Experience a night of laughs, mystery and drama when Pittsburgh CLO presents the Pittsburgh premiere of Curtains, June 22 - 27 at the Benedum Center, in the heart of Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The legendary writing team of Kander and Ebb delivers another hit with this hilarious musical whodunit.
Since its Broadway premiere in 2007, the 1950s musical murder mystery Curtains has delighted audiences. When the hapless star of Boston's newest musical dies during her opening night curtain call, the real show begins! Can a stage-struck police detective solve the murder without getting himself killed, or will the lure of the theater prove too irresistible? After an unexpected backstage romance blooms, Lieutenant Frank Cioffi finds himself just as intent on making the show a hit as he is on solving the case! Nominated for eight Tony® Awards, this hilarious Kander and Ebb musical is a tribute to Broadway's Golden Age, featuring such hits as "Thinking of Him" and "Show People."
ABOUT THE CAST
Malcolm Gets (Lt. Frank Cioffi) returns to Pittsburgh CLO as Lt. Frank Cioffi in Curtains. He previously appeared in the 2004 production of 1776 and the 2001 production of Company. New York theatre: The Vigil, The Story of My Life, Amour (Tony and Drama Desk nominations), A New Brain, The Molière Comedies, Merrily We Roll Along (Drama Desk nomination, Obie Award), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Obie), Hello Again, Boys and Girls, Finian's Rainbow, Polish Joke, Juno, and The Boys From Syracuse and The Apple Tree, both for the Encores! series. Regional credits include Williamstown, Yale Rep, Hartford Stage, ACT, Goodspeed and Westport Playhouse. He was Richard, the tortured artist, on NBC's "Caroline in the City." Films include "Thirteen Conversations About One Thing," "Love in the Time of Money," "Adam and Steve," "Sex and the City" and HBO's "Grey Gardens." Mr. Gets sings on many original cast CDs, including Barbara Cook's Mostly Sondheim, his Carnegie Hall debut. His first solo CD, The Journey Home, was released in June 2009 for PS Classics with John McDaniel as conductor.
Sally Struthers (Carmen Bernstein) was last seen at Pittsburgh CLO in The Full Monty (2007) and Annie (2003). She appeared on Broadway in Wally's Café, The Odd Couple and Grease and has starred in numerous Theater Productions around the country. She is a two-time Emmy Award winner for her role as Gloria Bunker Stivic in "All in the Family." She has appeared in the classic films "Five Easy Pieces" and "The Getaway," as well as in television series including "9 to 5," "Gloria," "Still Standing" and "Gilmore Girls." Ms. Struthers attended the famed Pasadena Playhouse College of Theatre Arts.
David Elder (Bobby Pepper) makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. He was most recently seen as Phil Davis in the National Tour of White Christmas. He has also appeared on Broadway in Curtains (Bobby Pepper), 42nd Street (Billy Lawlor, Outer Critics and Astaire Award Noms.), Kiss Me Kate (Bill Calhoun/Lucentio), Titanic (Fleet, the lookout), Once Upon A Mattress (Sir Harry), Damn Yankees (Bomber), Beauty and the Beast, and Guys and Dolls, and portrayed Tapping Timothy Harper in the Encores! production of Strike Up The Band opposite Kristen Chenoweth. TV and film credits include "Across the Universe," "Cradle Will Rock," "Jeffrey" and "The Guiding Light."
Danette Holden (Georgia Hendricks) rejoins Pittsburgh CLO after performing in 2007's White Christmas and Cats. Her Broadway credits include Shrek the Musical, in which she originated the role of The Fairy Godmother, and Laughing Room Only. Other New York credits include The It Girl at the York Theatre and Anything Goes at Lincoln Center. She was also seen in the National Tour of Annie and The Sound of Music at the Aladdin Theatre in Las Vegas. Ms. Holden is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Daniel Krell (Johnny Harmon) has appeared in over 25 productions with Pittsburgh CLO and was most recently seen as Mr. Sowerberry in Oliver! He has acted in major roles in the area's professional theaters such as the Public, City Theatre, Quantum, Playhouse Rep, Bricolage and PICT. Regional credits include Clarence Brown Theatre's A Child's Christmas in Wales (Dylan Thomas) and Gateway playhouse's Forever Plaid (Sparky). Mr. Krell spent three years as a company member of PlayMakers Repertory where he earned his MFA and is a veteran of many films, commercials, voice-overs, and industrials.
Stuart Marland (Christopher Belling) makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. He has appeared on Broadway in Xanadu, Beauty and the Beast, Jekyll & Hyde and Cyrano - The Musical. National tours include The Producers, Seussical, Evita, Ragtime, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, The Who's Tommy, A Chorus Line, Sophisticated Ladies and The King and I. Mr. Marland also has regional credits in shows such as Les Miserables, Run For Your Wife and Man of La Mancha.
Kirsten Scott (Bambi) Ms. Scott is a Pittsburgh native making her debut with Pittsburgh CLO. She has appeared on Broadway in Hairspray and off-Broadway in The Marvelous Wonderettes. Her regional credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Chorus Line, Annie Get Your Gun and Beauty and The Beast, and the world premiere of Minsky's. She has performed as a guest soloist with the Cincinnati Pops, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Symphony and Southwest Florida Symphony. She has also appeared on television's "All My Children." Mrs. Scott is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.
Ashley Spencer (Nikki Harris) made her Pittsburgh CLO debut as Eponine in last summer's Les Misérables. She was a finalist on the NBC television series "Grease: You're the One that I Want!" Her Broadway credits include Hairspray (Amber von Tussle) and Grease (Sandy Dumbrowski).
James Stellos (Daryl Grady) is a Pittsburgh native who last performed with Pittsburgh CLO in 1986's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He has also acted with Pittsburgh Playhouse and Odd Chair Playhouse. Regional credits include Mitch in Tuesdays with Morrie and The Young Actor in The Woman in Black at Utah Shakespearean Festival; Mason Marzac in Take Me Out at Ensemble Theatre Company; and Tom/Phyllis/Leslie in Sylvia for McCoy-Rigby. L.A. and NYC credits include Company and Very Warm for May. He has also appeared on television in "Desperate Housewives," "Journeyman," "ER," and "Judging Amy," and in the film "Subbing for Julia". Mr. Stellos is a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University.
Rob Sutton (Aaron Fox) makes his Pittsburgh CLO debut. He has appeared on Broadway in Beauty and the Beast. Regional work includes Mamma Mia! in Las Vegas, as well as I Left My Heart: A Tribute to the Music of Tony Bennett; My Fair Lady, Mame, The Music Man, and Paint Your Wagon at Sacramento Music Circus; Camelot at the Westchester Broadway Theatre; Cinderella at the North Carolina Theatre; Oklahoma! at The Reagle Players; and Forever Plaid at Theatre by the Sea. Mr. Sutton is a native of Arkansas and received a master's degree in acting from the University of Arizona.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION STAFF