CURTAINS opens at TUTS 3/29 and Performance Riverside on 4/1


Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), Houston’s internationally renowned musical theatre, opens their new production of Kander and Ebb’s CURTAINS March 31st for a 16 Curtainsperformance run, playing through April 11, 2011. The hilarious backstage whodunit—where everyone in the cast and crew is a suspect—was  nominated for eight Tony© Awards, and features a book by Rupert Holmes,  score by John Kander and Fred Ebb, and is based on a concept by Peter Stone.

Director Mark S. Hoebee, in an interview with, commented on his excitement about the production:  “I’m thrilled to be a part of this brilliant musical. ‘Curtains’ left an impression on Broadway, and I know Houstonians are going to be quite impressed with the cast, the music, and the performance this show promises to deliver.”

Robert Newman takes the lead as super sleuth crime solver Lieutenant Frank Cioffi. Newman, a four-time nominee for the Soap Opera Digest awards and two-time Daytime Emmy Awards nominee, is best known for his role as Joshua Lewis in Guiding Light, but is also know for his stage work. He has starred in musicals for major regional theatres from coast to coast and he has worked extensively in the Los Angeles theatre scene.

Robert Newman will portray Lt. Frank Cioffi in TUTS' CURTAINS

Playing the role of tough-as-nails brassy Broadway producer Carmen Bernstein will be four-time Daytime Emmy winner Kim Zimmer, also of Guiding Light fame. Her theatre experience includes off-Broadway’s Love, Loss, And What I Wore and Four Dogs And A Bone. The duo will reunite on stage for CURTAINS after spending several years as Guiding Light‘s on-screen power couple.

CURTAINS is featured as part of the TUTS 2010-2011 season that also includes Billy Elliot, Rock of Ages and more.

Also opening a new production of CURTAINS this week is the venerable Performance Riverside in Riverside, California. Featuring a very talented indeed cast of over twenty five, the production opens, no foolin’, on April 1st and plays through April 10th.

CURTAINS is now available for licensing exclusively through TRW. You can order a perusal of CURTAINS instantly at the PerusalsNOW™ store on the TRW website. In just seconds you’ll be reading CURTAINS while listening to song samples that will have you scheduling YOUR production of this irresistible musical. Visit the CURTAINS homepage at for more information.