MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Dec 02, 1985
Closing Date
May 16, 1987
1st Preview
Nov 12, 1985
1st Preview
Nov 12, 1985
Previews
24
Performances
608
MusicalComedyOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Imperial Theatre
(Dec 02, 1985 - May 16, 1987)

Setting
Cloisterham, England and the East End of London.

Comments
Title changed to "Drood" in the middle of the run.

Produced by Joseph Papp; Associate Producer: Jason Steven Cohen
Music by Rupert Holmes; Book by Rupert Holmes; Lyrics by Rupert Holmes; Suggested by the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens; Musical Director: Michael Starobin; Music orchestrated by Rupert Holmes
Directed by Wilford Leach; Choreographed by Graciela Daniele
Scenic Design by Bob Shaw; Costume Design by Lindsay W. Davis; Lighting Design by Paul Gallo; Sound Design by Tom Morse; Magic Lantern Projections by James Cochrane; Hair and Wig Design by Paul Huntley
NYSF General Manager: Laurel Ann Wilson; Company Manager: Bob MacDonald; Assistant Co. Mgr: Susan Sampliner
Production Stage Manager: James Harker; Stage Manager: Robin Herskowitz; Assistant Stage Mgr: Michele Pigliavento; NYSF Production Manager: Andrew Mihok; NYSF Technical Director: Mervyn Haines, Jr.
NYSF Press Representative: Richard Kornberg; NYSF General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Dialect Coach: Cindia Huppeler; Dance Captain: Rob Marshall; NYSF Casting: Rosemarie Tichler; Vocal Coach: Marge Rivingston; Advertising: Serino, Coyne & Nappi; Photographer: Martha Swope; Artwork by Paul Davis; Asst. to the Choreographer: Rob Marshall
Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting
Nov 12, 1985 - Jun 14, 1986
The Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock
Nov 12, 1985 - Jun 07, 1986
Mayor Thomas Sapsea / Mr. William Cartwright, Your Chairman
Rosa Bud / Miss Deirdre Peregrine
Nov 12, 1985 - Aug 16, 1986
John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget
Durdles / Mr. Nick Cricker
Succubae / Miss Sarah Cook
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Deputy / Master Nick Cricker
 
Statue / Master Nick Cricker
Horace / Mr. Brian Pankhurst
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Servant / Miss Violet Balfour
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Servant / Mr. Philip Bax
 
Bazzard / Mr. Phillip Bax
Shade of Jasper / Mr. Harry Sayle
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Neville Landless / Mr. Victor Grinstead
Alice / Miss Isabel Yearsley
 
Succubae / Miss Isabel Yearsley
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Client of the Princess Puffer / Mr. Alan Eliot
 
Julian / Mr. Alan Eliot
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Succubae / Miss Gwendolen Pynn
 
Servant / Miss Gwendolen Pynn
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Client of the Princess Puffer / Mr. Christopher Lyon
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
The Reverend Mr. Crisparkle / Mr. Cedric Moncrieff
Harold / Mr. James Throttle
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Shade of Drood / Mr. Montague Pruitt
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Beatrice / Miss Florence Gill
 
Succubae / Miss Florence Gill
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Helena Landless / Miss Janet Conover
Dick Datchery
Standby: Ronn Carroll (Bazzard / Mr. Phillip Bax, Durdles / Mr. Nick Cricker)
Understudies: Karen Giombetti (Helena Landless / Miss Janet Conover), Judy Kuhn (Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting, Rosa Bud / Miss Deirdre Peregrine), Herndon Lackey (John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget, Neville Landless / Mr. Victor Grinstead), Peter McRobbie (Mayor Thomas Sapsea / Mr. William Cartwright, Your Chairman, The Reverend Mr. Crisparkle / Mr. Cedric Moncrieff), Brad Miskell (Deputy / Master Nick Cricker), Donna Murphy (Helena Landless / Miss Janet Conover, The Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock) and Michele Pigliavento (Beatrice / Miss Florence Gill)

Imperial Theatre (Dec 02, 1985 - May 16, 1987)

Musical Director: Edward Strauss
Company Manager: David Conte
Assistant Stage Mgr: Laurent Giroux

Cast

The Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock
Jun 09, 1986 - Dec 06, 1986
Rosa Bud / Miss Deirdre Peregrine
Aug 18, 1986 - May 16, 1987
The Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock
Dec 08, 1986 - May 16, 1987
Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting
Jun 16, 1986 - May 16, 1987
Durdles / Mr. Nick Cricker
Citizen of Cloisterham
 
Shade of Drood / Mr. Montague Pruitt
Client of the Princess Puffer / Mr. Alan Eliot
circa. Apr 1987 - ?
 
Julian / Mr. Alan Eliot
circa. Apr 1987 - ?
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
circa. Apr 1987 - ?
Servant / Mr. Philip Bax
 
Bazzard / Mr. Phillip Bax
Succubae / Miss Sarah Cook
Helena Landless / Miss Janet Conover
Alice / Miss Isabel Yearsley
 
Succubae / Miss Isabel Yearsley
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Deputy / Master Nick Cricker
Paige O'Hara
During Donna Murphy's vacation
Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting
Dec 15, 1986 - Dec 20, 1986
 
Succubae / Miss Florence Gill
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Succubae / Miss Gwendolen Pynn
 
Servant / Miss Gwendolen Pynn
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Citizen of Cloisterham
Client of the Princess Puffer / Mr. Christopher Lyon
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Servant / Miss Violet Balfour
 
Succubae / Miss Violet Balfour
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
 
Beatrice / Miss Florence Gill
Alice / Miss Isabel Yearsley
 
Succubae / Miss Isabel Yearsley
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Succubae / Miss Gwendolen Pynn
 
Servant / Miss Gwendolen Pynn
 
Citizen of Cloisterham
Standby: David Cromwell (Mayor Thomas Sapsea / Mr. William Cartwright, Your Chairman)
Understudies: Steve Clemente (Deputy / Master Nick Cricker), Richard Cray (John Jasper / Mr. Clive Paget, Neville Landless / Mr. Victor Grinstead), Laurent Giroux (Neville Landless / Mr. Victor Grinstead), Charles Goff (The Reverend Mr. Crisparkle / Mr. Cedric Moncrieff, Mayor Thomas Sapsea / Mr. William Cartwright, Your Chairman), Lorraine Goodman (Rosa Bud / Miss Deirdre Peregrine, Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting), Nicholas Gunn (Bazzard / Mr. Phillip Bax), Rick Negron (Shade of Drood / Mr. Montague Pruitt, Shade of Jasper / Mr. Harry Sayle), Paige O'Hara (Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting, Rosa Bud / Miss Deirdre Peregrine, The Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock), Joe Pichette (Bazzard / Mr. Phillip Bax, Durdles / Mr. Nick Cricker, Horace / Mr. Brian Pankhurst), Suzan Postel (Rosa Bud / Miss Deirdre Peregrine, Alice / Miss Isabel Yearsley, Beatrice / Miss Florence Gill), Robert Radford (Deputy / Master Nick Cricker), Mary Robin Roth (The Princess Puffer / Miss Angela Prysock, Helena Landless / Miss Janet Conover) and Christina Saffran (Edwin Drood / Miss Alice Nutting, Servant / Miss Gwendolen Pynn)
music by Rupert Holmes; lyrics by Rupert Holmes
Act 1
Sung By
There You Are
Chairman and The Company
A Man Could Go Quite Mad
Jasper
Two Kinsmen
Drood and Jasper
Moonfall
Rosa
A British Subject
Neville and Crisparkle with Jasper, Rosa and Helen
Moonfall (Reprise)
Rosa and Helena, with Alice and Beatrice
I Wouldn't Say No
Durdles, Deputy and Chairman, with Ensemble
The Wages of Sin
Puffer
Jasper's Vision
Puffer
Ceylon
Helena, Neville, Drood and Rosa, with Ensemble
Both Sides of the Coin
Jasper and Chairman, with Ensemble
Perfect Strangers
Drood and Rosa
No Good Can Come From Bad
Neville, Drood, Rosa, Helena, Crisparkle, Jasper and Bazzard and the servants
The Name of Love and Moonfall (reprise)
Rosa and Jasper with Ensemble
Act 2
Sung By
Settling Up the Score
Datchery and Puffer, with Ensemble
Off to the Races
Chairman, Durdles and Deputy, with Ensemble
Don't Quit While You're Ahead
Puffer with The Company
The Garden Path to Hell
Puffer

Tony Award®

Best Musical

1986 Winner
Produced by Joseph Papp

Best Book of a Musical

1986 Winner
Book by Rupert Holmes

Best Original Score

1986 Winner
Music by Rupert Holmes
Lyrics by Rupert Holmes

Best Actor in a Musical

1986 Winner
George Rose
 

Best Actress in a Musical

1986 Nominee
Cleo Laine
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1986 Nominee
John Herrera
Howard McGillin
 

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

 

Best Choreography

1986 Nominee
Choreographed by Graciela Daniele

Best Direction of a Musical

1986 Winner
Directed by Wilford Leach

Drama Desk Award

Outstanding Musical

1986 Winner
Produced by Joseph Papp

Outstanding Book

1986 Winner
Book by Rupert Holmes

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1986 Winner
George Rose
 

Outstanding Actor in a Musical

1986 Nominee
Howard McGillin
 

Outstanding Actress in a Musical

1986 Nominee
Patti Cohenour
Cleo Laine
 

Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical

1986 Nominee
Joe Grifasi

Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical

1986 Winner
Jana Schneider

Outstanding Director of a Musical

1986 Winner
Directed by Wilford Leach

Outstanding Orchestration

1986 Winner
Music orchestrated by Rupert Holmes

Outstanding Music

1986 Winner
Music by Rupert Holmes

Outstanding Costume Design

1986 Winner
Costume Design by Lindsay W. Davis
 

Outstanding Lighting Design

1986 Nominee
Lighting Design by Paul Gallo
 

Outstanding Set Design

1986 Nominee
Scenic Design by Bob Shaw

Theatre World

Award

1986 Recipient
Cleo Laine
Howard McGillin
PRODUCTIONS

More Productions by Opening Date