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Curtains Tickets

Al Hirschfeld Theatre

302 West 45th Street

Between 8th and 9th Avenues

New York NY 10036 View on map

Curtains Summary

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.

Curtains Cast Recording on iTunes

Kander Without Ebb? Start Spreading the News
In a town that loves power couples, it probably made sense to advertise Curtains as "the new Kander and Ebb musical."

Musical. Broadway. Bad Things Happen. A New Writer. The Show Goes On.
Rupert Holmes was at the piano one recent afternoon, recording some music at M&I, a small throwback of a recording studio on the 14th floor of the Film Center Building on Ninth Avenue in Manhattan.

Curtains Special Information

Curtains is one of the final shows by Kander & Ebb, the legendary Tony Award-winning songwriters behind Cabaret, Chicago and New York, New York.

Curtains Cast Members:

Cast of 28, including David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, Jason Danieley, Erin Davie, and Edward Hibbert

Curtains Creative Team

Book: Rupert Holmes (Original Book and Concept by Peter Stone)
Music: John Kander
Lyrics: Fred Ebb
Additional Lyrics: John Kander & Rupert Holmes
Director: Scott Ellis
Choreographer: Rob Ashford
Producer: Curtains LP
Press Agent: Boneau / Bryan-Brown

Curtains Award Winners/Nominees

Nominated for 8 2007 Tony Awards
  • Best Musical
  • Best Book of a Musical - Rupert Holmes & Peter Stone
  • Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre - Music: John Kander; Lyrics: Fred Ebb, John Kander & Rupert Holmes
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical - David Hyde Pierce - Winner!
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical - Debra Monk
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical - Karen Ziemba
  • Best Direction of a Musical - Scott Ellis
  • Best Choreography - Rob Ashford

Nominated for 6 2006 - 2007 Outer Critics Circle Awards

  • Outstanding New Broadway Musical
  • Outstanding New Score
  • Outstanding Choreography - Rob Ashford
  • Outstanding Actor in a Musical - David Hyde Pierce
  • Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Jason Danieley
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Karen Ziemba - Winner!
Nominated for 10 2006 - 2007 Drama Desk Awards
  • Outstanding Musical
  • Outstanding Actor in a Musical - David Hyde Pierce
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Debra Monk - Winner!
  • Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Karen Ziemba
  • Outstanding Music - John Kander
  • Outstanding Lyrics - Fred Ebb, with Additional Lyrics by Rupert Holmes and John Kander
  • Outstanding Book of a Musical - Rupert Holmes and Peter Stone - Winner!
  • Outstanding Orchestrations - William David Brohn
  • Outstanding Set Design of a Musical - Anna Louizos
  • Outstanding Costume Design - William Ivey Long

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Curtains Quick Facts

Running Time:

2 hours and 30 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission

Tickets Starting At:

Audience :

Appropriate for 10 +.
Children under the age of 4 are not permitted in the theatre.

First Preview Date Opening Date
February 27, 2007 March 22, 2007