Marking its first return to the glittering lights of Broadway, the Tony Award-winning musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, prepares for a limited engagement in the Fall of 2012.
Set in a Victorian music hall, The Mystery of Edwin Drood revolves around a rowdy acting ensemble that decides to mount a staging of Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel. Young Edwin Drood is murdered, and everyone in the cast is a suspect. Whodunit? Whether it is John Jasper, Edwin’s overprotective, maniacal uncle, or his unfortunate fiancee Rosa Bud, or the debauched Princess Puffer, each performance results in a different verdict because each audience gets to decide who is guilty.
Previews will begin October 19, 2012, with its official Opening Night scheduled for November 13, 2012, at Studio 54 located at 254 W. 54th Street.
Roundabout Theatre Company, home to many Broadway shows and numerous Tony Award winners, presents the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. This new Broadway production of Rupert Holmes’ Tony Award-winning, hilarious mystery musical comedy will keep audiences guessing on the question of who bumped off the unfortunate Edwin Drood.
Set to star in the 2012 revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood are Anything Goes' Stephanie J. Block as "Edwin Drood," Will Chase as "John Jasper," Gregg Edelman as the "Reverend Mr. Crisparkle," Jim Norton as the "Chairman," and stage legend Chita Rivera as "Princess Puffer." Also appearing in the production are Andy Karl as "Neville Landless," Jessie Mueller as "Helena Landless," Betsy Wolfe as "Rosa Bud," Nicholas Barasch as the "Deputy," Peter Benson as "Bazzard," and Robert Creighton as "Durdles." Rounding out the ensemble cast are Alison Cimmet, Nick Corley, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Kiira Schmidt, Eric Sciotto, Jim Walton, and Cody Williams.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. Music Direction will be led under the baton of Paul Gemignani. The design team includes Anna Louizos on Scenic Design, Tony Award-winning Costumer William Ivey Long on Costume Design, with Brian Nason on Light Design and Tony Meola as Sound Designer.
While the show may be all music and laughs on stage, the original production won major awards when it premiered. A whodunit musical like no other, The Mystery of Edwin Drood won the Tony "Triple Crown," claiming trophies for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Score.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood asks the question, "Whodunit?," that has stumped audiences since its Broadway debut. This 2012 Broadway revival engages a whole new audience to ponder the same query and discover who dared to do the dastardly deed.
For tickets and scheduling information, visit Roundabout Theatre Company's website.