Kander and Ebb's Curtains, Starring Robert Newman, Bows in Houston March 29

News   Kander and Ebb's Curtains, Starring Robert Newman, Bows in Houston March 29
Emmy Award nominee Robert Newman is a Boston detective who hums a Broadway melody in the Theatre Under the Stars production of the Kander and Ebb musical Curtains, which begins performances March 29 in Houston.

Robert Newman
Robert Newman

Known for his role on "Guiding Light," Newman stars as Lieutenant Frank Cioffi opposite fellow "Guiding Light" veteran and Emmy winner Kim Zimmer as producer Carmen Bernstein. Mark S. Hoebee directs the valentine to Broadway that will run through April 10 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.

The cast also includes Ed Dixon (Les Miserables) as Christopher Belling, Amanda Rose (Wicked) as Niki Harris, Kevin Kern (Wicked, The Wedding Singer) as Aaron Fox, Helen Anker (Promises, Promises) as Georgia Hendricks, David Elder (Curtains on Broadway) as Bobby Pepper, Anne Horak (Young Frankenstein) as Bambi Bernstein and Broadway veteran Daniel Marcus (Urinetown, 1776) as Sidney Bernstein.

Completing the cast of Curtains are Aaron Galligan-Stierle, Rye Mullis, Anne Horak, Monique Alhaddad, Ashley Arcement, Joshua James Campbell, Lauren DeCierdo, Mathew DeGuzman, Taurean Everett, Becca Kloha, Mary Ann Lamb, Ian Liberto, Patrick O’Neill, Happy McPartlin, Colin Bradbury, Molly Tynes, Kyle Vaughn and Dana Winkle.

Here's how TUTS bills the musical: "Curtains follows the unraveling of a theatre company on opening night shortly after the leading actress is knocked off. Detective Frank Cioffi, a musical theatre fan, takes on the case only to find himself dealing with theatrical egos and eccentricities, deceit, a rising body count and a budding love affair – all while sticking to the golden rule of show business: the show must go on."

Curtains has choreography by JoAnn Hunter, musical direction by Tom Helm, scenic design by Robert Kovach, lighting design by Charlie Morrison and sound design by Kit Bond. Curtains premiered on Broadway in 2007. The musical has a score by John Kander and lyrics by his late collaborator, Fred Ebb. Rupert Holmes penned the book and additional lyrics for the musical. The late Peter Stone authored the original book. The production starred David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba and Jason Danieley.

For tickets phone (888) 558-3882 or visit TUTS.

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