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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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Denzel Washington helps Hill District's August Wilson House achieve funding goals by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On Sept. 26, the playwright’s childhood home will host a ceremony and announcement about the restoration of the landmark site.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

East Liberty arts hub Kelly Strayhorn Theater turns 10 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The theater named for two of Pittsburgh’s brightest stars is a player in the local and global cultural conversation.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Stage review: Words pack a wallop among the women of 'The Revolutionists' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Heads roll in the Reign of Terror romp by Lauren Gunderson that opens City Theatre’s 44th season.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Michael Cerveris, a new resident of Sewickley, sings for a Braddock theater by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The two-time Tony Award winner known for TV shows from “The Good Wife” to “Gotham” will perform a benefit concert for barebones on Sept. 22.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Leslie Odom Jr. joins cast of Harriet Tubman biopic by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Carnegie Mellon graduate, “Hamilton” star and “One Dollar” cast member joins Cynthia Erivo, who plays the title role in “Harriet.”

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Q&A with the Mischief creators of 'The Play That Goes Wrong' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A word — many words — with British company leaders Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer as their comedy opens its national tour in Pittsburgh.

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Roast comedian Amadeo Fusca toasts relationships in 'Men Are From Mars/Women Are From Venus Live!' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Churchill native, Point Park grad and Friars Club roaster uses his drama and sketch comedy training in the Pittsburgh CLO one-man show.

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Stage preview: National tour of 'Play That Goes Wrong' stumbles into a Pittsburgh opening by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The bang-up Broadway farce from England’s Mischief Theatre Company, a rare play to tour the U.S., makes Pittsburgh its first stop.

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THEATER: A first look at what's onstage in Pittsburgh for fall by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Autumn blooms with a busy September that includes world and regional premieres and a national tour launching at the Benedum Center.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Stage preview: Trinity Cathedral gets a makeover as star of Quantum's world premiere 'Chatterton' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Audiences move throughout the Downtown church and stop for dinner during the environmental play that takes place in three time periods.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Say you want a feminist revolution? Meet Lauren Gunderson by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Theatre introduces Pittsburgh to the most-produced playwright in America with a comedy about four women of the French Revolution.

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Susan Tsu digs into the past to create revolutionary costumes by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Award-winning costume designer Susan Tsu describes her inspirations for the four women of “The Revolutionists” at City Theatre.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

RADical Days 2018: A record 71 free events and performances start Sept. 21 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Allegheny Regional Asset District event began in 2002 to celebrate assets such as libraries and parks and arts and culture programs.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Carnegie Mellon rated No. 1 among programs offering BFAs in musical theater by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn State and Point Park are No. 8 and 9 on OnStage Blog’s annual list.

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Drones, dogs and diapers — all in a days work for Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Performing outdoors, with audiences free to roam, means there can be as much happening onstage as off for the 14-year-old troupe. 

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Pittsburgh actor makes history by performing all of August Wilson's works by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

With his performance of the one-man show “How I Learned What I Learned,” Wali Jamal has completed the American Century Cycle plus one.

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Barbara Russell spread laughter on Pittsburgh stages and was with 'Mister Rogers' from the start by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The North Sider -- and one-half of the comedy team Brockett and Barbara — died Saturday at age 85.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Stage review: Disney conjures a stage of wonders with 'Aladdin' tour by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The stage extravaganza of the animated movie includes a glittering Cave of Wonders and a magic carpet ride that’s “A Whole New World.”

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Stage review: 'Grey Gardens' travels a fascinating road to ruin by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The musical based on the real-life Beale family is a perfect vehicle for Front Porch Theatricals and Daina Michelle Griffith.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

38 Pittsburgh cultural organizations granted big bucks by Bloomberg Philanthropies by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The thousands of dollars in unrestricted gifts also come with arts management training for small and midsize groups.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

'Aladdin's' Genie journeyed from Morgantown to the world of Disney magic by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

West Virginia native Trevor Dion Nicholas was inspired by musicals at the Benedum Center on his way to starring on Broadway and in London.

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Stage preview: Actress fulfills bucket-list roles in Front Porch's 'Grey Gardens' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Daina Michelle Griffith plays dual roles in the story of Big Edie and Little Edie Beale, “American royalty” fallen on hard times.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Kathleen Turner charms fans during candid Q&A in Monroeville by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “Body Heat” actress talked about her career from film to Broadway, Jessica Rabbit to “War of the Roses” at Steel City Con on Saturday.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Stage review: Pittsburgh CLO's 'Modern Millie' exudes retro charm by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Leslie Uggams and Lenora Nemetz command the spotlight in a thoroughly perky season-ending production.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Kathleen Turner drops a few bombshells on her way to Monroeville by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In a Vulture interview ahead of her panel at the Steel City Con Saturday, the actress dished on Elizabeth Taylor, “Friends” and more.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Foundations invest $215,000 in Pittsburgh-based professional artists by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Grants for individuals and organizations range up to $35,000 to support books, documentaries, art installations, residencies and more.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

What did Pittsburgh look like through the eyes of Gene Kelly? Let's take a tour by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A question about where Gene Kelly resided during his 25-plus years in Pittsburgh sparks a tour of places where he lived, worked and played.

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