13 Facts About Drood


Mystery of Edwin Drood is a musical based on the unfinished Charles Dickens novel.

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Musical Drood is derived from two major inspirations: Charles Dickens' final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and the British pantomime and music hall traditions that reached the height of their popularity in the years following Dickens' death.

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Drood is unusual in part because of Holmes' feat of writing the book, music, lyrics, and full orchestrations for the show.

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Drood is engaged to the fair Miss Rosa Bud, who is Jasper's music pupil and the object of his mad obsession.

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Back in Cloisterham, Neville and Drood meet and come to odds with each other almost immediately.

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Drood was last seen walking there with Neville the night before.

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Drood's is horrified and angry, and they sing "The Name Of Love And Moonfall", ending with Jasper's pursuing Rosa off-stage as the act concludes.

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Just then, there comes a noise from the crypt, and a very-much-alive Edwin Drood appears, ready to tell all what really happened on the night of his disappearance .

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When Drood woke, he escaped and fled from Cloisterham, only returning so that he could find out who wanted him dead.

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Drood's confession is a reprise of "A Man Could Go Quite Mad" and "Moonfall".

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Drood murdered Drood so that he could marry Rosa, thinking her to be the woman he loved.

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Drood's confession is a reprise of "Off to the Races".

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In 1988, several months after closing on Broadway, a slightly-revised version of Drood, directed by Rob Marshall, began its first North America tour at the Kennedy Center Opera House in Washington, DC, with Rose, Schneider and O'Hara reprising their leads, and Jean Stapleton playing Laine's role.

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