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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Steve Byrne back home for 'God Damn Comedy Jam' at Carnegie of Homestead by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Byrne will be headlining two comedy and musical extravaganzas Friday at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall in Munhall.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Get ready for The Temptations musical 'Ain't Too Proud' to hit the Benedum by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations” will be at the Benedum Center Tuesday through Sunday.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:15AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Point Park grad Jaquel Spivey, CMU alumni receive Tony Award nominations by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Right behind “A Strange Loop” is a tie with 10 nominations each for “MJ” and “Paradise Square.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:31AM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Comedian Hannah Gadsby ready 'to go Australian' on Pittsburgh this week by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gadsby will be stopping by Pittsburgh Thursday as part of her “Body of Work” tour for a show at Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, April 25, 2022

Gene Kelly's 'Singin' in the Rain' gets 4K Blu-ray treatment for 70th anniversary by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Post-Gazette talked to Patrica Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly’s widow, about this “Singin’ in the Rain” rerelease.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Friday, April 22, 2022

August Wilson block party kicks off yearlong celebration of Pittsburgh playwright by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The block party will be taking place Saturday, April 30, in the Hill District from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

'To Kill a Mockingbird' tour brings Harper Lee's 'portrait of America' to Benedum by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “To Kill a Mockingbird” national tour will be stopping by the Benedum Center Tuesday through Sunday.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, April 18, 2022

Robert Ramirez named head of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ramirez will replace Peter Cooke, who stepped down as the School of Drama’s leader in September 2020.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:30AM
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

August Wilson Center exhibit immerses visitors in 'writer's landscape' by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape” will officially open to the public on Saturday.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

'Frozen,' 'Hadestown' headline Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 2022-23 Broadway series by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 2022-23 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Series kicks off in October and will run through May 2023.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:00AM
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust eases COVID-19 restrictions at its venues by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Proof of vaccination and masks will only now be required at Cultural Trust venues on a “per event basis.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 02:17PM
Thursday, March 17, 2022

Have a 'Beautiful' time at the Benedum with the music of Carole King by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The national tour of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” will be at the Benedum Friday through Sunday.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:30AM
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

John Mulaney bringing 'From Scratch' tour to PPG Paints Arena this fall by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The comedian will also be hosting “Saturday Night Live” for the fifth time on Feb. 26.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 09:29AM
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

'Hamilton' tour returns to Benedum for extended stay by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The national tour of the Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical is back at the Benedum Center from Tuesday through March 13.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Friday, February 11, 2022

Here's your chance to win $10 tickets to see 'Hamilton' at the Benedum by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lotteries kicked off Friday and will run through the duration’s of the “Hamilton” tour’s Pittsburgh engagement.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:06PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

'Pretty Woman: The Musical' brings romantic fairy tale to the Benedum by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two Carnegie Mellon University graduates are heavily involved in the national tour of “Pretty Woman: The Musical.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Western Pa. arts groups receive NEA grants by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The National Endowment for the Arts is handing out 1,498 awards totally nearly $33.2 million to arts organizations nationwide.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:26PM
Monday, January 10, 2022

Laugh along with Kennedy native Collin Chamberlin's debut comedy album by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

His debut album and comedy special, “Hello, It’s Me,” is now available via iTunes, Amazon Music and Chamberlin’s YouTube channel.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Reimagined 'Oklahoma!' coming to Benedum by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The tour will introduce audiences to the revamped version of “Oklahoma!” that earned a few accolades at the 2019 Tony Awards.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Rick Sebak's 1989 interview with August Wilson to air Thursday on WQED by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Brain Space & Energy: My Interview with August Wilson” will air Thursday at 8 p.m. on WQED.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Rankin native teams with Nick Jonas on Broadway play 'Chicken & Biscuits' by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

E. Clayton Cornelious is a veteran Broadway actor attempting to transition into a full-time theater producer.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Hot Stuff! 'SUMMER' musical brings 3 versions of Donna to the Benedum by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical” opens its national tour Tuesday night in Pittsburgh and will be here through Sunday.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, October 28, 2021

‘The Band’s Visit’ brings Broadway back to a COVID-fortified Benedum Center by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The Band’s Visit” is back at the Benedum Center for the first time since its last tour was forced to shut down in Pittsburgh due to COVID-19.  

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Catch some live comedy, snatch up some collectibles at Dad's Basement in Dormont by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dad’s Basement is opening its downstairs comedy space Oct. 29, which it hopes will provide opportunities for young, local comics to thrive.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Review: Billy Porter’s memoir ‘Unprotected’ a raw journey into joy and pain by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Unprotected” chronicles Pittsburgher Billy Porter’s road from poverty to fashion icon and entertainment-industry titan.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, October 4, 2021

Comedian Mike Wysocki on headlining shows and hanging out with Norm Macdonald by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Wysocki is headlining a “Date Night Laughs” show with four other comedians Wednesday night.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Friday, September 24, 2021

Norm Nixon, Debbie Allen and Constanza Romero headline event at Duquesne's Cooper Fieldhouse by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Those three and more big names will be on hand Saturday for Duquesne’s “An Evening With the Stars.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:05PM
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

‘Switch Signal,’ a Mister Rogers-inspired art film, to premiere at Kelly Strayhorn Theater by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Switch Signal” is a collaboration between the Kelly Strayhorn Theater and the art collective Propelled Animals.  

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:58AM
Friday, August 27, 2021

Pittsburgher channels Rachel Carson in one-woman show ‘Imagining Rachel’ by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Actor, writer and director Elise Robertson wrote and stars in this two-hour experiment in pandemic-era storytelling.  

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Betty Buckley's first full concert since pandemic started will be at Mercyhurst University in Erie by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tony winner will be returning to the stage Saturday at Mercyhurst’s Mary D'Angelo Performing Arts Center.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 09:00AM
Monday, July 19, 2021

Carnegie of Homestead reschedules 'Letterkenny Live' tour for next year by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Fans of the Canadian sitcom will appreciates the Pittsburgh stop on its live tour finally receiving a new date.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:27PM