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Saturday, May 25, 2019

Woodland Hills, Elizabeth Forward top 2019 Gene Kelly Awards by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Acting honors go to Tyler Hepler of Pine-Richland and Morgan Traud of Baldwin, who will represent Pittsburgh CLO’s Kellys at nationals.

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Arcade Comedy's fourth Sketchville festival gets an upstairs-downstairs twist by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A few surprised are embedded for people who see the three hour-long shows each night, May 24 and 25.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Review: Powerful 'Dear Evan Hansen' injects real emotions into a viral world by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tony Award-winning best musical and star Ben Levi Ross make auspicious debuts at Heinz Hall.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A splash at The Bash: Zachary Quinto coming to City Theatre party by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The block party on the South Side brings the Green Tree native home for a VIP reception, plus dance party, 45th season sneak peek and more.

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Theater: Gems include August Wilson on the Hill, 'Dear Evan Hansen' and 'Hello, Dolly!' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “Hamilton” parody “Spamilton” at CLO Cabaret and Front Porch’s “Bright Star” are among the summer-in-the-city highlights.

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Ben Levi Ross: from Carnegie Mellon to Broadway to 'Dear Evan Hansen' tour star by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Follow the journey of the CMU alum as he arrives with the Tony Award-winning musical for a sold-out run at Heinz Hall.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Front Porch introduces 'Bright Star' to Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh native Erin Lindsey Krom returns to Front Porch Theatricals for a Tony-nominated musical that had debuted alongside “Hamilton.”

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Stephen Belber balances real life and dramatic impulses in City Theatre premiere by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tony- and Emmy-nominated playwright describes “We Are Among Us,” about an Afghanistan war cover-up, as “cerebral in an old-school way.”

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Friday, May 10, 2019

City Theatre connects for authenticity in new play about fallout from war by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A war-time incident in Afghanistan comes back to haunt a survivor in Tony nominee Stephen Belber’s new work, “We Are Among Us.”

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Jeff Goldblum welcomes you to the stars at Buhl Planetarium by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The West Homestead native and Hollywood star lends his voice to a greeting at the Carnegie Science Center.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The reason and madness of staging 'King Lear' at Carrie Furnaces site by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bricolage’s Jeffrey Carpenter plays the title role for Quantum Theatre’s production of the Shakespeare tragedy, on the Swissvale landmark.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Trust Cabaret's 2019-20 season nets Broadway stars from 'Newsies' to 'Hamilton' to 'Jersey Boys' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Carnegie Mellon’s Corey Cott returns for the series, along with “Hamilton’s” current Angelica, Mandy Gonzalez.

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Nominees named for the 2019 Gene Kelly Awards by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 29th annual ceremony at the Benedum Center celebrates musical theater participants from 33 Allegheny County high schools.

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Billy Porter a must-see at 2019 Met Gala by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The award-winning Pittsburgher and “Pose” star makes his case for reigning menswear fashion icon.

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Anthony Rapp talks 'Rent,' 'Star Trek' and #MeToo ahead of Pittsburgh concert by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Rent’s” Mark and Roger, Rapp and Adam Pascal, celebrate 20 years of friendship with acoustic sets for the Trust Cabaret season finale.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Westmoreland Night of Stars keeps Noble name as founder steps down by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Noble passes the torch to his daughter after 23rd annual showcase for Westmoreland County high school musical theater.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Point Park's buzz-worthy new season snags Tony winner Rob Ashford by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ashford will direct Conservatory students in “Parade” in the 2019-20 season that includes the new “Pump Up the Volume” musical.

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Broadway producer and Pittsburgh native Jamie deRoy has six shows among 2019 Tony Award nominees by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The musical “Hadestown” leads the field with 14 nominations, while the new Temptations musical “Ain’t Too Proud” had a big day with 12.

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Review: A scandalous Yiddish play gets a moving tribute in 'Indecent' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The work at Pittsburgh Public Theater, with music as its heartbeat, transcends genres to tell the story of devoted people of the stage.

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Monday, April 29, 2019

Tonys will honor CMU grad Judith Light with 2019 humanitarian award by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tony- and Emmy-winning actress will receive the Isabelle Stevenson Award for her work to end HIV/AIDS and human rights support.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Pittsburgh celebrates August Wilson's birthday with a party weekend by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The playwright will be feted with the annual August Wilson House Block Party and a gala at his namesake African American Cultural Center.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

'Hamilton's' George Washington will address 2019 Mancini Awards by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Christopher Jackson, a star of the CBS drama “Bull,” will visit Midland for the showcase of high school musical theater talent.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

What was 'Indecent' then, finds a theatrical voice in the here and now by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Paula Vogel’s play with music that makes a statement about standing with art in the face of prejudice.

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Yiddish theater once thrived in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Public Theater and historian Eric Lidji collaborate on a program about the city’s “true, fascinating” history of Yiddish theater.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

City Theatre premiere of 'The Burdens' communicates darkly funny digital message by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The play by CMU alum Matt Schatz, directed by Marc Masterson, speaks loudly about elder care and the dangers of reading between the lines.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

It's blasphemous and blue, but we can't help but laugh at 'The Book of Mormon' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Crude doesn’t begin to describe the hit musical, yet we can’t get enough of it. Here’s a look at why as the show returns to Pittsburgh.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

CLO hooks Jenn Colella, Charles Shaughnessy and Ace Young for summer season by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “Come From Away” star will play “Peter Pan”; former “American Idol” contestant Young heads into “Rock of Ages.”

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Pittsburgh CLO rolls out New Musicals Weekend '19 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The readings and post-show discussions Saturday and Sunday include two works in further development since the 2018 SPARK Festival.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Feel the uplift of rousing 'Come From Away' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “9/12 musical” at the Benedum Center provides a glimpse into the best of humanity during the worst of times.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Captain Kirk still has all the answers: A chat with William Shatner by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At 88, the “Star Trek” and “Boston Legal” star is still touring to meet his galaxy of fans, including the Steel City Con this weekend.

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