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The Mystery of Edwin Drood will make its first-ever return to Broadway since winning the Tony "Triple Crown" (Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score). Who killed Edwin Drood? It's a question that has stumped audiences for years-now it's your turn to answer one of Broadway's most baffling mysteries. 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!



Studio 54 (Broadway)


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254 West 54th St.

Featured Reviews For The Mystery of Edwin Drood


Raising the Dickens in All of Us - New York Times
In an era when Broadway revivals of beloved musicals can seem dispiritingly skimpy, this handsome production offers a generous feast for the eyes, trimmed in holiday cheer for an added spritz of currency...And the evening’s performers — including a bona fide Broadway grande dame, Chita Rivera; a host of plush-voiced singers; and the jovial imp Jim Norton as the evening’s M.C. — throw themselves into the winking spirit of the show...Despite its varied charms, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” remains a musical that ultimately adds up to less than the sum of its hard-working parts. The overelaborate finale — which includes not only the choosing of the murderer but also the selection of a detective and a happy couple to be paired off — somewhat taxes our delight in taking part…But then, who has not felt a bit deflated upon completing a page-turning detective story?...The musical “Edwin Drood” at least leaves behind moments of shimmering musical pleasure to savor, long after the miscreant of the night has been booed off the stage.

STAGE REVIEW The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Entertainment Weekly
Edwin Drood's chief claim to fame is Holmes' clever script, particularly his ingenious means of handling the fact that Dickens never wrote the material for the final act. So Holmes simply stops the show, mid-song, and throws crucial questions — including the identity of whodunit — to the audience to decide by democratic vote. As a result, the cast must prepare multiple versions of the ending, with different lyrics and lines dusted off depending on the outcome of the polling. And there's visible delight on stage when theatergoers make less conventional, Herman Cain-like choices. But as Rivera and her top-vote-getting love interest struggled to stay in character through their melodic seduction — clearly this was a new pairing for the cast — it struck me that the obvious joy of the performers on stage was not always translating across the proscenium. Suspiciously, I have to wonder if this is one entertainment that is just more fun to perform than to watch. B


 

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by BWW Special Coverage - March 10, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company's acclaimed new Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' Tony Award winning musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood ends its engagement on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) today, March 10th, 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a flashback of Drood's frollick on the Great White Way!
by Kelsey Denette - March 1, 2013
Stars Stephanie J. Block, Betsy Wolfe and Jessie Mueller are set to perform from the album at the Upper East Side Barnes & Noble (86th & Lexington Ave.) on March 8 at 4:30pm; they'll be joined by Will Chase, Jim Norton, Gregg Edelman and Chita Rivera for a CD signing following the performances.
by Walter McBride - February 14, 2013
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 'Best in Show' winner Banana Joe made his Broadway debut last night in Roundabout Theatre Company's critically acclaimed new Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The first affenpinscher to win Best in Show, Banana Joe performed the role of 'Macaco,' usually played by Macaco, a 5-year old, 3 ½ lb Maltese/Yorkie mix, who generously agreed to take the night off to offer this once in a lifetime experience to Banana Joe.
by BWW - February 14, 2013
On Twitter Watch, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD wrote ' Live tweeting begins! Check out backstage photos at the most fun musical on Broadway. @RTC_NYC #livedrood'
by Walter McBride - February 14, 2013
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show "Best in Show" winner Banana Joe made his Broadway debut last night in Roundabout Theatre Company's critically acclaimed new Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The first affenpinscher to win Best in Show, Banana Joe performed the role of "Macaco," usually played by Macaco, a 5-year old, 3 ½ lb Maltese/Yorkie mix, who generously agreed to take the night off to offer this once in a lifetime experience to Banana Joe.
by BWW News Desk - February 10, 2013
Beginning February 12, Andrew Samonsky will join the company and assume the role of 'Neville Landless'. Original cast member Andy Karl will play his final performance on February 10.
by BWW - February 8, 2013
In this week's edition, we caught up with Peter Benson, who is starring as 'Bazzard' in The Mystery of Edwin Drood- currently playing at Studio 54.
by Jennifer Broski - January 24, 2013
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) through March 10th, 2013. The original end date was February 10th, 2013. Just yesterday, the cast celebrated the birthday of Broadway legend and cast member Chita Rivera, and BroadwayWorld was there for the celebration. Check out coverage below!
by Nicole Rosky - January 24, 2013
Beginning February 12, Andrew Samonsky will join the company and assume the role of "Neville Landless". Original cast member Andy Karl will play his final performance on February 10.
by BWW Special Coverage - January 23, 2013
'Ye Olde MZ' found plenty of scandal at the Music Hall Royale. The actors' behavior, complete with scandals, meltdowns, and showmances practically cried out for a league of light chemists (some took to calling them 'paparazzi'). Ye Olde MZ captured a series of these shocking acts on Mr. Eastman's then-recent invention giving you a behind-the-scenes look at The Mystery of Edwin Drood that must be seen (by only the most intrepid of souls) to be believed.
by Adrienne Onofri - January 17, 2013
The former Rockette has done everything from Berlin to Sondheim to Wildhorn on Bway, as well as 'Rock of Ages' and 'Chorus Line'.
by Robert Diamond - January 10, 2013
Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced that Erin Davie will join the critically acclaimed new Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' Tony Award winning musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Betsy Wolfe continues as "Rosa Bud" through February 10th and Erin Davie will assume the role beginning February 12th, 2013.
by Kelsey Denette - December 28, 2012
Stars Stephanie J. Block and Will Chase of Roundabout Theatre Company's The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be interviewed on NY1's "On Stage" this weekend. Air times on channel 1 include Saturday, December 29 at 9:30am and 7:30pm; Sunday, December 30 at 9:30am and 7:30pm; and Monday, December 31 (Tuesday AM) at 12:30am.
by Kelsey Denette - December 28, 2012
Creator Rupert Holmes and star Will Chase of Roundabout Theatre Company's The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be interviewed on "Theater Talk" beginning tonight, December 28 at 1am (early Saturday morning) on Thirteen/PBS (channel 13). Additional air times are December 29 at 8:30PM, December 30 at 12:30PM, and December 31 at 7:30AM, 1:30PM and 7:30PM. Starting January 3, the interview can also be viewed online at www.cuny.tv/show/theatertalk.
by Kelsey Denette - December 20, 2012
With the revival of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood" garnering positive reviews in a Roundabout Theatre production at Studio 54, THEATER TALK welcomes two of its talents - Rupert Holmes, who wrote the book, music and lyrics for the 1985 musical, and Will Chase, who plays the dual roles of John Jasper and Mr. Clive Paget.
by David Green - December 17, 2012
The Mystery Of Edwin Drood Star, Stephanie J. Block, is featured on an all new Christmas CD Recording titled A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS, produced to support the Dr. Carol Channing-Harry Kullijian Foundation For The Arts in its mission to promote the arts in public education. Block joins Matthew Morrison, Susan Egan and more in a holiday CD featuring both original and traditional Christmas Songs and can still be purchased in time to stuff it into the stocking of a favorite Broadway lover!
by Walter McBride - December 11, 2012
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street) through March 10th, 2013. The original end date was February 10th, 2013. Yesterday the cast gatherd at DRG Records to record the cast album of the new 2012 Broadway production. The cast album will be a two-disc set that 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. BroadwayWorld was there for the recording session and you can check out full coverage below!
by Kelsey Denette - December 6, 2012
Creator Rupert Holmes and stars Jim Norton & Jessie Mueller of Roundabout Theatre Company's The Mystery of Edwin Drood, will be interview live on WNYC's "The Leonard Lopate Show" tomorrow, December 7 from 12:35PM - 1:00PM. The show airs on 93.9 FM and AM 820.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood have their been?
The Mystery of Edwin Drood has had 6 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1985, West End which opened in 1987 and Broadway which opened in 2012.

What Tony Awards has The Mystery of Edwin Drood been nominated for?
Best Direction of a Musical for Scott Ellis, Best Revival of a Musical for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Best Revival of a Musical for Roundabout Theatre Company, Best Revival of a Musical for Todd Haimes, Best Revival of a Musical for Harold WolpertBest Revival of a Musical for Julia C. Levy and Best Scenic Design of a Musical for Anna Louizos.

What other awards has The Mystery of Edwin Drood been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Musical or Revue (Drama Desk Awards), Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Anna Louizos, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tony Meola, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jim Norton, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Chita Rivera, Distinguished Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards)Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for William Ivey Long and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood have their been?
The Mystery of Edwin Drood has had 6 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1985, West End which opened in 1987 and Broadway which opened in 2012.

What awards has The Mystery of Edwin Drood been nominated for?
Outstanding Revival of a Musical or Revue (Drama Desk Awards), Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Anna Louizos, Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (Drama Desk Awards) for Tony Meola, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Jim Norton, Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for Chita Rivera, Distinguished Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical (Drama League Awards)Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for William Ivey Long and Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) (Outer Critics Circle Awards).

What is the order of songs in The Mystery of Edwin Drood and what's the order?
There You Are
A Man Could Go Quite Mad
Two Kinsmen
Moonfall
The Wages of Sin
Jasper's Vision [i]
Ceylon
Both Sides of the Coin
Perfect Strangers
No Good Can Come from Bad
Never the Luck
The Name of Love
Settling Up the Score
Off to the Races
Don't Quit While You're Ahead
The Garden Path to Hell
Puffer's Revelation
Out on a Limerick
Jasper's Confession
Durdles' Revelation
Murderer's Confession
The Writing on the Wall
There'll Be England Again
When the Wicked Man Comes
A British Subject
Sapsea's Song
I Wouldn't Say No
When Shall These Three Meet Again?
Evensong
Jasper's Vision [ii]
England Reigns
A Private Investigation
An English Music Hall

What productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood have there been?
The Mystery of Edwin Drood has had 6 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Off-Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1985, Broadway which opened in 1985, West End which opened in 1987 and Broadway which opened in 2012.