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The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Special Event: Time Out Talkback

Posted on: December 3rd, 2012 by Roundabout

 

On December 18, join us at Studio 54 for the 8pm performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and an exclusive post-show discussion with Stephanie J. Block (Edwin Drood), hosted by Time Out New York Theater editor David Cote .

Mix and mingle with your fellow theatergoers over Radeberger Pilsner beer and Beaulieu Vineyards wines, which will be served during the post-show event thanks to Time Out Offers.

Tickets from $59 are limited!

3 easy ways to purchase tickets:

Online: Visit our website and use code EDTALK.
Phone: Call 212-719-1300 and mention code EDTALK.
In person: Bring a printout of this offer to the Studio 54 box office.


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THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Cast Recording

Posted on: November 29th, 2012 by Roundabout

 

“Shimmering Musical Pleasure!” – New York Times

“A Wonderful Score by Rupert Holmes.” - Daily News

“The cast, having a great deal of easygoing fun, makes the vocals SOAR!” – Chicago Tribune

We are thrilled to announce that DRG Records will release the new 2012 Broadway cast recording of our 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!

Beginning January 29, 2013, the recording will be available for purchase digitally, online at www.drgrecords.com or at Studio 54.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood is now playing at Studio 54 through February 10. For more information and tickets visit our website.


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A Conversation with Writer/Composer: Rupert Holmes

Posted on: October 17th, 2012 by Roundabout

 

Ted Sod, Education Dramaturg, interviewed Rupert Holmes to talk to him about his work on The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

TS: Where are you from?

RH: Well, that’s a bit tricky. Most of my youth was spent in and about the endearing Hudson River village of Nyack, New York, where I went to school and dreamed all my earliest dreams. I consider it to be my home town. But I was born in the county of Cheshire, England, the son of an American military band leader stationed overseas and the lovely and literate English girl he married, and so my memories during my first four years are of the hauntingly smoky factory town of Northwich about twenty-five miles outside of Manchester, fish markets in the street and purring green double-decker buses. The influence of my British mother, grandmother and my English family has never left me. However, I am very much an American, both by persuasion and passport, and have always lived no more than an hour from midtown Manhattan.

TS: Where were you educated?

RH: First in the Nyack Public School system, where I played the sax and sang in my band The Nomads, for whom I started writing songs because we didn’t know enough chords to play other people’s songs. It was also where my first play premiered, a one-act entitled Countdown for George, performed by my fellow seniors…a life-changing experience.

After high school, I went to Crouse College of Music at Syracuse University for my freshman year, then transferred to the Manhattan School of Music, where I also changed my major from clarinet to music theory. At both schools, I found myself just as interested in studying drama as composition. While still at MSM, I started arranging pop recording sessions for groups like the Drifters and the Platters, and from then on my education came largely from on-the-job training. Sometimes I even got paid.

TS: When did you decide to write music and lyrics?                                   

RH: By the time I was fifteen, I longed to be both a composer and a writer, preferably in some populist form. It eventually dawned on me that writing story songs might be an achievable first step. My lyrics could serve as narrative or character study, while my music and arrangements could carry or underscore my story. It wasn’t theatre, but each song could at least feel to me like a short musical scene or monologue.... Read More →


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