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Friday, January 18, 2019

Pittsburgh students will be treated to a special 'Hamilton' experience through education program by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City and county school students will see a performance of the hit musical as they learn about the history of American’s Founding Fathers.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Award-winning 'Where Do We Sit on the Bus?' answers the question to a Latin beat by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brian Quijada’s solo tour de force travels from Chicago to off-Broadway to City Theatre on the South Side.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Billy Porter of TV's 'Pose' set to star in his own play off-Broadway in the fall by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh native who won the Tony Award in the musical “Kinky Boots” writes about five gay men in the aftermath of the AIDS crisis.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Pittsburgh's African-American artists and arts groups receive more than $427,000 in grants by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Foundation and Heinz Endowments’ latest Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grants bring the total to $5.2 million since 2010.

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A winter wonderland of Pittsburgh theater by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After a pause to observe the holidays and entertain during the holidays, local theaters head into 2019 with flourish.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Award-winning CMU grad leads trio making Broadway debuts by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Clay III has a key role in the play with music, penned by Oscar-winning “Moonlight” writer Tarell Alvin McCraney.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

'Hamilton' in Pittsburgh gets new Alexander on Tuesday by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Austin Scott made his scheduled exit as the title character with Sunday’s performance at the Benedum Center.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

In a plot twist, actors from the Public's new "Tempest" learn about breast cancer by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

AHN doctor helps a team from Pittsburgh Public Theater, including Tamara Tunie as Prospero, prepare for a new all-female adaptation.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

The man who would be 'Hamilton's' King George: Sewickley native Peter Matthew Smith by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Back in his hometown for 27 days, the actor whose big break came in “Rent” says he’s never seen anything like Hamilfans.

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Stage review: 'Hamilton' lives up to the hype in Pittsburgh debut by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The megahit show arrives at the Benedum Center with stirring performances in a game-changer for musical theater.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

August Wilson Cultural Center closed for renovations through Jan. 12 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The first floor lobby area of the Downtown building is being resurfaced. Galleries reopen on Jan. 16.

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CIRCLE THE DATE: Big things to look forward to in 2019 by Scott Mervis and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An early look at concerts, festivals, plays, movies and more coming in Pittsburgh next year. 

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Friday, December 28, 2018

27 days of 'Hamilton' in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Facts, figures and deep-dive trivia to get you ready for the groundbreaking musical that opens at the Benedum Center Jan. 1 

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Golden Globe nominee Billy Porter returns home to help his community heal by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tony- and Grammy-winning star of “Kinky Boots” and “Pose” on FX headlines a concert for the Tree of Life congregations.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Pittsburgher Tamara Tunie returns to City Theatre, after Public 'Tempest' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actress joins Laurie Klatscher in “The Roommate,” a two-hander coming to the South Side theater in March.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

'Hamilton' digital lottery opens Dec. 30 for the musical's debut in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lin Manuel-Miranda’s megahit about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton is at the Benedum Center Jan. 1-27. 

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In Pittsburgh, Hershey Felder takes on the mantle of 'White Christmas' composer Irving Berlin by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actor, playwright and pianist channels the prolific songwriter of “God Bless America” in a one-man show for Pittsburgh Public Theater.

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Pittsburgh's Rob Marshall on being entrusted with 'the jewel in Disney's crown' -- bringing 'Mary Poppins Returns' to the screen by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The director and CMU alum aims to deliver light in the darkness, along with Emily Blunt as the magical nanny and Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Jack.

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

'RuPaul's Drag Race' winner goes vaudeville for Pittsburgh Public summer show by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jinkx Monsoon is frozen and thawed in“The Vaudevillians,” the “joyfully cracked” interactive musical coming to the O’Reilly.

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'Princess Party' brings Broadway royalty to Pittsburgh Improv by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Cinderella (Laura Osnes), Belle (Susan Egan) and Jasmine (Courtney Reed) will be singing for all ages at the West Homestead comedy venue.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

The Boss is headed to Netflix, but nothing beats seeing 'Springsteen on Broadway' live by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A theater critic and Bruce Springsteen fan weighs in on the rocker’s Broadway hit before he exits and the show becomes available to stream.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

All for one and one for all: Pittsburgh theater leaders often hire each other -- as actors by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For example, the cast of the current Bricolage production “Die Hard N’at” includes barebones’ Patrick Jordan.

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Oskar Eustis, the man who greenlit 'Hamilton,' heralds power of theater in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

He will be guest speaker at the 2018 Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards on Dec. 10.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Stephen Chbosky of Upper St. Clair reported in line to direct 'Dear Evan Hansen' movie by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The director of “Wonder” and “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” also is the co-writer/director of a Disney Prince Charming film.

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August Wilson Center announces new programming via N.Y.-based Hi-Arts by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shows begin with “Harlem to Hollywood” Dec. 8, followed by “DAPLINE!” and “Tubman,” which imagines the abolitionist in the 21st century.

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Billy Porter headlines Roots of Steel benefit concert in Oakland Dec. 27 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Joe Grushecky and Chris Jamison are among the performers singing to benefit the congregations affected by the Tree of Life shootings.

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO's 'Game On' set is prime-time ready by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A Q&A with scenic designer Tim Mackabee offers a close-up of the world-premiere interactive musical, now at the Greer Cabaret, Downtown.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Actor will return to Public's 'Sweat' after canceled performance by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Director Justin Emeka will continue to replace Kevin Mambo, who is scheduled to be back onstage on Friday, Nov. 30.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Actor's illness forces Friday cancellation of Public's 'Sweat' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The show goes on with director Justin Emeka taking over the role of Brucie in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

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

Music, dance, theater ... there’s something for everyone on Pittsburgh stages. 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

PICT reps Dickens with 'Old Curiosity Shop' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The adventures of young Nell and her grandfather are on display at at WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio, starting Nov. 23.

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