The Lively Arts at IUP and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Pops recently announced that it will be changing the line-up of the singers slated
for a February 14, 2014, concert. The performance, titled “A Broadway Valentine,” is part of the Lively Arts’ Ovations! series and will be in Fisher Auditorium
of IUP’s Performing Arts Center.
The two singers, Christiane Noll
and Hugh Panaro, bring a wide wealth of performance credits with them,
including impressive roles performing on Broadway.
Noll starred on
Broadway in the Kennedy Center Revival of Ragtime,
receiving Tony and Drama Desk award nominations and winning a Helen Hayes award
for her portrayal of Mother. Broadway and National Tour appearances
include Chaplin (Drama Desk Award
nomination), Urinetown (Ovation Award), The Mambo Kings (pre-Broadway), It Ain’t Nothin’ But the
Blues, Jekyll & Hyde (FANY award), Grease, Miss Saigon, and South
Pacific (Australia/Thailand). She was recently featured in NBC’s
live broadcast of The Sound of Music.
is currently starring on Broadway in the title role of The Phantom of the Opera. Also on Broadway, he
has been seen as Gaylord Ravenal in the Harold Prince revival of Show Boat and Marius in Les
Miserables. He created the roles of Buddy Foster in Side Show, Julian Craster in Jule Styne’s final
musical The Red Shoes, and the title
role of the seductive vampire in Elton John’s musical Lestat.
Panaro made his West End (London) debut as Gaylord Ravenal
in Show Boat and went on to perform
the title role in Martin Guerre. Some
of his Off-Broadway credits include White Lies at
the Triad Theater, Noa Noa at
Playwright’s Horizons, Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights
at the John Housman Theatre, Children of Eden at
the Actor’s Playhouse, and Robert in Little Fish at Second Stage Theatre.
The change was made due to health
and schedule issues with the previous singers, Melissa Errico and Ryan
Tickets for the Valentine’s Day
concert are available through December 16 during a special holiday gift
promotion. They will go on sale again on Tuesday, January 14, 2014.
Tickets are $38 regular
admission, $32 for senior citizens and groups of 15 or more, and $16 for students and children. All
tickets are reserved seating.
To purchase tickets when they are
on sale, visit IUPTickets.com, call 724-357-1313, or stop by the Hadley Union
Building. Any seats remaining will
be sold at the door starting one hour before the performance.