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Since 1946, the Pittsburgh CLO has been the driving force behind live musical theater in Pittsburgh and the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. Under the direction of Van Kaplan since 1997, this not-for-profit arts organization appreciates the support of nearly 200,000 patrons each year and produces a subscription series, educational programs, national tours and develops and invests in new works, including 13 Broadway shows (13 Tony Awards®) featuring the recent productions of Catch Me If You Can and The Addams Family.

Its dedication to the musical theater art form extends to include such programs as the CLO Academy, the CLO Mini Stars, the Gene Kelly Awards, the Richard Rodgers Award the National High School Musical Theater Awards, the Construction Center for the Arts and the CLO Cabaret.

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Pittsburgh CLO Productions

[Broadway, 2015]
[Broadway, 2015]
[Paris, 2014]
[US Tour, 2013]
[Broadway, 2012]
[Pittsburgh, PA (Regional), 2006]
[US Tour, 2006]
[US Tour, 2005]
[New York, 2004]
[Regional (US), 2002]
[Pittsburgh, PA (Regional), 2004]

Pittsburgh CLO Awards and Nominations

Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Musical

Pittsburgh CLO, An American in Paris

Pittsburgh CLO Videos

Pittsburgh CLO News

Josh Canfield's ALIVE! The Zombie Musical to Hold Concert Presentation Next Month

ALIVE! The Zombie Musical, a new musical concert written by Josh Canfield and directed by David Ruttura, will have a concert presentation from October 8-16, 2023 at Theatre 555. Get event and ticket information here!

PUFFS Off-Broadway Production and Filmed Version Recoups Investment and Production Costs

PUFFS, the hit Off-Broadway show and its filmed live performance, have successfully recouped their investment and production costs. Read more about how this comedic play has achieved financial success on and off the stage.

Wake Up With BroadwayWorld September 21st, 2023

Rise and shine, BroadwayWorld! It is September 21, 2023 and it's time to catch up on all of the theatrical happenings you may have missed in the last 24 hours: 

Mamie Parris to Present SURRENDER: AN ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER THRILL RIDE at The Green Room 42

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will present Mamie Parris, star of Broadway’s Cats, School of Rock and more, in “Surrender: An Andrew Lloyd Webber Thrill Ride”. Learn how to purchase tickets!

CABARET Extended for One Week at The Old Globe

The Old Globe will present a one-week extension of its critically acclaimed production of Cabaret. Learn how to purchase tickets!

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Holds Open Air Performances at Hazelwood Green

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre has announced a partnership with August Wilson African American Cultural Center and Hazelwood Local to hold the outdoor Open Air festival September 29-October 1 at Hazelwood Green. Learn more about the upcoming performances here!

Previews: JOHN LLOYD YOUNG and JOE SERAFINI Bring Their Cabaret Shows to Blue Strawberry Showroom and Lounge

October is Broadway Month at Blue Strawberry Showroom and Lounge. On October 25th and 26th, Tony Winner for JERSEY BOYS, John Lloyd Young takes the stage for two shows. The following two nights, October 27th and 28th Joe Serafini from Disney+ HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL will make his Blue Strawberry debut.

SOMEWHERE OVER THE BORDER Comes to City Theatre This Month

City Theatre has announced the first production of its 2023/2024 season, Brian Quijada’s Somewhere Over the Border. Learn more about the production and how to get tickets here!

Full Cast Set For THE GREAT GATSBY at Paper Mill Playhouse, Starring Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the complete cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Great Gatsby, based on the iconic novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Find out who is joining the previously announced Jeremy Jordan and Eva Noblezada!

CHICAGO to Welcome Lili Thomas as Matron 'Mama' Morton This Month

Discover the newest addition to the cast of CHICAGO - Lili Thomas as Matron 'Mama' Morton. Catch her performance at the Ambassador Theatre. Don't miss out on this incredible talent bringing the iconic character to life.

Pittsburgh CLO Announces The Cast Of TICK, TICK...BOOM!

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the smash hit tick, tick… BOOM! will be the first show to light up the stage at the renovated, new-look Greer Cabaret Theater, Sept. 22-Oct. 22. The Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for this exclusive engagement, which also marks the return of the Kara Cabaret Series.

Review: NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 Reinvents Everything at the Benedum Center

Pittsburgh CLO took a huge risk with this one, but the rewards are almost immeasurable. Based roughly on the first half of Tolstoy's most famous novel, Great Comet (as it is most commonly called) tells the story of a group of mid-tier Russian aristocrats passing their time in Moscow during the Napoleonic Wars.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Reveals Grant Recipients for 2023/2024

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the 12 Award Recipients for the 2023/2024 Frank Young Fund for New Musicals Project Development & Production Grants and the 10 Award Recipients for the 2023/2024 Impact & Exploration Fund.

VIDEO: First Look at Pittsburgh CLO's NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812

Get a first look at Pittsburgh CLO's production of NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, now on stage through only August 27th at the Benedum Center.

TheaterWorks Hartford Unveils 2023-2024 Season & Details for All-Female Musical LIZZIE

Get ready for an exciting season at TheaterWorks Hartford as they reveal their lineup for 2023-2024, including the highly anticipated all-female musical 'LIZZIE'. Immerse yourself in the powerful and captivating story of 'LIZZIE' and experience the unforgettable theater experience that TheaterWorks Hartford has in store for you.

Review: GUYS AND DOLLS Resurrects the Golden Age at Benedum Center

The time period may be ambiguous in the classic Damon Runyon musical, but the laughs are undeniable.

Full Cast and Creative Team Set For HARMONY on Broadway, Plus Watch a Behind the Scenes Video!

The full cast and creative team has been announced for Harmony on Broadway! Find out who's starring in the new musical, and check out an all new behind the scenes video of the cast!

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Reveals Cast For CYRANO DE BERGERAC

Kansas City Repertory Theatre kicks off its 60th Anniversary Season with the timeless classic Cyrano de Bergerac. Get all the details on the cast and performance dates here.

Video: First Look at Nikki Renée Daniels, John Treacy Egan & More in GUYS & DOLLS at Pittsburgh CLO

Get a first look at GUYS & DOLLS at Pittsburgh CLO with this exclusive video. Discover the cast, set, and behind-the-scenes footage of this must-see production. Don't miss your chance to catch this captivating show before it closes. Watch the video now!

Full Cast and Team Set For SISTER ACT at the Muny

The Muny has announced its full cast, design and production teams for the divine musical comedy, Sister Act, August 14 - 20.


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