Photo Coverage: Curtains Gypsy Robe Ceremony

March 26
10:23 AM 2007

David Eggers was chosen as Curtains' winner of the Gypsy Robe.  Eggers is a swing in the ensemble of Curtains, which opened on March 22nd at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.  He also understudies the role of Bobby Pepper.

The colorful Gypsy Robe, embellished with mementos from Broadway musicals, is presented to the cast member who has the most Broadway chorus credits. The Apple Tree's Dennis Stowe and Lorin Latarro were the last performers to be chosen as the Gypsy Robe winner. Eggers' other Broadway credits include The Pajama Game, Wonderful Town, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Saturday Night Fever, Annie Get Your Gun and Chicago.

Starring David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, Jason Danieley, Jill Paice, Edward Hibbert, Noah Racey and others, Curtains features direction by Scott Ellis and choreography by Rob Ashford.   Curtains, with a book by Rupert Holmes, features one of the last scores by John Kander and the late Fred Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret).

According to production notes, the musical "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 (David Hyde Pierce) 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. "

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Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.

Jack Dabdoub, John P. Connolly, Eileen Casey, Bill Babel and Austin Colyer

John P. Connolly (AEA Executive Director) and wife Bronni Stein Connolly (Actor's Equity)

Tom Miller (Actors' Equity) and Rommy Sandhu

Rommy Sandhu

David Hyde Pierce

David Hyde Pierce

Noah Racey

Karen Ziemba

Jason Danieley

Dennis Stowe

David Eggers

David Eggers

David Eggers

David Eggers

David Eggers with David Hyde Pierce and Curtains cast members

David Eggers with David Hyde Pierce and cast

David Eggers with David Hyde Pierce and cast

Jill Paice and David Hyde Pierce

Choreographer Rob Ashford, Jill Paice and David Hyde Pierce

David Eggers with Karen Ziemba and cast

David Eggers and John P. Connolly

David Eggers and Scott Ellis

David Eggers and Edward Hibbert

David Eggers and Edward Hibbert

David Eggers and Debra Monk

David Eggers, Debra Monk and Karen Ziemba

David Hyde Pierce, David Eggers, Debra Monk and Karen Ziemba

Edward Hibbert, Karen Ziemba and the cast

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.



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