DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart

Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/22/12 at 11:56pm
I am so jealous! Helena and Neville as the lovers are the only ending I want to see that I haven't managed to catch! I sadly can't justify going anymore to attempt it but maybe someone will make it possible to "see" it anyway.
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
bestfreakinshoes
Stand-by
joined:1/5/08
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/23/12 at 12:08am
There's already audio floating around.

The really sweet thing about it is how much they DON'T want to kiss each other, but then at the end, after the song is over, Andy dips Jessie and kisses her. Cutest.

Updated On: 12/23/12 at 12:08 AM
supersam1026
Leading Actor
joined:5/15/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/23/12 at 12:24am
12/22 Matinee (Stephanie J. Block was in)
Datchery: Helena
Murderer: Crisparkle
Lovers: Puffer and Bazzard
wickedfan11
Broadway Star
joined:6/17/06
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/23/12 at 01:00pm
Janine is on for Stephanie again today.
supersam1026
Leading Actor
joined:5/15/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/23/12 at 01:07pm
Oh, and after the matinee yesterday a few members of the cast participated in a talkback with the audience, they said that between all 3 things voted on by the audience there are 326 different endings!!! Guess this thread will be able to go on for quite a bit! Just thought this would be an interesting fact for you Drood fans
jewishboy
Broadway Legend
joined:5/2/06
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/23/12 at 06:36pm
I saw the show today. I did miss Stephanie's spark in the book scenes, but Janine's "writing on the wall" was as good as I could have hoped for. I thought that last note sounded glorious!

Datcharey: Bazzard
Murderer: Chrisparkle!
Lovers: Helena and Deputy

The lovers song was great, it seemed like the whole cast was losing it with the audience. I was so glad Gregg Edelman got picked as the murderer. He was on fire today and might have been my all around favorite cast member.
BwayBaby18
Broadway Legend
joined:2/19/05
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/26/12 at 02:46am
Has anyone noticed if certain crowds vote certain ways? I saw the show last month on a Sunday and again on the 23rd with a very similar out come (only difference was Helena [which i am pretty much sure had a big part to do with my obnoxious cat calling]).

Have there been any obvious patterns?
florida theatre kid
Featured Actor
joined:9/25/05
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/26/12 at 11:56pm
12/26, 8 p.m.

Datchery: Helena
Murderer: Princess Puffer
Lovers: Rosa & Deputy

Amazing performance, and Betsy was hilarious during the love sequence at the end.
florida theatre kid
Featured Actor
joined:9/25/05
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/26/12 at 11:57pm
12/26, 8 p.m.

Datchery: Helena
Murderer: Princess Puffer
Lovers: Rosa & Deputy

Amazing performance, and Betsy was hilarious during the love sequence at the end.
Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/27/12 at 01:04am
I find it so odd that Helena is Datchery so often it seems! I've seen her do it only once myself, but it seems so set up in the script for it to be Bazzard, and I believe it was mentioned earlier in the thread that in the original production, he was chosen like 80% of the time.

Bwaybaby18, re: certain crowds, I'm not sure about that. I did notice that the most "unusual" endings that I saw (Neville as the murderer, separate time Neville/Puffer as the lovers) were crowds that were not really theatre crowds, lot of blue haired matinee ladies, students, that kind of thing. I dunno if that's related or at all playing a part though.
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
wdwfreak
Broadway Legend
joined:10/14/08
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/27/12 at 01:11am
^ Well, I've seen the show 7 times now. The first time I went was the only time I had Helena as Datchery. The next 5 times it was Bazzard, and the final time it was Rosa.

I don't know how it was done in the original, but it seems what they say before Bazzard the whole why else is he in the book thing, convinces a lot of people that he is Datchery.
TheBalladeer
Broadway Star
joined:7/27/03
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/27/12 at 01:30am
Well, I have seen the show 7 times as well...(Crazy, I know....) and Helena has been Datchery 4 out of the 7 times I saw it.

Bazzard should easily be Datchery almost every time, as Kelly2 mentioned, the author is almost telling us to vote for him. However, early in Act One, there is a hint/mention of Helena disguised as a boy highlighted by a musical sting/chime that Jessie Mueller brilliantly uses to the maximum effect. Maybe the audiences are really paying attention to detail. That, and I think Ms. Mueller is very likable and funny from the instant she steps on stage, so people like her and root for her to do more in the show.

As for the murderer outcomes, if Rosa ends up being voted for the night before, she will most likely not be the murderer for the performance directly after...I feel like if a character is very popular, and they have a number from 4 and up, they have a really good chance of being the murderer, especially if the audience is not as theatre-savvy.

Crisparkle has a great final statement that always goes over well....so does Helena and Rosa.

So jealous you got to see Rosa as Datchery. I wonder how THAT happened, and how do we get it to happen more often?!?!?!!
"Someone tell the story...Someone sing the song...."
Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/27/12 at 11:12pm
For anyone interested, some fun facts:

http://alisonpoole.tumblr.com/post/39009829814/droodawards
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/28/12 at 12:49pm
For those who asked about the logic/math behind the choices, I've got some info for you coming very soon!
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/28/12 at 05:26pm
And just to add, my math totally works. I'm 3/3 with my most probably picks winning murderer this week according to the Drood twitter.
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
The Josh
Leading Actor
joined:10/7/10
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/28/12 at 10:39pm
12/28

Datchery: Bazzard
Murderer: Rosa
Lovers: Puffer and Deputy
Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/28/12 at 10:45pm
Oh man, that makes me really irrationally happy because it means if you use my math to predict the results, you would've been right about 4 of the 5 known outcomes for this week.

Here's the post with all the breakdowns: http://alisonpoole.tumblr.com/post/39094305500/the-big-fat-edwin-drood-math-post
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/29/12 at 12:09am
Pleased to have been at the only Rosa/Bazzard performance. It really was a hoot.


If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/29/12 at 11:01am
I bet! I just feel lucky enough that the couple times I saw it, I was able to see different endings each time. :)
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
shrekster224
Broadway Legend
joined:1/27/10
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/29/12 at 11:59pm
12/29/12 Matinee

Datchery: Bazzard
Murderer: Helena Landless
Lovers: Puffer and Durdles
(Same line up as opening night)

Wow! What an afternoon of theater. I tried to to read too much about the show, but I did watch the promo video and ended up reading the NYTimes review, but it was still like watching from a clean slate, which I usually do not do. This whole cast is absolutely amazing, and I would honestly watch any of them do the endings because they are all that talented. Had not experienced Jessie Mueller as a performer before, but I am definitely a fan!! She delivered throughout the whole show and I could barely take my eyes off of her. Glad she was voted murderer because her confession was great. Besty Wolfe was fantastic and hilarious, and Moonfall was chill-inducing. Andy Karl was a riot, but he did look disappointed when he wasn't voted for anything. I voted for him as the male lover as I thought more would, but Deputy had family in the audience, so he got a loud reaction along with Durdles, then there was a tie-breaker and it was about even, so Jim Norton just chose Durdles. Rob Creighton is truly a great actor, and he and Chita gave quite a Perfect Strangers reprise. Chita was on fire for this show! I know some have said that she has been vocally off, but she sounded fine even though she spoke-sung most of it. Didn't enjoy Peter Benson at first, but he really grew on me, especially during Out on a Limerick as Bazzard. Will Chase, IMO, gave a terrific performance! I thought it was well manicured, yes, but also very effective. Interesting how the ensemble is sort of divided up into two male dancers (Coffman and Sciotto), two male singers (Walton and Plachy), two female dancers (Schmidt and Lewis), two female singers (Cimmet and DiVita). I would love to see Eric Sciotto on for either Neville or Jasper at some point.

Stephanie J. Block: wow, can she sing a song. I was surprised the actual role of Drood was as small as it is! Was expecting her to carry the show being in the title role, but I guess I also didn't expect the murder to be in the first act. She has such a charm to her and an incredible presence.

The characters and performances given made the afternoon enjoyable and fully worth the price of admission! I'd love to go back soon.

givesmevoice
Broadway Legend
joined:12/2/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/30/12 at 12:42am
12/29/12 Evening

Datchery: Bazzard
Murderer: Puffer
Lovers: Helena and Deputy


SO glad I was finally able to catch this and it was just as much fun as I was hoping.
When I see the phrase "the ____ estate", I imagine a vast mansion in the country full of monocled men and high-collared women receiving letters about productions across the country and doing spit-takes at whatever they contain. -Kad
Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/30/12 at 11:15am
I'm taking a friend this week for her birthday, I really hope we catch a good one, though IMO there are no bad endings.

What do you guys think is the best ending for someone who's never seen it before? My first thought is probably Rosa as the murderer, but then again I think Helena or Neville would be fun too.
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
dramamama611
Broadway Legend
joined:12/4/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/30/12 at 11:51am
Honestly -- I don't think it matters. The experience is new and fresh and fun.
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
Kelly2
Broadway Legend
joined:1/5/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/30/12 at 11:55am
True. I mean, I've never not enjoyed an ending, so I'm sure the same would be true for most people.
"Get mad, then get over it." - Colin Powell
ucjrdude902
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/07
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/30/12 at 12:06pm
I know nothing about this show but it seems fun from the little bit of what I've read. Is it interactive or how does that work?
rhdery
Understudy
joined:7/22/12
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart
Posted: 12/30/12 at 10:57pm
It is interactive at times. I almost don't to say too much as the surprise aspects are as always part of the magic of theater. I finally saw it today and it is great theater. Here's how we voted:

Datchery: Helena Landless

Murderer: Rosa Budd

Lovers: puffer and cricker the younger

....
11
...
Page:

BROADWAYWORLD TV