Leavel to Work Magic in Pittsburgh CLO's Into the Woods; Initial Summer Casting Revealed

News   Leavel to Work Magic in Pittsburgh CLO's Into the Woods; Initial Summer Casting Revealed Tony Award-winner Beth Leavel, Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli, as well as Shoshana Bean and Tony Yazbeck have been announced to star in the summer season at Pittsburgh CLO.
Beth Leavel
Beth Leavel

The season launches with Wicked's Shoshana Bean as the narrator in the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice biblical vaudeville Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running May 26-June 7.

Song and dance man Tony Yazbeck, who appeared in the Patti LuPone revival of Gypsy and the Encores! concert of On the Town, will star alongside Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Jacques Brel) in Barry Manilow's Cobacabana, which runs July 21-Aug. 2.

Cuccioli has also been announced to star as Javert in the Pittsburgh CLO staging of Les Miserables, running July 7-19. Also announced to appear in the Boublil and Schönberg musical are Broadway Les Miz veterans Fred Inkley and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, as well as Kevin Earley (A Tale of Two Cities), Tim Hartman (A Tale of Two Cities) and Matthew Scott (A Catered Affair).

Beth Leavel, a Tony-winner for The Drowsy Chaperone, has been revealed to star as the Witch in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, running Aug. 4-9. The cast of Into the Woods will also feature Jennifer Cody (Shrek), Kevin Early and Tim Hartman.

The summer schedule will also welcome the national tour of Legally Blonde (June 9-14) and a resident production of the Tony-nominated big band revue Swing! (June 20-26).

Complete casting for the 2009 summer season at Pittsburgh CLO will be announced shortly.

Season subscriptions for the 2009 summer season at Pittsburg CLO are currently available by visiting PittsburghCLO, or by phoning (412) 456-6666.

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