Photo Coverage: 'Curtains' Holiday Party

On Monday, December 17 the cast of the musical Curtains celebrated the holidays in a private party at the Hawaiian Tropic Zone Restaurant (49th & 7th) hosted by Dennis Riese (restaurant owner) and Boulevard Magazine.

Current and past members of the cast were in attendance, including stars David Hyde-Pierce, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, Jill Paice, Edward Hibbert and Jason Danieley.

Plus the creative team including Scott Ellis (director), Roger Berlind (producer), Daryl Roth (producer), John Kander (music), Rupert Holmes (book) and Rob Ashford (choreographer).

"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 (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," explain press notes.

Performance schedule for Curtains is Tuesday at 7:00 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8:00 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2:00 PM, and Sunday at 3:00 PM.  Tickets are on sale at Telecharge at 212-239-6200, online at www.telecharge.com  or in person at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre box office (302 West 45th Street).

Photos by Peter James Zielinski


David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk


Karen Ziemba


Debra Monk, John Kander, and Karen Ziemba


Jill Paice and Megan Sikora


Rupert Holmes, John Kander, Brook Berlind, Daryl Roth, and Roger Berlind


David Hyde Pierce and Jill Paice


Edward Hibbert and Beverly Edwards


Edward Hibbert


Roger Berlind, Scott Ellis, and Daryl Roth


Rupert Holmes and John Kander


Rob Ashford, Roger Berlind, and Scott Ellis


Roger Berlind, John Kander, and Daryl Roth


Daryl Roth and Debra Monk


Cast Members of Curtains (l-r): Matt Farnsworth, Megan Sikora, Jennifer Dunne, Christopher Spaulding, Lorin Latarro and guests


Dennis Riese, Daryl Roth, and Roger Berlind


Ward Billeisen, Jason Daniely, and John Kander


Michael Scirrotto, Debra Monk, and Joe Aaron Reid


Billie Amber Bernard and Kevin Bernard


David Elder


Joe Aaron Reid


Christopher Spaulding


Bridget Berger


Sean Samuels and Adeola Adegbola


Christopher Spaulding and Joe Aaron Reid


Bridget Berger, Jennifer Dunne, and Aaron Ramey


Christopher Spaulding and Sean Samuels


Sean Samuels, Mary Ann Lamb, Christopher Spaulding, and Jennifer Dunne


Dennis Riese opens the night

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Peter James Zielinski As an Equity actor, Peter is photographing the industry from the inside out. He has performed in numerous shows regionally, sung a duet with Richard Chamberlain in the National Tour of "Scrooge," and starred in "The Zoo Project" which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. When not on stage, he can be found photographing headshots and live theatre in NYC, Chicago and LA. As an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, he also acts as a retouching artist for photographers city-wide. For more information, please visit: http://www.pjzstudios.com