Mystery of Edwin Drood Company Will Not Perform on Tony Telecast
30 May 2013
Stephanie J. Block
Photo by Joan Marcus
Although the Roundabout Theatre Company's recent Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood received five 2013 Tony nominations, including one for Best Revival of a Musical, the acclaimed production will not perform on the upcoming Tony telecast.
Stephanie J. Block, a 2013 Tony nominee for her performance in the title role of Drood, posted via Twitter May 29: "We will not be performing. Trust us... We want to. It's just not 'in the cards' this year."
Spokespersons for Roundabout and The Tony Awards could not confirm the news to Playbill.com.
The troupers of Rupert Holmes' The Mystery of Edwin Drood, one of the best-reviewed musicals of the 2012-13 Broadway season, packed their trunks after the March 10 matinee. The extended run ended following 28 previews and 136 regular performances at Studio 54.
The 67th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on CBS June 9 beginning at 8 PM ET. Neil Patrick Harris will host.
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