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‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Broadway star Linda Eder sings at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 6

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ Broadway star Linda Eder sings at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 6
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From a press release:

Broadway actress Linda Eder, known for starring in “Jekyll & Hyde” on Broadway as well as her solo career as a singer, will visit the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $25, $29, and $45, plus fees, are on sale now and available at the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100.

Linda Eder first gained attention on the 1987 season of “Star Search,” during which she won for an unprecedented 12 straight weeks. She launched her recording career in 1991 with her self-titled debut album and soon established a vital niche as America’s most popular and acclaimed new interpreter of pop, standard, and theatrical genres.

She released two more solo albums before starring in the Broadway production of “Jekyll & Hyde” beginning on April 28, 1997. As the tragic character “Lucy” in this new musical, Eder blew the roof off New York City’s Plymouth Theatre eight times a week as she belted out her signature songs “Someone Like You” and “A New Life.”

Her Broadway debut, for which she was rewarded with a Drama Desk nomination, sent her already rapidly rising star blazing across the sky, securing her a spot as one of America’s most beloved singers and dynamic live performers. Stephen Holden of the New York Times wrote, “What do we mean when we use the word perfection? The question arises every time I watch the pop singer Linda Eder.”

After leaving Broadway, Eder’s recording career continued full steam ahead, with her discography to date being comprised of 16 solo recordings and numerous musical recordings.

In 2008, she stepped outside the box and her familiar wheelhouse to record “The Other Side of Me,” a country pop blend of contemporary music, which included a song written by Eder herself. And, in June of 2010, she and Clay Aiken covered Roy Orbison’s “Crying” as a duet on Aiken’s album “Tried & True.”