THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Cast Recording Gets 1/29 Release
DRG Records will release the new 2012 Broadway cast recording of Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) critically acclaimed Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' Tony Award® winning musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Leading actors Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Jim Norton, Chita Rivera, Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe, Nicholas Barasch, Peter Benson, Robert Creighton and performances from the entire Broadway cast will be preserved singing favorites such as "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.
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD features Book, Music, Lyrics & Orchestrations by Rupert Holmes. The new Broadway production is directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle and features music direction by Paul Gemignani.
The album will be produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Hugh Fordin (President, DRG Records), engineered by Cynthia Daniels and recorded on December 10, 2012 at KAS Recording (formerly Master Sound) in the Kaufman Astoria Film Studios.
Beginning January 29, 2013, the recording will be available for purchase digitally, online at www.drgrecords.com or at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).
To submit a request to receive an email from DRG when the CD is available to pre-order, please click on: www.drgrecords.com
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 you to 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!
Roundabout Theatre Company is committed to producing the highest quality theatre with the finest artists, sharing stories that endure, and providing accessibility to all audiences. A not-for-profit company, Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the production of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate and engage all audiences.
Roundabout Theatre Company presents a variety of plays, musicals, and new works on its five stages, each of which is specifically designed to enhance the needs of Roundabout's mission. Off-Broadway, the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, which houses the Laura Pels Theatre and Black Box Theatre, with its simple sophisticated design, is perfectly suited to showcasing new plays. The grandeur of its Broadway home on 42nd Street, American Airlines Theatre, sets the ideal stage for the classics. Roundabout's Studio 54 provides an exciting and intimate Broadway venue for its musical and special event productions. The Stephen Sondheim Theatre offers a state of the art LEED certified Broadway theatre in which to stage major large-scale musical revivals. Together these distinctive homes serve to enhance Roundabout's work on each of its stages.
American Airlines is the official airline of Roundabout Theatre Company. Roundabout productions are made possible, in part, with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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Grammy Award). In addition, DRG Records has received sixteen of its own Grammy Award nominations through the years.
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