Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Texture dancers trade ballet slippers for tap shoes in new show 'Unmeasured Rhythm' by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The music coming from the rehearsal at Studio 19 Dance Complex in Adams was a mashup of Broadway, rock, disco and just about anything else under the sun. But that’s nothing new for Texture…

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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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Saturday, July 14, 2018

The 'Ring' begins -- Pittsburgh Festival Opera opens Wagner's cycle with 'Rhinegold' by Robert Croan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Festival Opera comes to life every summer with repertory not likely to be tackled by mainstream-oriented Pittsburgh Opera. This city’s smaller company’s ongoing projects inclu…

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

Alzheimer's impact on blacks explored through a theater performance and panel by Gary Rotstein / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When Melita Terry saw a performance of the play “Forget Me Not” in Nashville, Tenn., last year, she saw a means of helping boost African-American participation at the University of …

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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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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Pittsburgh Playhouse sets opening date for Downtown theater by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Playhouse will officially open Downtown in October, with a ribbon-cutting event on Oct. 11.

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Pittsburgh Playwrights 'Theatre Festival in Black and White' postponed until 2018-2019 season by Maria Sciullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company has postponed its Theatre Festival in Black and White yet again. It had already been postponed from its original date, May 31-June 10.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

August Wilson House among African-American historic sites to receive preservation grants by The Associated Press

The childhood home of playwright August Wilson is one of several historic sites being tapped to receive a grant from the African-American Cultural Heritage Action Fund.

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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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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Stage review: Pittsburgh CLO stages a musically lush 'Titanic' by Christopher Rawson

The very title is as big as can be, the vainglorious name given the huge ship that sank in 1912, killing more than 1,500 passengers and crew.

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Scamilton: Fraudulent tickets for Pittsburgh's "Hamilton" being sold online by Elena Rose / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As fans prepare for Pittsburgh’s leg of the “Hamilton” national tour this coming January, many are already trying to secure tickets online for Benedum Center’s four-week run of …

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Cabaret at Theater Square renamed after local philanthropist, George Greer by Emma Honcharski / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On Monday night, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust unveiled a new name for the Cabaret at Theater Square.

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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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Here’s what India’s first transgender women-led dance troupe wants people to know by Priti Salian / Globalpost

On a quiet, spring evening, when many people in Mumbai are rushing to catch the first bus or train home after work, Paras Thakur tears her way through the crowds. She makes a two-hour journe…

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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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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Even liberals don’t know what to think of Robert De Niro new front in the anti-Trump culture wars by Steven Zeitchik / The Washington Post

NEW YORK — Late last week, Robert De Niro walked onto a Tony Awards rehearsal stage at Radio City Music Hall and, with the military efficiency common to such proceedings, read quickly off …

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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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Stage review: Shakespeare with puns and pratfalls, comedy and chaos by Christopher Rawson

In a very old tradition, the Pittsburgh Public Theater has chosen to follow the season’s highpoint, a wonderful “Hamlet,” with that tragedy’s complete antithesis, the Reduced Shakesp…

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Trump blasts Robert De Niro on his way home from Singapore: ‘Wake up Punchy!’ by Maya Salam / The New York Times

President Donald Trump wasted no time after tying a bow on his meeting with Kim Jong-un to finally punch back, so to speak, at the actor Robert De Niro, who spent the last couple of days pub…

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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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Pittsburgh-area young dancers glide into recital season by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dance recital season, usually between April and June, is big business. With an estimated 100 studios located in Western Pennsylvania, thousands of teachers and students are busy these days p…

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