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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Stage preview: City Theatre mystery sheds light on community collaboration by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Leonard Pelkey could sing like Julie Andrews and dance like Britney Spears. He knew how to dress a salad and all the women of Neptune, N.J., a place he called home for a short time in his sh…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

No one moves quite like Bill Shannon by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bill Shannon’s artistry can vary movement to movement, even moment to moment. He glides, he skates, he dances. He choreographs and performs for theater and on the street. He breaks boundar…

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Hollywood Theater in Dormont sold to Pittsburgh-based Theatre Historical Society by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh-based Theatre Historical Society of America, whose mission is to keep the legacy of historic movie theaters alive, has entered into an agreement to purchase the Hollywood Thea…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Matthew Amendt of Indiana, Pa., comes home to play 'Hamlet' for the Public by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Matthew Amendt will return to Pittsburgh in April to star as “Hamlet,” the final play directed by Ted Pappas as producing artistic director at Pittsburgh Public Theater. Before performin…

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

CLO Cabaret veterans star in world premiere musical 'Up and Away' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of its world premiere musical comedy "Up and Away," a CLO Cabaret show described as "an epic tale of the world’s FIRST superhero."

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Stage review: The story lags but the spectacle of 'Love Never Dies' lives up to its 'Phantom' roots by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The haunting splendor of “Love Never Dies” thrills in a way the rest of the sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera” never quite matches. But oh, how it tries.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Cold forces First Night 2018 to take parade highlights and other activities indoors by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here’s news to warm the hearts and hands of First Night revelers: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has moved its planned outdoor events inside, closing the door to the frigid temperatures for…

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Stage preview: The Phantom haunts Coney Island in 'Love Never Dies' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Love Never Dies” took some time coming to life, considering its pedigree. The sequel to “Phantom of the Opera” — Broadway’s longest running show by a landslide — landed in Lon…

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

'Mindhunter' actor Cotter Smith will open barebones' 15th season in new Braddock home by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cotter Smith, whose most recent TV role is Unit Chief Shepard on the Pittsburgh-filmed “Mindhunter,” will help reintroduce barebones productions’ Braddock theater as the star of the 20…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Skivvies deliver the naked truth in 'Sleigh My Name' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Skivvies know how to give audiences a warm feeling inside. They and their guests entertain while taking it ALMOST all off — the name says it all — while you may enjoy the comforts of…

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Pittsburghers recall their first 'Star Wars' experiences by Maria Sciullo and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban, left, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, speaks with Nate Silver, founder of the website FiveThirtyEight. (Courtesy of Sloan Sports Analytics Conference)

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Monday, December 11, 2017

'This Is Us' is among the nominees for the 75th Golden Globes by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards in movies and television were announced Monday morning.

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Beltzhoover's Nathan James reveals his 'Growing Pains' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nathan James is an actor, poet, playwright, educator … but an actor first.

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Zachary Quinto joins Carnegie Mellon-Tony Awards team for theater education award by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Zachary Quinto will serve as the ambassador for the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, a collaboration of the Tony Awards and the actor-producer’s alma mater, Carnegie Mellon Universit…

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PICT goes Wilde with three-part program at The Frick by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This weekend, there will be two scandalous Victorian shows at The Frick Pittsburgh: the “Undressed” exhibition organized by London’s Victoria & Albert Museum, and “Wilde at the F…

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Pittsburgh Public Theater names Marya Sea Kaminski of Seattle Rep as next artistic director by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ahead of her interview to become artistic director of Pittsburgh Public Theater, Marya Sea Kaminski took a stealth trip from Seattle to take the measure of the Steel City. She had been told …

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Stage preview: 'Love, Love, Love' dives into the generation gap between boomers and their children by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kinetic Theatre’s latest production debunks the notion that “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.” In the case of “Love, Love, Love,” what happened in Vegas is about to happen in…

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Front Porch will present 'Grey Gardens' and 'A New Brain' in 2018 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Front Porch Theatricals’ seventh season of musicals brings “A New Brain” and “Grey Gardens” to the New Hazlett Theater during the summer of 2018.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Shop Holiday: See it live gifts by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

No need for 3D to keep it real when you can see it live. Here are some ways to give the gift of being there:

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Stage review: Over the moon for PigPen's musical folktale at City Theatre by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

They say there is nothing new under the sun. Ah, but the moon ...

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stage review: 'The Color Purple' soars with message of hope and resilience by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The Color Purple” might as well be ripped from the headlines of 2017, so prescient is the early 20th-century story of abuse and retribution, redemption and forgiveness. Brimming with po…

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What's on stage this holiday season by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On Light Up Night, here are 12 holiday-themed stage shows leading up to First Night:

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: Lucie Arnaz mines the fun and drama of love for the Trust Cabaret by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lucie Arnaz doesn’t hold back in concert, not in her singing, her passion, her warmth, her revealing banter ... Well, there were a couple of times Monday night when she started stories and…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Stage preview: 'Spiritrials' takes a trip down the rabbit hole of the criminal justice system by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When Dahlak Brathwaite decided to tell his story as a play with a hip-hop edge, he couldn’t see the connection between his music and theater that seems so obvious to him now.

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PigPen in the City: Seven CMU grads bring unique brand of music and magic to the South Side by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It was freshman year when seven Carnegie Mellon School of Drama students gathered to figure out how they might tell a compelling ghost story. They had a week before they would present that s…

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Trust Cabaret preview: Lucie Arnaz is living 'my happy third act' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

People think they know Lucie Arnaz because they believe they knew her parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who spent decades on our TV screens, inventing and perfecting the television sitco…

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Pittsburgh costume designer and visual artist win Carol Brown Awards and $15,000 prize by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Costume designer Susan Tsu and visual artist Sarika Goulatia are the winners of this year’s Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards, recognizing the works and achievements of one establ…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Arcade Comedy has more space to fill with laughter in new Downtown digs by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A hint that Arcade Comedy Theater had room to grow was when it had to rent additional spaces to accommodate all of its activities. 

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