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Arts & Entertainment PAC announces a change in the Fall lineup

Robert CuccioliJohn Treacy Egan’s stay on Broadway has been extended.

“We are happy for him,” says Mary Adair Leslie, director of the Performing Arts Center, (PAC) “but we are sad that he won’t be able to perform here in Highlands.

The good news is Robert Cucciolli will take his place at PAC on Saturday, Oct. 8.

We are very excited to have Mr. Cucciolli coming to PAC.”

Robert Cuccioli made his Broadway debut as Inspector Javert in “Les Miserables,” and is best known for his critically acclaimed performance as the duel title roles in the Broadway hit “Jekyll & Hyde,” for which he received a Tony nomination, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle Awards and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award. Off-Broadway credits include “Temporary Help,” “Enter The Guardsman,” “And The World Goes ‘Round” (1991 Outer Critics Circle Award), “Gigi,” “The Rothschilds,” and “Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris.” Cuccioli portrayed Maurice Chevalier in the Off- Broadway production of “Dietrich & Chevalier” at the St. Luke’s Theatre.

Equally respected for his work in the classics and contemporary plays as well as musicals, Cuccioli has performed in such notable regional theatres as The Guthrie (“Antony & Cleopatra”), Paper Mill Playhouse (“1776,” “Oklahoma,” “Lend Me A Tenor,” “Jesus Christ Superstar,” “The Sound Of Music”), The Shakespeare Theatre of N.J. ( “Amadeus,” “Julius Caesar,” “Macbeth,” “Carnival”), The Shakespeare Theatre of DC (“Hamlet,” “Lorenzzaccio” 2006 Helen Hayes Award Nomination), the Mc- Carter Theatre and George Street Playhouse ( “The Seafarer,” “A Moon To Dance By” with Jane Alexander).

Robert Cuccioli Cuccioli completed a production of “Nine” early in 2010 at The Westchester Broadway Theatre for which he received critical praise for his performance as Guido Contini. He also directed the production of “Jekyll & Hyde” which ran at The Westchester Broadway Theatre in late 2010 and early 2011. Early in 2011, Cuccioli was in a production of Bruce Hornsby’s “Sick Bastard” in Virigina.

His television credits include:

White Collar, Sliders, Baywatch, The Guiding Light. Film: Woody Allen’s Celebrity, and the independent film, The Stranger. He is featured on the original cast recordings of Jekyll & Hyde (Atlantic), And The World Goes ‘Round (RCA Victor), Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well And Living In Paris (Ghostlight), and The New Picasso (Black Forest Productions)

Robert Cuccioli will perform at PAC on Saturday, Oct. 8, 8 p.m. For more information and tickets, call (828)526-9047.


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