Erin Davie Will Sing "Moonfall" in Broadway's Edwin Drood Starting Feb. 12
By Kenneth Jones
The troupers of The Mystery of Edwin Drood, one of the best-reviewed musicals of the 2012-13 Broadway season, and now extended to March 10, will welcome Erin Davie to the fold beginning Feb. 12.
Davie, of Broadway's Curtains, A Little Night Music and Grey Gardens, succeeds Betsy Wolfe in the role of Rosa Bud — the damsel-in-distress soprano who gets to sing Rupert Holmes' shimmering ballad "Moonfall." Wolfe is headed to the new Off-Broadway production of Jason Robert Brown's two-character musical The Last Five Years. Her final bow in Drood, set in the world of the Victorian English music hall, is Feb. 10.
Scott Ellis (Curtains, Twelve Angry Men) directs the Roundabout Theatre Company's Drood, with book, music and lyrics by Holmes, at Studio 54. (The show's original end date was Feb. 10.)
The revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical features choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by Paul Gemignani. The design team includes Anna Louizos (sets), William Ivey Long (costumes), Brian Nason (lighting), Tony Meola (sound) and Paul Huntley (hair & wigs).
The Mystery of Edwin Drood stars Stephanie J. Block (Edwin Drood), Will Chase (John Jasper), Gregg Edelman (Reverend Mr. Crisparkle), Jim Norton (Chairman) and Chita Rivera (Princess Puffer) with Andy Karl (Neville Landless), Jessie Mueller (Helena Landless), 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 and Jim Walton.
The musical version of Charles Dickens' unfinished novel is told by a rowdy ensemble of actors in a London music hall. The audience famously determines the killer at the end of the show.
Studio 54 is at 254 W. 54th Street. For tickets and information, visit roundabouttheatre.org.
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