Silence! The Musical Will Welcome Stage and Screen Star Kevin Spirtas
By Andrew Gans
Silence! The Musical, which recently resumed performances Off-Broadway at the Elektra Theatre, will welcome Kevin Spirtas to the role of Dr. Hannibal Lecter’s nemesis, Dr. Chilton, beginning May 4. Tyler Maynard, as previously reported, steps into the role of the hapless Sgt. Pembry that same day.
Kevin Spirtas has appeared on Broadway in A Chorus Line (Mike), The Boy from Oz (standby for Hugh Jackman) and Meet Me in St. Louis (Warren Sheffield). His numerous film and TV credits include “Friends,” “Married with Children,” “Quantum Leap,” “L.A. Heat,” “Silk Stalkings,” “Fired Up,” "Defying Gravity," “A Match Made in Heaven,” "Striking Resemblance" and “Days of Our Lives” (eight seasons as Dr. Craig Wesley). He also starred as Corny Collins in the Las Vegas production of Hairspray.
Spirtas will join a cast that includes Sean McDermott as Hannibal Lecter, Laura Jordan (as Clarice Starling), David Ayers, Callan Bergmann, Howard Kaye, Maynard, Sarah O’Gleby, Ronica V. Reddick, Kimberly Stern and Natalie Joy Johnson.
It was also recently announced that tickets for the acclaimed musical are now on sale through Sept. 1.
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.
The musical offers performances Saturdays at 2 PM and 7 PM and Sundays at 5 PM.
Elektra Theatre is located at 669 Eighth Avenue at 42nd Street. Tickets are available by calling (212) 352-3101 or through SilenceTheMusical.com.
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