Photo Coverage: 'Curtains' Holiday Party

By: Dec. 19, 2007
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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  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