The Mystery of Edwin Drood Returns to New York
The Broadway Collection is pleased to announce the return of Rupert Holmes’ Tony Award winning musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood to Broadway. The musical will arrive on Broadway in New York City when previews begin on October 19, 2012 at Studio 54. The show officially opens November 29, 2012.
Who killed Edwin Drood? It’s a question that has stumped audiences for years as one of Broadway’s most baffling whodunits. The Mystery of Edwin Drood takes place in 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 the audience to choose the killer! Each performance ends differently, depending on what the crowd decides!
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is part of the Broadway Collection, a group of new and classic Broadway musicals selected for their unparalleled popularity with international audiences. Tickets are available through the internationally through the Broadway Collection partners.
An entertaining musical for the entire family, the show originally opened on Broadway on 1985 and ran for 608 performances. Winner of the Tony Award’s “Triple Crown” (Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score), The Mystery of Edwin Drood takes its name from Charles Dickens’ final novel that was left unfinished at the time of Dickens’ death. The ending of the novel remains unknown and the identity of the murderer is still a subject of debate today.
The revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood is directed by Scott Ellis with music, lyrics and book by Rupert Holmes and music direction by Paul Gemignani. The play will star Stephanie J. Block (Edwin Drood), Will Chase (John Jasper), Gregg Edelman (Reverend Mr. Crisparkle), Jim Norton (Chairman) and Chita Rivera (Princess Puffer). Each performance will be a unique experience, as the identity of the killer constantly changes at the hands of the audience.