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The mystery of Edwin Drood [sound recording] : Durdles's confession and other songs

Title
The mystery of Edwin Drood [sound recording] : Durdles's confession and other songs / by Rupert Holmes.
Author
Holmes, Rupert.
Publication
1986.

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AudioNo restrictions *LTC 6633 [Cassette]Performing Arts Research Collections - Recorded Sound

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Found In
New York Shakespeare Festival records, 1954-1992.
Description
1 sound cassette : analog, stereo.
Alternative Title
  • Durdle's confession
  • New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection.
Subject
Note
  • Credits and production information taken from the book: New York Shakespeare Festival, the people and the plays.
  • In this production, the ending of the musical is dependent on audience participation. In this recording, Helena was voted to be the character Datchery, The Princess Puffer was the murderer and Helena and Bazzard were the lovers.
  • "Durdles' confession; Drood-Broadway"--Cassette.
  • Separated from the New York Shakespeare Festival records; for papers, see the Billy Rose Theatre Collection, *T-Mss 1993-028; for sheet music and scores, see the Music Division, JPB 04-03.
Credits (note)
  • Rupert Holmes, composer, librettist, lyricist and arranger ; Michael Starobin, conductor ; Wilford Leach. director.
Source (note)
  • The New York Shakespeare Festival and Gail Merrifield Papp;
Linking Entry (note)
  • Forms part of: New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection.
Contents
Murderer's confession (Durdles) demo / performed by Rupert Holmes -- There you are [excerpt] -- Don't quit while you're ahead [short version] -- The garden path to Hell [excerpt] -- Puffer's revelation -- Out on a limerick -- Jasper's confession -- Murderer's confession -- Perfect strangers (reprise) -- The writing on the wall -- Finale (Don't quit while you're ahead (reprise))
Call Number
*LTC 6633
Author
Holmes, Rupert.
Title
The mystery of Edwin Drood [sound recording] : Durdles's confession and other songs / by Rupert Holmes.
Imprint
1986.
Credits
Rupert Holmes, composer, librettist, lyricist and arranger ; Michael Starobin, conductor ; Wilford Leach. director.
Performer
Rupert Holmes, vocals and synthesizer ; George Rose (Mayor Thomas Sapsea / Your Chairman William Cartwright) ; Cleo Laine (The Princess Puffer / Angela Prysock) ; Patti Cohenour (Rosa Bud / Deidre Peregrine) ; Jana Schneider (Helena Landless / Janet Conover) ; Howard McGillin (John Jasper / Clive Paget) ; Joe Grifasi (Bazzard / Phillip Bax) ; Betty Buckley (Edwin Drood / Alice Nutting) ; Jerome Dempsey (Durdles / Nick Cricker) ; John Herrera (Neville Landless / Victor Grinstead) ; Don Kuhr (Deputy / Nick Cricker Jr.) ; Larry Shue (Rev. Crispsparkle / Wilfred Barking-Smythe) ; Judy Kuhn (Alice / Isabel Yearley) ; Donna Murphy (Beatrice / Florence Gill)
Summary
Cassette contains a demo recording of "Murderer's confession" [of the Durdles character] performed by the composer and a recording of selections from Act 2 performed by the cast members from the Broadway production of The mystery of Edwin Drood. The demo is taped over the second selection "There you are". "Don't quit while you're ahead" was recorded in the short version of the song.
Linking Entry
Forms part of: New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection.
Added Author
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. Mystery of Edwin Drood.
Holmes, Rupert, singer.
Rose, George, 1920-1988, singer.
Laine, Cleo, singer.
Cohenour, Patti, 1952- singer.
Schneider, Jana, singer.
McGillin, Howard, singer.
Grifasi, Joe, singer.
Buckley, Betty, singer.
Dempsey, Jerome, singer.
Herrera, John, singer.
Kuhr, Don, singer.
Shue, Larry, singer.
Kuhn, Judy, singer.
Murphy, Donna, singer.
Starobin, Michael, conductor.
Leach, Wilford, 1929-1988, director.
Papp, Gail Merrifield. Donor
New York Shakespeare Festival Public Theater. Donor
Added Title
Durdle's confession
New York Shakespeare Festival recordings collection.
Found In:
New York Shakespeare Festival records, 1954-1992.
Research Call Number
*LTC 6633
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