THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Reviews

littlebro2
Understudy
joined:5/25/08
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Reviews
Posted: 12/4/12 at 11:36pm
Anyone heard of it extending, even one more week? I really hope so!!
aaronb
Broadway Star
joined:6/3/12
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Reviews
Posted: 1/22/13 at 09:47am
I wasn't a fan:

"Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is sixty years old and has run for over twenty five thousand performances—though the machine seems to be self-perpetuating, its legendary run inspiring new audiences to attend a work that is horribly dated and only vaguely entertaining. I make this point to emphasize my confusion at the current revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel that is self-consciously campy but seemingly unaware that the genre has been so for over a half century. With agonizing consistency, actors drop suspicious lines, jerk hammily at the audience with guilty or malicious faces while the orchestra farts out a trite, implicating musical chord. But the same thing was happening in London some forty years before the fall of Communism. Any director or writer who thinks Drood is bringing something fresh to the parlor mystery does not deserve a voice on Broadway."
My Review of EDWIN DROOD
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