Photo Coverage: Mario Cantone and Christine Pedi Visit SILENCE! The Musical
The production is directed and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. The show, with a book by Hunter Bell and music and lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, is an unauthorized parody of the Oscar-winning film thriller Silence of the Lambs.
Cantone made his Broadway debut in 1995 as replacement for the role of Buzz in the Tony Award-winning play, Love! Valour! Compassion!. Later that year, he returned to Broadway again in the revival of The Tempest. In 2004, Cantone starred in the Stephen Sondheim musical Assassins as Samuel Byck.
His latest Broadway credit was in his second one-man show, Laugh Whore, which he also wrote. Laugh Whore ran from October 24, 2004, to January 2, 2005, at the Cort Theatre and received a Tony Award nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event. Most recentley he starred in Celebrity Autobiography.
Christine's work as a musical theatre singer & comedienne in the off-Broadway satirical revues Forbidden Broadway & FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD has earned her a Drama Desk nomination, an LA Ovation award. She spoofs a whole new stable of characters (real and imagined). Broadway credits include TALK RADIO & LITTLE ME and is the proud host of THE BROADWAY BREAKFAST on SIRIUS/XM RADIO where she plays the music of the stage & screen and interviews show biz legends (Mon-Fri, 9a-3p ET.) She shares the mic with Seth Rudetsky on Saturdays for DUELING DIVAS (9a-3pET.) SHOW BUSINESS WEEKLY named her 2007's "Best Female Cabaret Performer." She's performed on the NY Cabaret stages of Birdland, The Metropolitan Room, The Beechman & The Algonquin Oakroom, earning a MAC Award award & several nominations.
Theatre Marquee for the Off-Broadway Smash Hit Silence! The Musical at Theatre 80 St. Marks.