Sunday, July 27, 2003

CCM grads off to Broadway

B Jackie Demaline
The Cincinnati Enquirer

Two University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music grads appear to be Broadway bound.

Justin Bohon, who made a big Broadway debut as Will Parker in the Susan Stroman revival of Oklahoma!, takes the title role in a rare revival of The Boyfriend, a giddy musical charmer. What gives the out-of-town tryout added muscle is that it's being directed by none other than Julie Andrews (who starred in the original as the young lady in search of a boyfriend).

Matt Bogart looks like he'll return to Broadway in Frank (Jekyll & Hyde) Wildhorn's latest, Camille Claudel.

Meanwhile, Angela Gaylor (CCM 2002) will tour through town this December in the ensemble of new Tony Award winner Hairspray.

Loveland native Ashley Palmer can be seen Off-Broadway through Aug. 3 at Theatre 80 St. Marks in Pieces (of A--), which is merely a jolt of a title for a collection of monologues on the phenom of "hot chick angst" - or the trials of being gorgeous.

Palmer, a vet of CCM Prep and local community and professional theater, moved to New York three years ago.

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