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THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD Cast Album Event Set for Mar 8

Live at Barnes & Noble Presents
Cast Album Release Event on Friday, March 8th

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

NOW Playing through March 10, 2013 ON BROADWAY

“Shimmering Musical Pleasure!  Boisterous & Delectable!” New York Times

"For sheer fun, this show is hard to top!"– The Wall Street Journal

Drood sparkles.” ­– New York Magazine

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(New York, NY) – Barnes & Noble will host the cast album release for the new 2012 Broadway cast recording of Roundabout Theatre Company’s (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) critically acclaimed Broadway production musical comedy THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD.  Hosted by Rupert Holmes, the event will be at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th St at Lexington) on Friday, March 8th starting at 4:30PM.

The “Live at Barnes and Noble” series event will feature appearances by the full cast with performances by Stephanie J. Block, Betsy Wolfe, and Jessie Mueller singing favorites such as “Perfect Strangers,” “Murderer’s Confession” and “The Writing on the Wall.”  Afterwards, Rupert Holmes and the principal cast will sign autographs.

The Mystery Of Edwin Drood stars Stephanie J. Block (Edwin Drood), Will Chase (John Jasper), Gregg Edelman (Reverend Mr. Crisparkle), Jim Norton (Chairman) and Chita Rivera (Princess Puffer) with Andrew Samonsky (Neville Landless), Jessie Mueller (Helena Landless), Erin Davie (Rosa Bud), Nicholas Barasch (Deputy), Peter Benson (Bazzard), Robert Creighton (Durdles), Alison Cimmet, Nick Corley, Janine DiVita, Jenifer Foote, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Spencer Plachy, Kiira Schmidt, Eric Sciotto, Jim Walton. 

Directed by Scott Ellis, The Mystery of Edwin Drood features choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by Paul Gemignani. The design team includes Anna Louizos (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes), Brian Nason (lighting), Tony Meola (sound) and Paul Huntley (hair & wigs).

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! 

DRG Records has released 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 also includes 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. 

Major support for The Mystery of Edwin Drood provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood benefits from Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund with gifts from Marty and Perry Granoff, HRH Foundation, Peter and Leni May, and Tom and Diane Tuft. 

Ticket Information:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at or at the Studio 54 box office (254 West 54th Street).  Ticket prices range from $42.00-137.00.

Performance Schedule:

The Mystery of Edwin Droodplays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM. 

Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences. 

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2012-2013 season features The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes, starring Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Jim Norton andChita Rivera, directed by Scott Ellis; The Big Knife by Clifford Odets, starring Bobby Cannavale, directed by Doug Hughes; Talley’s Folly by Lanford Wilson, directed by Michael Wilson; The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin by Steven Levenson,directed by Scott Ellis.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony® Award winning Anything Goeshas set sail on a National Tourthat will cruise into more than 25 other cities during the 2012/2013 season.

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