Curtains is a campy and bright old fashioned musical - just the kind I like best. It's full of flashy choreography and I left the Hirschfeld remembering a few catchy tunes, namely the homage to the business of Broadway, "Show People", yet I found myself bored at times. I was thrilled to finally see powerhouse Debra Monk in a production. It was fun to see new Tony winner David Hyde Pierce, although I'm a little perplexed that he won the Tony despite his easy humor and charming delivery. I won't see Curtains again unless somebody buys me a ticket, still it was entertaining and that's mostly what I seek. The best part of the day was taking a vacation day to see a matinee, despite my aversion to the Wednesday matinee crowd which didn't settle down into semi-attentive silence until three songs in after the lights went down. I also treated my sister and brother-in-law - his first Broadway show, her second - and they loved it. Can't top that.
A few sightings today: Hal Prince having lunch with Marty Bell at Angus McIndoe's, Tyler Hanes on his way to A Chorus Line, Danny Burstein heading east on 45th street back to Drowsy Chaperone, Sara Gettelfinger at the corner of 48th and 8th (whoa - across the street from Grey Gardens!), Josh Strickland heading south on 8th, Robin De Jesus heading south on 8th, Anthony Chisolm and John Earl Jelks at the Cosmic on 8th, and Laura Benanti heading north on Central Park West with a Gypsy score tucked under arm.