THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD makes its first-ever return to Broadway since winning the Tony "Triple Crown" (Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score)! Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens' unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood, and it's up to youto choose the killer! Is it John Jasper, Edwin's protective but slightly maniacal uncle? Rosa Bud, his reluctant betrothed? The debauched Princess Puffer? Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides!
Scott Ellis recently directed Roundabout's acclaimed production of Harvey starring Jim Parsons as well as the Tony nominated Broadway production and subsequent two-year national tour of Twelve Angry Men. Ellis' other Broadway credits at Roundabout include The Man Who Had All the Luck, The Rainmaker, 1776, She Loves Me and Company. Additional Roundabout credits include: Streamers, Entertaining Mr. Sloane and The Understudy. Ellis is Roundabout Theatre Company's Adams Associate Artistic Director.
DRG Records will release the new 2012 Broadway cast recording of Roundabout Theatre Company's critically acclaimed Broadway production preserving all the songs including "Moonfall", "Both Sides of the Coin" and "The Writing on the Wall". The two-disc set will also include a new Act Two opening number, additional ballet music from Puffer's opium den, an additional Act One track not previously recorded and eight tracks featuring the confession of each murderer. Beginning January 29, 2013, the recording will be available for purchase digitally, online at www.drgrecords.com orat Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).