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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

On the Arts: If you're talking black theater, don't leave out Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A “comprehensive” list of African-American theaters in the U.S. at first left out August Wilson’s hometown — but not anymore.

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Pittsburgh Humanities Festival targets 'smart talk about stuff that matters' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The three-day schedule set by the Cultural Trust and Carnegie Mellon covers a gamut of topics, including events celebrating teen literature.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Review: Tamara Tunie and Laurie Klatscher get naughty and nice in 'The Roommate' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Theatre pulls together a well-matched odd couple for a lively production on the South Side.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Metal detectors come to home of Pittsburgh Public Theater by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Patrons entering the O’Reilly Theater will be welcomed by the new security measures that began being rolled out Downtown in October.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

'Hamilton' returns in 2020-21, but first, there are 'Mean Girls,' a 'Band's Visit' and the roar of 'The Lion King' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 2019-20 Broadway in Pittsburgh season includes shows featuring Jimmy Buffett songs and a Donna Summer.bio-musical.

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Can you handle the truth? Public Theater goes old school and new wave for season 45 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Downtown company pulls from writers with names such as Sorkin, Simon and Menken, and throws in a yinzer holiday twist.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

As it happens: Stage Right! goes for Guinness World Record in Greensburg by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here in Greensburg, we’re following along as the theater company has 14 1/2 hour to put on “Children of Eden” from scratch.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Stage Right in Greensburg will race the clock for world record fastest musical by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The company starts at 5:30 a.m. from scratch and goes until the houselights dim for a performance at the Palace Theatre.

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It's 'Part 2' for 'A Doll's House' and Ted Pappas at the Public by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The former leader of the Downtown theater company returns to direct Lisa Velten Smith in the Pittsburgh debut of the Broadway hit.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

From a 'Tempest' to Iowa: Tamara Tunie and Laurie Klatscher star in City Theatre's 'The Roommate' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actresses make a quick changeover for their odd-couple roles in a contemporary new play by Jen Silverman.

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Butler native's 'Mumburger' cooks up surreal scenario in Carnegie by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Playwright Sarah Kosar comes to Off the Wall from London, stirring up a feast of emotions in an exploration of familial love and grief.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

City Theatre's 2019-20 season has mark of coast-to-coast connections by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The company’s 45th season includes Cambodian surf rock music, the transformation of Cassius Clay and a new play by Theresa Rebeck.

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Sunday matinee of Pittsburgh Playwrights' "Savior Samuel" canceled by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The show will go on after March 3, through March 16 at the Trust Arts Education Center on Liberty Avenue, Downtown.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Trendsetter Billy Porter sets social media abuzz with red-carpet stunner at Oscars by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Christian Siriano tuxedo gown worn by the Pittsburgh native and Golden Globes nominee was the talk of the Oscars red carpet.

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Pittsburgh's Billy Porter struts the 2019 Oscars red carpet for ABC by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The stylish Tony and Grammy winner who has taken awards season by storm offered commentary at the Academy Awards pre-show.

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Triple-threat Drew Leigh Williams returns to CLO Cabaret in new musical by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"The Double-Threat Trio” is a romp for the actress who took time off from show biz after launching her career in Chicago.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Theater reviews: 'An Octoroon' at Kinetic; 'Georgia McBride' at barebones; 'Savior Samuel' at Playwrights by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Barebones in Braddock, Kinetic at the New Hazlett Theater and Pittsburgh Playwrights in new digs introduce diverse plays to Pittsburgh.

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Winners crowned in the 25th Shakespeare Monolgue & Scene Contest by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Theater’s annual competition hits an anniversary milestone with a new award to honor the contest’s founder.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Black Bottom Film Festival features classic and contemporary black cinema, guest Kim Coles and more by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The August Wilson Cultural Center’s festival runs Friday through Feb. 24, with screenings, workshops and Q&A sessions.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Opening this weekend: An uplifting play with music in Braddock, an avant-garde 'Octoroon'' at the New Hazlett by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

And starting Friday, Pittsburgh Public Theater hosts the annual Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest.

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'The Gun Show' inspires a coming together that transcends the complicated subject by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quantum Theatre opens in Homewood to an audience receptive to telling their own stories of gun encounters.

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School for the Deaf student is living her dream onstage with Pittsburgh Playwrights by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Aaliyah Sanders decided in the fourth grade that she wanted to be an actress, when she was told she was so expressive.

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Jeff Goldblum jazzed to be coming home by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The movie star and chart-topping jazz musician returns to his West Homestead roots with two Valentine’s Day concerts.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Phylicia Rashad is part of 'new dawn' at August Wilson Cultural Center by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Downtown venue unveils its gala plans, which include the actress who has starred in several American Century Cycle plays.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Cooper family brings Broadway to the Trust Cabaret stage by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tony-winner Chuck, “SpongeBob’s” Lilli and theater and TV actor Eddie will be onstage Monday for two shows at the Greer Cabaret, Downtown.

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Quantum's 'The Gun Show' goes to Homewood, North Side and Sewickley to ask, 'Can we talk about this?' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Actor Andrew William Smith and the Pittsburgh theater aim to start a conversation with open minds and hearts about the often divisive issue.

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2019 list of Western Pennsylvania high school spring musicals by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Your guide to more than 100 high schools in our region that are about to raise the curtain on an annual rite of spring.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Playwright Ray Werner, 80, goes from festival to premiere at PICT by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Point Breeze writer dedicates his latest play to his parents and fills it with memories of his childhood.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Pittsburgh Playhouse's Lindblom steps down as artistic director but not away from Point Park by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After 20 years as an administrator, Ron Allan-Lindblom will focus on directing and developing new works for the university.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Live telecast gives new platform to 'Rent's' enduring message of love in the AIDS era by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The groundbreaking ’90s musical became an ally to Broadway Cares and Bethel Park native Tom Viola’s mission of support for HIV-AIDS victims.

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Pittsburgh Public Theater conjures all-female production of 'The Tempest' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Theater reimagines the Shakespeare play, with leading lady Tamara Tunie

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