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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Louie Anderson fills his stand-up act with love and F words: fat, family, father by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Emmy-winning actor, comedian and best-selling author is at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall Saturday.

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Tony winner Kenny Leon heads to Pittsburgh with a new memoir by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kiya Tomlin will be in conversation with the director of the Broadway revival of “Fences” and TV’s “Hairspray” and “The Wiz.”

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Stage review: Pittsburgh CLO's 'Brigadoon' reappears with magical performances by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Highlights of the Lerner & Loewe musical include dancers Garen Scribner and Erica Wong and singing leads Jeff Kready and Eryn LeCroy.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Louie Anderson brings his award-winning brand of funny to Munhall by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor and author Louie Anderson returns to his stand-up roots Saturday for a one-night-only appearance at Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall.

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Friday, July 13, 2018
Thursday, July 12, 2018

Stage preview: 'Brigadoon' reappears for another fling with Pittsburgh CLO by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When Agnes de Mille was pioneering musical theater choreography in the 1940s, she exploded the possibilities of ballet and modern dance, incorporating the grit and swagger of homesteaders to…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Stage review: Pittsburgh CLO's 'The Full Monty' has got the goods by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As much fun as “The Full Monty” is — and the musical is a rollicking good time — it’s also a lens into what brought us to this moment.

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Obituary: Don Marshall / A towering presence in Pittsburgh theater by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The voice coming from the stage at the Stephen Foster Memorial Theater shook Mark Clayton Southers to his core. It was the 1980s, and he was taping a performance of August Wilson’s “Ma R…

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Stage preview: Andy Kelso and the naked truth about CLO's 'The Full Monty' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If you had to guess an out-of-towner’s first Broadway show in the early 2000s, you might immediately go for a long-running standard, such as “The Lion King” or “The Phantom of the Op…

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Stage preview: Carnivale rebuilds its musical brand with 'Bridges' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Four years gone, and of course some things have changed for Carnivale Theatrics — for one it has dropped the second “r” from what was Carrnivale.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Stage preview: Bradley Dean sets sail for Pittsburgh CLO's 'Titanic' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bradley Dean hasn’t stepped foot on a Pittsburgh stage since 2006, when the Carnegie Mellon University graduate appeared here in the touring company of “Spamalot.” He had performed in …

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

It's 'Lights Out' and one final goodbye for the Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “Lights Out Celebration!” for the public to bid farewell to the 85-year-old Pittsburgh Playhouse on Monday is sold out, but if you are going to be in the neighborhood that night, pre…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Jeff Goldblum, the pride of West Homestead, receives his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jeff Goldblum invited everyone home for a pool party Thursday, while accepting his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Stage review: 'On Your Feet!' pulsates with heat and heart by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It may be that “The Rhythm’s Gonna Get You,” as one of Gloria Estefan’s chart-topping hits declares, but it’s her steamy love story with husband Emilio that brings the heat and the…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Pittsburgh on Broadway: 'The Band's Visit' victory is one of three for Jamie deRoy by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The Band’s Visit” winning 10 Tonys is the equivalent of an art house movie collecting 10 Oscars and beating out three cinematic blockbusters.

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Monday, June 11, 2018
Sunday, June 10, 2018

'The Band's Visit' and 'Harry Potter' rule at Tony Awards by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 72nd annual Tony Awards were ruled by the enchantment of a world of magic and a small town in Israel, as “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two” and “The Band’s Vi…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

2018 Tony Awards: 10 things Pittsburghers should know before they watch by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brruuuuce! The Boss of Rock ‘n’ Roll and now Broadway, Bruce Springsteen, will receive a special Tony Award Sunday for his one-man show and — set your DVRs now — will perform at the …

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Billy Porter strikes a cover boy 'Pose' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Billy Porter is striking a new pose on the cover of Entertainment Weekly. The magazine’s annual LGBTQ issue features the cast of “Pose,” the new FX drama that boasts TV’s largest cas…

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Stage preview: 'On Your Feet!' strives for authentic Gloria Estefan sound and story by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

What started as a kernel of “some kind of legacy production” built up over 10 years until “On Your Feet!” — the story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine — l…

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Concert review: Darren Criss & Lea Michele get 'Glee'-ful at Benedum Center by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Darren Criss had just delivered his version of "Genie in a Bottle," giving fans at the Benedum Center a hometown jolt with a Christina Aguilera song, when it became apparent he had…

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Friday, June 1, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018

Parkland drama teacher is recipient of CMU/Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Melody Herzfeld of Parkland, Fla., has been named the fourth recipient of the Tony Award for Excellence in Theatre Education Award, co-presented by Carnegie Mellon University. Ms. Herzfeld, …

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Pittsburgh CAPA senior spreads his gift of song by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nasir Butler bops into a Pittsburgh CAPA rehearsal room, smiling and soft-spoken, wearing camo shorts and a T-shirt that gives away why he is there at 10 a.m. on a school day. The logo is fr…

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Reduced Shakespeare's 10th play signifies a change in approach by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Reduced Shakespeare Company is a company without a building, so it relies on the hospitality of stages throughout the world, including one of its homes away from home, Pittsburgh Public…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

New seasons: Quantum to finish with 'King Lear'; Pittsburgh CLO welcomes 'Thoroughly Modern' Leslie Uggams by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s usually the case with Quantum Theatre that the who and the what come long before the where. In its upcoming season, the avant-garde company has all the “w’s” covered for two of …

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Stage preview: Theater community adopts upstart 'Orphans' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

New theaters, productions and companies of all shapes and sizes are popping up in and around Pittsburgh with a mind-numbing frequency.

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Pittsburgh CAPA, Woodland Hills win big at 2018 Gene Kelly Awards by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nasir Butler of Pittsburgh CAPA and Johanna Loughran of Oakland Catholic High School are headed to New York City after winning the top acting awards at Pittsburgh CLO’s 28th annual Gene Ke…

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Marc Masterson returns as artistic leader of City Theatre by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Between his most recent theater jobs, Marc Masterson spent some time exploring South America and logging 6,000 United States miles in a vintage Airstream trailer. He is finally ready to sett…

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Stage preview: 'Building the Wall,' a play of the here and now, is here and now by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Building the Wall” opened in New York a year ago this week, six months after Donald Trump was elected. The work of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (”The Kentucky Cy…

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Stage review: 'A New Brain' soars with heart and music by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gordon Schwinn is having a rough time of it. He is a songwriter reduced to writing for a puppet named Froggy. Gordo’s a prickly guy anyway, and now he’s having hallucinations — just be…

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