Broadway's Tony Award nominations were announced this morning, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood picked up five: Best Revival of a Musical, Best Director (Scott Ellis), Best Leading Actress (Stephanie J. Block as Edwin), Best Featured Actor (Will Chase as Jasper), and Best Scenic Design (Anna Louizos). The winners will be announced June 9, in a live ceremony on CBS.
Drood also received seven Drama Desk nominations: Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Actor (Jim Norton as the Chairman), Outstanding Actress (Block), Outstanding Featured Actor (Andy Karl as Neville), Outstanding Featured Actress (Jessie Mueller as Helena), Outstanding Set Design (Louizos), and Outstanding Sound Design (Tony Meola). The Drama Desk winners will be announced May 19.
It took me a long time to get up to New York City and see The Mystery of Edwin Drood (didn't make it till its closing weekend, in fact!), but it was so worth the wait. Done in old-fashioned English music-hall style, Drood was a brilliant, uproariously funny piece of theater. Full scoop and photos below the cut!
After three-and-a-half weeks of previews, the Broadway revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood had its official opening night last night. And the reviews are looking pretty good! BroadwayWorld.com has a roundup of them. The New York Post sums up the prevailing sentiment nicely: "For a show doing triple duty as musical, choose-your-own-ending mystery and time-travel device, 'Drood' is jolly good fun."
Broadway.com also has opening night arrival photos, curtain call photos, after-party photos, and cast interviews. Go here to see them all!