DRG Records will release the new 2012 Broadway cast recording of Roundabout Theatre Company's (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) critically acclaimed Broadway production of Rupert Holmes' Tony Award® winning musical comedy The Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Leading actors Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Jim Norton, Chita Rivera, Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe, Nicholas Barasch, Peter Benson, Robert Creighton and performances from the entire Broadway cast will be preserved singing favorites such as "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.
THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD features Book, Music, Lyrics & Orchestrations by Rupert Holmes. The new Broadway production is directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle and features music direction by Paul Gemignani.
The album will be produced by Grammy® Award winning producer Hugh Fordin (President, DRG Records), engineered by Cynthia Daniels and recorded on December 10, 2012 at KAS Recording (formerly Master Sound) in the Kaufman Astoria Film Studios.
Beginning January 29, 2013, the recording will be available for purchase digitally, online at www.drgrecords.com or at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).
To submit a request to receive an email from DRG when the CD is available to pre-order, please click on: www.drgrecords.com
The design team includes Anna Louizos (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes), Brian Nason (lighting), Tony Meola (sound) and Paul Huntley (hair & wigs).
The Broadway cast also features Alison Cimmet, Nick Corley, Janine DiVita, Jenifer Foote, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Spencer Plachy, Kiira Schmidt, Eric Sciotto, Jim Walton.
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 you to 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!