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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tamara Tunie brings hometown magic to Pittsburgh Public's brave, new 'Tempest' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The production, Jan. 24-Feb. 24, is from a script adapted by the Public’s new artistic director, Marya Sea Kaminski, who also directs.

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Plan ahead: New security measures arrive at the Benedum Center on Light Up Night by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For those headed to see Billy Gardell Friday and Saturday, prepare to avoid lines as metal detectors are introduced at the Downtown venue.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Point Park's Pittsburgh Playhouse launches new work development deal by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” with a script by A.E. Hotchner, will open Jan. 31.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pennsylvania has no cap on ticket resales, but there are protections by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For “Hamilton” fans shut out of tickets on the first round of Pittsburgh sales, there’s hope in the $10 lottery for every performance.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Those scoring 'Hamilton' tickets find good things come to those who wait by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

People at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Downtown box office came away with tickets while thousands waited online.

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City Theatre breaks ground on new South Side production center by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The $2.5 million project, including a new Main Stage elevator, is the second phase of improvements for the theater company.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Pittsburgh actor David Whalen to play 'Fox and Friends' co-host Steve Doocy in Showtime series by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The New Kensington native joins a cast that includes Russell Crowe as Fox News chief Roger Ailes in the story of Ailes’ “rise and fall.” 

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Artists respond to Pittsburgh's tragedy by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local artists send messages of support for their community as they perform, create and join in the process of healing.

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Richard Thomas will play Scrooge for Pittsburgh CLO by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The stage and screen actor of “The Waltons” and “The Americans” takes on the iconic role of redemption in “A Musical Christmas Carol.”

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Award-winning playwrights Lynn Nottage and Dominique Morisseau give voice to hard truths by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Theater and City Theatre host two of the country’s hottest playwrights and their perspectives on the American Dream.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

At last, here's how to score 'Hamilton' tickets at face-value or lottery prices in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the steps for buying individual tickets and signing up online for $10 lottery seats.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Carter Redwood, of the Hill District and CMU, builds career on his way back to City Theatre by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actor whose screen work includes “Orange Is the New Black” stars as a teen in trouble in Dominique Morisseau’s “Pipeline.”

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

'Hamilton' tour's King George, Sewickley native Peter Matthew Smith, to judge annual First Night sing-off by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peter Matthew Smith, a performer with Pittsburgh Musical Theater and the CLO, returns in the role originated on Broadway by Jonathan Groff.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. talks movies and music on the way to Heinz Hall by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tony winner and Carnegie Mellon alum is in concert Saturday, then heads off to film a new Harriet Tubman biopic.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Stage preview: 'Anastasia' takes on the world for Dormont's Stephen Flaherty by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tony Award-winning composer and the tour’s Dmitry talk about the hit musical branching out from Broadway to Madrid to Pittsburgh.

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Stage review: 'Pride and Prejudice' frolics anew at Public Theater by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Kate Hamill adaptation brings modern sensibilities to Jane Austen’s 19th-century words for a play that romps to a new beat.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Cultural District metal detectors begin rollout this weekend by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Patrons arriving for Deborah Colker Dance at the Byham Theater Saturday will be the first through the Trust’s new metal detectors.

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

From puppets to Phantoms, there's more to Halloween than pumpkins by Maria Sciullo and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There are grown-up diversions to be found around Pittsburgh this October

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Israeli play will go on in Pittsburgh despite call for boycott by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Cultural Trust responds that the play shows the Israeli-Palestinian conflict “at a very human level in a way that only the arts can.”

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Stage review: barebones' 'Lobby Hero' challenges with 'What would you do?' scenarios by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Kenneth Lonergan dark comedy entangles four lives in a murder investigation that tests their sense of what is right and just.

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Mattress Factory woes spotlight training gaps among nonprofit leaders by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In Pittsburgh, administrators and board members can take advantage of resources such as the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management.

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Pittsburgh theater is on trend with the most-produced playwrights and plays of 2018-19 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lucas Hnath and his play “A Doll’s House, Part 2,” coming to Pittsburgh Public Theater, top American Theatre Magazine’s annual list.

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Review: 'Cirque Eloize: Hotel' sets the stage for world-premiere whimsy in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Festival of Firsts presentation marks the 25th anniversary of the Canadian troupe of theatrical circus performers.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Denzel Washington returns to the Hill District to bestow $5 million on August Wilson House by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actor and his Hollywood friends contributed to efforts to restore the playwright’s childhood home and keep his legacy alive.

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Stage preview: Jane Austen's 'Pride' gets an irreverent makeover to start Pittsburgh Public's season by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The new era at the O’Reilly Theater kicks off with Kate Hamill’s modern-day twist on “Pride and Prejudice.” 

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Stage preview: barebones finally lands 'Lobby Hero' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Patrick Jordan’s Braddock company gets its turn at the Kenneth Lonergan play that had a recent Broadway run.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Denzel Washington coming to Pittsburgh for August Wilson House event by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The director and award-winning star of “Fences” will be in the Hill District Wednesday.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Pittsburgh Festival of Firsts kicks off Downtown tonight, rain or shine by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The eight-week festival of visual and performance art includes a visual display and live music outside the Benedum Center.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Stage review: Laughing at 'The Play That Goes Wrong' is all that's right with comedy by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The national tour of the play with the Tony Award-winning best set opened this week at the Benedum Center.

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Stage preview: 'Cirque Eloize: Hotel' checks in to Festival of Firsts by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Canadian company celebrates its 25th anniversary of acrobatics and theatrics with a new show set in a grand old hotel lobby.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

First Look: Point Park's new Pittsburgh Playhouse ahead of its public debut by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Downtown complex, already buzzing with student activity, opens its doors for a peek before a gala and “Cabaret” welcome in October.

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