The Roundabout Theatre Company production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood has rescheduled its opening night date for November 13. The Broadway revival of Rupert Holmes’ 1985 musical comedy was originally scheduled to open on November 29. As previously announced, The Mystery of Edwin Drood will begin preview performances on October 19 at Studio 54. Directed by Scott Ellis, the production is scheduled to play a limited engagement through February 10, 2013.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood will star Stephanie J. Block as Edwin Drood, two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera as Princess Puffer, Will Chase as John Jasper, Tony nominee Jessie Mueller as Helena Landless, Andy Karl as Neville Landless, four-time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman as Reverend Mr. Crisparkle, Tony winner Jim Norton as Chairman, Betsy Wolfe as Rosa Bud, Nicholas Barasch as Deputy, Peter Benson as Bazzard and Robert Creighton as Durdles. The production features Alison Cimmet, Nick Corley, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Kiira Schmidt, Jim Walton, Eric Sciotto, Cody Williams, Janine DiVita, Jenifer Foote and Spencer Plachy.
Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel of the same name, The Mystery of Edwin Drood is a play-within-a-play following the members of the Theatre Royale Music Hall Company as they attempt to complete the unfinished story of Edwin Drood. The Mystery of Edwin Drood originally opened at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre on December 2, 1986, after a run in Central Park. The production took home five 1986 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The creative team for The Mystery of Edwin Drood includes choreographer Warren Carlyle, music director Paul Gemignani, set designer Anna Louizos, costume designer William Ivey Long, lighting designer Brian Nason and sound designer Tony Meola.