I did the play Jekyll and Hyde about 5 months ago. I was the lead for this play, and I had to watch this movie with the rest of the cast and I must say, it really was not that helpful. At least not on my part. I'll get to that but first some of the good things.
The people in the cast did a good job portraying their characters. Most of them were from the original cast when the play came out. George Merritt and Barrie Ingham were good as Utterson and Carew. I was also very impressed with Coleen Sexton's portrayal of Lucy. No one will ever beat Linda Eder, in my opinion, but Sexton doesn't do a bad job. It was just too bad she couldn't have sang "Bring on the Men", instead of "Good and Evil." I didn't know she was only 20 when doing this show. Andrea Rivette also did a good job playing Emma too. I would give the whole cast a solid B for effort.
The one thing our theater group thought that was stupid was David Hasselhoff playing the lead of Jekyll. I give credit to Hasselhoff for his Hollywood career, and for being a babe magnet on Baywatch, but this guy is no Broadway performer. At least not in this role. Every time I listened to this guy sing I kept thinking what Wildhorn was thinking about when he hired him. Was he trying to turn this into a comedy. If so, the joke was not funny. I understand that he was trying to make money, but putting faith in Hasselhoff was the worst call to make. He made a horses of the role. The only song he sang decently was "Lost in the Darkness." Another problem I had was that most of the singing parts in the play were cut out of the show with stupid boring dialog that would put any J&H fan to sleep. I would give Hasselhoff an F for this performance, but I respect the fact that he was trying something new so i'll give him a D-.
Overall I give the performance a C. I wish Wildhorn could have hired Anthony Warlow to do this show, he was fantastic in the "The Gothic Musical Thriller soundtrack of Jekyll and Hyde." He was the perfect guy for this role. It's just too bad that he lives in Australia. I just hope Hasselhoff never plays the role of Jekyll again.
Review by vegeta_6969 from the Internet Movie Database.