Tony Award winning Curtains
star David Hyde Pierce will appear on "Live with Regis and Kelly" on Monday,
March 3 at 9AM. In the New York area, "Live with Regis & Kelly"
airs on WABC-TV Channel 7. Check local
listings. Curtains, the Musical Comedy Whodunit from the authors of Cabaret and Chicago,
is now in its second year on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street).
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," describe press
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 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, New York New York),
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
The 31-member cast also features Nili Bassman (Arlene
Barucca), Bridget Berger (Roberta Wooster), Kevin Bernard (Roy
Stetson/Detective O'Farrell), Ward Billeisen (Brick Hawvermale), Jennifer Dunne
(Jan Setler), David Eggers (Swing), J. Austin Eyer (Swing), Jennifer Frankel
(Marjorie Cook), Patty Goble (Jessica Cranshaw/Connie Subbotin), Lorin Lattaro
(Swing), Shannon Lewis (Mona Page), David Loud (Sasha Iljinsky), Brittany
Marcin (Peg Prentice), Jim Newman (Randy Dexter), Aaron Ramey (Harv Fremont),
Joe Aaron Reid (Ronnie Driscoll), Christopher Spaulding (Russ Cochran), Jerome
Vivona (Swing) and Stephanie Youell (Swing).