Guest Picks: Rupert Holmes

Rupert Holmes was here to talk about the musical "The Mystery of Edwin Drood," which he wrote the book, music, and lyrics for. He stopped by with two of the show's stars, Jim Norton and Jessie Mueller, and he shared his guest picks with us!

What have you read or seen over the past year that moved or surprised you?

 The first 100 pages of my new novel surprised me to no end. Especially that I finished them.

 

What are you listening to right now?

I listen to plays as some might listen to music. I play radio productions of David Mamet’s “The Shawl” and Harold Pinter acting in his play “The Homecoming” every other day.

 

What’s the last great book you read?

The Man Who Was Thursday by G. K. Chesterton

 

What’s one thing you’re a fan of that people might not expect?

The New York Mets and all things “Perry Mason” (T.V. series, and the novels) Also the works of "light” classical composer Leroy Anderson.

 

What’s your favorite comfort food?

Chili can solve everything. And breakfast at Waffle House.