The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Musical - Original

Imperial Theatre

  • First Preview: November 12, 1985
  • Opening Date: December 2, 1985
  • Closing Date: May 16, 1987
  • Previews: 24
  • Performances: 608

Lyrics: Rupert Holmes

Book: Rupert Holmes

Music: Rupert Holmes

Synopsis

In the musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's last, unfinished novel, the audience gets to decide who murdered the mysterious orphan Edwin Drood, with the musical presented in the style of a Victorian music hall, with a master of ceremonies, a woman playing Drood and other conventions of the period.

 

Opening Night Cast

Betty Buckley in The Mystery of Edwin Drood Betty Buckley Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting
Cleo Laine The Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock
George Rose Mayor Thomas Sapsea / Mr. William Cartwright, Your Chairman
Patti Cohenour in The Mystery of Edwin Drood Patti Cohenour Rosa Bud / Miss Deirdre Peregrine
Howard McGillin in The Mystery of Edwin Drood Howard McGillin John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget
Jerome Dempsey Durdles / Mr. Nick Cricker
Stephen Glavin Deputy / Master Nick Cricker
Statue / Master Nick Cricker
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Opening Night Production Credits

Rupert Holmes Rupert Holmes Book
Rupert Holmes Rupert Holmes Music
Rupert Holmes Rupert Holmes Lyrics
  Wilford Leach Director
Graciela Daniele Graciela Daniele Choreographer
  Bob Shaw Scenic Design
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Awards


Clarence Derwent Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Most Promising Female Performer Patti Cohenour Winner

Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Outstanding Actor in a Musical George Rose Winner
1986 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Howard McGillin Nominee
1986 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Cleo Laine Nominee
1986 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Patti Cohenour Nominee
1986 Outstanding Book of a Musical Rupert Holmes Winner
1986 Outstanding Costume Design Lindsay W. Davis Winner
1986 Outstanding Director of a Musical Wilford Leach Winner
1986 Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical Joe Grifasi Nominee
1986 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Jana Schneider Winner
1986 Outstanding Lighting Design Paul Gallo Nominee
1986 Outstanding Music Rupert Holmes Winner
1986 Outstanding Musical   Winner
1986 Outstanding Orchestrations Rupert Holmes Winner
1986 Outstanding Set Design Bob Shaw Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Outstanding Costume Design Lindsay W. Davis Winner
1986 Outstanding Lighting Design Paul Gallo Winner
1986 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner
1986 Outstanding Set Design Bob Shaw Winner

Theatre World

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Theatre World Award Cleo Laine Winner
1986 Theatre World Award Howard McGillin Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1986 Actor in a Musical George Rose Winner
1986 Actress in a Musical Cleo Laine Nominee
1986 Book of a Musical Rupert Holmes Winner
1986 Choreography Graciela Daniele Nominee
1986 Direction of a Musical Wilford Leach Winner
1986 Featured Actor in a Musical John Herrera Nominee
1986 Featured Actor in a Musical Howard McGillin Nominee
1986 Featured Actress in a Musical Jana Schneider Nominee
1986 Featured Actress in a Musical Patti Cohenour Nominee
1986 Musical   Winner
1986 Original Score Rupert Holmes Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
May 17, 1987 50 $233,410
-
$22,268 $27.92
-
8360
1425
8
0
73.33% 6.09%
May 10, 1987 49 $211,142
-
-$11,206 $27.55
-
7665
1425
8
0
67.24% -4.48%
May 3, 1987 48 $222,348
-
-$23,404 $27.20
-
8176
1425
8
0
71.72% -5.74%
Apr. 26, 1987 47 $245,752
-
- $27.83
-
8830
1425
8
0
77.46% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $912,652
-
  $27.62 33031
45600
32
0
72.44 %  
Cumulative
  $20,993,477
-
  $31.46
$0.00
665094
901760
608
24
73.76 %  
 
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