New Artwork for Roundabout's MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD

jacobsnchz14
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I like this one as well as the other one that has been used. This is from the Boneau/Bryan-Brown official site.

Here is the other one if you have not seen it...

ljay889
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Standard Roundabout.
#sadandtransparent
CATSNYrevival
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I actually really like it.
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Encouragingly unembarrassing.
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WiCkEDrOcKS
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I like it!
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Jonwo
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I wonder if Roundabout will consider an extended run if Drood is a hit either staying at Studio 54 or transferring to the Stephen Sondheim,
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God I wish I could see this.
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Love it!
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JakePinckes
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Like this artwork soooo much better than that awful brown color in the original
aasjb4ever
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So much more fitting for the show, I hope Louizosí set is similar to the design?
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I cannot wait for this show.
AJChavez
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I really like it
macnyc
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I love the curtain! Are we sure this is the one they're going with?
SondheimFan5
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This one has above-the-title credits listed, so I would imagine this is the one they are using. Is there a larger version of this out there? Looks great.
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I hope Louizosí set is similar to the design?

I hope so! On a side note, I am so sad that she took her website down
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henrikegerman
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Nice, evocative, retro, good use of color.
best12bars
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The new poster is better, but still a bit too slick for my taste. The original is grungy vintage simplicity, and looks more like a period piece ... or perhaps "barebones Baz Luhrmann" if there is such a thing.

At least the new one evokes a Music Hall entrainment, which tells you a little something about the show. I just wish it didn't have the plastic shininess. A bit too Disney for me.
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tazber
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I don't dislike, but I don't love it.

And that's weird because I can't figure out why. It looks good, the curtain conceit is perfect....there's nothing about it I don't like.

Maybe it's because I love the original artwork so much.
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D2
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Unless they're updating the show to take place in the 30s, it's the wrong period. The original production, as written, was set in the late 19th century and the first design captured that look. The new one, while attractive, is as Besty described "too slick" and just not in keeping with the show's setting.

Unless, as I mentioned, they're updating it.
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I think the reflections of light in the new logo make it seem like the curtain is made of plastic, like a shower curtain, rather than made of fabric. The contrast is too much. As best12bars and D2 said, it doesn't evoke the period.

I also wish that they had kept the old typefaces and put them on the curtain.
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jacobsnchz14
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Roundabout has updated the DROOD page of their site with a banner of the new artwork:



http://www.roundabouttheatre.org/Shows-Events/The-Mystery-of-Edwin-Drood.aspx

Updated On: 9/5/12 at 03:36 PM
macnyc
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I'm happy! Does anyone know if the period of the show is being updated, as a previous poster asked? The new artwork does seem to suggest a more recent decade than pre- 1900.
CATSNYrevival
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^It looks a little 1920s doesn't it?
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tazber
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I don't know, but I can't imagine why they would update it or change the period. The Music Hall era is what it is. I'm not sure how much updating could be done.

Btw, if this was a shower curtain I would totally buy it.
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Kad
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It's really only the font choice for "Edwin Drood" that seems a bit anachronistic.
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I don't know...I half expect Bugs Bunny to burst through it.
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