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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Arts Council expands Emergency Fund for Artists to include COVID-19 disruption by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Artists in 10 Western Pennsylvania counties can apply for $500 in relief from cancellations and closings.

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Saturday, March 14, 2020

On the Arts: Local artists shut down by COVID-19 prep 25 days of live-streamed shows by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pandemic Series variety shows will start Tuesday, streaming live from Hear Corp’s 25 Carrick Ave studio.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust shuts down performances, exhibitions through April 6 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Among the cancellations are “The Band’s Visit,” Mandy Moore and the Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, including featured speaker Ira Glass.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Point Park moves forward with ‘Pippin’ preview performance; rest of scheduled run canceled by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Amid university cancellations and postponements, this student production is open for business at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

As the shows go on amid COVID-19 worries, 'The Band's Visit' delivers a message of unity by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Amid COVID-19 concerns, theaters enhance their cleaning practices and monitor risks while proceeding with planned performances.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Review: Pressures of motherhood come to a boil in 'Cry It Out' at City Theatre by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The play at City Theatre is funny and hopeful at first, as new moms find friendship and support. Then reality throws them each a curveball.

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Public Theater's 2020-21 love fest includes Shakespeare, August Wilson and Agatha Christie by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Downtown company names actress Helena Ruoti and director Justin Emeka to inaugural associate artist program.

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Local students vie in August Wilson Monologue contest Monday by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 12th annual Pittsburgh Regional competition moves to Lawrenceville’s Row House Cinema.

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2020 August Wilson Society conference postponed due to COVID-19 concerns by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The biennial colloquium that had been scheduled for the August Wilson Center is exploring options for fall.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

North Allegheny grad Mike Cefalo finds the way home with 'The Band's Visit' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The North Allegheny grad plays the hopeful Telephone Guy in the Tony Award-winning musical.

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Thursday, March 5, 2020

'American Son' explores interracial marriage and raising a black son in 2020 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Broadway drama comes to the O'Reilly Theater while the film version streams on Netflix

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Off the WALL in Carnegie hopes to fill seats with new presenting philosophy by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Carnegie company will showcase the new work “Hoard” before it heads to New York, while leaning toward guest artists and weekend gigs.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Molly Smith Metzler takes an honest look at motherhood in 'Cry It Out' at City Theatre by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The writer for “Shameless” and showrunner for the new Netflix series “Maids” brings her second play to City Theatre on the South Side.

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Wali Jamal brings Pittsburgh's black history to life, on stage, page and more by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The docuseries, audiobook and book about pioneer Dr. Martin Delany is a passion project for the Wilsonian actor.

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Friday, February 28, 2020

Mark Rylance's 'Steel,' about the Battle of Homestead, is now a commissioned six-part cycle by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The work, researched in and about Pittsburgh, is headed to the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis and A.R.T. in Cambridge, Mass.

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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Wild and wooly: 'Cats' tour costumes are one of a kind by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

CMU grad Adam Richardson’s wild and wooly look and other cat costumes get a close-up look at the Benedum Center.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

City Theatre names Clare Drobot associate artistic director by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Monteze Freeland becomes associate producer of the South Side company, amid other staff promotions and hires.

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Monday, February 24, 2020
Thursday, February 20, 2020

Point Park presents regional premiere of 'The Wolves' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Directing the shows are alumni returnees, with Rachel Stevens at the Pittsburgh Playhouse and Matthew Gardiner at Carnegie Mellon.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre postpones season finale, bestows grants on local writers by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

While the Downtown company’s Liberty Avenue home base is being remodeled, the plan is for a fall return.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Winners crowned at Pittsburgh Public’s annual Shakespeare contest by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More than 1,000 Western Pennsylvania students participated in the competition, which began on Feb. 3 and culminated on Monday night.

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Obituary / Joan Apt led the charge to make Pittsburgh a hub of arts and culture by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The co-founder of Pittsburgh Public Theater and civic leader died Saturday at age 93. 

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Prime Stage puts the spotlight on high school plays with Drama Awards by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Five school plays will be in competition for the inaugural event March 28 at the New Hazlett Theater.

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2020 Western Pennsylvania spring high school musicals by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More than 100 schools in six counties will burst into song over the next four months, and the PG’s got the shows and dates right here.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

PICT takes a midwinter flight of fancy with an adaptation of the Bard by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio, is Shakespeare’s comedic tale of love and enchantment.

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Sunday, February 9, 2020

Billy Porter goes for the gold and opening number at 2020 Oscars by Maria Sciullo and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh native brings early glam to the Academy Awards’ red carpet.

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Cabaret host Jim Caruso got the 'Party' started in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The cabaret master brings 'Hollywoodland' to the Trust Cabaret Feb. 10

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

Review: 'Miss Saigon' still stirs passions by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The tour based on the Tony-nominated 2017 revival is beautifully executed despite some trouble spots in the Vietnam War-era love story.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Brian Edward has 'The Last Word' in channeling Quentin Crisp by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Using the late author’s own words, the new play debuting in Pittsburgh tells the story of a remarkable life.

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