Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Winners crowned at Public's 2018 Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The winners of Pittsburgh Public Theater’s 2018 Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest were decided Monday night at the annual Showcase of Finalists.

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Kinetic Theatre's 'Holmes and Watson' offers corkscrew plot twists and turns by Christopher Rawson

While telling us to turn off our cell phones, artistic director Andrew Paul strictly enjoins us not to give away “the twist” that provides much of the fun.

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Monday, February 19, 2018

2018 Western Pennsylvania Spring High School Musicals by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Spring starts in February and lasts into May when it comes to the season’s high school musicals in Western Pennsylvania. 

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Review: New scenic design adds romantic touch to Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's 'Swan Lake' by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tales of doomed lovers amid castles and forests and seductive mists — it’s the perfect setting for a classical ballet, particularly around Valentine’s Day. There are a few choices to b…

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The Next Page: A new award recognizes theaters that have staged all 10 plays of August Wilson’s Cycle. by Christopher Rawson.

It’s one of the great achievements in American literature, perhaps the greatest in American playwriting: the 10-play sequence of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, inspired by the l…

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Showcase of Finalists set for 24th Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Showcase of Finalists has been chosen from more than 1,000 students from 90-plus schools, who competed in the preliminary rounds of the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Shakespeare Monologu…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to stage new 'Great Gatsby,' welcome back Dance Theatre of Harlem for 2018-19 season by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 2018-19 season will be marked by new ballets, more live music and a farewell to one of its longtime principal dancers. 

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Stage preview: Jeffrey Hatcher reveals clues to 'Holmes and Watson' play by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh was Paris to Steubenville, Ohio, native Jeffrey Hatcher when he was growing up. But London was all about Sherlock Holmes.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day: Love songs singers love to sing by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For a special Valentines Day treat click here: https://newsinteractive.post-gazette.com/love-songs/

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Chelsea Handler will hold court at the Benedum Center in LGBT benefit event by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“An Evening with Chelsea Handler” is coming to the Benedum Center April 4 in a Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh benefit for the city’s LGBT community.

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Music preview: Diavolo, as seen on TV, brings multisensory performance to Byham by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

We know that the Pittsburgh Dance Council tries to stay ahead of the trends. But executive director Randal Miller couldn’t have predicted that Diavolo: Architecture in Motion, a Los Angele…

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'Swan Lake' is over a 100 years old. Here's how Pittsburgh Ballet keeps it fresh in 2018 by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Swan Lake” has been captivating crowds for more than a century. It has scintillating choreography, an exquisite Tchaikovsky score and a gripping story of love and loss sure to tug …

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Sunday, February 11, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018

'Detroit ‘67' frames enigmatic love story with a riot in the streets by Christopher Rawson

Sometimes the personal and political seem at odds, but their conjunction can suggest a larger truth, or at least a hope. Such is the case with Dominique Morisseau’s “Detroit ’67,” a …

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Love songs singers love to sing by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“I love you a bushel and a peck / You bet your purdy neck I do / A doodle / oodle oodle oh doo.”

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Listen to Pittsburgh musical theater performers sing their favorite love songs by Sharon Eberson, Steve Mellon, Andrew Rush, Rebecca Droke, Sam Underwood / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Love songs can be an everyday part of the job in musical theater. For eight shows a week, in company's around the world, there are singers asking, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?&qu…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Maria Caruso takes on challenge of daunting Martha Graham solo work by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“I’d come to that point of my career where I was feeling stale,” says Bodiography artistic director Maria Caruso, who was closing in on 100 choreographic works in her career. “I want…

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Trust's plan for Downtown movie theater moves forward by Mark Belko / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s lights, camera, action for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in its quest to bring a first-run movie theater to Downtown.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Monday, February 5, 2018

Local Lulus chosen for 'Waitress' stop in Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ainsley Christof, 4, of Pittsburgh, and Camlyn Reace, 5, of Gibsonia, have been chosen to alternate in the role of Lulu when the musical “Waitress” arrives as part of the PNC Broadway in…

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Stage review: 'In the Heat of the Night' works up a sweat confronting racism in the Deep South by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Loosen your scarves and shed that heavy sweater. The temperature is rising inside Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, where “In the Heat of the Night” is making it hot under the collar for o…

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Review: 'A Devil Inside' serves up comic-gory mayhem for Pittsburgh Playhouse's final professional stage show by Christopher Rawson

For the final professional stage production at the grand and ramshackle old Pittsburgh Playhouse, soon to be deserted for new digs Downtown, the powers that be at Playhouse Rep clearly scann…

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO reveals line-up for new SPARK small-musical festival by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the line-up of shows for the inaugural SPARK, the small-musicals festival that debuts March 26-April 8.

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Longtime Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre dancer Julia Erickson will leave company in fall 2018 by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Principal Julia Erickson, one of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s longest tenured dancers, will leave the company in October, PBT announced Thursday.

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Stage preview: 'In the Heat of the Night' warms up onstage for Pittsburgh Playwrights by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“In the Heat of the Night” arrived on the big screen in 1967 as a slap in the face to racism in the South, with Sidney Poitier as Philadelphia police detective Virgil Tibbs, who joins fo…

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