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Chita Rivera stars in the Broadway revival of Rupert Holmes' musical comedy.

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Off to the Races! Five Must-See Interpretations of The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Off to the Races! Five Must-See Interpretations of The Mystery of Edwin Drood

The 2013 Tony Awards are right around the corner, and we can’t wait to find out which show takes home the prize for Best Musical Revival: The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Pippin, Cinderella or Annie. In the meantime, we went on a little YouTube binge to find out the most awesome, hilarious and downright weird interpretations of these Tony-nominated revivals ...

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Edwin Drood's Stephanie J. Block Dedicates Her BACA Win to Her Fans: ‘The Blockheads Aren't Kidding Around!’

Edwin Drood's Stephanie J. Block Dedicates Her BACA Win to Her Fans: ‘The Blockheads Aren't Kidding Around!’

The Mystery of Edwin Drood alum Stephanie J. Block pulled out all the stops in her powerhouse performance—she cross-dressed, she got murdered, and she even got her adorable dog Macaco in on the act. Her hard work paid off on May 5, when she snagged the 2013 Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for Favorite Diva Performance—her first-ever award!

“I’m so ...

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Exclusive Photos: Join Edwin Drood Star Stephanie J. Block On Her Whirlwind First Day as a Tony Nominee

Exclusive Photos: Join Edwin Drood Star Stephanie J. Block On Her Whirlwind First Day as a Tony Nominee
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After working in New York for 11 years, Stephanie J. Block has received her well-deserved first Tony nomination. The Broadway star burst out onto the scene in The Boy From Oz, and since then has appeared in shows ranging from Wicked and The Pirate Queen to Anything Goes. Now she is headed for the Tonys as a Best Actress nominee ...

Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera and Edwin Drood’s Charming Company Sing and Sign CDs

Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera and Edwin Drood’s Charming Company Sing and Sign CDs
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The acclaimed revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood closes the case on March 10, but the madcap Dickensian musical will live on forever with the show’s Broadway cast album. Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera, Andrew Samonsky and original cast member Betsy Wolfe (who departed the show in February) were on hand at Barnes & Noble on Manhattan’s ...

Meet The Mystery of Edwin Drood’s New Neville and Rosa, Andrew Samonsky and Erin Davie

Meet The Mystery of Edwin Drood’s New Neville and Rosa, Andrew Samonsky and Erin Davie

The Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood is welcoming two new cast members to its madcaup musical world! On February 12, South Pacific and Scandalous alum Andrew Samonsky and A Little Night Music’s Erin Davie stepped into the show as hot-tempered villain Neville Landless and naive music student Rosa Bud. Broadway.com snapped a shot of ...

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Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe to Make Broadway Debut in Edwin Drood

Westminster Dog Show Winner Banana Joe to Make Broadway Debut in Edwin Drood

Looks like Macaco is getting a night off! Westminster winner Banana Joe, who took home the coveted Best in Show prize at the 137th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, will make his Broadway debut in The Mystery of Edwin Drood for one night only on February 13.

Banana Joe, a five-year-old affenpinscher, will appear in the musical revival as the ...

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Sue Him! Edwin Drood's Will Chase Wants to Romance Debra Messing in Guys and Dolls

Sue Him! Edwin Drood's Will Chase Wants to Romance Debra Messing in Guys and Dolls

Valentine’s Day is a yearly celebration of love—so what better way to mark the holiday than by asking stage stars to reminisce about the musical that sparked their love of theater? Read on for a treasure trove of musical memories and inspirational stories from your favorite Broadway actors.


WILL CHASE (John Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood)

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Chita Rivera Gets a Big 80th Birthday Surprise from the Edwin Drood Cast

Chita Rivera Gets a Big 80th Birthday Surprise from the Edwin Drood Cast
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How do you celebrate a Broadway legend’s 80th birthday? With a cake at curtain call, of course! Iconic theater actress Chita Rivera celebrated her big day right where she belongs, on stage at Studio 54, where she’s playing the surreptitious Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. At the close of the January 23 matinee, Rivera received a very ...

Andrew Samonsky to Replace Andy Karl in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Andrew Samonsky to Replace Andy Karl in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Scandalous alum Andrew Samonsky will assume the role of Neville Landless in The Mystery of Edwin Drood on February 12, replacing original cast member Andy Karl, who will play his last performance on February 10.

Neville and his twin Helen are two of the suspects in the murderous cast of characters in Edwin Drood, which is based on Charles Dickens’ ...

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Edwin Drood Star Chita Rivera to Be Honored with 80th Birthday Benefit Gala

Edwin Drood Star Chita Rivera to Be Honored with 80th Birthday Benefit Gala

Some actresses try to hide their age, but Chita Rivera is going to celebrate a big birthday—her 80th—publicly and in style: The two-time Tony winner will be honored on October 7 at Chita: A Legendary Celebration, a gala evening benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The event will be held at a Broadway theater to be announced later, directed by ...

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Edwin Drood Hunk Andy Karl on Bustle Fluffing, 'Showbrows' and Sparring with Stallone

Edwin Drood Hunk Andy Karl on Bustle Fluffing, 'Showbrows' and Sparring with Stallone

On this week's Show People with Paul Wontorek, studly stage vet Andy Karl (Legally Blonde, Jersey Boys, Wicked) chats about backstage raps at The Mystery of Edwin Drood, acting with his eyebrows and life with Broadway diva Orfeh.

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Erin Davie to Replace Betsy Wolfe in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Erin Davie to Replace Betsy Wolfe in The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Erin Davie will join the cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, replacing current star Betsy Wolfe on February 12. Wolfe departs the Roundabout Theatre Company revival on February 10 to headline The Last Five Years at Second Stage. 

Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood allows the audience to vote for whom they believe ...

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Edwin Drood’s Nicholas Barasch on Wooing Chita Rivera, Skimming Dickens & Singing West Side Story

Edwin Drood’s Nicholas Barasch on Wooing Chita Rivera, Skimming Dickens & Singing West Side Story

Age & Hometown: 14; South Salem, NY

Current Role: Pulling double duty as Deputy, the sharp-eyed assistant to a bumbling gravedigger, and Master Nick Cricker, a Victorian music hall child star, in Roundabout Theatre Company’s acclaimed Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

Training With Tony Winners: Like most 14-year-olds, Nicholas Barasch hasn’t actually read Charles Dickens’ The Mystery ...

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Edwin Drood Star Stephanie J. Block Talks Christmas Overload, Her FBI File and the Scent of Hugh Jackman on Side by Side

Edwin Drood Star Stephanie J. Block Talks Christmas Overload, Her FBI File and the Scent of Hugh Jackman on Side by Side

The Mystery of Edwin Drood's Stephanie J. Block goes into holiday mode with Susan Blackwell. Watch the ladies make merry as they discuss Block's Disney past, her big airport oops and what turns Macaco on. 

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More ‘Bustle Fluffah’! Go Behind the Music Video with Andy Karl and the Cast of Edwin Drood

More ‘Bustle Fluffah’! Go Behind the Music Video with Andy Karl and the Cast of Edwin Drood
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Broadway got a hip-hop holiday treat this week with the debut of “Bustle Fluffah,” an original music video featuring Andy Karl and the cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. The ridiculous rap is just another reason to love the cast of Roundabout Theatre Company’s romping revival, which includes the likes of Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera, Will Chase ...

Music Video Exclusive! Check Out Andy Karl’s Red-Hot Edwin Drood Rap 'Bustle Fluffah'

Music Video Exclusive! Check Out Andy Karl’s Red-Hot Edwin Drood Rap 'Bustle Fluffah'

Attention, Droodies and Ed-Heads: we've got a big gift from the cast of Edwin Drood, just in time for the holidays!

Cast member Andy Karl has assembled the rest of the all-star company of the raucous revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood for “Bustle Fluffah,” a brand new music video that would almost certainly make Charles Dickens boogie ...

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood’s Andy Karl Resolves to Have Better Skin in 2013

The Mystery of Edwin Drood’s Andy Karl Resolves to Have Better Skin in 2013

It’s time to wave goodbye to 2012, a year filled with cheerleaders, paperboys, porn stars and Patti. Before the big ball drops in Times Square, Broadway.com decided to poll your favorite Broadway stars to get their take on the high point of the year we’re leaving behind—and what they’re hoping is in store for the year ahead! Find out ...

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Step Behind the Scenes With Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera & More at the Edwin Drood Recording Session

Step Behind the Scenes With Stephanie J. Block, Chita Rivera & More at the Edwin Drood Recording Session
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One of the most exciting tasks for any Broadway company is stepping into the recording studio and preserve their show for posterity! That’s exactly what the talented cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood did at Kaufman Astoria Studios on December 10, when the group of esteemed veterans (including Chita Rivera and Jim Norton) and bona fide Broadway stars (like ...

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Standout Eric Sciotto on Making His Dancing Dreams a Reality

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Standout Eric Sciotto on Making His Dancing Dreams a Reality
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This week, Broadway.com’s Gotta Dance! series showcases Eric Sciotto, an exuberant music hall performer in the Roundabout Theatre Company revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Sciotto, who made his Broadway debut in the revival of Annie Get Your Gun starring Bernadette Peters, can’t help but get emotional when he remembers singing onstage with the Tony winner for the ...

Drood Star Chita Rivera on West Side Story, Chicago, Playing Liza’s Mom & More

Drood Star Chita Rivera on West Side Story, Chicago, Playing Liza’s Mom & More

When Chita Rivera takes the stage as Princess Puffer in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, audiences at Studio 54 erupt in cheers and applause. This great lady of the theater is nearing her 60th anniversary on Broadway, and fans are grateful to spend an evening in the company of a gorgeous, charismatic actress who knows exactly how to please a ...

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Edwin Drood Star Stephanie J. Block on Gender-Bending Roles, Romancing Hugh Jackman & Why Her Dog is an ‘A**hole’

Edwin Drood Star Stephanie J. Block on Gender-Bending Roles, Romancing Hugh Jackman & Why Her Dog is an ‘A**hole’

The Mystery of Edwin Drood’s leading lady Stephanie J. Block stopped by our studio to answer fan questions about her favorite Broadway roles, her mischievous dog and making memories with Hugh Jackman.

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Murderous Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood Extends Broadway Run

Murderous Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood Extends Broadway Run

The Roundabout Theatre Company's revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood has extended its limited engagement at Studio 54 through March 10, 2013. The production had originally been scheduled to end its run on February 10.

Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman and Jim Norton star in the first-ever revival of the 1985 Tony Award-winning musical. Based ...

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood Revival, Starring Chita Rivera and Stephanie J. Block, to Record Cast Album

The Mystery of Edwin Drood Revival, Starring Chita Rivera and Stephanie J. Block, to Record Cast Album

Chita Rivera, Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase and the starry cast of The Mystery of Edwin Drood will record a cast album for the revival of the 1985 Tony-winning musical. The cast album will be recorded on December 10 and released on January 29, 2013 by DRG Records.

The show’s two-disc album will include a new Act Two opening number ...

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Drood's Jessie Mueller Is Obsessed With Downton Abbey, Abraham Lincoln, White Christmas & More

Drood's Jessie Mueller Is Obsessed With Downton Abbey, Abraham Lincoln, White Christmas & More

Theater stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, so Broadway.com decided it was high time to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. Jessie Mueller burst onto the Broadway scene in 2011 with a Tony nominated turn in On A Clear Day You Can See Forever; now, she’s crooning and killing it ...

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Pitch Perfect’s Skylar Astin Heads Backstage to Solve The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Pitch Perfect’s Skylar Astin Heads Backstage to Solve The Mystery of Edwin Drood

After a starring role in this summer’s collegiate comedy Pitch Perfect and a memorable stint on HBO’s Girls, Spring Awakening alum Skylar Astin has found himself quite the teen heartthrob this year. So who better to visit during a return trip to Broadway than the hunky stars of The Mystery of Edwin Drood? Astin took a trip backstage at Studio ...

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