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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!

Schedule

Imperial Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 15, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2021
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today confirmed the casting for the title roles in Romeo and Juliet, which opens the 2021 season on Thursday 17 June.
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2021
Dallas Summer Musicals has announced the 2021 nominees for the 10th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021
A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater, Eddie Shapiro’s follow up to his popular Nothing Like a Dame, is available today in hardcover and digital formats on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. A Wonderful Guy is published by Oxford Press.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021
When two young actors challenge -and, indeed, even dare - two older actors to suddenly present a speech or monologue on a crowded street full of passers-by, interesting things can happen. The result?: Darryl Maximilian Robinson performs Rudyard Kipling's 'If' on Sunset Blvd In Hollywood!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021
Two major reunion shows will take place this week on “Stars In The House,” all to benefit The Actors Fund. On Friday, June 4, they will bring together the cast of the beloved Emmy Award-winning series “Kate & Allie”. On Saturday, June 5, Seth and James will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Seth’s “Dreamgirls” benefit concert.
by Stephen Mosher - May 26, 2021
It's Tony season every day for Jamie deRoy but for her viewers the Tony's will be topic on Monday, May 31st
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021
The cast of the “The Joy Luck Club” will reunite on “Stars In The House” this Friday, May 28 at 8pm ET, in honor of AAPI Heritage Month. Kieu Chinh, France Nuyen, Ming-Na Wen, Lauren Tom, Rosalind Chao, and writer/author Amy Tan will come together to reminisce about their time working on this groundbreaking project. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
It was exactly one year ago at this time that a lone, veteran Shakespearean actor, ventured out into the streets of the Lincoln Heights neighborhood to present a speech from the works of the immortal bard that he believed reflected the times we were living through.
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2021
The previously announced production lineup has been adjusted. The rights for Mamma Mia are recalled due to a planned national tour in 2022 and is no longer part of the schedule. Floyd Collins has also been canceled.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2021
On the heels of this week’s announcement by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker that all of the state’s businesses can reopen at 100% capacity as of May 29, Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown’s Art House theater, has announced a fittingly momentous lineup of music and comedy superstars for the summer 2021 season.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 20, 2021
On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to the great Judy Kuhn!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021
Tony Award winner Betty Buckley stars as a controversial celebrity psychic with blood on her hands in the latest Grand Guignolesque monologue play written & directed by Aaron Mark (The Horror of Dolores Roach), available exclusively on Audible beginning today, May 20th, 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021
Darryl Maximilian Robinson joined veteran entertainment journalist and host Ron Brewington to discuss public theatre performance, politics, systemic racism, The Covid-19 Pandemic and The Oscars during his third appearance on 'The Actor's Choice'.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
 Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today a theater-lovers dream week of shows, as they will reunite the casts of “Godspell,” “Annie,” and “Pageant,” and host a very special Elphabas vs. Glindas “Wicked” game night!  All will benefit the Actors Fund, and several nights will include matching donations from generous supporters of the arts. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2021
After over a year of programming, producers Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley's “Stars In The House” is nearing $1 Million raised to support The Actors Fund, whose COVID relief efforts have helped over 16,300 people in need in the performing arts community. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that the award-winning Original Broadway Cast of “AIDA” will join them on “Stars In The House” on Saturday, June 5 (the previously announced “Dreamgirls” show will be held at a later date). 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
The Art House 2021 season will kick-off in Provincetown. The Broadway @ The Art House series brings Sierra Boggess, Broadway’s original Ariel in The Little Mermaid and a frequent Christine Daaé in Phantom of the Opera and its sequel Love Never Dies, on July 2 & 3 with Seth Rudetsky as pianist & host
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021
Two very special episodes of “Stars In The House” have been announced to celebrate and honor Pride Month and the LGBTQ community.  Tonight, the cast of the groundbreaking series “Queer As Folk” will reunite to talk about the iconic show and what it meant to be a part of the first American drama series with gay characters as leads. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2021
NYC's Royal Family Productions is bringing back Chris Henry's popular adaptation of the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery for one day only. Anne of Green Gables: Part I was a sold-out hit when performed at South Road Farm last September, and this remount pairs it for the first time with Anne of Green Gables: Part II. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2021
Broadway Live Cinema Festival, the new film and live performance event honoring Broadway and movie musicals, has announced the lineup of artists set to perform live at the inaugural festival this summer at AMC Empire 25 Theater in Times Square (234 W 42nd St, NYC). 
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 10, 2021
“This has been a tough year and a half for so many, and the arts can help us rediscover our joy,” says actress Charis Leos, speaking enthusiastically about her upcoming appearance in one of Maine State Music Theatre Stars Concerts scheduled to celebrate the theatre’s return to live performing this summer. “It is a special gift for me to be able to perform again at a theatre that holds such a special place in my heart. To me it signals a return to the joy of the shared experience of live performance,” Leos adds. Leos is one of eight stars, chosen by Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark, to perform two gala concerts, each with different repertoire and cast at the Pickard Theater in Brunswick in July and August 2021. The first runs from July 28-August 1 and features Charis Leos, Lauren Blackman, Robert Creighton, and Kingsley Leggs. The second runs from August 4-8 with Felicia P. Fields, Heidi Kettenring, David Girolmo, and Gregg Goodbrod. Both programs are directed by Curt Dale Clark, who says the concerts will “offer audiences a chance to revel in the songs and stories that have kept audiences flocking to the Pickard for decades.”
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2021
Today, we're wishing a Happy Birthday to Broadway favorite, Betsy Wolfe!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2021
Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell, and Busy Philipps, better known as the stars of Peacock’s new series, “Girls5eva,” will join Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley on June 2 for a fabulous good time on “Stars In The House!” 
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 9, 2021
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that beloved Broadway wig designer Paul Huntley has passed away. He was 88 years old.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021
The stars are coming OUT of the house, and they’re inviting fans along!  On Sunday, September 12, Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley will host a very special LIVE “Stars In The House” at The Town Hall in New York City.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 5, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Legally Blonde the Musical!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2021
Graciela Daniele has directed on Broadway, at Lincoln Center and the Public Theater, and at regional theaters and has earned ten Tony Award nominations and six Drama Desk nominations. Her Broadway Director/Choreographic credits include Chita Rivera, The Dancer's Life, Annie Get Your Gun, Marie Christine, Once on This Island, Chronicle of a Death Foretold and Dangerous Game.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera will be honored with The ICON Award and Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation will be presented with the Luminary Award at the 2021 ICONS Gala celebrating 26 years of Porchlight as the center for music theatre in Chicago.
by Student Blogger: Dan Eggers - Jul 1, 2021
What are you willing to sacrifice for happiness? For me, it was my voice. As a performer, my voice was one of the biggest obstacles in my coming out.
by Herbert Paine - Aug 25, 2021
Peter J. Hill delivers a skillfully crafted and heavenly smooth turn as George Burns in SAY GOODNIGHT, GRACIE, Fountain Hills Theater's Season opener, running through September 5th.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2021
The musical tells the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, an ensemble of six talented young men in 1920s Germany who took the world by storm with their signature blend of sophisticated close harmonies and uproarious stage antics, until their inclusion of Jewish singers put them on a collision course with history.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2021
Over the next five weeks alone, between now and Labor Day weekend, The Art House and Town Hall in Provincetown will host a “who’s who” constellation of Broadway award-winners and music & comedy all-stars with no less than sixteen individual shows opening across the two venues’ three stages.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021
Berkshire Theatre Group and Kate Maguire will present Tony Award-winner Stephanie J. Block for two shows only under The Big Tent at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield, MA. Stephanie J. Block is one of a few Broadway performers to garner three Tony Award nominations in just six years.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 11, 2021
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that their live and in person Stars in the House at The Town Hall will be rescheduled to Monday, October 25th at 8:00 PM, consistent with Theatre Authority guidelines.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 30, 2021
Stars in the House continues tonight (8pm ET) with THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Reunion with Donna Murphy, Judy Kuhn, Patti Cohenour, Betty Buckley, Rupert Holmes, Howard McGillin and John Herrera.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Apr 30, 2021
Our student bloggers write about how they're coping with the current global health crisis, give insight on their school's performing arts programs, share their opinions on the latest theater news, and so much more. Reflecting on internships, inside a show's rehearsal process, handling school stress, and more-- read what our bloggers have written about this week!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2021
Today's top stories: Mayor de Blasio is planning to reopen New York City on July 1, the Broadway League still plans to reopen Broadway shows in September!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 30, 2021
Today (April 30) in live streaming: Broadway Rocks the Who!, Stars in the House reunites The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2021
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that they will reunite the casts of some of theater-goers favorite Broadway shows, including “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” “Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella,” and “Anastasia,” all in support of The Actors Fund. 
by Student Blogger: Liam Joshua Munn - Apr 26, 2021
There is something really exciting about a Brand New Musical Theatre Program in New York City - Welcome to the Manhattan School of Music's New Musical Theatre Degree! I had the pleasure of speaking with Liza Gennaro, the Associate Dean and Director of the Musical Theatre Program at MSM. MSM has produced several quarantine musicals over the last year, including Rupert Holmes's The Mystery of Edwin Drood!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 23, 2021
The Reading Series has announced their next production, completing Neil LaBute's beauty trilogy with REASONS TO BE PRETTY HAPPY, which will now take place on Thursday, April 29th at 8pm (rescheduled from the 30th). The company has previously produced REASONS TO BE PRETTY as well as REASONS TO BE HAPPY.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2021
Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus joined Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, April 18 (3pm and 8pm). 
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 17, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, April 17-18, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2021
“The Fabulous Chickies In Concert-a Benefit For The Actors Fund”  will be live streamed on Friday, April 30, 2021 at 5 PM PST/8 PM EST.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 15, 2021
Watch as Richard chats with one of Broadway's favorite couples, Stephanie J. Block and Sebastian Arcelus, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, April 18 (3pm and 8pm).
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 15, 2021
Do you want to work with one of the greatest storytellers in the theatre from anywhere in the world? Tony Award Winner, Theatre Hall of Fame honoree, and legendary Broadway star Betty Buckley will be offering her Song/Monologue Master Class ONLINE, at the T. Schreiber Studio. Betty will share her own unique spiritual philosophy and meditation techniques to help actors and singers not only connect passionately and truthfully to their material, but understand how to bring that connection to each and every audience member.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2021
The previously announced production lineup has been adjusted. The rights for Mamma Mia are recalled due to a planned national tour in 2022 and is no longer part of the schedule. Floyd Collins has also been canceled.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 12, 2021
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, April 13 at 7:15 pm ET, celebrating San Francisco and The Bay Area with host Scott Barbarino.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2021
Southwark Playhouse has announced the world premiere of Philip Ridley's one-woman show Tarantula which will be streamed live from The Little on 30 April and 1 May 2021.