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Closed June 29, 2008

David Hyde Pierce, steps into full-fledged Broadway stardom with his performance

Ben Brantley, New York Times

Why See Curtains?

"CURTAINS, in a brilliantly directed production by Scott Ellis, does what musicals rarely do anymore: entertain. David Hyde Pierce, a performer who practically oozes love for the stage, may have found the theatrical role of his career"
Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times

CURTAINS is a savagely funny new musical comedy, starring four-time Emmy Award-winner David Hyde Pierce (“Frasier,” Spamalot) and Tony Award®-winner Debra Monk (Redwood Curtain, Steel Pier, “NYPD Blue”) and featuring a show-stopping score by the team of John Kander & Fred Ebb, the Tony Award®-winning songwriters of such hits as Chicago, Cabaret and New York, New York.

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.

Previews from : 27th February 2007
Opened : 22nd March 2007
Closed : 29th June 2008

Audience:  Curtains is approriate for children aged 8 and upwards.  Children under 4 years of age will not be admitted into the Al Hirschfeld Theater.

Run time:  2 hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

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Matinee - - 2 pm - - 2 pm 3 pm
Evening - 7 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm 8 pm -

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Opening night: 27 February 2007


Best Lead Actor - David Hyde Pierce

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GAIL: “Great performances, wonderful music; pure fun!”

If you are a musical comedy fan, treat yourself to a performance that is... more

Carol: “The Best Musical Comedy I Have Ever Seen!”

This was the most clever, at times tender, hysterically funny musical comedy... more

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