Curtains

A backstage musical comedy murder mystery set in a Boston theatre in the 1950s. The leading lady has been murdered during the curtain call and homicide detective (and musical theatre afficianado) Frank Cioffi is called in to investigate. Bodies begin to pile up as the cast shrinks and everyone is a suspect.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces the recipients of the second round of the 2019 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $583,000, allow 15 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
If you knew a secret that could shatter a bride's dream the night before her wedding, would you tell?
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 5, 2019
Broadway's beloved couple, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley are the center of a fundraising benefit for the Cancer Support Community and it is sure to be a night to remember.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Just in time for Halloween, St. Dunstan's Theatre Guild is proud to present ZOM-BRIDE!, an original play written by Jake Zinke (West Bloomfield).  ZOM-BRIDE! is a parody of the 1943 film I Walked with a Zombie, which was loosely based on the novel Jane Eyre. ZOM-BRIDE! is full of physical comedy, sexual innuendo, voodoo dolls, magic, and, of course, zombies! The cast of characters is played by a troupe of four actors, most of whom play several different roles, often moments after one another. This is a fast-paced, madcap comedy with quick changes, mystery, and fake blood. The troupe of actors are played by Molly Dorset (Birmingham), Paul Dorset (Birmingham), Jeff Foust (West Bloomfield), and Jake Zinke (West Bloomfield).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
The Umbrella Community Arts Center came alive with the sights and sounds of Broadway last night to celebrate the launch of its newly minted professional company, The Umbrella Stage Company, and the grand opening of its new home - a just-constructed, state-of-the-art, 344-seat mainstage theater at 40 Stow Street.
by Karen Bovard - Sep 29, 2019
Theater Latte Da is justly famous locally for high quality intimate takes on the American musical. This time, they've done their best to erase all division between audience and actor, creating the feel of a 1920s speakeasy in their 240 seat proscenium space. Full disclosure: I don't much like CHICAGO as a show (largely because it strikes me as so deeply cynical, plus I'm not a big Fosse/Verdon fan) but I can't fault this production in the slightest. If this is your thing, you'll love it. With its inherent critique of egregious lying in order to stay in the media spotlight so as to avoid justice, it's topical, too, I'd say.
by Broadwaysted - Sep 25, 2019
This week, the Broadwaysted Crew are all feeling like Jacob's Favorite Sons because we're sharing cocktails and laughs with the choreographer of the West End's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, JoAnn M Hunter!
by Jo Fisher - Sep 25, 2019
There are possibly no four words more chilling to the avid theatre-goer than The Woman in Black. Having taken the West End by storm, Stephen Mallatratt's adaptation of Susan Hill's classic ghost story is now haunting theatres around the UK on its tour, after celebrating its thirtieth birthday this year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Broadway Records announced today that MARIN MAZZIE & JASON DANIELEY: BROADWAY & BEYOND a?' LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, October 18, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
They're back at last! Dillie Keane, Adele Anderson and Liza Pulman return to the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall for a four-week Christmas season followed by a huge UK tour in the spring of 2020.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 23, 2019
Broadway's brightest gathered last night at 54 Below to remember Marin Mazzie and raise funds for an extraordinary organization, The Cancer Support Community.
by Isabella Perrone - Sep 21, 2019
The premise is simple: it's the 90s and the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Orchestra is travelling from Egypt to Petah Tikva to perform in a concert. Due to a language barrier, they end up in the tiny desert town of Bet Hatikva with little money, no hotel to check into, and a full day's wait until the next bus out of town. The next ninety minutes follow members of the band as they explore the town with their hosts. Café owner Dina (Chilina Kennedy), her employee Papi (Adam Gabay) and patron Itzik (Pomme Koch) each take a few members of the orchestra with them, and each provide a different look into Bet Hatikva, its residents, and their struggles. In its Toronto premiere this 10-time Tony winning musical, based on the film of the same name, is directed by David Cromer and presented by Mirvish.
by Ashley Elliott - Sep 21, 2019
From the very beginning, when David waves his handkerchief between the curtain, to the final all-cast harmonization of the a?oeYou Mattera?? reprise, Becoming Nancy pulls you in and won't let you go.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center announces the high schools participating in the 2019-20 Center Stage High School Musical Theater Program. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2019
On this day of relaxation, pay tribute to the contributions and achievements of workers in true Broadway fashion. In this second part of our Labor Day celebration, we explore the diverse range of jobs that have graced the Great White Way. Check them out below!
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 18, 2019
Director Sarah Rasmussen marks the beginning of her fifth season at the Jungle Theater with a new work that challenges this small theater technically and is her 'teenage dream.' She answers 6 Questions and a Plug about RIDE THE CYCLONE.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Beloved Broadway and concert performer, Jason Danieley (Pretty Woman, The Full Monty, The Visit), will bring a?oeA Heart to Hearta?? to Feinstein's/54 Below this September 18-21 at 7:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 10, 2019
The Broadway actor, singer, and visual artist makes his UK debut as the Argentine strongman Juan Peron in Jamie Lloyd's radical reimagining of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
The Blue Hill Troupe, New York City's only philanthropic musical theater group, will kick off its 96th season with The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a crowd-pleasing interactive whodunita?'based on Charles Dickens's final, unfinished novela?'that invites the audience to help solve a hilariously madcap murder mystery. One audience member in particular may have a distinct advantage: the show's composer, lyricist, and book writer, Rupert Holmes (honored with Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score of a Musical when the show premiered on Broadway in 1985), who will attend the show at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, and give a talk-back following the performance.
by Addison McKissack - Oct 6, 2019
It's rare that I see a production that leaves me speechless like Texas State's production of ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. This show is so conceptual and cerebral that it is an experience that you won't often find in the theatre. In short, director Allison Price has put together a truly singular theatre going experience with ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at Texas State University.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), a new multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, presents WICKED DIVAS Wednesday, October 23 thru Sunday, October 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Broadway Records will soon release MARIN MAZZIE & JASON DANIELEY: BROADWAY & BEYOND - LIVE AT FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW- available digitally and in stores on Friday, October 18, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com
by Roger Catlin - Oct 15, 2019
Just as African-American artists have sought to reclaim the racist imagery of the past to confront contemporary viewers, the entryway to the Theater Alliance's performance of 'Day of Absence' at the Anacostia Playhouse is decorated with oversized posters advertising blackface minstrel shows.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Corteo, the most enchanting of Cirque du Soleil's arena productions is set to charm UK audiences for the very first time. A welcome addition to Cirque du Soleil's 30th anniversary in the UK, the show will visit Leeds from 18 to 21 June and London from 24 June to 5 July 2020. This unique production, directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, first premiered in Montreal under the Big Top in April 2005. Since then and including its transformation into an arena show in 2018, the show has amazed audiences of over 9 million people, in 20 countries, on 4 continents.
by Isabella Perrone - Oct 12, 2019
It's not unusual for The Second City to take a political angle with their sketch comedy, and their latest revue is no exception. Climate change, racism, sexism and Canada's long history of genocide are all fair gamea?"and in the hands of director Rob Baker and the talented mainstage ensemble, there's a perfect balance between funny and frightening.
by Jim Munson - Oct 10, 2019
Watching Richard O'Brien's a?oeThe Rocky Horror Showa?? at San Jose Stage Company, I was struck by what an odd duck the show is. There really is nothing else even remotely like it in the musical theater canon. At this point in its stage-to-screen-back-to-stage evolution, it invites you not just to experience the live stage play unfolding in front of you, but also encourages you to re-enact own your own experience of having seen the movie, probably decades ago. To aid in the latter, goody bags including all the necessary accoutrements such as newspaper, squirt guns, toilet paper, etc. are available in the lobby at 5 bucks a pop. Audience members gleefully shout out all the expected callbacks from midnight screenings of yore (a?oeAsshole!a??, a?oeSlut!a??) while engaging in a playful competition to come up with the most clever and unexpected contemporary retorts. Surely audiences in the late 1970's did not reference such things as Mar-a-Lago. So here we have a show set more or less in the 1950's, written in the 1970's, and with references to 2019. Talk about your time warp!  
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 31, 2019
As the theatre community mourns the loss of the legendary producer and director Harold Prince, we're looking back at the opening night of Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway production of Prince of Broadway, which celebrated his career spanning seven decades. Check out the video to see Hal alongside the show's stars Tony Yazbeck, Brandon Uranowitz, Emily Skinner, Chuck Cooper, and more on the special night.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Performance Space New York presents the Stages Series (September 2019-January 2020), inviting artists to propose new platforms and conditions that transgress the black box and its institutional walls, positioning performance as an act of creation for and towards the future.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2019
Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
The Summer Festival, August 8-18, 2019, is the culmination of 5 weeks of preparation by Young Company students and their professional Directors, Music Directors, Choreographers, Stage Managers, and Design Teams. Performed by actors in grades 4-12, The Young Company Summer Festival includes 6 fully staged productions: family friendly Freckleface Strawberry The Musical, hilarious murder mystery Curtains, and the toe tapping classic Singin' in the Rain. High School Students continue the fun with the madcap musical farce Lucky Stiff, as well as musical satire How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, and finally the action-packed adventures of She Kills Monsters.
by Jack Read - Jul 26, 2019
Dreamer/Seeker, written by Devan Andrews and directed by Rocky Nunzio, is one of this year's several Capital Fringe offerings that use one of Shakespeare's plays as inspiration. A longstanding tradition, there's a seemingly infinite number of ways to remix the canon; this show uses both a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream and that play's ideas of dream logic as a jumping off point.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Cast members from two of Broadway's most beloved musicals are set to perform at Empire Outlets. For one day onlya?" Friday, July 26, from 12pm to 1pma?" Staten Island's North Shore will be transformed into a one-of-a-kind Broadway experience, courtesy of NYC's Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment. Rather than red velvet curtains and stage lights, some of Broadway's biggest hits will be performed under the Staten Island sun with the Manhattan skyline as backdrop.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Images have been released of the cast of CURTAINS, the Kander & Ebb musical starring Jason Manford as Detective Frank Cioffi at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from 31 March – 4 April 2020.
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Aug 8, 2019
Okada Masaki gets possessed in #BrackenMoor by his BFF who died at 12-years-old, in Alexi Kaye Campbell's chilling play about loss, grief, denial, rejection, acceptance, friendship, and mental health. Playing at Toho's Theatre Creation in Tokyo, Japan until August 27th, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The Avenel Performing Arts Center (APAC), a new multi-disciplinary performing arts center located in Woodbridge, New Jersey, presents Erich Bergen, star of CBS television drama Madam Secretary, for two performances on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 3pm and 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Folk-pop sister group SHEL brings its chamber-pop harmonies to Club Helsinki Hudson on Sunday, September 1, at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
This breathtaking Edinburgh Fringe 2018 hit sell-out show ran at Traverse Theatre before transferring back to the Royal Exchange Theatre Studio in September 2018. Performed by multi-award winning, BAFTA nominated actress Julie Hesmondhalgh, Greatest Play in the History of the World takes us on a heartfelt journey that starts and ends in a small, unassuming house on a quiet suburban road. Julie narrates this story of two neighbours and the people on their street, as she navigates us through the nuances of life, the possibilities of science and the meaning of love.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Emma Ainley-Walker - Aug 28, 2019
In a city where rising accommodation prices and cost of living push both visiting artists and locals out of its festivals, Scottee's Class could not be more pertinent, and that is exactly why it needs to be presented at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
Meet the Oz-some current cast of Wicked on Broadway!
by Zac Thriffiley - Aug 24, 2019
Matt Lyle's A 3D ADVENTURE more than lives up to its title, providing audiences with a madcap rush of scenes filled with action and laughter. But much like a hastily edited fight sequence, the story often feels clunky and uneven, privileging easy gimmicks over dramatic development.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Moonlight Stage Productions concludes its 39th summer season with the San Diego Regional Premiere of a?oeVictor/Victoria,a?? September 11 - 27, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, priced $17 - $57, are on sale now online at moonlightstage.com or by phone by calling VisTix at (760) 724-2110.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Clague Playhouse presents 'An Evening with Mary Ann Winkowski, Ghost Whisperer' on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
by Dan Marois - Aug 19, 2019
While it might seem sacrilegious to host a non-musical at the famed Ogunquit Playhouse, modern day audiences should know that the early years of the theater hosted a slew of non-musical productions. In fact, it was many years ago that I saw a production of Love Letters and an adaptation of Dracula.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Pop artist, Yasar, will play at The Jolly Joker on Oct. 4. Yasar's first acquaintance with music began when he entered the orchestra of the freshman high school. And gave little concerts at school. He performed for the first time on Teachers' Day. In 1987, he came to Istanbul to study Business Administration at Marmara University, where he became interested in poetry seriously. After graduating from Marmara University, he completed his master's degree in International Finance at Istanbul University.
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Louisiana native and internationally charting soul singer Ollie Gabriel was introduced to the American people on the new NBC series a?oeSongland.'
by Andrew White - Aug 10, 2019
Theatre Prometheus has taken over the Capital Hill Arts Workshop space for a couple weeks, and has done Adams proud. Director Chelsea Radigan has assembled a fine cast who gives Or, its best shot. Led by the assured, charismatic Dina Soltan as Behn, you get a taste of adventure, intrigue, sex (well, yeah, it's the 60's) and plots - of the 'bang bang, you're dead' variety, not just the drama kind.