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2019 Post-Gazette Performers of the Year: Lisa Velten Smith and Daniel Krell by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actors worked together in “A Doll’s House Part 2” at the Public and continued to shine in Pittsburgh theaters throughout the year.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:07AM
Thursday, December 19, 2019

2019 was an epic year of in Pittsburgh theater, with 'Hamilton,' 'Lear' and new classics by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Cambodian Rock Band” at City Theatre and a few Pittsburgh Public productions stood out in a year of moving and timely productions.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Friday, September 13, 2019

Breaking Down The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes Studio Cast Album by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond

Composers Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond share the thoughts behind the score for the new show about a musical-hating man who wakes up... in a musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:00AM

Breaking Down The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes Score by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond

Composers Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond share the thoughts behind the songs for the new show about a musical-hating man who wakes up... in a musical.

SOURCE: Playbill at 08:00AM
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pittsburgh's David Conrad returns to the stage in Braddock by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reviews of ‘Where Did We Sit on the Bus’ at City Theatre and ‘In the Heights’ at Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:59AM
Monday, January 7, 2019

Best of Pittsburgh theater in 2018 by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quantum’s “Chatterton,” the Public’s “Hamlet” and Front Porch’s “Grey Gardens” top the PG critics’ picks for last year&r…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Friday, December 21, 2018

Theater notes: Public's 'Irving Berlin'; CLO's 'Carol'; Bricolage's 'Die Hard N'at,' August WIlson and more by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s Christmastime on Downtown stages, while Pittsburgh honors a New Orleans company for completing the American Century Cycle.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:21PM
Thursday, December 13, 2018

2018 Post-Gazette Performer of the Year: Wilsonian Warrior Wali Jamal by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh actor this year became the only person in the world known to have performed in all 11 of August Wilson’s plays.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Sunday, October 7, 2018

MusicWeb International – On The Cradle Will Rock contribution to American music theatre by Christopher

Terry Barfoot of MusicWeb International reviews the release of The Cradle Will Rock and discusses the contributions the work has made to American music theatre. [Marc Blitzstein’s] artist…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 07:01AM
Monday, July 16, 2018

Blitzstein’s Cradle Will Rock Is Compelling Listening, Now by Christopher

The San Francisco Classical Voice reviews the first complete recording of The Cradle Will Rock. Review by Jason Victor Serinus. Merely 84 years after the nearly-aborted world premiere of Ma…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 08:06AM
Friday, July 6, 2018

The First Complete Recording of The Cradle Will Rock released by Christopher

It’s out! The first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 Broadway opera, The Cradle Will Rock—with Blitzstein’s original orchestration. The 2-CD set recorded last summer a…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 08:19AM
Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Bringing The Cradle Will Rock Back To Life by Christopher

It’s out! The first complete recording of Marc Blitzstein’s 1937 Broadway opera, The Cradle Will Rock—with Blitzstein’s original orchestration. The 2-CD set recorded last summer a…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 09:41AM
Friday, March 23, 2018

TheaterJones review of Maestros and Their Music by Christopher

www.theaterjones.com By Cathy Ritchie published Wednesday, March 14, 2018 As a total non-musician, I always find the blending of orchestra-created sounds in a concert to be somehow magical, …

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 03:20PM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

WSJ Review: The Allure of ‘Maestros and Their Music’ by Christopher

Is the figure on the podium really a musician? What, exactly, constitutes the art of conducting? Leon Botstein reviews ‘Maestros and Their Music’ by John Mauceri. From the Wall Street J…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 06:32PM

Pittsburgh theater: A look back at 2017, and a taste of what's in store this year by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh theater in 2017 gave us a lot to think about and to look forward to in 2018. As we announce the multitalented, multifaceted Monteze Freeland as the Post-Gazette’s 2017 Performer…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:00AM

Post-Gazette Performer of the Year: Monteze Freeland by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The mighty railroad man John Henry, who races a steam drill until his heart bursts. The ambitious, duplicitous manager of “Dreamgirls.” An outrageous preacher and a flamboyant BFF in “…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:00AM
Thursday, December 21, 2017

The 10 best evenings in Pittsburgh Theater by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In a tumultuous year, Pittsburgh theater frequently mirrored what was happening in the world beyond — but that’s always true. Theater shows us ourselves, positive, negative and deep…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:30AM
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

John Mauceri on Bernstein and Beyond by Christopher

From Richard S. Ginell’s interview of John for San Francisco Classical Voice. John Mauceri has been a busy Renaissance man of the podium ever since the early 1970s when he became Leon…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 07:42AM
Monday, January 23, 2017

‘Pinocchio’ Heading to London Stage by Christopher D. Shea and Michael Paulson

The adaptation, approved by Disney Theatrical Productions, will have songs from the 1940 film, and is to open at the National Theater in December.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 03:48PM
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2016 Post-Gazette Performer of the Year: Eugene Lee by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Choosing the Post-Gazette Performer of the Year is never easy, and in the award’s 33rd edition, it was especially challenging. In 2016, audiences saw a number of superb ensembles at Pittsb…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:00AM
Friday, December 23, 2016

Best of Pittsburgh Theater in 2016 by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The New Year on Pittsburgh stages kicks off with “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” -- one of the best plays of the decade -- arriving at the Benedum Center on Jan. 3.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:44AM
Sunday, December 4, 2016

The Met @ 50 – Full Text by Christopher

Read John’s full text from his three part story The Met @ 50. Originally posted in three parts on HuffingtonPost.com collected here in it’s entirety. Download The Met @ 50 as a P…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 01:56PM
Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Emperor and the Nightingale at Keswick's Theatre by the Lake - photo essay by Christopher Thomond and Matt Fidler

The Theatre by the Lake in the northern Lake District has staged a Christmas play every year since it opened in 1999. This year it’s The Emperor and the Nightingale, adapted from a Hans Ch…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:42AM
Friday, November 25, 2016

PITTSBURGH ON BROADWAY: Who's who in the big picture by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NEW YORK — Times Square was blanketed in Pittsburgh black and gold on Nov.16, when 130 Western Pennsylvanians showed their true colors and gathered for a photo that celebrates our region…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:22PM
Saturday, November 19, 2016

The Met Turns 50 – Part Three (Finale) by Christopher

The new house is no longer the new house. It is the Metropolitan Opera House and the old house is simply a glorious memory of my youth. And while we can rejoice in the achievement of the fif…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 11:51AM

Mike Pence Saw ‘Hamilton.’ The Cast Had Something to Say. by Christopher Mele and Patrick Healy

With the vice president-elect attending the show, the cast used the opportunity to make a statement emphasizing the need for the new presidential administration to work on behalf of all Amer…

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 12:18AM
Saturday, November 5, 2016

The Met Turns 50 — Part Two by Christopher

I was not present for the opening of Philharmonic Hall in 1962—I was seventeen—but I did attend performances during its first season. (The Met performed there, it should be said, with th…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 08:38PM
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Met Turns 50 — Part One by Christopher

Fifty years ago, on September 16, 1966, 8:00 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time, a brand new Metropolitan Opera House opened with the world premiere of Antony and Cleopatra, a 3-act epic oper…

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 11:28PM
Sunday, August 14, 2016

Swan Lake performed by UNCSA by Christopher

The University of North Carolina School of the Arts production of Swan Lake. Presented as part of a Dance Fantasies program in 2012.

SOURCE: John Mauceri at 03:13PM

Barry Hanson obituary by Christopher Hampton and Stephen Frears

Producer hailed for the groundbreaking television film The Naked Civil Servant, and The Long Good Friday, one of the finest British gangster moviesBarry Hanson, who has died aged 72, moved t…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 01:49PM

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