene.
* LostInImitation: Jekyll's romantic travails come from movie and play adaptations, not the book.
* LoveDodecahedron: Simon Stride loves Emma who loves Jekyll who loves her back, while Lucy idolizes Jekyll but settles for Hyde. Jekyll is also attracted to Lucy, but this only comes out when he's Hyde, who is obsessed with her. This gets more complicated in 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 prostitute/singer.
* LyricalDissonance: Parts of "Alive," which are reprised in "Confrontation," sound extremely triumphant and hopeful as Hyde sings about living forever with Satan by his side and ensuring no one forgets his evil deeds.
* MadScientist: Jekyll is directly called this at some points. Most of his problems stem from not realizing what's ethical and what isn't as well as not being able to take no for an answer.
* 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, some revivals, and the Vienna production, Utterson shoots Jekyll at the wedding reception to prevent him harming anyone else as Hyde.
* MurderTheHypotenuse: The love triangle is broken when Hyde kills Lucy. Since Jekyll loves Emma and Lucy loves Jekyll and Hyde lusts for Lucy and Emma, it's a little complicated.
* NeverMyFault: Jekyll blames Hyde for his crimes, not himself, admitting to Utterson that he can't bear to say "I".
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: In "How Can I Continue On," Utterson inspires Jekyll to not give up on his work when he briefly considers the others are right. This leads Jekyll to a breakthrough, Hyde's emergence, and a lot of people dying.
* NightmareSequence: The rarely-used song [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEYao6-OcjU The World Has Gone Insane]] features either Jekyll having an awful nightmare or vividly hallucinating, transforming into Hyde for the latter portion of the song.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown: Hyde confronts the Bishop of Basingstoke in a dark alley. It doesn't go well for the Bishop.
* OnlyAFleshWound: In versions where Utterson shoots Jekyll, he first shoots Hyde in the leg, who shrugs it off and takes Emma hostage.
* OrificeInvasion: In the Broadway production Hyde kills Glossop by ramming his sword down his throat.
* PainfulTransformation: In both "Transformation" and "Confrontation", Hyde taking over Jekyll's body isn't pretty by any means. Anthony Warlow's scream in the 1994 Concept Album as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k67mhasVZKE&t=3m6s 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 and expresses worry about Jekyll being next in line to be murdered when he attempts to flee to Scotland. Hyde kills him anyway.
* ProperLady: Emma is this, though she tells Simon that just because she's proper doesn't mean she's submissive.
* RoaringRampageOfRevenge: Hyde brutally murders everyone that rejected Jekyll's work and made him angry.
* SanitySlippageSong: "The World Has Gone Insane" features Jekyll having horrific nightmares and hallucinations, in some versions being attacked by the specters of those Hyde killed.
* SatelliteLoveInterest: Emma doesn't 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". Emma even admits as such in earlier recordings, telling Jekyll that while she does have her own dreams, her world consists of him and his dreams.
* SelfBackingVocalist: In the 1994 album, the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRfov1AQs-I 1995 tour]], and 2006 Resurrection album Hyde's vocals in "Confrontation" are a backing track while Jekyll's are sung live.
* 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]]. The song "Confrontation" can also be seen as this, particularly if Jekyll and Hyde are separate actors.
* ShadowArchetype: Hyde is one for Jekyll, as is Simon Stride, an outwardly respectable gentleman with a seedy double life.
* SingleWomanSeeksGoodMan: Lucy much prefers Jekyll over Hyde. Emma, and, depending on the version, Lucy, prefers Jekyll over Simon Stride.
* SkewedPriorities: From the perspectives of the other characters, anyway. Jekyll is late to his own engagement party because he made a breakthrough in his scientific work.
* SoloDuet: "Confrontation" is sung with either a self-backing track or with both parts done live.
* 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.
* ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill: The death of the Bishop of Basingstoke at the end of Act I. Hyde corners the unwitting Bishop in an alley and proceeds to beat the Bishop to death with his own cane and set the body on fire. 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).
** Jekyll and 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.
* TruerToTheText: Later Broadway revivals hew closer to the show's original vision, which was darker and edgier than the 1997 version and closer to the book, having Jekyll revel in the freedom Hyde gave him and paraphrasing directly from the book as he contemplated his dual natures.
* VillainLoveSong: "A Dangerous Game", as Hyde seduces Lucy.
* VillainSong: Every version shares Hyde's "Alive!", though in different contexts.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lN5scUi2Rsg 1986 version]] has Hyde sing as he tries to figure out ''if'' he's alive, concluding that he is and settling on lust as his driving force, leading him to pursue Lucy.
** In the 1994 ConceptAlbum, Hyde sings it as he fights his way out of the Club/Whorehouse and pursues and attacks Lucy. It was presumably reprised later as he murdered the Bishop.
** The [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KpJ0bj8tV18 1995 tour]] had the initial scene be 8 minutes long and split up by "Lucy Meets Hyde," followed by a fistfight as he reprises the song. It was then reprised again as he attacked and killed the bishop.
** On Broadway, the song is split in two to describe Hyde's birth as he goes through the streets, and then given a reprise as he murders the bishop by beating him to death with his own cane and then setting the body on fire.
** In early versions Simon Stride got "Good 'n' Evil" as he lectured the Dregs' girls; the song was later given to Lucy on Broadway as a cabaret number.
* 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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