Hey, Mr. Producer: Vichi Goes From Feldzieg in Drowsy to Sid in Curtains

News   Hey, Mr. Producer: Vichi Goes From Feldzieg in Drowsy to Sid in Curtains
Veteran character actor Gerry Vichi will join the cast of the Broadway murder mystery musical Curtains — playing Broadway producer Sidney Bernstein — on Jan. 8.

Gerry Vichi
Gerry Vichi

Vichi replaces original cast member Ernie Sabella at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th Street.

Vichi comes to the show directly from the The Drowsy Chaperone, where he played Mr. Feldzieg — another Broadway producer. He made his Broadway debut in 1981 in the original cast of Woman of the Year, which had a score by the Curtains songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb. Composer Kander and book writer Rupert Holmes contribute additional lyrics for Curtains. The whodunnit musical is based on an original libretto by Peter Stone.

Curtains stars 2007 Tony Award winner and four-time Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce as Lt. Frank Cioffi and Tony and Emmy Award winner Debra Monk as producer Carmen Bernstein. The production also stars Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba as lyricist Georgia Hendricks, Jason Danieley as composer Aaron Fox, Jill Paice as ingénue Niki Harris and Edward Hibbert as director Christopher Belling, with John Bolton as theatre critic Daryl Grady, Michael X. Martin as stage manager Johnny Harmon, Michael McCormick as investor Oscar Shapiro, Noah Racey as choreographer Bobby Pepper and Megan Sikora as understudy Bambi Bernét.

The show "unfolds backstage at Boston’s Colonial Theatre in 1959, where a new musical could be a Broadway smash, were it not for its talent-free leading lady. When the star dies on opening night, Lt. Frank Cioffi (David Hyde Pierce) arrives to conduct an investigation. But the lure of the theatre proves irresistible and after an unexpected romance blooms for the stage-struck detective, he finds himself just as drawn toward making the show a hit, as he is in solving the murder."

Performance schedule for Curtains is Tuesday at 7 PM, Wednesday through Saturday at 8 PM, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM and Sunday at 3 PM. Tickets are on sale at Telecharge at (212) 239-6200. Visit www.curtainsthemusical.com.

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