Playbill Video Interviews Mystery of Edwin Drood Stars Stephanie J. Block and Will Chase
02 May 2013
Playbill Video caught up with the 2013 Tony Award nominees at the May 1 Meet the Nominees reception in Times Square.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood's Stephanie J. Block and Will Chase met with Playbill at the annual Tony nominations media day to talk about their nominations (Best Actress in a Musical and Best Featured Actor in a Musical, respectively), the traditions of British music hall theatre that creator Rupert Holmes used within the production, Block's diva-with-a-dog exit from the show and a company composed entirely of potential Tony nominees.
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.