PLAYBILL EXCLUSIVE: The Election is Coming – Edwin Drood Cast Wants Your Vote! Today: Nicholas Barasch
05 Nov 2012
Dastardly deeds! Shady Characters! Personal Attacks! Secrets! Lies! Mayhem! An unpredictable ending determined by democratic vote! The U.S. presidential election and The Mystery of Edwin Drood have quite a lot in common. Just as Americans are breathing a sigh of relief that the debates are over, the characters of Drood are stepping into the political arena with their own campaigns.
Americans only get to vote for the U.S. presidency once every four years, but Broadway audiences get to vote nightly on who murders Edwin Drood. With the presidential election just days away, Playbill.com has exclusive "election" campaigns from the cast, who will say anything to get your vote.
Playbill.com will reveal one potential murderer's campaign each day until its readers get to go to the polls (or Drood) and cast their own votes Nov. 6!
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.