By Joseph Marzullo
21 Feb 2013
Scott Ellis (Curtains, Twelve Angry Men) directs the Roundabout Theatre Company's Drood, with book, music and lyrics by Holmes, at Studio 54. Its extended engagement ends March 10.
The revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical 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 stars Stephanie J. Block (Edwin Drood), Will Chase (John Jasper), Gregg Edelman (Reverend Mr. Crisparkle), Jim Norton (Chairman) and Chita Rivera (Princess Puffer) with Jessie Mueller (Helena Landless), 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 and Jim Walton.
The musical version of Charles Dickens' unfinished novel is told by a rowdy ensemble of actors in a Victorian London music hall. The audience famously determines the killer at the end of the show.
Studio 54 is at 254 W. 54th Street. For tickets and information, visit roundabouttheatre.org.