CURTAINS, the Musical Comedy Whodunit from the authors of Cabaret and Chicago, is now in its final four weeks on Broadway. The production, starring Tony and Emmy Award winners David Hyde Pierce
and Debra Monk
, plays its last performance on Sunday, June 29 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street).
CURTAINS is an original musical comedy with a book by Rupert Holmes
(multiple Tony Award-winner for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Say Goodnight Gracie), music by John Kander
, lyrics by Fred Ebb
(the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Cabaret, Chicago), original book and concept by Tony Award-winner Peter Stone (1776, Titanic, The Will Rogers Follies), and additional lyrics by John Kander
& Rupert Holmes
. CURTAINS is directed by five-time Tony Award-nominee Scott Ellis
(She Loves Me, 1776, 12 Angry Men, Steel Pier). Choreography is by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford
(Thoroughly Modern Millie).
The production stars 2007 Tony Award winner and four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce
as Lt. Frank Cioffi and Tony and Emmy Award winner Debra Monk
as producer Carmen Bernstein. CURTAINS also stars Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba
as lyricist Georgia Hendricks, Jason Danieley
as composer Aaron Fox, Erin Davie
as ingénue Niki Harris and Edward Hibbert
as director Christopher Belling, with John Bolton
as theatre critic Daryl Grady, Michael X. Martin
as stage manager Johnny Harmon, Michael McCormick
as investor Oscar Shapiro, Noah Racey
as choreographer Bobby Pepper, Megan Sikora
as understudy Bambi Bernét and Gerry Vichi
as producer Sidney Bernstein.
CURTAINS unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for its talent-free leading lady. When the star dies on opening night, Lt. Frank Cioffi (David Hyde Pierce
) arrives to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit, as he is in solving the murder.
Producers are Roger Berlind
, Roger Horchow, Daryl Roth
, Jane Bergère
, Ted Hartley
and Center Theatre Group. CURTAINS had its world premiere on August 9, 2006 at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.
Performance schedule for CURTAINS is Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, and Sunday at 3:00 PM. Tickets are on sale at Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online at www.telecharge.com
or in person at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office (302 West 45th Street).
Photo by Joan Marcus.