The madcap musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood officially opens at Broadway's Studio 54 on November 13. The first-ever Broadway revival of the Tony-winning musical is set to run through February 10, 2013. Scott Ellis directs Rupert Holmes’ interactive comedy, which is based on unfinished Charles Dickens novel of the same name.
Set in an English music hall, The Mystery of Edwin Drood presents a group of actors trying to complete the novel’s mystery by presenting their own play. However, the characters’ fates are not entirely their own, as the audience votes to choose one of several possible endings for the evening’s performance.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood features an all-star cast, led by 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 ensemble includes Alison Cimmet, Nick Corley, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Kiira Schmidt, Jim Walton, Eric Sciotto, Cody Williams, Janine DiVita, Jenifer Foote and Spencer Plachy.
The musical features choreography by Warren Carlyle, music direction by Paul Gemignani, set design by Anna Louizos, costume design by William Ivey Long, lighting design by Brian Nason and sound design by Tony Meola.
Watch the kooky cast of Drood in action below!