The Mystery of Edwin Drood Gets Four Week Extension

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Roundabout Theatre Company has 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.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood  is playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 through March 10th, 2013.  The original end date was February 10th, 2013.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood stars Stephanie J. Block (Edwin Drood), Will Chase(John Jasper), Gregg Edelman (Reverend Mr. Crisparkle), Jim Norton (Chairman) andChita Rivera (Princess Puffer) with Andy Karl (Neville Landless), Jessie Mueller (Helena Landless), Betsy Wolfe (Rosa Bud), Nicholas Barasch (Deputy), Peter Benson(Bazzard), Robert Creighton (Durdles), Alison Cimmet, Nick Corley, Janine DiVita, Jenifer Foote, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Spencer Plachy, Kiira Schmidt, Eric Sciotto, Jim Walton.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood makes its first-ever return to Broadway since winning the Tony Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score at the 1986 Tony Awards. In the show, everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood, and it’s up to you the audience to choose the killer. Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides.

DRG Records will release the new 2012 Broadway cast recording of Drood, featuring the songs “Moonfall”, “Both Sides of the Coin” and “The Writing on the Wall”.  The two-disc set 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.  Beginning January 29, 2013, the recording will be available for purchase digitally, online at orat Studio 54.

Directed by Scott Ellis, The Mystery of Edwin Drood features choreography byWarren Carlyle and music direction by Paul Gemignani. The design team includesAnna Louizos (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes), Brian Nason (lighting), Tony Meola(sound) and Paul Huntley (hair & wigs).