The Mystery of Edwin Drood’s Stephanie J. Block and Will Chase on NY1’s On Stage This Weekend

Stars Stephanie J. Block and Will Chase of Roundabout Theatre Company’s The Mystery of Edwin Drood will be interviewed on NY1’s “On Stage” this weekend. Air times on channel 1 include Saturday, December 29 at 9:30am and 7:30pm; Sunday, December 30 at 9:30am and 7:30pm; and Monday, December 31 (Tuesday AM) at 12:30am.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood stars Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Jim Norton, and Chita Rivera with Andy Karl, Jessie Mueller, Betsy Wolfe, Nicholas Barasch, Peter Benson and Robert Creighton.

Additional cast members include Alison Cimmet, Kyle Coffman, Nick Corley, Janine DiVita, Jenifer Foote, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Spencer Plachy, Kiira Schmidt, Eric Sciotto and Jim Walton.

Directed by Scott Ellis, The Mystery of Edwin Drood 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) and Tony Meola (sound).

The Mystery of Edwin Drood has been extended 4-weeks through March 10th at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).

THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD makes its first-ever return to Broadway since winning the Tony “Triple Crown” (Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score)! Who killed Edwin Drood? It’s a question that has stumped audiences for years—now it’s your turn to answer one of Broadway’s most baffling mysteries. Take a trip back in time to a Victorian music hall where a rowdy ensemble of actors mounts a staging of Charles Dickens’s unfinished novel. Everyone on stage is a suspect in the murder of young Edwin Drood—and it’s up to you to choose the killer! Is it John Jasper, Edwin’s protective but slightly maniacal uncle? Rosa Bud, his reluctant betrothed? The debauched Princess Puffer? Each performance ends differently, depending on what the audience decides!

DRG Records will release the new 2012 Broadway cast recording of Roundabout Theatre Company’s critically acclaimed Broadway production preserving all the songs including “Moonfall”, “Both Sides of the Coin” and “The Writing on the Wall”. The two-disc set will also include a new Act Two opening number, additional ballet music from Puffer’s opium den, an additional Act One track not previously recorded and eight tracks featuring the confession of each murderer.  Beginning January 29, 2013, the recording will be available for purchase digitally, online at www.drgrecords.com or at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street).

Ticket Information:

Tickets are available by calling Roundabout Ticket Services at (212)719-1300, online at www.roundabouttheatre.org or at the Studio 54 box office (254 West 54th Street).  Ticket prices range from $42.00-137.00.

Performance Schedule:

The Mystery of Edwin Drood plays Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2012-2013 season features Rupert Holmes’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood starring Stephanie J. Block, Will Chase, Gregg Edelman, Jim Norton and Chita Rivera, directed by Scott Ellis; William Inge’s Picnic starring Reed Birney, Maggie Grace, Elizabeth Marvel, Sebastian Stan, Mare Winningham and Ellen Burstyn, directed by Sam Gold; Clifford Odets’ The Big Knife starring Bobby Cannavale, directed by Doug Hughes; Lanford Wilson’s Talley’s Folly, directed by  Michael Wilson, with Danny Burstein & Sarah Paulson; Steven Levenson’s The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin directed by Scott Ellis.

Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews, directed by Daniel Aukin, recently launched the sixth season of Roundabout Underground following five critically acclaimed seasons of world-premiere productions since its premiere in 2007.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony® Award winning Anything Goes has set sail on a National Tour where it will cruise into more than 25 cities during the 2012/2013 season.

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