Thursday, May 11, 2006

Kander and Ebb's Curtains Set to Rise in LA This Summer

Kander and Ebb's Curtains Set to Rise in LA This Summer

Despite the death of lyricist/composer/writer Fred Ebb nearly two years ago, the curtains for the world premiere of his last collaboration with John Kander -- appropriately titled Curtains -- are set to rise this July at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center.

Celebrated for scores ranging from Cabaret to Chicago, the celebrated, dynamic duo's latest musical comedy will be headlined by David Hyde Pierce, most recently lighting up the Broadway stage in Monty Python's Spamalot. Hyde Pierce will portray a gumshoe investigating a backstage murder in Boston. The Broadway-bound Curtains is set in the 1950s and will feature a book by two-time Tony winner Rupert Holmes, who's probably still more well known for his infamous hit song from 1979-80, "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" than for The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

If you enjoy being among the first to see theatrical history being made, make sure you're in LA between July 25 through September 10 to see Curtains.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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At 12 May, 2006, Blogger BroadwayBaby said...

Allow me to add that the divine Karen Ziemba, as well as Edward Hibbert and Deborah Monk, are rumored to be in the production...

At 12 May, 2006, Blogger Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Appreciate you noting those additions to the cast, each of which would give the show further cachet -- as if it needed any more than Kander and Ebb! Edward Hibbert's casting would, of course, mean a quick exit from his current role in Drowsy Chaperone. I'll look forward to hearing more about other casting choices.


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