By Matthew Blank
11 Mar 2013
Hosted by composer-lyricist Rupert Holmes, the event began at 4:30 PM.
Part of the "Live at Barnes and Noble" series, the afternoon featured appearances by the full cast with performances by Stephanie J. Block, Betsy Wolfe and Jessie Mueller singing favorites such as "Perfect Strangers," "Murderer's Confession" and "The Writing on the Wall."
Afterwards, Holmes and the principal cast autographed the new recording, which is available on the DRG Records label.
Barnes & Noble is located at 150 East 86th St. at Lexington.
The Broadway company includes Stephanie J. Block (Edwin Drood), Will Chase (John Jasper), Gregg Edelman (Reverend Mr. Crisparkle), Jim Norton (Chairman) and Chita Rivera (Princess Puffer) with Andrew Samonsky (Neville Landless), Jessie Mueller (Helena Landless), Erin Davie (Rosa Bud), Nicholas Barasch (Deputy), Peter Benson (Bazzard), Robert Creighton (Durdles), Alison Cimmet, Nick Corley, Janine DiVita, Jenifer Foote, Justin Greer, Shannon Lewis, Spencer Plachy, Kiira Schmidt, Eric Sciotto, Jim Walton.