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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

by Rupert Holmes

Award-Winning, Based on a Story/Novel, Critically-Acclaimed

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The Mystery of Edwin Drood




A new musical based on Charles Dickens' unfinished novel of the same name, The Mystery of Edwin Drood uses the world of music hall and pantomime as a backdrop.


Story:

The story follows the exploits of members of the Theatre Royale Music Hall Company as they attempt to complete the unfinished story of Edwin Drood - with some sing-along help from the audience!


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Composer

Composer, Lyricist and Librettist
Rupert Holmes



  • Premiere
  • 2012

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Imperial Theatre
Opening Night
Dec 2, 1985
Total Performances
608
Original Cast
Betty Buckley, Cleo Laine, George Rose, Patti Cohenour, Howard McGillin, Jerome Dempsey, Karen Giombetti, Stephen Glavin, Charles Goff, Susan Goodman, Joe Grifasi, Nicholas Gunn, John Herrera, Judy Kuhn, Herndon Lackey, Francine Landes, Rob Marshall, George N. Martin, Peter McRobbie, Brad Miskell, Donna Murphy, Jana Schneider, George Spelvin
Director
Wilford Leach
Choreographer
Graciela Daniele
Producer
Joseph Papp
Musical Director
Michael Starobin
Orchestrations
Rupert Holmes
Scenic Design
Bob Shaw
Costume Design
Lindsay W. Davis
Lighting Design
Paul Gallo
Sound Design
Tom Morse

2012 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Studio 54
Opening Night
Nov 29, 2012
Total Performances
136
Original Cast
Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Greg Edelman, Jim Norton, Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe, Nicholas Barasch, Peter Benson, Robert Creighton, Alison Cimmet, Nick Corley, Janine DiVita, Jenifer Foote, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Kiira Schmidt, Spencer Plachy, Eric Sciotto, Jim Walton, Cody Williams
Director
Scott Ellis
Choreographer
Warren Carlyle
Producer
Paul Gemignani
Musical Director
Paul Gemignani
Orchestrations
Rupert Holmes
Scenic Design
Anna Louizos
Costume Design
William Ivey Long
Lighting Design
Brian Nason
Sound Design
Tony Meola

1986 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Actor in a Musical - George Rose
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Actress in a Musical - Cleo Laine
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - John Herrera
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Howard McGillin
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Patti Cohenour
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Jana Schneider
Best Choreography

1986 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Book
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - George Rose
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Jana Schneider
Outstanding Director of a Musical - Wilford Leach
Outstanding Orchestration
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Howard McGillin
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Patti Cohenour
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Cleo Laine
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Joe Grifasi
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Set Design

1986 Theatre World Award Nominations

Cleo Laine
Howard McGillin

2013 Tony Award Nominations

Best Revival of a Musical
Best Performance BY an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical - Stephanie J. Block
Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical - Will Chase
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2013 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Actor in a Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Stephanie J. Block
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Andy Karl
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Jessie Mueller
Outstanding Set Design

2013 Drama League Award Nominations

Distinguished Revival of a Musical
Distinguished Performance Award - Jim Norton
Distinguished Performance Award - Chita Rivera

2013 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations

Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Will Chase

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