Boyd, Hill, Kelly, Ragusa, Sutton Sing Kander & Ebb in Pittsburgh Starting March 5

News   Boyd, Hill, Kelly, Ragusa, Sutton Sing Kander & Ebb in Pittsburgh Starting March 5 Pittsburgh Public Theater's new production of The World Goes 'Round, the revue of songs by Tony Award winners John Kander and Fred Ebb, begins March 5 and features Tari Kelly, Patrick Boyd, Rosena M. Hill, Michele Ragusa and Rob Sutton singing "razzle dazzle" show tunes.
Michele Ragusa
Michele Ragusa

Directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, the show will play PPT's O'Reilly Theater through April 5. Opening is March 13. Composer Kander and lyricist Ebb wrote songs for Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Woman of the Year, Zorba, Chicago and more, plus the anthem "New York, New York." Their songbook includes "Razzle Dazzle," "Cabaret," "Mister Cellophane," "Sara Lee," "Arthur in the Afternoon" and more.

Kelly is a veteran of PPT's hit production of Cabaret and appeared in The Boy From Oz on Broadway. Ragusa played Kate/Lilli in Paper Mill Playhouse's Kiss Me, Kate and appeared in Broadway's Ragtime and Young Frankenstein. Sutton is a Broadway Beauty and the Beast veteran. Hill's Broadway credits include The Color Purple and Spamalot. Boyd was in the cast of the 1994 Grease revival.

The World Goes 'Round was conceived by Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson. It played Off-Broadway for a year beginning in March 1991. "This revue was so beautifully constructed by the original team that no updating was necessary," Marcia Milgrom Dodge told Playbill.com.

The Pittsburgh design team includes Narelle Sissons (scenery), Martha Louise Bromelmeier (costumes), Kirk Bookman (lighting) and Zach Moore (Sound). Michael Rice is the music director. Zoya Kachadurian is the production stage manager, and Adrienne Wells is the assistant stage manager.

For more information visit www.ppt.org.

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