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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 ... (read complete bio)
 

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 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

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]
Producer
 
[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]
Producer

Photos

Quinn Patrick Shannon, Christine Laitta & Jerreme Rodriguez in Pittsburgh CLO''s THE  Photo

Quinn Patrick Shannon, Christine Laitta & Jerreme Rodriguez in Pittsburgh CLO''s THE BOOK OF MERMAN | Photo: Matt Polk

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Quinn Patrick Shannon & Jerreme Rodriguez in Pittsburgh CLO''s THE BOOK OF MERMAN | P Photo

Quinn Patrick Shannon & Jerreme Rodriguez in Pittsburgh CLO''s THE BOOK OF MERMAN | Photo: Matt Polk

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Date:
01/30/2020
Jerreme Rodriguez & Christine Laitta in Pittsburgh CLO''s THE BOOK OF MERMAN | Photo: Photo

Jerreme Rodriguez & Christine Laitta in Pittsburgh CLO''s THE BOOK OF MERMAN | Photo: Matt Polk

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Date:
01/30/2020
Jerreme Rodriguez & Christine Laitta in Pittsburgh CLO''s THE BOOK OF MERMAN | Photo: Photo

Jerreme Rodriguez & Christine Laitta in Pittsburgh CLO''s THE BOOK OF MERMAN | Photo: Matt Polk

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Date:
01/30/2020
Quinn Patrick Shannon, Christine Laitta & Jerreme Rodriguez in Pittsburgh CLO''s THE  Photo

Quinn Patrick Shannon, Christine Laitta & Jerreme Rodriguez in Pittsburgh CLO''s THE BOOK OF MERMAN | Photo: Matt Polk

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Date:
01/30/2020

 

Stage

Productions

[Broadway, 2015]
Producer

[Broadway, 2015]
Producer

[Paris, 2014]
Producer

[US Tour, 2013]
Producer

[Broadway, 2012]
Producer

[Pittsburgh, PA (Regional), 2006]
Producer

[US Tour, 2006]
Producer

[US Tour, 2005]
Producer

[New York, 2004]
Producer

[Regional (US), 2002]
Producer

[Pittsburgh, PA (Regional), 2004]
Producer

Pittsburgh CLO Biography

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¬ģ) 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.

Pittsburgh CLO Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 2015 - Best Musical
Pittsburgh CLO, An American in Paris

Pittsburgh CLO News

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Is Coming To The UIS Performing Arts Center, Novembe Photo MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET CHRISTMAS Is Coming To The UIS Performing Arts Center, November 23
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2022

The original team behind the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit reunites with Million Dollar Quartet Christmas, the brand-new heartwarming holiday rock 'n' roll musical, coming to the UIS Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, November 23rd.

Meet the Cast of 1776, Beginning Previews Tonight! Photo Meet the Cast of 1776, Beginning Previews Tonight!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 16, 2022

1776 begins previews on Broadway tonight, Friday, September 16, ahead of its official opening on Thursday, October 6, 2022. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, January 8, 2023 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).

Elizabeth Stanley Will Now Headline The New York Pops Underground Cabaret at 54 Below Photo Elizabeth Stanley Will Now Headline The New York Pops Underground Cabaret at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2022

Elizabeth Stanley will now headline The New York Pops Underground cabaret on Monday, September 19, 2022 at 54 Below. Stanley will be singing selections from Songs for a New World, Bridges of Madison County, Jagged Little Pill, Company, A Little Night Music, and more.

NAMT's 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Announces Directors and Music Directors Photo NAMT's 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Announces Directors and Music Directors
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2022

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's directors and music directors for the 34th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which returns in person and takes place on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2022, at New World Stages.

Jackie Burns, Teal Wicks, George Dvorsky and Curtis Wiley to Star in MY WAY: A MUSICA Photo Jackie Burns, Teal Wicks, George Dvorsky and Curtis Wiley to Star in MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2022

Casa Ma√Īana will kick off its 22-23 Broadway Season, presented by Frank Kent Cadillac, with My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra, September 10-17, 2022. Tickets are on sale now.

Linedy Genao & Brandon Espinoza to Star in ON YOUR FEET! at Paper Mill Playhouse Photo Linedy Genao & Brandon Espinoza to Star in ON YOUR FEET! at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 30, 2022

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan, the first production of Paper Mill’s 2022-2023 season. The production will feature Linedy Genao (On Your Feet! on Broadway) as Gloria, and Brandon Espinoza (Broadway’s SpongeBob SquarePants) as Emilio.

Carole Buggé's STRINGS ATTACHED to Begin Performances at Theatre Row Next Week Photo Carole Buggé's STRINGS ATTACHED to Begin Performances at Theatre Row Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2022

Pulse Theatre will present Strings Attached, an exciting new American play by multi-award winning Poet and playwright Carole Buggé, which merges the world of physics into a love triangle on a train ride.

Elizabeth Stanley, Tony Yazbeck, and J. Harrison Ghee Join Arts Ignite's Education Ce Photo Elizabeth Stanley, Tony Yazbeck, and J. Harrison Ghee Join Arts Ignite's Education Celebration
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022

For one afternoon only, a cast of Broadway performers led by acclaimed conductor, music director, orchestrator, composer, arranger, and Arts Ignite Founder, Mary-Mitchell Campbell (The Prom, Mean Girls, Company) will gather for an arts education celebration called Our Stories, Our Songs on September 18, 2022 at 3:00pm at Ramscale Studio (463 West St, New York, NY).

Review: Pittsburgh CLO's SISTER ACT Brings Disco Delight at Benedum Center Photo Review: Pittsburgh CLO's SISTER ACT Brings Disco Delight at Benedum Center
by Greg Kerestan - Aug 14, 2022

What a way to end the season- a toe-tapping, hilarious disco throwback.

Urbanite Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring a World Premiere, Regional Prem Photo Urbanite Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring a World Premiere, Regional Premiere & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2022

Urbanite Theatre, Sarasota, Florida's premiere destination for bold, contemporary black-box theater, announced its 2022-23 season, which includes four main productions and two special engagements.

Pittsburgh CLO Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Tommy Bracco, Sarah Bowden & More in Pittsburgh CLO's A CH VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At Tommy Bracco, Sarah Bowden & More in Pittsburgh CLO's A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2022

Get a first look at Pittsburgh CLO's A Chorus Line - from the pen of legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch comes this Tony¬ģ Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning ‚Äúsingular sensation!‚ÄĚ

VIDEO: Get A First Look At KINKY BOOTS at Pittsburgh CLO VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At KINKY BOOTS at Pittsburgh CLO
by Stage Tube - Jul 6, 2022

The exhilarating true story about a struggling shoe factory that will lift your spirits to high-heeled heights! Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, KINKY BOOTS features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Get a first look at the cast in action!

VIDEO: First Look at Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, & More in THE DROWSY C VideoVIDEO: First Look at Clay Aiken, Paige Davis, Donna McKechnie, & More in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Pittsburgh CLO
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2022

BroadwayWorld has a first look at video from Pittsburgh CLO's production of The Drowsy Chaperone starring Clay Aiken (Man in Chair), who returns to Pittsburgh CLO after hosting the 75th Anniversary Broadway Musical Celebration at Heinz Field. 

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL VideoVIDEO: Watch the Trailer For Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2021

Pittsburgh CLO has taken the spirit of the season, wrapped it in your favorite yuletide melodies and tied it with all the holiday magic and wonder of your childhood. Join Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim and a host of colorful characters for the 30th Anniversary of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL.

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Pittsburgh CLO's A BROADWAY MUSICAL CELEBRATION VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Pittsburgh CLO's A BROADWAY MUSICAL CELEBRATION
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2021

The concert features songs from An American In Paris, Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Color Purple, In The Heights, The Student Prince, a special salute to Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more!

VIDEO: Pittsburgh CLO's A BROADWAY MUSICAL CELEBRATION Will Be Performed Later This M VideoVIDEO: Pittsburgh CLO's A BROADWAY MUSICAL CELEBRATION Will Be Performed Later This Month
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2021

The concert features songs from An American In Paris, Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Color Purple, In The Heights, The Student Prince, a special salute to Rodgers & Hammerstein, and more!

VIDEO: Heinz Field Transforms For Pittsburgh CLO's THE WIZARD OF OZ VideoVIDEO: Heinz Field Transforms For Pittsburgh CLO's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2021

Learn more about the production and how to purchase tickets here, plus check out a video of the venue being transformed to house the production!

VIDEO: Watch Dan DeLuca and Ben Cook in the Musical Episode of THE INVISIBLE THINGS VideoVIDEO: Watch Dan DeLuca and Ben Cook in the Musical Episode of THE INVISIBLE THINGS
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2020

DAN DELUCA (Newsies) and BEN COOK (Mean Girls, Newsies) have teamed up for a special musical episode of The Field's new web series, The Invisible Things. What happens when the ghost of a genius drops in on Danny D and his friend, Benson (from the tiny door).

VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens and Max Clayton Perform 'Breaking Free' Social Distance Duet VideoVIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens and Max Clayton Perform 'Breaking Free' Social Distance Duet
by Stage Tube - May 1, 2020

Vanessa Hudgens and Max Clayton - who both made their Broadway debuts in Gigi - have shared a video of themselves performing a virtual duet to Breaking Free from High School Musical!

VIDEO: Mason Alexander Park Sings 'Wicked Little Town' From HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH VideoVIDEO: Mason Alexander Park Sings 'Wicked Little Town' From HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2019

After recently playing Hedwig on the First Broadway National Tour of Hedwig of the Angry Inch, Mason Alexander Park sings Stephen Trask's a?oeWicked Little Towna?? to promote their upcoming solo show a?oeMore Than A Woman Or A Man.a?? The GreenRoom 42 presents Mason's upcoming concert on December 12th at 9:30pm after its Los Angeles premier at the Rockwell Table and Stage. Featuring songs from shows that pushed the boundaries of gender play, expression, and performance like The Rocky Horror Show, La Cage Aux Folles, Hedwig, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, and Boy George's Taboo, this show will deeply explore the importance that music and art has on developing identity from a young age through adulthood. From non-binary German punk rock stars, to sweet transvestites from outer space, this will be an evening of self-exploration through some of the greatest gender bending characters in the Broadway canon. Featuring incredible special guests such as Eden Espinosa(Wicked, Brooklyn), Mimi Imfurst (RuPaul's Drag Race), and more to be announced. Directed by Hunter Bird and featuring members from the Hedwig National Tour band, this is a night not to be missed!


Pittsburgh CLO Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has Pittsburgh CLO been nominated for?
Best Musical (Tony Awards) for An American in Paris .