Hirschfeld raising ‘Curtains’ in Feb.

Tuner sets Gotham dates

“Curtains” has nailed down the dates of its Broadway bow, beginning previews at the Al Hirschfeld on Feb. 27 for a March 22 opening.

The David Hyde Pierce starrer, which had a pre-Broadway tryout in L.A. over the summer, has been eyeing the 1,400-seat Hirschfeld for months now. Theater’s current tenant, “The Wedding Singer,” has long struggled to attract auds, and producers announced last week that it will close at the end of the year.

“Curtains” is one of the final tuners from songwriting team John Kander and Fred Ebb (“Cabaret,” “Chicago”). Lyricist Ebb died in 2004, midway through the development of the long-gestating musical.

Project also lost a book writer, Peter Stone (“1776,” “Titanic”), who died in 2003. Rupert Holmes (“The Mystery of Edwin Drood”) took over, and he and composer Kander also provide additional lyrics.

A backstage comedy set in 1959, “Curtains” follows a police lieutenant (Hyde Pierce) investigating the murder of an actress during the Boston tryout of a Broadway-bound tuner.

Scott Ellis (“The Little Dog Laughed”) directs. Along with Hyde Pierce, Rialto vets reprising their L.A. roles include Debra Monk as the musical-within-the-musical’s producer, Karen Ziemba as the lyricist and Edward Hibbert as the director.

Roger Berlind heads a team of producers including Roger Horchow, Daryl Roth, Jane Bergere, Ted Hartley and Center Theater Group.

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