Curtains, the hilarious new musical whodunit was a "must-see" hit of the 2007-2008 Broadway season, playing over 500 performances. Curtains is the winner of nine Drama Desk Awards and eight 2007 Tony Award nominations including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, and Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (David Hyde Pierce).
"Musical comedy heaven! Blissful, very funny, and thoroughly entertaining!" William Goldman of Variety raved, "An insanely funny evening. Show stopping applause and wild laughter throughout." Jeffrey Lyons of WNBC enthused, "A big, delightful musical packed full of show-stopping numbers and the wittiest book in years!"
CURTAINS features a book by Rupert Holmes (Say Goodnight Gracie), music and lyrics by Broadway legends Fred Ebb and John Kander (Cabaret and Chicago), an original book and concept by Peter Stone (Titanic, 1776 and The Will Rogers Follies), with additional lyrics by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Say Goodnight Gracie).
Curtains takes place backstage at Boston's Colonial Theatre in 1959. It's the opening night of Robbin' Hood of the Old West and the new musical could be a smash hit, if it weren't for the show's incredibly untalented leading lady. When she is murdered during the curtain call, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi is summoned to conduct an investigation. The lure of the theater soon becomes irresistible to the stage-struck detective and he finds himself just as dedicated to making the show a hit as he is to solving the murder.