Aida's Matt Bogart to Star in New Musical People Like Us | Playbill

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News Aida's Matt Bogart to Star in New Musical People Like Us Matt Bogart, who's been seen on Broadway in Aida and The Civil War, will star in People Like Us, a new musical that will be part of the upcoming New York Music Theatre Festival.

Co-starring Pamela Bob, the musical will be presented Sept. 22-Oct. 2 at the Barrow Group. People Like Us features book and lyrics by Todd Almond and Gus Kaikkonen and music by Almond. Kaikkonen will also direct the production.

In People Like Us, according to production notes, "one man [and] one woman [are] both approaching 30 [and are] individually successful and impossibly in love. How can two people be together when they're a world apart?"

Matt Bogart was seen as Paul in the Kennedy Center mounting of Stephen Sondheim's Company, and his Broadway credits include Aida, The Civil War, Miss Saigon and Smokey Joe's Cafe. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, Bogart has appeared in regional productions of Camelot, Carousel and Side Show, and his debut solo recording, "Simple Songs," is available on the Jay Records label. He was also part of the premiere cast of Frank Wildhorn's Camille Claudel at Goodspeed, and his recent theatrical credits include Himself and Nora (Old Globe), Phantom (Music Theatre of Wichita) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Kennedy Theatre).

Pamela Bob has been seen in New York in Cam Jansen and The Gay Divorce. Her regional credits include Sisters of Swing; Annie Get Your Gun; Syncopation; Keep on the Sunny Side; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Babes in Arms; Swingin' On a Star; Suburbia; and Gypsy.

People Like Us will be presented Sept. 22 at 8 PM, Sept. 24 at 4:30 PM, Sept. 29 at 8 PM, Sept. 30 at 4:30 PM, Oct. 1 at 8 PM and Oct. 2 at 1 PM. Visit for more information.

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