The new musical Curtains
is not the only thing David Hyde-Pierce is devoted to (having recently extended
his contract with the murder-musical through August 2008)… He has been working
with the Alzheimer's Association for the last 10 years as both his grandfather
and his dad had the disease.
To raise money for the Alzheimer's Association, David
himself has offered the opportunity to go "behind the Curtain" with an
exclusive VIP package the Broadway smash musical. The winning bidder and a guest will enjoy 2
VIP tickets to Curtains, a backstage
tour, given by none other than David Hyde-Pierce himself, and dinner at the
famous Sardi's restaurant!
The auction is up at www.charityfolks.com
and stays up until December 14, 2007.
stars Tony and Emmy Award winner Debra Monk as producer Carmen Bernstein, Tony
Award winner Karen Ziemba as lyricist Georgia Hendricks, Jason Danieley as
composer Aaron Fox, Jill Paice 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, Ernie Sabella as
producer Sidney Bernstein and Megan Sikora as understudy Bambi Bernét.
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), Paula Leggett
Chase (Marjorie Cook), Jennifer Dunne (Jan Setler), David Eggers (Swing), J. Austin Eyer (Swing), Matt Farnsworth (Harv
Fremont), Patty Goble (Jessica
Cranshaw/Connie Subbotin), Mary Ann Lamb (Mona Page), Lorin Lattaro (Swing),
David Loud (Sasha Iljinsky), Brittany Marcin (Peg Prentice), Jim Newman (Randy
Dexter), Joe Aaron Reid (Ronnie Driscoll), Christopher Spaulding (Russ
Cochran), Jerome Vivona (Swing) and Stephanie Youell (Swing).
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).