All stories by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on BroadwayStars

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
Thursday, July 8, 2021

Thunderbird Cafe to host 'Steve Hofstetter and Friends' comedy series by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The comedian will be putting on four shows featuring local and nationally renowned stand-ups.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:00AM
Monday, June 14, 2021

Arcade Comedy Theater reveling in return of in-person laughs by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Plus, Steve Hofstetter provides an update on how close Steel City AF is to finally launching. 

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Friday, June 11, 2021

Review: 'In the Heights' is a bloated but fun Broadway adaptation by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Hamilton” fans will definitely want to check out the movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 musical.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, June 3, 2021

Beaver County author rising with new Titanic novel and upcoming film ‘Unsinkable’ by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Her latest novel, “The Girl on the Carpathia,” became available in both digital form and hard copy today.  

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:36AM
Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Pittsburgh's Lapiduss family stars in new documentary ‘It’s Not a Burden’ by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Lapiduss women all appear in “It’s Not a Burden,” a documentary about adult children taking care of their elderly parents.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 04:48AM
Thursday, May 6, 2021

Young artists bring live musical theater back to Pittsburgh in a Squirrel Hill backyard by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Catch their performances of the pandemic-friendly musical “The Last Five Years” from May 13-16.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:23AM
Friday, March 12, 2021

Celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg's birthday with Women and Girls Foundation's virtual event by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“WE DISSENT ... AND WE ARE GRATEFUL” will feature dramatic readings of Ginsburg’s most consequential opinions.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:42AM
Friday, March 5, 2021

Pittsburgh comedians, clubs laughing through the pain during pandemic by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The comedy community is still entertaining Pittsburgh despite their own creative and financial struggles.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:36AM
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Turning a terrible tragedy into Broadway magic by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jerad Bortz’s new album, “THANKFUL,” is his way of giving back to the Broadway community that was there for him when he needed it most.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:30AM
Friday, January 29, 2021

Griffin Matthews takes off on 'The Flight Attendant,' goes off on Broadway racism by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The McCandless native and Carnegie Alum graduate has a lot to say about his education and industry.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Thursday, January 28, 2021

August Wilson's family, friends thrilled with his Forever stamp by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The U.S. Postal Service held a virtual celebration Thursday to mark the August Wilson stamp going on sale nationwide.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:07PM
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

August Wilson stamp goes on sale Thursday by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There will be an online First Day of Issue Ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Thursday that will be live-streamed via USPS’ social media channels.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:50AM
Friday, January 22, 2021

Myha'la Herrold's journey from CMU to star of HBO's 'Industry' by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Myha'la Herrold stars as Harper Stern in the new HBO show “Industry” about young bankers and traders in the London financial world.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:30AM
Friday, January 15, 2021

CMU alum Leslie Odom Jr. channels Sam Cooke in 'One Night in Miami' by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “Hamilton” star is currently the GoldDerby favorite to be nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Monday, January 11, 2021

CMU app offers interactive tour of August Wilson's Hill District by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The project was a collaboration between CMU and August Wilson House to highlight the playwright’s childhood home.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Friday, January 8, 2021

How Constanza Romero found her voice after August Wilson's death by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August Wilson’s widow has been busy lately as her late husband is enjoying a pop-culture resurgence.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:30AM
Thursday, December 31, 2020

He dunnit: State College teen organized, directed virtual production of 'Clue" with friends by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mitchell Case missed live theater, so he pursued the rights to “Clue” and staged an online performance himself.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:15AM
Thursday, December 24, 2020

How August Wilson's words led an LA teen to Pittsburgh and CMU by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gerardo Navarro stars in “Giving Voice,” a Netflix documentary about the 2018 August Wilson Monologue Competition.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

'Giving Voice' documentary highlights August Wilson's impact beyond Pittsburgh by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The documentary follows six participants in the 2018 August Wilson Monologue Competition.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:30AM
Monday, October 19, 2020

First trailer for Pittsburgh-filmed 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The film, starring Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, will be released via Netflix on Dec. 18.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:35PM
Tuesday, June 30, 2020

WATCH: Steven Brault teams up in song with Broadway stars — and Josh Bell by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brault leveled up from covering “Hadestown” songs to performing a new version of “Wait for Me” over video chat.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 05:38PM
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Daughter of Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy to attend CMU this fall by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ms. Huffman was caught up in last year’s massive college admissions bribery scandal.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:25PM
Thursday, March 12, 2020

‘American Son’ canceled by Pittsburgh Public Theater due to COVID-19 concerns by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Both the opening night scheduled for March 13 and the rest of the show’s run have been canceled.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:32PM

All that Chat

REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 07, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre