Curtains

May 3 – 20, 2018

by Kander & Ebb, Book by Peter Stone, Additional Material by Rupert Holmes

This Broadway musical mystery features a dazzling musical score by the legendary team Kander and Ebb (Chicago, Cabaret) and nominated for 8 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book & Best Original Score. The chief sleuth, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi, with a secret affinity for musical theater, investigates the murder of a Broadway-bound theater company’s tremendously untalented star on opening night. Could the culprit be the hard-edged lady producer, one of the recently divorced songwriting team, the egomaniacal British director, or the seemingly sweet ingénue? Curtains will have you on the edge of your seat – laughing!

 

 

Based on the original book and concept by Peter Stone, the musical is a send-up of backstage murder mystery plots, set in 1959 Boston, Massachusetts and follows the fallout when Jessica Cranshaw, the supremely untalented star of Robbin’ Hood of the Old West is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself. Cioffi also dreams of being in musical theater. The show opened on Broadway to mixed reviews, though several critics praised the libretto and the character of Lieutenant Cioffi, who critic Ben Brantley called “the best damn musical theatre character since Mama Rose in ‘Gypsy’, and the best role of David Hyde Pierce’s career.”

Michael Silvestri ……………………………. Frank Cioffi

Amy Morris …………………………….  Niki Harris

Cherie Albury …………………………….  Carmen Bernstein

Francesca Guanciale Jay …………………………….  Georgia Hendricks

Nathan Daugherty …………………………….  Aaron Fox

Dave Malloy ……………………………. Sidney Bernstein

Michael McGuigan …………………………….  Christopher Belling

Skylar Jay …………………………….  Bambi Bernet

Gary Walkup …………………………….  Johnny Harmon

Jerry Slutzky …………………………….  Oscar Shapiro

Lee Holmes ………………………………. Daryl Grady 

Jason Ensor …………………………….  Bobby Pepper

Colleen Boylan …………………………….  Jessica Crenshaw

ENSEMBLE

Sarah Rowell, Patrick Eland, Chloe Mastro, George Kolitsas, Lee Catalfomo, Jesse Cordero,

Michelle Stratton, Conner Rederick, Connor Coyne

Artistic Director/Designer………………………………………… Jason Fortner

Musical Director ………………………………………… Emi Stefanov

Stage Manager ……….…………………….………. Colleen Boylan/Gabe O’Reilly

Props/Dressing ……………………………………….…………………….. FWP Staff

Box Office …………………………………………Elizabeth Lott, Deborah Black

Marketing Director/Assistant Musical Director ……………………..……. Nathan Daugherty

Social Media ………………………………………………..…………. Colleen Boylan

House Manager …………………………………….……….…………. Nancy Russo

COMING SOON!