THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
... all about Rupert Holmes' smash hit Broadway musical, winner of Tony Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Director and Best Actor, and since performed somewhere on this planet virtually every day of the year. Its run on Broadway was followed by two national tours and major productions at London's Savoy Theatre and The Kennedy Center Opera House. It has also had a full season as the featured musical of Toronto's prestigious Shaw Festival, and has been performed in the Dutch language.
Among the many synopses of this Tony Award-winning musical, you might try the official description by the company that licenses DROOD, Tams-Witmark.
Also see the gallery below.
… and Rupert's essay, written for the Shaw Festival, about "the history of 'The Mystery.'''
Betty Buckley's wonderful website has a fine synopsis of DROOD, as well information and photos from her work in the musical's title role.
... and Linda Young's links to several articles about DROOD from The New York Times and The Chicago Tribune.
You may also make any inquiries about this work by clicking contact.
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Upcoming & Recent DROOD Productions:
Philipstown Depot Theatre's DROOD opens October 24th, 2008 (Garrison, NY).
Renton Civic Theatre's DROOD opens October 24th, 2008 (Seattle, WA ).
Bellingham Theatre Guild's DROOD opens September 26th, 2008 (Bellingham, WA ).
Blue Ridge Community College's DROOD opens September 25th, 2008 (Weyers Cave, VA ).
Creede Repertory Theatre's DROOD opens June 6th, 2008 (Creede, CO).
Lakewood Center for the Arts' DROOD opens May 2nd, 2008 (Lake Oswego, OR).
AFD Theatre's DROOD opens April 11th, 2008 (Arlington, MA).
The Over Due Theatre's DROOD opens April 4th, 2008 (Olivette, MO).
Noble Fool Theatrical's DROOD opens February 7th, 2008 (St. Charles, IL).
The Warehouse Theatre's DROOD opens December 14th, 2007 (Croydon, UK).
SpeakEasy Stage Company's DROOD opens November 14th, 2007 (Boston, MA).
Bucks County Playhouse's DROOD opens October 17th, 2007 (New Hope, PA).
Empress Theatre's DROOD opens October 12th, 2007 (Magna, UT).
Musical Theatre Guild's DROOD in Concert on September 23rd, 2007 at Scherr Forum (Thousand Oaks, CA).
Sacred Fools Theater's DROOD opens September 21, 2007 (first preview September 14) (Los Angeles, CA).
(This production will include an additional song not in the original Broadway musical!)
Musical Theatre Guild's DROOD in Concert on September 17th, 2007 at The Alex Theatre (Glendale, CA).
Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center's DROOD opens September 14th, 2007 (Simi Valley, CA).
Turtle Lane Playhouse's DROOD opens September 14th, 2007 (Newton, MA).
Kentwood Players' DROOD opens September 7th, 2007 (Westchester, CA).
The Neighborhood Playhouse's DROOD opens July 13th, 2007 (Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA).
Wit's End Players' DROOD opens July 13th, 2007 (Cazenovia, NY).
APPLAUSE! Musicals Society's DROOD opens April 18th, 2007 (Vancouver, BC).
University of South Alabama's DROOD opens April 13th, 2007 (Mobile, AL).
Seaside Music Theater's DROOD opens January 11th, 2007 (Daytona Beach, FL)
Lawrence University's DROOD opens November 16th (Appleton, WI).
Catawba College's DROOD opens September 19th, 2006 (Salisbury, NC).
Danvers Youth Theatre's DROOD opens August 11th, 2006 (Danvers, MA).
Usdan Center for the Performing Arts' DROOD opens August 4th, 2006 (Wheatley Heights, NY).
Concordia University's DROOD opens April 1st, 2006 (River Forest, IL).
Capitol Hill Arts Center's DROOD opens March 31st, 2006 (Seattle, WA).
Diamond Head Theatre's DROOD opens March 24th, 2006 (Honolulu, HI).
The Wandering Minstrels' DROOD opens March 23rd, 2006 (Brighton, UK).
The Wekiva River Players' DROOD opens March 10th, 2006 (Sanford, FL).
Florida State University's DROOD opens February 17th, 2006 (Tallahassee, FL).
Lake Worth Playhouse's DROOD opens February 16th, 2006 (Lake Worth, FL).
Good Theatre's DROOD opens February 16th, 2006 (Portland, ME).
American University's DROOD opens February 10th, 2006 (Washington, DC).
Looking Glass Playhouse's DROOD opens February 1st, 2006 (Belleville, IL).
Manhattanville College's DROOD opens January 26th, 2006 (Purchase, NY).
The Vagabond Players' DROOD opens January 13th, 2006 (Baltimore, MD).
Ghostlight Theatre's DROOD opens November 25th, 2005 (Davenport, IA).
Northwestern University's DROOD opens November 17th, 2005 (Evanston, IL).
Stage 62's DROOD opens November 8th, 2005 (Carnegie, PA).
Gainesville Theatre Alliance's DROOD opens November 8th, 2005 (Gainesville, GA).
The Players Club of Swarthmore's DROOD opens October 21st, 2005 (Swarthmore, PA).
The Snug Harbor Cultural Center's DROOD opens October 14th, 2005 (Staten Island, NY).
Trinity Repertory Company's DROOD opens September 9th, 2005 (Providence, RI).
German Musical Academy's DROOD opens June 25th, 2005 (Osnabrueck, Germany).
The Valley Player's DROOD opens June 24th, 2005 (Waitsfield, VT).
Austin Playhouse's DROOD opens May 27th, 2005 (Austin, TX).
The Shandaken Theatrical Society's DROOD opens June 3rd, 2005 (Phoenicia, NY).
Peninsula Community Theatre's DROOD opens May 6th, 2005 (Newport News, VA).
St. Bart's DROOD opens April 21st, 2005 (New York, NY).
University of Virginia's DROOD opens April 14th, 2005 (Charlottesville, VA).
Masterpiece (James Madison University) Theatre's opens February 22nd, 2005 (Harrisonburg, VA).
4th Street Theatre's DROOD opens February 18th, 2005 (Chesterton, IN).
Jacksonville State University's DROOD opens February 17th, 2005 (North Jacksonville ,AL).
Starlight Boulevard's DROOD opens November 26th (Nieuwegein, Holland), its third revival in the Dutch language in the last three years!
Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' DROOD opens December 1st (St. Louis, MO).
DePauw University's DROOD opens September 24 (Greencastle, IN).
Montage Theater Company's DROOD opens November 4th (Hartford, CT).
Orlando Broadway Theater's DROOD August 25th - October 10th (Orlando, FL).
The River Rep's DROOD opens July 21st (Ivoryton, CT).
The Circle Theatre's DROOD previews May 14th (Forest Park, IL). (recommended by the Joseph Jefferson Committee - Chicago's version of the Tony.)
University of San Francisco's DROOD opens April 29th, 2004 (San Francisco, CA).
State University of New York, Cortland's DROOD opens March 26th (Cortland, NY).
Schenectady Light Opera Company's DROOD opens March 5th (Schenectady, NY).
Marymount Manhattan College's DROOD opens March 3rd (Manhattan, NY).
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's DROOD opens February 26th (Cincinnati, OH).
Minneapolis Music Theatre's DROOD opens February 20th (Minneapolis, MN).
Elon University's DROOD opens February 12th (Elon, NC).
Harrisburg Community Theatre's DROOD (Harrisburg, PA).
Westchester Community College's DROOD (Valhalla, NY).
New York University's DROOD (New York, NY).
Ithaca College Theatre's DROOD (Ithaca, NY).
University of Minnesota's DROOD (Morris, MN).
Gallery Players' DROOD (Brooklyn, NY).
The Appomattox Regional Governor's School for the Arts and Technology's DROOD opens November 8th, 2007 (Petersburg, VA).
Toms River High School's DROOD opens March 15th, 2007 (Toms River, NJ).
Hillcrest High School's DROOD opens April 7th, 2006 (Idaho Falls, ID).
Lake Catholic High School's DROOD opens March 31st, 2006 (Mentor, OH).
Eastland Career and Technical School's DROOD opens March 30th, 2006 (Reynoldsburg, OH).
Bishop Carroll High School's DROOD opens March 23rd, 2006 (Ebensburg, PA).
Division Avenue High School's DROOD opens March 23rd, 2006 (Levittown, NY).
Warwick Valley High School's DROOD opens March 17th, 2006 (Warwick, NY).
Marist School's DROOD opens March 15th, 2006 (Atlanta, GA).
Tully High School Drama Club's DROOD opens March 9th, 2006 (Tully, NY).
Glenelg Country School's DROOD opens March 3rd, 2006 (Ellicott City, MD).
Niskayuna High School's DROOD opens March 2nd, 2006 (Schenectady, NY).
Thousand Oaks High School's DROOD opens March 1st, 2006 (Thousand Oaks, CA).
Torrey Pines High School's DROOD opens May 4th, 2005 (San Diego, CA).
Brunswick High School's DROOD opens March 16 (Brunswick, ME).
Emmaus High School's DROOD opens March 10 (Emmaus, PA).
Saint Mary's Academy's DROOD opens March 4 (Portland, OR).
Liberty High School's DROOD (Colorado Springs, CO).
Effingham High School's DROOD (Effingham, IL).
Reading Memorial High School's DROOD (Reading, MA).
Canton Central Catholic, H.S.'s DROOD (Canton, OH).
Nutley H.S.'s DROOD (Nutley, NJ).
Pelham Memorial H.S.'s DROOD opens (Pelham, NY).
Middle Township H.S.'s DROOD opens (Cape May, NJ).