The Mystery of Edwin Drood 2012

Opened: November 13, 2012
Closing: March 10, 2013

The Mystery of Edwin Drood - 2012 - Broadway History , Info & More

Studio 54 (Broadway)
254 West 54th St. New York, NY

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!




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Helped Choose Edwin Drood's Killer: My Review
8 / 10

The original Drood was flawless, but this one--directed by Scott Ellis--does quite nicely, with splendid sets, good casting, and solid attention to the score, which is sophisticated and fun, only a couple of the songs making things temporarily turgid. In the cast, Gregg Edelman, Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Robert Creighton, and the gang are comically deft in their suspicous roles. Stephanie J. Block as Drood and Betsy Wolfe as his fiance Rosa Bud, handle the high-power singing. And as opium-wielding Princess Puffer, Chita Rivera lends her legendary presence and wit, making for a surprising Cockney matron and pulling it off with sass and class…It was magical. I vote yes.

Finishing Dickens
9 / 10

'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' ran for 608 performances. Now the Roundabout Theatre Company has brought 'Drood' back to Broadway in a revival directed with rip-roaring éclat by Scott Ellis, and I'll be surprised if it doesn't run at least as long as the original 1985 production. For sheer fun, this show is hard to top.

BWW Flashback: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Ends Romp on Broadway Today
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!

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Cast to Hold Cast Album Performances and Signing at Barnes & Noble, 3/8
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.

Photo Coverage: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
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.

Twitter Watch: Backstage with the Cast of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
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'

FREEZE FRAME: Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe Makes Broadway Debut in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
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.

Andy Karl and Betsy Wolfe Depart THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Today; Andrew Samonsky and Erin Davie to Join Cast 2/12
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.

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Peter Benson
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.

Andrew Samonsky to Replace Andy Karl as 'Neville Landless' in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, 2/12
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.

Photo Coverage: THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Cast Celebrates Chita Rivera's Birthday!
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!

BWW Photo Exclusive: Ye Old MZ Uncovers Scandal at THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD's Music Hall Royale!
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.

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Jenifer Foote of 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood'
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'.

Erin Davie to Replace Betsy Wolfe as 'Rosa Bud' in Roundabout's THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
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.

DROOD's Will Chase and Stephanie J. Block Set for NY1's On Stage This Weekend
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.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD's Will Chase and Rupert Holmes Set for Theater Talk Tonight
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.

Theater Talk to Feature THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, 12/28-31
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.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD'S Stephanie Block Featured on Perfect Holiday 'Stocking Stuffer' CD, A VERY BROADWAY CHRISTMAS
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!

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
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!

DROOD's Rupert Holmes, Jim Norton and Jessie Mueller Set for THE LEONARD LOPATE SHOW Tomorrow
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 Extends Through March 10, 2013 on Broadway - Plus Cast Album Details!
by Robert Diamond - December 5, 2012


Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a four week extension of the critically acclaimed new Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' Tony Award® winning musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

DROOD Stars Chita Rivera and Jim Norton Set for THE JOAN HAMBURG SHOW Today
by Kelsey Denette - December 4, 2012


Jim Norton and Chita Rivera, stars of Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) new Broadway production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, will be guests on WOR's "The Joan Hamburg Show" today, December 5 from 1:30PM - 2PM. WOR broadcasts throughout the tri-state area on 710 AM from 12:00PM - 2:00PM.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Cast Recording Gets 1/29 Release
by Nicole Rosky - November 29, 2012


DRG Records will release the new 2012 Broadway cast recording of Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) critically acclaimed Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' Tony Award® winning musical comedy THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD.

Photo Coverage: In The Spotlight Series - THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD!
by Walter McBride - November 23, 2012


The Mystery of Edwin Drood has made 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's unfinished novel, and view photos of the show's stars in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below!

TV Exclusive: Chita Rivera Uncut Part 2- Talks CHICAGO, THE RINK, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN & More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - December 2, 2012


Broadway legend Chita Rivera is currently starring alongside Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Jim Norton, and more in the Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which opened, November 13 at Studio 54. In this second part of the interview, Richard chats with Chita about playing her iconic role in Chicago, starring alongside friend Liza Minnelli in The Rink, earning her second Tony for Kiss of the Spider Woman, and so much more! Watch PART 2 below!

The Mystery of Edwin Drood FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What are the 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

The Mystery of Edwin Drood History

Other Productions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood

1985   Off-Broadway Original Off-Broadway Production
Off-Broadway
1985   Broadway Broadway Transfer
Broadway
1987   West End London Production
West End
2012   Broadway Roundabout Theatre Company Production
Broadway

The Mystery of Edwin Drood - 2012 Broadway Awards and Nominations

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Year Ceremony Category Nominee
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actor in a Musical Jim Norton
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Actress in a Musical Stephanie J. Block
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Andy Karl
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Jessie Mueller
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical or Revue 0
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Set Design Anna Louizos
2013 Drama Desk Awards Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical Tony Meola
2013 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Jim Norton
2013 Drama League Awards Distinguished Performance Award Chita Rivera
2013 Drama League Awards Distinguished Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Musical 0
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Costume Design (Play or Musical) William Ivey Long
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Will Chase
2013 Outer Critics Circle Awards Outstanding Revival of a Musical (Broadway or Off-Broadway) 0
2013 Tony Awards Best Direction of a Musical Scott Ellis
2013 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical Will Chase
2013 Tony Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical Stephanie J. Block
2013 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood
2013 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Roundabout Theatre Company
2013 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Todd Haimes
2013 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Harold Wolpert
2013 Tony Awards Best Revival of a Musical Julia C. Levy
2013 Tony Awards Best Scenic Design of a Musical Anna Louizos

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