It's a Business: Curtains Principals Extend Contracts to August

News   It's a Business: Curtains Principals Extend Contracts to August Show people like to work. The original principal cast members of Broadway's murder-mystery musical comedy, Curtains, have extended their contracts in the show for an additional six months, through Aug. 31, the producers announced.

Noah Racey and Karen Ziemba in the new musical Curtains.
Noah Racey and Karen Ziemba in the new musical Curtains. Photo by Joan Marcus

They join Tony Award-winner David Hyde Pierce, who had already announced his intention to stick around the Al Hirschfeld Theatre into the dog days of August.

Hyde Pierce won the 2007 Tony Award for his performance as a Boston cop addicted to musicals. Tony and Emmy Award winner Debra Monk, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba, Jason Danieley, Edward Hibbert, John Bolton, Michael X. Martin, Michael McCormick, Noah Racey and Megan Sikora, will continue in the roles they created in Curtains.

Curtains, an original musical comedy about a murder backstage at Broadway-bound musical, has a book by Rupert Holmes (a Tony Award-winner for The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and songs by composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb (the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Cabaret, Chicago, "New York New York"), with original book and concept by Tony Award-winner Peter Stone (1776, Titanic, The Will Rogers Follies). Additional lyrics are by John Kander & Rupert Holmes.

Five-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis directs. Choreography is by Tony Award-winner Rob Ashford (Thoroughly Modern Millie).

The 31-member cast also features Nili Bassman (Arlene Barucca), Bridget Berger (Roberta Wooster), Kevin Bernard (Roy Stetson/Detective O'Farrell), Ward Billeisen (Brick Hawvermale), Jennifer Dunne (Jan Setler), David Eggers (Swing), J. Austin Eyer (Swing), Jennifer Frankel (Marjorie Cook), Patty Goble (Jessica Cranshaw/Connie Subbotin), Lorin Lattaro (Swing), Shannon Lewis (Mona Page), David Loud (Sasha Iljinsky), Brittany Marcin (Peg Prentice), Jim Newman (Randy Dexter), Aaron Ramey (Harv Fremont), Joe Aaron Reid (Ronnie Driscoll), Christopher Spaulding (Russ Cochran), Jerome Vivona (Swing) and Stephanie Youell (Swing). For more information, visit www.CurtainsTheMusical.com.