The Cast of 'Curtains' Goes Thataway
This past Tuesday two twenty something girls stood at the box office window of the Al Hirschfeld theatre trying to buy tickets for the final performance of CURTAINS on June 29th. Needless to say these girls are big fans, and like many of the shows passionate fans, they'll be sad to see CURTAINS, which is the final collaboration between John Kander and Fred Ebb, close.
CURTAINS stars four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce, who won a 2007 Tony for his role as Lt. Frank Cioffi, Debra Monk,Karen Ziemba,Jason Danieley,Erin Davie, and Edward Hibbert. Rounding out the cast are John Bolton,Michael X. Martin,Michael McCormick,Noah Racey,Megan Sikora, and Gerry Vichi. The plot revolves around the murder of a talent-less leading lady who is murdered on opening night of a Broadway-bound shows out-of-town tryout. Lt. Frank Cioffi is in charge of finding her killer, but in the process falls in love with one of the show-with-in-a-shows stars, and with the magic of theatre itself. It is perhaps this ode to the joys of the theatre that caused so many theatergoers to fall in love with CURTAINS themselves.
CURTAINS is one of three Broadway shows closing this weekend, and no doubt on the 29th all three theatres will be filled with theatre fans sad to see their favorite show close. In honor of the closing of CURTAINS, and these other shows, we talked to the cast of CURTAINS, the show that celebrates the theatre, to get their thoughts on the shows closing, and what it's like to be part of a Broadway show.
What are your thoughts on being in the last Kander and Ebb musical?
Erin Davie: When I graduated college we had to have a book with songs for auditions. They encouraged us to choose songs we love to sing. I found I had way too mane Kander and Ebb songs and I had to re-edit my book. I never imagined I would get to do this.