Thursday, March 1, 2007

Curtains


I can't remember the last time I could wholeheartedly say that I loved a new musical on Broadway. The Light in the Piazza, perhaps? Either way, I'm now stopping people on the street and telling them how amazing Curtains is. A true old-school spectacle, it features a totally lovable Kander and Ebb score, a book by Rupert Holmes that will leave you howling, and an ensemble with nary a weak link. David Hyde Pierce is divine as a Boston detective in love with Broadway musicals; give me Lt. Frank Cioffi over Man in Chair any day. Karen Ziemba and Jason Danieley sing and act beautifully as a pair of formerly married songwriters, and Edward Hibbert had me screaming with laughter as the effete, angry British director. Of course, the showstopper is Debra Monk as the ruthless, Weissler-esque producer; her big Act Two number "It's a Business" is the perfect proof as to why she's one of the theatre's reigning Grande Dames.

3 comments:

Toni said...

Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did! I agree with everything you said.

Steve On Broadway (SOB) said...

Cameron, I'm in complete agreement with you about this show as you can see from my earlier review (I couldn't wait for it to come to Broadway, so I hightailed it to LA last summer).

Hope you don't mind, but I'm going to be providing a link to your site from mine. I've been reading your site for quite some time and enjoy practically everything I read!

Cheers! Steve

Cameron said...

Steve, I'm flattered and I'll do the same for you.

C