Photo Coverage: Curtains Gypsy Robe Ceremony
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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