Struthers, Bogart, Evens, Prymus, Champlin and More Will Headline Pittsburgh CLO Season

News   Struthers, Bogart, Evens, Prymus, Champlin and More Will Headline Pittsburgh CLO Season Pittsburgh CLO announced some of its principal casting for a starry 2007 summer season of Oklahoma!, White Christmas, Cats and The Full Monty.

In The Full Monty (July 31-Aug. 5) audience favorite Sally Struthers will play the blowsy accompanist Jeanette, who backs up the boys; "Guiding Light" star Robert Newman will play Harold, whose retail-happy wife doesn't know his secret; and Broadway's Donna Lynne Champlin (Pirelli of the recent Sweeney Todd) will play Georgie Bukantinsky. Barry Ivan directs.

Launching the season June 19-July 1, Oklahoma! will feature Matt Bogart (Aida, Miss Saigon) as Curly, Jessica Grové (Thoroughly Modern Millie) as Laurey and Leo Ash Evens (Ravinia Gypsy) as Will Parker. Glenn Casale will direct. Mark Esposito will choreograph.

White Christmas (July 3-15) will feature Broadway's George Dvorsky returning to his hometown in the role of Bob; Christina Saffran Ashford as Betty; Ian Knauer (Broadway's By Jeeves) as Phil; and Danette Holden as Judy. Charley Repole directs, Michael Lichtefeld choreographs.

Cats, directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford for a July 24-29 run, will star Broadway vet Ken Prymus as Old Deuteronomy, a role he played in the Broadway production for seven years; and Jacob Brent as Mr. Mistoffelees.

Pittsburgh CLO performances play the Benedum Center. For ticket information, visit www.pittsburghCLO.org or call (412) 281-2822.