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Pittsburgh CLO BIO

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

Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Musical

Pittsburgh CLO, An American in Paris

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Pittsburgh CLO News


Photos: First Look At SOMEWHERE OVER THE BORDER At People's Light

Beginning July 17, Malvern-based theatre People’s Light (39 Conestoga Road, Malvern, PA 19355) concludes its 49th season with the regional premiere presentation of Somewhere Over the Border by Emmy Award-nominated playwright, actor, and composer Brian Quijada. See photos from the production. 
Review: CHEEK TO CHEEK Is Sincerely Old-Fashioned at Saint Vincent Summer Theatre

Irving Berlin's songs are both timeless, and also thoroughly of their own time and place.
Pittsburgh CLO to Present A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL & More This Holiday Season

Pittsburgh CLO has revealed its 2024 holiday season productions.
Andrew Kindig Stars In EVERY BRILLIANT THING At Gretna Theatre

Andrew Kindig takes the stage in Gretna Theatre's production of EVERY BRILLIANT THING, a touching and humorous play about life's small joys and mental health.
Beth Malone & More to Star in SEUSSICAL at Pittsburgh CLO

Pittsburgh CLO has revealed the full Cast and Creative team for SEUSSICAL. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
Video: Nikki Renee Daniels & Charles Esten in Pittsburgh CLO's THE MUSIC MAN

Pittsburgh CLO is now presenting THE MUSIC MAN, running July 9-14, 2024 at the Benedum Center. The cast of the show will be led by Charles Esten and Broadway's Nikki Renee Daniels, as Harold Hill and Marian Paroo. Watch highlights of the cast in action in this video!
Kelli O'Hara, Jessie Mueller & More to Perform at Pittsburgh CLO Gala Honoring Shirley Jones

Join Pittsburgh CLO for a Gala event. Learn more and see how to purchase tickets.
PUAuditions Enters Fourth Year

Entering its fourth year, PUAuditions, formerly Pittsburgh Unified Auditions, is continuing to change the way college auditions take place. Since its inception in 2021, PUAuditionshas made it their mission to transform the tension-filled world of college auditions and make them more friendly, accessible, cost effective, and stress-free.
Dan DeLuca & More to Star in YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Pittsburgh CLO

Pittsburgh CLO has revealed the Cast and Creative Team for YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Greer Cabaret Theater. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
Nikki Renee Daniels and Charles Esten To Lead THE MUSIC MAN At Pittsburgh CLO

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the full cast and creative team for THE MUSIC MAN, running July 9-14, 2024 at the Benedum Center.
Video: Get A First Look At Pittsburgh CLO's THE COLOR PURPLE

Get a first look at Pittsburgh CLO's production of THE COLOR PURPLE, running June 25 - 30, 2024, at the Benedum Center. Check out the video!
Video: Highlights from the 2024 Jimmy Awards

The most talented teenagers from across the country took the stage at the Minskoff Theatre for the 15th Annual Jimmy Awards, hosted by Josh Groban. As BroadwayWorld reported, Damson Chola Jr. (Broadway Dallas High School Musical Theatre Awards) and Gretchen Shope (Sutton Foster Awards) won Best Performance by an Actor and Best Performance by an Actress. Check out video highlights from the big night here.
Gretchen Shope and Damson Chola, Jr. Win at The 2024 Jimmy Awards

Who won at the 2024 Jimmy Awards? We have the full list of finalists and winners!
Selections From DIE MITTE DER WELT Will Be Presented At Landestheater Linz

Selections from Die Mitte der Welt, a new musical by bookwriter/lyricist Niklas Wagner and composer Sarah Taylor Ellis, will be presented on June 24 as part of the Deutsche Musical Akademie's schreib:maschine at Landestheater Linz.
Pittsburgh CLO Announces Casting for THE COLOR PURPLE Beginning This Month At The Benedum Center

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the full cast and creative team for THE COLOR PURPLE, running June 25 - 30, 2024, at the Benedum Center.
Review: WEST SIDE STORY Makes a Classic Feel Fresh at Pittsburgh CLO

There is no greater musical theatre staging preservationist than Baayork Lee, who has devoted much of her career to preserving and restaging the original direction and choreography to A Chorus Line.
Video: Director Baayork Lee On Taking On WEST SIDE STORY At Pittsburgh CLO

Watch as director Baayork Lee talks about taking on West Side Story at Pittsburgh CLO, running June 11-16, 2024 at the Benedum Center. 
Video: Get A First Look At Pittsburgh CLO's WEST SIDE STORY

Get a first look at Pittsburgh CLO's production of WEST SIDE STORY, running June 11-16, 2024 at the Benedum Center. Check out the video!
Josh Groban Will Host the 15th Annual Jimmy Awards

The Broadway League Foundation just announced that EMMY, two-time TONY, and five-time GRAMMY Award-nominated singer, songwriter, actor, and philanthropist Josh Groban will host the 15th annual Jimmy Awards ceremony taking place on Monday, June 24, 2024 at the Minskoff Theatre in Manhattan. We have all of the details!
Pittsburgh CLO Announces WEST SIDE STORY Cast

Discover the talented cast of WEST SIDE STORY at Pittsburgh CLO, featuring a dynamic ensemble ready to bring this classic musical to life.

Pittsburgh CLO FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What awards has Pittsburgh CLO been nominated for?

Pittsburgh CLO has been nominated for the Best Musical Tony Award for "An American in Paris."

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