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Chatting with Rupert Holmes About Landless’ Symphonic/Metal Version of his Musical ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

He’s a triple threat! He’s won Tony awards for writing the book, score, and lyrics for his Tony award-winning Best Musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood,  not to mention Tony nominations for the musical Curtains and his play Say Goodnight, Gracie. Now he has given Landless Theatre Company his blessing to create a symphonic/metal arrangement of his score. I asked Rupert Holmes […]

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Tony Award Winner Rupert Holmes Joins Post-Matinee Discussion This Sunday, 9/18 at ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood-The Symphonic/Metal Version’ at The Arts Barn

This Sunday, after the September 18th matinee performance of The Mystery of Edwin Drood there will be a post-show discussion with the MetalDrood team and acclaimed mystery novelist Rupert Holmes, Drood’s Tony Award-winning playwright-composer-lyricist. Holmes is an entertainment Renaissance man, with a descriptor that includes mystery novelist-playwright-composer-arranger-screenwriter-conductor-singer-songwriter. As a pop tunesmith, perhaps his best known hit […]

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A Report on Landless Theatre Company’s Symphonic Metal ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’

Following the success of last year’s Sweeney Todd Prog Metal Version, Landless Theatre Company is back with their latest metal adaptation of a Tony® Award-winning musical. This time, the company tackles The Mystery of Edwin Drood, with innovative new symphonic metal arrangements created with the blessing of Drood composer Rupert Holmes. “I’m both intrigued and […]

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Andrew L. Baughman on Landless Theatre Company’s New ‘Symphonic Metal’ Version of ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ Playing Through 9/25 at The Arts Barn

Landless Theatre Company has taken another classic Tony Award-winning Best Musical – Rupert Holmes’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood – and has adapted it into a Symphonic Metal production. Producing Artistic Director Andrew L. Baughman takes us on this journey. Joel: Why was The Mystery of Edwin Drood the perfect choice to turn into a Symphonic Metal production? Andrew: […]

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East Street Arts Center is coming to Frederick and Landless Theatre Company Has Found a New Home

The Landless Theatre Company is opening the new “East Street Arts Center” at 919-B N. East Street in Frederick, MD. The 12,000 square foot former church space will include a 180-seat performance venue, classrooms, rehearsal space, and an Art Gallery. A “soft opening” is scheduled for December 5, 2015, and the Arts Center expects to […]

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‘Emily Skinner: Broadway Her Way’ at AMP

At the Strathmore’s new AMP venue last night, musical theater star and singer extraordinaire Emily Skinner, dazzled the crowd-with her always winning combination of a soaring purity of tone and the ability to interpret a lyric like Frank or Ella. Skinner’s voice is truly one to make the Gods envious; her vocal instrument can plummet […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending June 5, 2015-Part 1

Congrats to all our new Scene Stealers honorees! ______ Shayna Blass as Lulu in the Final Scene of Cabaret at Signature Theatre “In Act Two the Emcee sings “If You Could See Her (with my eyes)” to someone costumed as an ape whose primate movements might suggest an innocuous clown show. Then when the ape mask […]

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Meet the Cast of ‘August: Osage County’ at The Highwood Theatre Part 2: Madison Middleton

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of August: Osage County at The Highwood Theatre, meet Madison Middleton. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform on the stage before. Madison: My name is Madison Middleton, and I’m in 9th grade. I’ve been in many, many Highwood productions, […]

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In the Moment: A Chat with the Director and Cast Members of George Mason University’s ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ Which Opens This Friday Night

Ah, theatrical heaven! Being in the midst of the usually unseen controlled chaos of a rehearsal, especially with a large cast. Such a delight, so much infectious, intense energy pervading a large, brightly lit rehearsal room. Your columnist was at a recent rehearsal for the upcoming George Mason University College of Visual and Performing Arts […]

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Predict the Tony Award Winners and Win $150 on TrueTheatergoer

Welcome to your opportunity to vote (unofficially) for the 2013 Tony Awards on TrueTheatergoer. ENTER YOUR TONY AWARDS CHOICES HERE. The person with the highest number of correct answers will win $150 to attend a Broadway show. If there is a tie in winners chosen, the person in this group with the fewest number of wrong […]

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