Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood opens Nov. 13 at Studio 54. In celebration, the Playbill Vault looks back at the musical's original journey to Broadway.
The musical debuted in August 1985 as part of the Public Theater's New York Shakespeare Festival series of outdoor offerings in Central Park. Rupert Holmes penned the music, lyrics, book and orchestrations, a rare undertaking for one person.
Following some revisions, Drood transferred to Broadway and officially opened Dec. 2, 1985. In addition to stars like Betty Buckley and George Rose, the production featured future Tony nominee Judy Kuhn in her Broadway debut and future Oscar nominee Rob Marshall as dance captain. The musical went on to win five Tonys, including Best Musical.
You're invited to spend an evening filled with personal tales of difficult choices, bad breaks, worse men and some of the most glorious songs ever written. It's an intimate evening, up close with a legend.
So pull up a chair and order up a drink. Because she's got a life to sing. Tickets as low as $85!
Fuerza Bruta Wayra
Here Lies Love
On The Town
Piece of My Heart
Scenes From A Marriage
Sex With Strangers
The Country House
The Good and The True
This is Our Youth
You Can't Take It With You