Andy Karl leaving Drood?? Jan 11
2013, 09:09:50 PM
I would be really surprised if he went back to Jersey Boys. I thought he was great as Tommy, and I don't want to speak for Andy, but it always seems like he's looking for new opportunities as an actor.
Maybe Roundabout was considering a possible extension to/through June and he already had a prior commitment (to Rocky or whatever else.)
Janine did a good job. I can't even imagine what a hard job that is and the nerves you probably have, even with notice. Her singing was good and I think she only dropped one line, but she just doesn't have that sparkle (or belt) that SJB does. (I say this knowing Drood is almost a thankless role in this production...kind of gets outshined by everyone else.) I have to say that I really missed Steph the most in the Christm
I was there a couple weeks ago and he was in the top three, but it turned out to be Helena and Deputy. I said something to Gregg Edelman at stage door and he said that he and Jessie kept pulling for it, but it hadn't happened yet.
It's one of the pairings that is naturally in the story (like Neville and Rosa) so I was wondering what their song was like.
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart Dec 6
2012, 11:03:23 AM
Aw, yay! I saw it the first time it happened back in previews. I remember it being pretty hilarious, although I'm sure it is even more so now, because Andy Karl's obviously having such a fun time hamming it up in that role.
Jessie Mueller as Fanny Brice: Why has this not happened!? Dec 2
2012, 10:50:18 AM
I'd go see Jessie in Funny Girl. I'd be willing to pay money to see her any day over Lauren Ambrose or Lea Michele or whoever the hell they would cast. (I still think SJB would be great, but I know people think her acting would be not up to par and now I guess she's getting too 'old'.)
Besides Donna Murphy, she was my favorite part of Into the Woods and she is one of my favorite parts of Drood as well. And I've been to the show with friends who didn't even realize it was her, so I do
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart Nov 30
2012, 12:41:52 AM
Stephanie was also telling everyone at stage door to tell everyone they knew to come see it. This didn't give me hope for an extension.
I really hope their numbers are better for the holiday season, I know they weren't great for Thanksgiving week.
Datchery: Bazzard Murderer: Rosa Lovers: Helena and Deputy
I think Durdles and Neville need to start 'fixing' the votes.
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart Nov 24
2012, 02:17:04 PM
I've seen this show quite a bit already and I have to say the audiences really make it or break it. The two more touristy audiences (post-Sandy, post-Thanksgiving) I've been a part of have voted for the crazier, funnier combinations: Helena and Neville as lovers, Helena as murderer, rather than what I feel is turning into the usual: Rosa as murderer, Helena as Datchery.
That's my theory, although I know there's no science to this by any means.
There wasn't as much laughter at the stuff that has gotten laughs in the past. They seemed very appreciative of the sets (which are gorgeous) and the cow costume during "An English Music Hall" (WTF).
DROOD Audience Voting Result Chart Nov 8
2012, 10:05:07 PM
Speaking of whether someone who is voted as Datchery can also be up for one of the Lovers, I wonder why this isn't the case with whomever is voted Murderer. In this production, they are not included in the Lovers voting. It's not a staging/costume thing as the murderer remains on stage after their confession. Just because they're the Murderer?
Since Betsy Wolfe seems to be often getting picked as murderer, there's only Helena and Puffer for the female Lovers choice. Although, this is tu
The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Excitement Level? Nov 2
2012, 11:44:34 PM
So, so thrilled to hear so many people are loving Andy Karl's performance in this. I've seen the show twice and he's already added so many little touches and funny bits in the past two weeks. I find myself watching him whenever he's in a scene.
I'm partial to Jessie Mueller and find she and Andy have a good rapport, but I simply think the Neville role has more meat to it. I would LOVE to hear Helena's confession, though. Next time...
An Open Letter to the Roundabout Theatre Company - Re: DROOD Nov 1
2012, 02:33:43 PM
But I agree with the poster who mentioned that the Sondheim is a bit too modern looking and feeling for this production, since it's supposed to take place in an English Music Hall. Studio 54 has the perfect feel for it. Needless to say, though, that it would be wonderful if the show's run got extended.
And I agree about a cast recording as well. They've got so many great Broadway voices and on the rise actors that I can't imagine it not happening.