John Bolton, who plays Boston drama critic Daryl Grady in the musical comedy, will play police detective Frank Cioffi in Hyde Pierce's absence. Performances of the murder mystery musical by Rupert Holmes, Peter Stone, John Kander and Fred Ebb continue at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.
Bolton appeared in the original companies of Spamalot, Contact and Titanic, all of which won the Tony Award for Best Musical. His other Broadway gigs were How to Succeed… and Damn Yankees, plus Off-Broadway's Five Course Love and It's Only Life.
Curtains concerns a backstage murder in a company that's testing a new musical in Boston. A theatre-loving detective gets entangled in the case — and with members of the cast. It's billed as "the musical comedy whodunit."
The musical was nominated for eight 2007 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
The Curtains cast includes Tony Award winner Debra Monk (Redwood Curtain, Steel Pier) as producer Carmen Bernstein, Tony winner Karen Ziemba (Contact) as lyricist Georgia Hendricks, Jason Danieley (The Full Monty, Broadway's most recent Candide) as composer Aaron Fox, Jill Paice (The Woman in White) as ingénue Niki Harris and Edward Hibbert (The Drowsy Chaperone) as director Christopher Belling, with Michael X. Martin as stage manager Johnny Harmon, Michael McCormick as investor Oscar Shapiro, Noah Racey (Never Gonna Dance) as choreographer/star Bobby Pepper, Ernie Sabella (Sweet Charity, Man of La Mancha) as producer Sidney Bernstein and Megan Sikora as understudy Bambi Bernét.
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