Stephen Bienskie Returns to Off-Broadway's Silence! The Musical Oct. 31
By Andrew Gans
Original cast member Stephen Bienskie returns to the role of serial killer Buffalo Bill in Off-Broadway's Silence! The Musical Halloween night at the new Elektra Theatre in Times Square.
He joins a cast that currently features Pamela Bob, Harry Bouvy, Ashlee Dupré, Stephen Hanna, Howard Kaye, James Moye, Topher Nuccio, Ronica V. Reddick, Kimberly Stern and Doug Trapp.
Bienskie returns to the New York cast after a two-month stint as Buffalo Bill in the Los Angeles production of Silence! He played Rum Tum Tugger in the final Broadway company of Cats, and he received the Helen Hayes Outstanding Lead Actor Award in the American premiere of The Fix. He starred in the Off-Broadway musical The Last Session, and his TV credits include “The Sopranos” and “Blue Bloods.”
Silence! features a book by Hunter Bell, music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan and direction and choreography by Christopher Gattelli.
"In the Academy Award-winning film 'The Silence of the Lambs,'" press notes state, "rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. The laugh-out-loud wicked satire, Silence! The Musical, features a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he'd like to lead someday outside the prison walls."
Music supervisor is Mark Hartman, with orchestrations by Brian J. Nash.
Silence! is produced Off-Broadway by Theater Mogul.
Elektra Theatre is located at 673 Eighth Avenue at 42nd Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or through SilenceTheMusical.com.
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