254 West 54th Street
New York, NY 10019
Performances from 19 Oct 2012
Opening 13 Nov 2012
Closing 10 Mar 2013
The Mystery of Edwin Drood Performance Length: Two hours and 40 minutes, with one intermission
Premium seats are available for most performances.
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! Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides.
Who killed Edwin Drood? Practically everyone is a suspect in this rousing Tony Award-winning musical mystery. And since author Charles Dickens left the story unfinished, it's up to the audience to decide.
Notes from James:
The Mystery of Edwin Drood began preview performances in New York City on October 19, 2012 and will play until March 10, 2013. The show is staged as a play within a play and is based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens as he died before completing it.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood takes place in the world of music hall and pantomime while following the members of the Theatre Royale Music Hall Company as the players try to finish the story of Edwin Drood. They enlist some sing-along assistance from the theatre audience as well.
The show tells the tale of a young man named Edwin Drood, an Englishman who suddenly disappears causing the local fictitious town people of Cloisterham into a panic. Naturally many of the people start pointing fingers at one another trying to figure out who is ultimately responsible for Edwin's disappearance. Not before long, we get to see many possible suspects including Edwin's fiance Rosa Bud, a handsome yet villainous sort named John Jasper, Princess Puffer, the local opium den shop keeper as well as Helena and Neville Landless, local town siblings.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood is fortunate to have Broadway regulars Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase and Gregg Edelman star in the show. The creative talent are Rupert Holmes who wrote the Music, Lyrics, Orchestrations and Book of this show as well as Scott Ellis the director. The choreography is by Warren Carlyle with set and costume designs by Anna Louizos and William Ivey Long.
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