Jeff Goldblum Is Music Man in Pittsburgh Come Summer

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Pittsburgh native and Hollywood actor Jeff Goldblum will make his Pittsburgh CLO debut as Prof. Harold Hill in The Music Man, July 6-18 at the Benedum Center.

Goldblum grew up in the Pittsburgh suburb of West Homestead and graduated from the old West Mifflin North High School. According to the CLO announcement, "As a child, his mother took him to see children's theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. As his interest in performing grew in high school, he entered a summer drama program at what is now Carnegie Mellon University. After moving to New York City at the age of 17, he continued his acting education at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse under the guidance of legendary acting coach Sanford Meisner and within a year had made his Broadway debut in a musical version of Two Gentlemen of Verona."

On film, he is noted for his quirky or searching characters in "The Big Chill," "The Fly," "Jurassic Park" and "Independence Day."

Marian Paroo will be played by Catherine Wreford, last seen in Pittsburgh as Peggy Sawyer in the national tour of 42nd Street. On Broadway, she appeared in 42nd Street and the recent Oklahoma! revival.

Pittsburgh CLO's 2004 season (June 15-Aug. 22) includes The King and I (June 15-20), 1776 (June 25-July 3), The Music Man (July 6-18), Hello, Dolly! (July 20-Aug. 1), Me and My Girl (Aug. 3-8) and Dreamgirls (Aug. 10-22).

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