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The Mystery of Edwin Drood - 1985 - Broadway

Suggested by the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens.

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, the whodunit musical, 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's 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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Imperial Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2020
Social distancing measures aimed at reducing the spread of novel coronavirus have closed venues and postponed events around the world. Fortunately, many institutions and theaters are planning ways to keep entertaining its patrons, including the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players (BCP) since 1949.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Tony Award-winning star Jessie Mueller (Beautiful, Waitress, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Carousel) is the latest guest on the new podcast a?oeE-Ticket to Broadway!a??  The episode is now available wherever you listen to podcasts.
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2020
Judy Kuhn's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET. Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered last night, featuring Kuhn singing 'Someone Elsea??s Story' from Chess!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Judy Kuhn's concert with Seth Rudetsky is now available On Demand on BroadwayWorld Events until October 5!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
The Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has created and produced its own rendition of 'Over the Rainbow,' singer Judy Garland's popular ballad from 'The Wizard of Oz.'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2020
On this day we're sending a loving birthday shoutout to one of the stars of Broadway's The Cher Show, Stephanie J. Block.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! On September 17, he chatted with the great Judy Kuhn.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 17, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, September 17 (12pm ET), as he chats with the great Judy Kuhn.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020
a?oeTHE FABULOUS CHICKIES IN CONCERT - A BENEFIT FOR THE ACTORS FUNDa?? will be live streamed on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 5 PM Pacific on the Actors Fund YouTube channel.
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Sep 10, 2020
¡Sigue la pista de los crímenes más famosos del género musical!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning icons of the stage and screen Judy Kuhn, Lillias White, and Beth Leavel will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Millikin University in partnership with the Broadway Dreams Foundation, has announced that the University is awarding a four-year full tuition theatre scholarship to student Jeri Leader of Ontario, Canada.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Mark Cortale announced today that Seth Rudetsky's internationally acclaimed Broadway concert series that first began in Provincetown at The Art House in 2011 will debut as a weekly virtual series entitled The Seth Concert Series. Hosted by beloved musical director and Sirius XM Star Seth Rudetsky, the first event will take place on Sunday, May 31 and will feature Tony award-winning actress Kelli O'Hara. Stage and screen favorites Jeremy Jordan and Jessie Mueller will headline the following two weeks. Each weekly show will premiere Sunday nights at 8PM EST with a second showing Mondays at 3PM EST for viewers in other time zones like the UK. Tickets are available at www.thesethconcertseries.com for $20.00 (early bird) and $25.00 each.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
In its first-ever virtual announcement, Starlight revealed the nominations for the 18th annual Blue Star Awards in a live premiere on Facebook Thursday, May 21. Fifty-three of 54 schools were able to stage their 2019-20 Blue Star Awards musicals throughout the past school year, leading to 179 nominations in 23 categories.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
In its first-ever virtual announcement, Starlight revealed the nominations for the 18th annual Blue Star Awards in a live premiere on Facebook Thursday, May 21. Fifty-three of 54 schools were able to stage their 2019-20 Blue Star Awards musicals throughout the past school year, leading to 179 nominations in 23 categories. On Thursday, hundreds of Blue Star Awards students celebrated the much-anticipated nominations at a safe social distance.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Millikin University in partnership with the Broadway Dreams Foundation, a premiere performing arts education nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce that the University is awarding a four-year full tuition theatre scholarship to student Jeri Leader of Ontario, Canada.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Broadway star Betsy Wolfe announced via her Instagram that she and husband Adam Krauthamer have welcomed their first child!
by Shari Barrett - May 16, 2020
This Spotlight focuses on Gina D'Acciaro, an actress in Los Angeles for over 19 years who I first met when she was a member of the Actors Co-op Theatre Company in Hollywood and appeared in their production of the Kander and Ebb musical revue a?oeWorld Goes Round.a?? Gina is now a regular performer at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz, as well as the creator of entertaining YouTube videos.
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2020
As part of Roundabout's Off-Script series, Stephanie J. Block is reflecting on working with the company on past productions, including Anything Goes and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
Club 11 London has announced the cancellation of Stephanie J. Block's performance at Cadogan Hall on August 30th 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with the new musical 'The Year of Living Dangerously!'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund's services for those most vulnerable to the effects of virus.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
Tony-nominee Andy Karl broke out his Legally Blonde UPS uniform today for Instagram!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2020
Stephanie J. Block delivered the keynote address at the 2019 Theater Makers Super Conference!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
Broadway couple Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus believe that help is on the way... so much so, that they decided to sing about it. Watch below as they perform David Friedman's 'Help is on the Way.'
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2020
BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Broadway veteran Merwin Foard recently passed away at 59 years old. Born September 16, 1960 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Foard was last seen on Broadway in Aladdin as a standby for Jafar/Sultan.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
Veteran and award-winning Chicago, St. Louis and Los Angeles stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson has returned to the Greater Los Angeles area stage for the first time in more than two-and-a-half years to assume the role of The Announcer in the March 2020 Ark Theatre Company of North Hollywood, Ca.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Just like many other theatres from Broadway to Boise, Rubicon's goal has always been to bring people together and build a sense of community.  Priority one for Rubicon at this time of year is the Summer Youth Program.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
The New London Barn Playhouse is thrilled to announce the promotion of Elliott Cunningham to the key management position of Managing Director. Elliott has been with the organization since 2015 and has served as Director of Operations/Associate Artistic Director and Company Manager since 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Jessie Mueller's performance, as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3pm ET, 7pm GMT. The concert premiered last night.
by BWW Contests - Jun 18, 2020
We're giving two readers a chance to win a ticket to The Seth Rudetsky Concert Series starring Jessie Mueller! The winners will receive a ticket to the virtual concert. Enter now!
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2020
Today, we're wishing a Happy Birthday to Broadway favorite, Betsy Wolfe!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Liz Callaway, Stephanie J. Block, and Rachel Bay Jones will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Previously announced Ashley Loren (Moulin Rouge!; Jekyll & Hyde) will no longer star as Christina in Play Reading Fridays' production of 'Red Light Winter' benefiting The Actors Fund. Ms. Loren had to leave the production due to a last minute family emergency.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
The Rubicon Goes Retro series continues July 20 through 22 with 2 AM AT THE SANDS: SAMONSKY SINGS SINATRA, a concert starring Broadway leading man and Ventura native ANDREW SAMONSKY backed by a nine-piece swing band conducted by KEVIN SURACE.
by Stage Tube - Aug 4, 2020
On this day in 1985, The Mystery of Edwin Drood debuted at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 27, 2020
Today's top stories: Jujamcyn has filed a lawsuit against its insurance companies for failing to cover losses suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Stephanie J. Block's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series is now available On Demand for the next two weeks!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
Stephanie J. Block's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET. Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered last night, featuring Block singing 'Believe', which was cut from The Cher Show.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! On August 14, he chatted with Tony winner Stephanie J. Block.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 14, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, August 14 (12pm ET), as he chats with Tony winner Stephanie J. Block.
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2020
Betty Buckley took to YouTube to share a flashback video - the full documentary 'Betty Buckley in Concert and in Person' from Bravo Profiles.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020
The Actors Fund has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House, featuring stars of stage and screen singing and performing live (from home!) on social media to promote support for The Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below has added shows to #54BelowatHome, a series of streamed performances to provide theater fans everywhere with artistic content from their favorite artists.
by Ben Rimalower - Apr 20, 2020
In this very special QuaranStreams, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony-winning star Betty Buckley about 'Bravo Profiles: Betty Buckley, In Performance and in Person.' Betty also tells stories from her career and talks about her time spent with fellow theater legends. Betty is known for her work on Broadway in shows such as '1776,' 'Sunset Boulevard,' 'Triumph of Love,' 'Carrie,' 'Song and Dance,' 'Pippin,' 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood,' and 'Cats,' for which she won a Tony award for her portrayal of Grizabella. Betty is also a television and movie star, and has appeared in films such as Brian dePalma's 'Carrie' and M. Night Shyamalan's recent thriller, 'Split.' She's also appeared on TV in 'Supergirl,' 'Oz,' 'Preacher,' and as Abby Bradford in four seasons of 'Eight is Enough.'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Actors Fund, the national human services organization for everyone in performing arts and entertainment, has teamed with SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, to produce a daily mini-online show, entitled Stars in The House.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 12, 2020
Throughout the short beginning of 21st century alone, Broadway has been dealt a number of blows in various ways and has always managed to find a way back. Read about them here!
by Jim Munson - Apr 10, 2020
Good news for musical theater lovers! TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's recent, acclaimed production of Paul Gordon's Pride and Prejudice will now be available to stream. Presented by Streaming Musicals, Pride and Prejudice will receive a a?oevirtual opening nighta?? on Friday, April 10 at 3:30pm PT/ 6:30pm ET, with an encore presentation at 7:00pm PT/10:00pm ET. Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom) and Julie James, Program Director/ Curator of SiriusXM's a?oeOn Broadwaya?? channel, will host the a?oevirtual opening night,a?? which will include an intermission discussion with the creative team members including TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who directed the new romantic musical comedy. Streaming during the April 10 a?oevirtual opening nighta?? will be free. Pride and Prejudice will then be available to stream on StreamingMusicals.com for a minimal fee. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Robert Kelley to learn more about his production of Pride and Prejudice and also to touch base with him on how TheatreWorks was weathering the current health and economic crisis.