Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7pm (Broadway Time)

THE RESISTIBLE RISE OF ARTURO UI - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Howard Miller

The trenchant tale of an underestimated two-bit crook who becomes one of the world’s most notorious criminals is brought vividly to life in the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble’s production of B…

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Exit Lines: "Plenty" by Robert Cashill

Review of the Off Broadway revival.

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Review: 'Love, Love, Love's' Beatles babies, bitter boomers

"Love, Love, Love" -- named after the Beatles' "All you need is love" optimism of 1967 -- is apparently meant to be social commentary about havoc wreaked on others as the baby boomers grew u…

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Review: Plenty

Rachel Weisz and Corey Stoll star in the Public Theater's new production of David Hare's landmark drama.

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PLENTY - Talkin' Broadway's Review by Matthew Murray

Her insanity may be unforgivable, but it's at least understandable.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6pm (Broadway Time)

Aleshea Harris Wins a Playwriting Prize for ‘Is God Is’ by Andrew R. Chow

Ms. Harris won the Relentless Award, which is awarded annually to a playwright in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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Lawsuit Filed Over ‘Golden Girls’ Puppet Parody by Joshua Barone and Andrew R. Chow

A playwright claims that the current Off Broadway show was stolen when a creative partnership turned sour.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 5pm (Broadway Time)

Christopher Marlowe credited as one of Shakespeare's co-writers by Dalya Alberge

Dramatists to appear jointly on title pages of Henry VI, Parts One, Two and Three in the New Oxford Shakespeare after analysis by team of 23 academicsThe long-held suggestion that Christophe…

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Tony Kushner Sits Down with WNYC News to Discuss Roy Cohn, Donald Trump, and the 2016 Election by BroadwayWorld

Angels in America is considered by many to be the seminal play on America at the end of the twentieth century-not the least of which because it features the lawyer Roy Cohn. Cohn, who served…

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STAGE TUBE: Barbra Streisand Shares Powerful CLIMB EV'RY MOUNTAIN Video in Support of Hillary Clinton, Harriet Tubman, Malala Yousafzai, and More Fema by Stage Tube

Barbra Streisand has made no secret of saying that when it comes to this election, which she considers to be the most important of our lifetime, she's with Hillary Clinton. Streisand has cam…

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'The Front Page': Theater Review by David Rooney

Nathan Lane, John Slattery and John Goodman lead this all-star Broadway revival of 'The Front Page,' the classic 1928 comedy by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, about Chicago tabloid reporte…

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 4pm (Broadway Time)

Spotlight On...Shara Ashley Zeiger by Michael Block

Name: Shara Ashley ZeigerHometown: Bensalem, PA (right outside of Philly)Education: Ithaca College, The National Theater Institute at The O'Neill Center, UCB, etc.Favorite Credits: Awhile ba…

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 3pm (Broadway Time)

Jimmy Perry obituary by Dennis Barker

One of the greatest British TV comedy writers best known for Dad’s Army, Hi-de-Hi! and It Ain’t Half Hot MumWith his co-writer David Croft, Jimmy Perry, who has died aged 93, created one…

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Time magazine names Murrysville's Maddie Ziegler among world's most influential teens by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Maddie Ziegler at 14 has danced her way onto Time's list of of the top 30 most influential teens of 2016.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2pm (Broadway Time)

May and Ellis Cancel Christmas Concert Dates by Editorial Staff

By Editorial Staff Kerry Ellis and Brian May have announced the indefinite postponement of their eleven candlelit concerts which would have been performed in the run up to Christmas. Apologi…

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Opera 'La Traviata' at Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna by Blouin Artinfo Datebook

'La Traviata', an opera in three acts by Giuseppe Verdi set to an Italian libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, will be staged at Wiener Staatsoper on December 1, 2016.'La Traviata' w…

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'Thoss, Wheeldon, Robbin: Bolaubarts Geheimnis' at Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna by Blouin Artinfo Datebook

The performance of ballet 'Bolaubarts Geheimnis', created by Stephan Thoss, Christopher Wheeldon and Jerome Robbins, will be staged at Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna, on December 2, 2016.Tho…

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Emotions & Sound Swell On Epic Scale In Slow Burn’s Hunchback by Bill Hirschman

A near epic vision unfolds in Slow Burn Theatre Company’s brave, ambitious and dark The Hunchback of Notre Dame resulting in the one of the most powerful musicals seen in South Florida in …

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Is It Just Me or Was That Anti-Semitic? A British Jew’s Constant Question

There’s a slippery kind of Jew-hatred that’s harder to pinpoint than the classic kind. Alona Ferber senses it often in London.

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L'ELISIR D'AMORE at Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna by Blouin Artinfo Datebook

'L'ELISIR D'AMORE', a comic opera in two acts written in 1832 by the Italian composer Gaetano Donizetti, will be staged at Wiener Staatsoper, Wien, on December 5, 2016.  The opera …

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"The Roads to Home" - A sometimes elusive search for comfort by (judd Hollander)

By Judd HollanderThe concept of "home" is more than just a physical location. It's also a state of mind that can conjure up a place from long ago where things seemed to be better, happier an…

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Coming Attractions: October 23 through November 8 — What Will Light Your Fire by Arts Fuse Editor

Arts Fuse critics select the best in theater, visual arts, film, music, author events, and dance for the coming week.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1pm (Broadway Time)

From Debut to Revival: A Look Back on the Prolific Career of THE CHERRY ORCHARD'S Diane Lane by Caryn Robbins

In the almost 40-year gap between the two stage appearances, Lane's career has included Broadway appearances in the1978 musical RUNAWAYS and the 1977 revival of AGAMEMNON as well as a host o…

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FROM DOWN UNDER: Kinky Boots by Simon Parris

A dazzling production and terrific cast gloss over inherent weaknesses in Kinky Boots as the 2013 Broadway hit makes its Australian premiere.

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Photos and podcast: Sharing joy with debut playwright Theresa Ikoko and her Girls by Terri Paddock

What an astonishing way to make your playwriting debut. Theresa Ikoko‘s first full-length play GIRLS was a Verity Bargate finalist and winner of both the Alfred Fagon Award (for Blac…

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Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Paul M. Bessel and Barbara Braswell

If you want to see a thoroughly charming romantic comedy, visit the Laurel Mill Playhouse for their lovely production of Pride and Prejudice.  Based on the legendary Jane Austen’s 1813 no…

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at noon (Broadway Time)

STAGE TUBE: Tom Hanks, Kate McKinnon, and Alec Baldwin Take on the Third Presidential Debate by Stage Tube

Congratulations, America You made it through the third and final Presidential debate. And, while we still have to suffer through 15 more days of this nightmarish election, the end isin sight…

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Creativity, Aging, and Alzheimer’s: A Conversation with Michelle Memran by HowlRound

By Katie Pearl, Michelle Memran. Katie Pearl interviews Michelle Memran about María Irene Fornés and The Rest I Make Up , a documentary that captures the legendary playwright’s creativit…

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 11am (Broadway Time)

Rock Interview: Talking with Brand X — After Decades, Back on Tour by Arts Fuse Editor

Brand X was essentially a bunch of top-flight session men who got together to blow off steam, a UK version of Weather Report.

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Don Ressler’s Journey from an Amateur to a Business Guru by Rino16

Don Ressler is a renowned entrepreneur with proven track records of success. He is behind the success of several startups, Intelligent Beauty and its subsidiaries included. After the acquisi…

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Interview with Jānis Balodis by HowlRound

By Jen Silverman. US playwright Jen Silverman talks with Latvian playwright and dramaturg Jānis Balodis about the. similarities and differences in their work and how their work responds to …

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Grain in the Blood review – folk morality thriller leads country lambs to slaughter by Lyn Gardner

Tron, Glasgow Rob Drummond harvests unnerving humour as well as tension from a rural family torn by grief, guilt and sacrificeRob Drummond never fails to surprise. Last summer in Edinburgh i…

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REVIEW: Ragtime, Charing Cross Theatre ✭✭✭✭✭ by Julian Eaves

By Julian Eaves The show has been seen in London several times recently, and it is clearly a work that repays revisitation, and reinterpretation. I will certainly be back to see this version…

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THE HOUSE OF USHER – Hope Theatre by Caroline Hanks-Farmer

In the words of our narrator; “it’s all rather odd.” We follow him – a portly gentleman of poise and elegance – into the dreary House of Usher, following a strange request from his…

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 10am (Broadway Time)

Stars of Vaudeville #1008: Marie Loftus by Trav S.D.

 Marie Loftus (1857-1940) was known as the “Sarah Bernhardt of the Music Halls” . Born in Glasgow to Irish parents, she grew up near the Scotia Music Hall, which is where she be…

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Review: A Conversation with Dystonia, Sadler’s Wells by Camilla Gurtler

“A diagnosis is a release, but it is also a separation.” In a physical dialogue with her disability, Suzie Birchwood expresses her struggle with dystonia as she trained as a ball…

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Review: Fire in the Ballroom, The Peacock by Tal Fox

The nights may be getting colder but Fire in the Ballroom by Burn the Floor really does heat things up at The Peacock theatre this month. If you are familiar with Strictly Come Dancing and …

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Review: This Might Hurt, York Theatre Royal by Adam Bruce

John Godber is well known for being pretty prolific; since setting up the John Godber Company in 2010, in partnership with the Theatre Royal Wakefield, both his old and new work receive regu…

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Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company: Inter_rupted review – ageing, kathak-style by Sanjoy Roy

Barbican, London The striking movements of classical Indian dance produce many arresting images as the choreographer teases out the threads of life’s experienceA man gasps and shakes his h…

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Lyric Opera’s Magnificent Lucia di Lammermoor Is Something To Behold by James Murray

Highly Recommended Reviewed by: James Murray Donizetti’s masterpiece of passion & betrayal gets a magnificent [...]

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BWW TV: Brunch Gets a Theatrical Twist at Broadway Tastes, with Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka! by BroadwayWorld TV

Just last week, Mastercard cardholders got the chance to take a culinary tour of the Great White Way at NYCWFF's brand new event, Broadway Tastes, where renowned chefs will served up delicio…

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UNESCO Head Distances Herself From Jerusalem Resolution as New Measure Looms

The head of the United Nations cultural agency continued to distance herself from resolutions that deny Jewish ties to Jerusalem holy sites.

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Scarlett Johansson Opens Paris Popcorn Shop

“It has been a dream of mine and my family for several years to bring our favorite American snack to our favorite European city.”

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 9am (Broadway Time)

REVIEW: ‘Heisenberg’ at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater by #cota

By Meredith Ganzman (@MGanzman) Germs and fear, rather than romance, are likely to spread by surprise and an unfamiliar kiss at a train station. Consider it a perfect and cruel way to fright…

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REVIEW ROUND-UP: A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer at the National Theatre by Emma Clarendon

This new Complicite musical by Bryony Kimmings, looking at life when you have been diagnosed with cancer, runs at the National Theatre until 29 November 2016. Do critics think it is a strong…

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Brandon is a Bright Star! by Serena

Meet Broadway Wiz Bright Star, Brandon from Sparks, Georgia. Brandon's favorite show is Rent and he once sang a surprise duet with Shoshana Bean!

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 7am (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play’ at Pulley and Buttonhole Theatre Company in Jenkintown, PA by Lisa Panzer

Aficionados of the TV hit The Simpsons, in particular, won’t want to miss the Philadelphia area premiere of Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, directed by Bridget R…

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The Grinning Man review – Victor Hugo musical is wonderfully weird by Michael Billington

Bristol Old Vic Circus freaks, puppets and soaring songs collide in a new adaptation that deftly walks a tightrope between romantic and grotesqueYou can see why Victor Hugo attracts the make…

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BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events

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SKIN A CAT -The Bunker Theatre by Aleks Sierz

New short play about sex and shame is partly a campaign tool and partly a plea for openness and understanding.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6am (Broadway Time)

Annette Bening, Billy Crudup at The New York Film Festival by Jk Clarke

by Carole Di Tosti   The New York Film Festival 2016 screened 20th Century Womn directed by Mike Mills, starring Annette Bening, Elle Fanning, Greta Gerwig, Billy Crudup and Lucas Jade …

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Quizzes: Test your theatre knowledge: Name that Disney showtune

How well do you know your Disney musical songs?

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 5am (Broadway Time)

You’ll Never Guess Which Israeli Authors President Obama Loves

In WIRED, Obama revealed his love for two acclaimed Jewish nonfiction writers.

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Divine Intersection: The Surprising Story of the Jews Who Became Sufi Muslims

How American Jews, under the tutelage of a Sri Lankan mystic, became Sufi Muslims. These are the Jewish Sufis — you can call them Jewfis.

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Takin’ The A Train to the Forgotten ‘Jews of Harlem’

There was once an area in Manhattan where few Jews—and almost no whites—settled, that area beneath Morningside Heights, past Central Park, above Ninety-Sixth Street on the East Side: Har…

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 4am (Broadway Time)

BWW Review: AFTER THREE SISTERS, Brockley Jack Studio Theatre, 21 October 2016 by Gary Naylor

Gary Naylor sees an ambitious production that runs parallel storylines but doesn't solve the considerable problems so caused.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 3am (Broadway Time)

Grain in the Blood review – too cool for comfort by Clare Brennan

Tron, GlasgowThe detached acting in Rob Drummond’s horror-flecked melodrama render it less than the sum of its partsSet in a present that could be any time, on a remote Scottish farm that …

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The Red Barn review – dark story of dissolving identity by Susannah Clapp

Lyttelton, LondonDavid Hare’s adaptation of a Georges Simenon novel is a tense affair featuring a mesmeric Elizabeth DebickiHow do you put on stage someone who is bored with being themselv…

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A Pacifist’s Guide to the War on Cancer review – a vital confrontation by Susannah Clapp

Dorfman, LondonThough Bryony Kimmings’s extraordinary musical is overlong and a little messy, it delivers an essential message about the experiences of real peopleMusical theatre has been …

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A Man of Good Hope review – a refugee’s journey across Africa by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic, LondonIsango Ensemble’s musical about a Somali boy fleeing from terror has marvellous songs and breathtaking actingA Man of Good Hope is not a story set to music. Music is the s…

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Oil review – Anne-Marie Duff burns bright by Susannah Clapp

Almeida, LondonElla Hickson’s new play about our relationship with ‘black gold’ is hardly subtle, but has a star turn at its heartYou could steer your way through Oil by Lucy Carter’…

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Jérôme Bel: Gala review – doing what comes naturally by Luke Jennings

Sadler’s Wells, LondonJérôme Bel’s mixed ability show is full of charm, if not entirely artlessJérôme Bel is a French choreographer whose work challenges the conventions of dance as …

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2am (Broadway Time)

Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer: ‘It’s really a music hall act that we do’ by Tim Adams

Britain’s favourite Dadaist comedians and our last great comedy duo are celebrating their 25th anniversary with a new live show. Tim Adams listens inBob Mortimer has arrived for our interv…

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 1am (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ at American University by Michael Poandl

A funny thing happens on the way out of American University’s fabulous new production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. You find yourself humming along to “Comedy Tonigh…

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Sunday, October 23, 2016 at midnight (Broadway Time)

Review: ‘Mystery in the House of Usher: A Poe Tale’ at Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion in Philadelphia by Deb Miller

An immersive site-specific mash-up of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe and the game of “Clue,” Edward G. Pettit’s Mystery in the House of Usher: A Poe Tale, staged at the historic Ebenez…

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Interviews: In His Broadway Acting Debut, The Cherry Orchard's Harold Perrineau Is Anything but Lost

Perrineau takes on the role of Lopakhin in the Anton Chekhov classic.

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Encompass Opera Salutes Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens Tonight by Robert Viagas

Karen Ziemba, Liz Callaway, and LaChanze will sing for the Ragtime writers.

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Plenty, with Rachel Weisz, Opens Tonight by Olivia Clement

The first major New York revival of David Hare’s award-winning drama opens at the Public Theater Off-Broadway.

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Why Christine Dwyer Will Make Out with Her Fiancé’s Best Friend by Whitney Spaner

Touring with Finding Neverland, Dwyer and fiancé Matt DeAngelis discuss bad breakups, share their best tour advice, and explain and why DeAngelis is okay with his best friend kissing his fi…

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Stylebook snapshot: Murrysville native Maddie Ziegler of 'Dance Moms' fame debuts new clothing line by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At just 14, Murrysville native Maddie Ziegler wears a lot of hats: dancer, reality TV star, budding actress and muse to Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Sia, to name a few. This fall, she …

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Longtime PBT principal Christopher Budzynski to dance farewell performance in 'Giselle' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When Christopher Budzynski left Boston Ballet for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, he thought he might dance professionally for only three more years.

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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opens 47th season with refreshed 'Giselle' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The classic “Giselle,” ripe with romance and drama, is a tried and true way to open the curtain on a new season. But when Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre stages it to kick off its 47th season,…

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