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Friday, May 18, 2018

Broadway creators of 'Big Fish' intervene in Greenfield theater cancellation by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A community theater in Greenfield has run afoul of the creators of the musical “Big Fish” after canceling a production of the show that had been scheduled to open June 15.

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

'Dear Evan Hansen' tour will be led by Carnegie Mellon alum by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ben Levi Ross has followed a glowing list of one-and-done Carnegie Mellon alumni on the road to stardom. It was announced Thursday that he will lead the national tour of the Tony Award-winni…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Children's Festival takes over Cultural District this weekend by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s 32nd annual Pittsburgh International Children’s Theater Festival invades Downtown this weekend, with family-friendly performances, activities and art and …

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Friendly Forest: Bricolage's immersive, inclusive 'Welcome to Here' blossoms into 'Everywhere' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In 2016, the doors to Bricolage Productions were opened to the whimsical world of “Welcome to Here,” designed by the company to embrace children with autism spectrum disorder and their f…

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Pittsburgh playwright Tammy Ryan enters New Dramatists residency by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tammy Ryan, the widely produced Pittsburgh playwright and educator, has been named a New Dramatists resident playwright for the class of 2025.

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Stage review: 'King Hedley II' overcomes the elements to open on the Hill by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August Wilson couldn’t have known it at the time, but the idea of a video store as a formula for success today leaps out as a metaphor for the inevitable failure of characters striving to …

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'Hir' is here to rewrite the rules of family dysfunction by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Barebones productions goes boldly into the theatrical menu. At the relatively new black box in Braddock, you can find Patrick Jordan’s company dishing out provocative works, most of them i…

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Billy Porter and Momentum return to City Theatre by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Billy Porter’s busy summer of 2018 will bring him home to Pittsburgh and City Theatre as a playwright, for a private workshop of his play, “Untitled Sex Project,” working with director…

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Pittsburgh Playhouse debuts Downtown with Conservatory's 'Cabaret' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Point Park University will say “Willkommen” to its new theater digs Oct. 26, when it opens the doors to the Downtown Pittsburgh Playhouse with a Conservatory production of “Cabaret.”

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Stage preview: CLO Cabaret unveils a 'Perfect Wedding' farce by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Julianne Avolio is marrying fellow actor John Michnya in October, but before she says “I do” for real, she has been schooled in the “don’ts” that make for a “Perfect Wedding.”

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Stage preview: 'Nomad Motel' debuts at City Theatre before moving on by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The new play “Nomad Motel” has had a nomadic journey from Southern California to Pittsburgh’s City Theatre.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

List of 2018 Gene Kelly Award nominees by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The nominations are in for the Pittsburgh CLO’s 28th annual Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater, which this year included 29 Allegheny County schools.

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Stage preview: 'Hir' unveils a singular family in transition by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When the right one comes along, it’s hard to say no. So when the rights to Taylor Mac’s “Hir” came Patrick Jordan’s way — very late in the game to mount a spring production —&#…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CMU's Ann Roth collects three Tony nominations; Grey Henson grabs his first nod by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Costume designer Ann Roth, at 86 now a nine-time nominee and one-time Tony winner, came away with three nominations when names were called Tuesday for the 72nd annual Tony Awards.

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Monday, April 30, 2018

'King Hedley II' gets new starting date at August Wilson House by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The opening of "King Hedley II" at the August Wilson House has been rescheduled for May 11, after cancellations of weekend performances April 27-29. The Pittsburgh Playwrights Thea…

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Opening of Pittsburgh Playwrights' 'King Hedley II' postponed due to expected thunderstorms by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Friday night's planned opening of "King Hedley II" at the August Wilson House has been canceled due to the likelihood of thunderstorms.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018

One-man show 'Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin' arrives as holiday present from the Public by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,” the actor-musician’s one-man show about the life of the “White Christmas” composer, is headed to Pittsburgh Public Theater for the holi…

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

August Wilson Society's Pittsburgh conference keeps the playwright's words front and center by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The August Wilson Society gathers in Pittsburgh April 26 with the theme “Go Back and Pick Up the Ball.” Fittingly, it is a line chosen from Wilson’s “Two Trains Running,” when…

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Celebrating August Wilson: 'King Hedley II,' a block party are part of the birthday festivities by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Hill District that August Wilson chronicled to global acclaim will be the site of multiple celebrations of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright during this, his birthday week. Wilson, w…

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Public Theater's 'Hamlet' is a finale for director Ted Pappas by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There are intersecting storylines going on at Pittsburgh Public Theater right now, filled with intrigue, twisty plots and dramatic turns. And oh, they’re doing “Hamlet,” too.

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles will host the Tony Awards June 3 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 72nd annual Tony Awards ceremony has chosen as hosts two crossover artists from music and Broadway. Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-pilot the live CBS telecast on June 10.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018

'Rent' stars Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp headline 2018-19 Trust Cabaret Series by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Calling all Rentheads. Mark and Roger are ready for their Pittsburgh close-ups.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Pittsburgh's Robert Turano opens Stephen Colbert's 'Late Show' as Trump Tower doorman by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Stephen Colbert has been delivering scathing criticism of President Trump as host of the CBS “Late Show,” and that includes opening with sketches reflecting recent news reports.

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Lillias White sings her story, from Brooklyn to Broadway to Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lillias White, the Tony- and Emmy-winning actress with the powerhouse voice, brings her autobiographical show “Brooklyn to Broadway” to Pittsburgh Monday.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Leslie Odom Jr. and Katharine McPhee will announce the Tony Award nominations by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tony Awards nominations announcement May 1 will be co-hosted by Leslie Odom Jr., the Tony- and Grammy-winning star of "Hamilton," and Katharine McPhee, who is currently making …

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

See it live and save: Tips for finding discount tickets to Pittsburgh performances by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Another story about theater tickets, another mention of “Hamilton.” But cheer up. This one is about discounted tickets to all manner of live performances in Western Pennsylvania — …

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Stage preview: There's no shame in laughter when it comes to 'The White Chip' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Park anything resembling shame at the door, and don’t feel awkward about laughing, even though the subject is alcoholism.

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

STAGES OF ART: Pittsburgh theaters draw on artists to illuminate their works by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh theater companies often use artwork as a tool in their storytelling arsenal. Here are some examples on display.

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