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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
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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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Review: Public's 'Little Shop' delivers a monstrously good time by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The theater pulsates with energy and laughter as the horror musical comedy takes root at the O’Reilly.

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Monday, February 3, 2020

'Hamilton' to hit movie theaters in 2021 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The movie version of the smash hit, filmed with its original Broadway cast, will be released by Walt Disney Studios.

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Friday, January 31, 2020

Billy Porter hung out with Elmo on 'Sesame Street' then called out Donald Trump Jr. on Twitter by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The award-winning actor-singer and LBGTQ activist had a big day that included Elmo and Donald Trump Jr.

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'Miss Saigon' star says be ready to 'experience love in its truest form' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Emily Bautista, who plays title character Kim, traveled to Vietnam for a deep dive into the legacy of war represented in the musical.

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Pittsburgh's Prime Stage Theatre gains new sensory inclusion status by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Prime Stage’s next production, at the New Hazlett Theater, is “The Outsiders.”

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Ken Gargaro lets the sun shine in for his directorial return by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s founder goes on a mission to rediscover “Hair” with a young cast.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Pittsburgh Public feeds the need for 'Little Shop of Horrors' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The cult classic musical that’s having a coast-to-coast moment opens at the O’Reilly Theater this weekend.

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

NEA grants boost 10 individual works and programs in Western Pennsylvania by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The targeted funding went to MCG Jazz, Rivers of Steel, City of Asylum, City Theatre, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera and more.

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

City heads 'Downstairs' for a Pittsburgh theatrical reunion by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Marc Masterson directs Helena Ruoti, Marin Giles and John Shepard in a family drama by Theresa Rebeck.

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The year Billy Porter ruled the fashion world by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

And his allure goes on: After the triumph of his Oscars’ tuxedo gown, the award-winning Pittsburgh native was Google’s top red-carpet search.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

City Theatre artistic producer Reginald L. Douglas exits for D.C. theater job by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reginald L. Douglas is leaving the South Side new-works company to join Studio Theatre later this month.

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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Video: 'Jesus Christ Superstar' director comes from UK to check on tour in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Timothy Sheader chats about the award-winning show he created and continues to tweak as it visits cities nationwide.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Review: Thrills abound in cutting-edge 'Jesus Christ Superstar' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 50th anniversary tour is the rock opera as you’ve never seen it before, with vocal and dance artistry for a new era.

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Kickoff to 2020 theater season: casting for City, Public, PICT and CLO Cabaret by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Martin Giles goes from “Downstairs” to Shakespeare; CMU alum Phillipe Arroyo plays Seymour in “Little Shop of Horrors.”

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Reimagined 'Jesus Christ Superstar' inspired by 1970 concept album by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The tour returns to the chart-topping source for a production that incorporates expressionistic dance and modern celebrity culture.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Danger is no illusion for The Daredevil by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays” brings grand-scale trickery and Jonathan Goodwin’s daring stunts to Heinz Hall Dec. 26-29.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Let's get catty: Claws are out for 'Cats' movie by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Adapting the musical’s purrfect stage formula has proved problematic on screen.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Marisa Tomei set to join Jason Momoa in Pittsburgh-filmed 'Sweet Girl' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The star of “My Cousin Vinny” and Aunt May in the recent “Spider-Man” film series joins a growing cast in the Netflix drama.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Student protests lead Point Park to postpone 'Parade' musical by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Point Park University statement said that “Pippin” will replace “Parade” in April.

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Friday, November 15, 2019

City Theatre opens new South Side production center by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The $2.3 million redevelopment on the Bingham Street site includes repaved parking lots and streets.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Broadway's Mark Jacoby is Pittsburgh CLO"s Scrooge for 2019 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The annual “A Musical Christmas Carol” get into the holiday spirit Dec. 6-22 at the Byham Theater.

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