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The Mystery of Edwin Drood
The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Studio 54, NYC Show Poster

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Studio 54

2hrs, 30mins (1 Intermission)

This show has closed.

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

Theater Info

254 West 54th Street
New York, NY
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Audience

Minimum age is 4 years old. Child must have a ticket.

Important Dates

Preview
Oct 19, 2012
Opening
Nov 13, 2012
Closing
Mar 10, 2013

Group ticket sales

10
Minimum seats to qualify for group rates
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What Is the Story of The Mystery of Edwin Drood?
Based on Charles Dickens’ unfinished final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood tells the story of young Edwin Drood, an Englishman whose sudden disappearance throws the fictional townspeople of Cloisterham into a panic. Suspicions arise about who is responsible for Drood’s vanishing, with fingers pointing every which way, including the dashing but villainous John Jasper, Drood's fiancee Rosa Bud, opium den proprietor Princess Puffer and mysterious siblings Helena and Neville Landless. As the investigation pushes forward, everyone who came into contact with Drood joins the lineup of the suspects.

Reviews

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Anna Louizos's fantastically elaborate sets are perfect... and William Ivey Long's costumes are as luscious-looking as you could possibly desire.

Review by Terry Teachout from The Wall Street Journal

...there's a charmingly meta quality to Holmes' approach to the material: He imagines the story as a performance of an old-fashioned English music-hall troupe, led by a spirited master of ceremonies played to spry perfection by Jim Norton.

Review by Thom Geier from Entertainment Weekly

...for a show doing triple duty as musical, choose-your-own-ending mystery and time-travel device, 'Drood' is jolly good fun.

Review by Elisabeth Vincentelli from The New York Post

Perhaps the best part is watching the first-rate cast have so much fun—Stephanie J. Block shows real comedic power, Jim Norton is having a ball, Chita Rivera is giggly, Gregg Edelman is just silly and Will Chase is over-acting perfectly.

Review by Mark Kennedy from Associated Press

...this handsome production offers a generous feast for the eyes, trimmed in holiday cheer for an added spritz of currency.

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times

Cast

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Princess Puffer
John Jasper
Reverend Mr. Crisparkle
Rosa Bud
Erin Davie
Helena Landless
Neville Landless
Chairman

Creative

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Music, Lyrics and Book
Rupert Holmes
Director
Scott Ellis
Choreographer
Warren Carlyle
Set Designer
Anna Louizos
Costume Designer
William Ivey Long
Lighting Designer
Brian Nason
Sound Designer
Tony Meola
Orchestrations
Rupert Holmes