Character Descriptions from "Curtains," the Broadway Musical

by Donna Tinus

"Curtains" ran on Broadway from March 2007 to June 2008.

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"Curtains" was a popular musical on Broadway in New York City. The story is a backstage murder mystery set in 1959 Boston. The star actress of "Robbin' Hood of the Old West" is murdered during opening night, and a police detective who loves the theater tries to solve the case and save the show.

Lt. Frank Cioffi

Lt. Frank Cioffi is a Boston detective in his 40s who is also a musical theater fan. He always wanted to be in the theater, and he falls in love with Niki Harris while working with the actors to solve the case.

Niki Harris

Niki Harris is a pretty young woman in her late 20s to early 30s. This naive chorus girl is also an understudy for the leading lady in the show within a show. She wants to make it big on Broadway some day, and she falls in love with Cioffi.

Georgia Hendricks

Georgia Hendricks is in her 30s and is separated from her husband, Aaron Fox. She is one of the two songwriters, and she eventually lands the leading lady role in the Boston play after the star is killed.

Carmen Bernstein

Carmen Bernstein can be within the age range of 45-65. She is an often funny, loudspoken Broadway producer who sings well.

Aaron Fox

Aaron Fox is a charming composer of the Boston play within a play. He is separated from his wife, Georgia, with whom he also writes songs.

Sidney Bernstein

Sidney Bernstein, in his late 50s to mid 60s, is a tough, self-serving actor who arrives to Boston from New York to play a small part in the play-within-a-play. He is Carmen Bernstein's husband.

Christopher Belling

Christopher Belling is in his 40s to 60s. He's the funny, English director of the play.

Bambi Berne

Bambi Bernet is an excellent singer and chorus member. She is the daughter of Carmen Bernstein. She is in her early 20s to early 30s, and ambitious.

Daryl Grady

In his 30s, Daryl Grady is a power-tripping theater critic for a Boston newspaper who enjoys making or breaking shows with his reviews. He has a non-singing role in the musical.

Johnny Harmon and Bobby Pepper

Johnny Harmon is the play's gruff but lovable stage manager, 40 to 50 years old. He keeps everyone in line. Bobby Pepper, in his 20s to early 30s, the choreographer and leading man for the play, is a ladies' man.

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