Curtains, Kander and Ebb's whodunit Broadway
musical, will bring down its own final curtain in June.
The show will
close June 29 at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre after playing
511 performances and 26 previews, producer Roger Berlind
Curtains was one of the last collaborations
between composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb, who
wrote the scores for such musicals as Cabaret,
Chicago, and Kissof the Spider
Woman. Ebb died in 2004.
murder-mystery musical stars David Hyde Pierce as a
detective called in to investigate the murder of a
Broadway star who dies during the curtain call of her
troubled new show on its opening night in Boston. He
won a Tony Award for his performance. The cast also includes
Debra Monk as the show's producer.
The book is by
Rupert Holmes, who wrote The Mystery of Edwin
Drood. Holmes also wrote additional lyrics for
Curtains, along with Kander. The original book
for the show was by Peter Stone, who died in 2003.
''In one of our
songs for Curtains, Fred wrote, 'The show must
go on,' '' Kander said in a statement. ''I am so
grateful to everyone that made it happen.'' (AP)