Erin Davie to Replace Betsy Wolfe as 'Rosa Bud' in Roundabout's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that Erin Davie will join the critically acclaimed new Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' Tony Award winning musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Betsy Wolfe continues as "Rosa Bud" through February 10th and Erin Davie will assume the role beginning February 12th, 2013.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) through March 10th, 2013. The original end date was February 10th, 2013.
Erin Davie (Rosa Bud). Broadway: Countess Charlotte Malcolm in A Little Night Music revival, Young Little Edie in Grey Gardens (Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway Debut), Niki Harris in Curtains. Off-Broadway: The Glorious Ones (Lincoln Center Theater), Applause (Eve Harrington; Encores). Tours: Swing!, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Guys and Dolls. Regional: A Time to Kill, Sunday in the Park with George, Carousel, 90 Years of MUNY Magic, Camelot, The Apple Tree, Jekyll & Hyde, The Student Prince. TV: Law & Order, The Good Wife.
Directed by Scott Ellis, The Mystery of Edwin Drood features choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by Paul Gemignani. The design team includes Anna Louizos (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes), Brian Nason (lighting), Tony Meola (sound) and Paul Huntley (hair & wigs).
The Mystery Of Edwin Drood stars Stephanie J. Block (Edwin Drood), Will Chase (John Jasper), Gregg Edelman (Reverend Mr. Crisparkle), Jim Norton (Chairman) and Chita Rivera (Princess Puffer) with Andy Karl (Neville Landless), Jessie Mueller (Helena Landless), Betsy Wolfe (Rosa Bud), Nicholas Barasch (Deputy), Peter Benson (Bazzard), Robert Creighton (Durdles), Alison Cimmet, Nick Corley, Janine DiVita, Jenifer Foote, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Spencer Plachy, Kiira Schmidt, Eric Sciotto, Jim Walton.
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD makes its first-ever return to Broadway since winning the Tony "Triple Crown" (Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score)! Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood, and it's up to youto choose the killer! Is it John Jasper, Edwin's protective but slightly maniacal uncle? Rosa Bud, his reluctant betrothed? The debauched Princess Puffer? Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides!
Scott Ellis recently directed Roundabout's acclaimed production of Harvey starring Jim Parsons as well as the Tony nominated Broadway production and subsequent two-year national tour of Twelve Angry Men. Ellis' other Broadway credits at Roundabout include The Man Who Had All the Luck, The Rainmaker, 1776, She Loves Me and Company. Additional Roundabout credits include: Streamers, Entertaining Mr. Sloane and The Understudy. Ellis is Roundabout Theatre Company's Adams Associate Artistic Director.
DRG Records will release the new 2012 Broadway cast recording of Roundabout Theatre Company's critically acclaimed Broadway production preserving all the songs including "Moonfall", "Both Sides of the Coin" and "The Writing on the Wall". The two-disc set will also include a new Act Two opening number, additional ballet music from Puffer's opium den, an additional Act One track not previously recorded and eight tracks featuring the confession of each murderer. Beginning January 29, 2013, the recording will be available for purchase digitally, online at www.drgrecords.com orat Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).