Monday, August 18, 2008

Broadway Monday

Curtains "Curtains unfolds backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for the presence of its talent-free leading lady. When the hapless star dies on opening night during her curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi arrives on the scene 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."
Curtains opened on Broadway for the 2007 season as the last Kander & Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago) musical thus immediately making a part of history and a sure thing for audiences. The show was full of big, brassy numbers which hearken to the days of the 1950's musicals. The show was nominated for a number of Tony Awards in 2007, and headliner David Hyde Pierce took home the statuette for Best Actor in a Musical. The outrageously talented Debra Monk was also nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for this show.
Curtains ran for 511 performances at the famed Al Hirschfeld Theatre and closed on June 29th of this year.

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