A successful writer is about to give up on his most recent script, but then his secretary offers him renewed inspiration. With the young secretary acting as his muse, the playwright puts his show on Broadway – only to discover that the play’s handsome leading man is being inspired by her as well.
Samson Raphaelson’s 1934 play stars David Hyde Pierce (Frasier, Spamalot, Curtains) in a performance which demonstrates that he is successfully making the transition from comic sidekick to unassuming leading man. Though the comedy is certainly a bit dated, it still plays as quite charming and funny, and it also offers some thoughtful meditations on love and youth.
Curtains, the murder-mystery musical that opened on Broadway in March 2007, has announced that it will have its final Broadway performance at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on June 29. That still leaves you plenty of time to catch David Hyde Piece (who won a Tony for his performance as a Broadway-obsessed detective) and company in this Kander & Ebb tuner. Get your discount tickets here.
David Hyde Pierce, star of the Broadway musical mystery comedy Curtains, will be staying with the show until summer 2008. It is usually tough to keep a big name on Broadway for more than a year at a time, but Pierce has stated that he’s enjoying Curtains so much that he felt compelled to stick with it longer than he was originally contracted to. Pierce won a Tony Award last year for his role as Lt. Frank Cioffi, the Broadway-loving detective. He has appeared on Broadway a few times before Curtains too, most notably in Spamalot and The Heidi Chronicles.
The Lincoln Center area Barnes & Noble in New York City (exact address: 1972 Broadway) will be featuring some exciting Broadway events this month. First up, Audra McDonald, John Cullum, and the cast of the Broadway revival of 110 in the Shade will perform on June 5 at 5:30. The cast of The Drowsy Chaperone will appear at 5:30 on June 8. On June 14 at 5:00, David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, and other members of the Broadway cast of Curtains will perform. These great events are all free and open to the public, so enjoy!