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Friday, January 31, 2020

'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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Q&A with Telly Leung, Broadway's 'Aladdin' and 'Glee' and CMU alum by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The musical theater star brings his trio to the Trust Cabaret series on Monday. 

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Chazz Palminteri puts his 'Bronx Tale' onstage, in a musical with an all-star creative team by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actor-writer’s boyhood with New York mobsters and a forbidden love is now a Broadway tour, coming to Pittsburgh Nov. 19.

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City play spends 'One Night in Miami' with Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The South Side company presents the dramatization of a real-life gathering to celebrate Clay (soon to be Ali) becoming heavyweight champion.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Theater community mourns the loss of actor, producer and attorney Leon S. Zionts by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

March 11, 1958-Nov. 10, 2019: The Front Porch Theatricals cofounder took great pleasure in boosting the success of local musical artists.

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Theater roundup: It's opening weekend for Quantum, City, Pittsburgh Public and PICT by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quantum is in West Homestead with “Shakespeare’s Will,” while Cassius Clay, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown reunite on the South Side.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Pittsburgh children's theater: alive and well in Western Pa. by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As the Trust’s Children’s Theater Series turns 50, here’s a look at what’s next for kids — including a hopeful note on Playhouse Jr.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2019

PICT brings haunting ghost story to Mister Rogers' old neighborhood by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The company in residence in WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio promises a good fright from “The Woman in Black.”

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Why are these girls so mean? by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tina Fey's “Mean Girls” musical and Public's “School Girls” play aim to dethrone the queen bees and promote women supporting each other.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

City Theatre's Young Playwrights Festival turns 20 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 2019 winners in the Middle School and High School divisions were chosen from among 367 entries.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Pittsburgh Musical Theater aims to grow with $1 million matching grant by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tapping into the grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant requires raising $1 million more for the West End company. 

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Monday, October 14, 2019

10th CMU cabaret brings Tony winner David Yazbek to town by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The songwriter of “The Band’s Visit,” “The Full Monty” and a new “Princess Bride” musical imparts wisdom for students performing his songs.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Weekend Update: Billy Porter opens 'SNL' with a 'Warren-ing!' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh native joins his possible “Cinderella” costar, Camila Cabello, on the NBC show, as part of an Equality Town Hall sketch.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Billy Porter in talks to play Cinderella's Fairy Godmother in Sony film by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

James Corden will co-produce the musical from his own concept that reimagines the classic fairy tale.

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