Two Alumni Headline Tony Award-Winning Musical at TU Feb. 15-25

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Published on 2/1/07

Rupert Holmes’ Tony Award-winning musical “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” will be presented Feb. 15-25 at The University of Tulsa Chapman Theatre located in Kendall Hall on the TU campus. The play is directed by Prof. Lisa Wilson.

After Edwin Drood disappears one stormy Christmas Eve, this Victorian-style musical whodunit plunges into hilarity. One of the play’s most notable features allows the audience to vote each night for their favorite as detective, murderer and lovers.

Two TU alumni will appear as guest artists in the production. Ben Black, who currently resides in New York, is featured in the role of Mr. William Cartwright, The Chairman of the Music Hall. Joel Sutliffe stars as John Jasper, a role for which he won a Joseph Jefferson Award in Chicago.

There will be six evening performances, 8:00 p.m. on Feb. 15, 16, 17 and 22, 23, and 24; and two matinees, 2:00 p.m., Feb. 18 and 25. Ticket prices are $7, general admission; $5, non-TU students and senior citizens; and $2, TU students.

For more information, please contact the Department of Theatre, (918) 631-2566.