Thursday, November 15, 2018

Why we love to hate Ebenezer Scrooge by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

He’s a mean one, until he’s not, but Charles Dickens’ Christmas villain has an enduring place in our hearts throughout the year.

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Sia connection? Mackenzie Ziegler dances to 'Cheap Thrills' on 'Dancing With the Stars: Juniors' by Maria Sciullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Older sister Maddie is singer Sia’s muse and has been featured in many of her music videos.

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What's happening in Pittsburgh this weekend, Nov. 15-18

On tap for the weekend: Light Up Night, Josh Groban, Guster, Billy Gardell and more.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tamara Tunie brings hometown magic to Pittsburgh Public's brave, new 'Tempest' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The production, Jan. 24-Feb. 24, is from a script adapted by the Public’s new artistic director, Marya Sea Kaminski, who also directs.

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Plan ahead: New security measures arrive at the Benedum Center on Light Up Night by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For those headed to see Billy Gardell Friday and Saturday, prepare to avoid lines as metal detectors are introduced at the Downtown venue.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Behind the Curtain: Point Park Playhouse to develop new works by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Women choreographers’ works are being staged and 3D violins are being explored.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Point Park's Pittsburgh Playhouse launches new work development deal by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” with a script by A.E. Hotchner, will open Jan. 31.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

What's happening in Pittsburgh this weekend, Nov. 1-4

Among the options: Impractical Jokers, Gino Vannelli, Vintage Mixer, Dianne Reeves, Saves the Day.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pennsylvania has no cap on ticket resales, but there are protections by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For “Hamilton” fans shut out of tickets on the first round of Pittsburgh sales, there’s hope in the $10 lottery for every performance.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Those scoring 'Hamilton' tickets find good things come to those who wait by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

People at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Downtown box office came away with tickets while thousands waited online.

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Behind the curtain: Dance community tries to help in aftermath of Tree of Life mass shootings by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bodiography, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School and the DANA Movement Ensemble all are doing their part.

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City Theatre breaks ground on new South Side production center by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The $2.5 million project, including a new Main Stage elevator, is the second phase of improvements for the theater company.

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Pittsburgh actor David Whalen to play 'Fox and Friends' co-host Steve Doocy in Showtime series by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The New Kensington native joins a cast that includes Russell Crowe as Fox News chief Roger Ailes in the story of Ailes’ “rise and fall.” 

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Artists respond to Pittsburgh's tragedy by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Local artists send messages of support for their community as they perform, create and join in the process of healing.

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What's happening in Pittsburgh this weekend: Nov. 1-4

Fleetwood Mac, LANCO, Lou Christie, Pet Expo, Wings & Wildlife Art Show highlight the weekend.

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Richard Thomas will play Scrooge for Pittsburgh CLO by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The stage and screen actor of “The Waltons” and “The Americans” takes on the iconic role of redemption in “A Musical Christmas Carol.”

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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Award-winning playwrights Lynn Nottage and Dominique Morisseau give voice to hard truths by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Theater and City Theatre host two of the country’s hottest playwrights and their perspectives on the American Dream.

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Monday, October 29, 2018

At last, here's how to score 'Hamilton' tickets at face-value or lottery prices in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the steps for buying individual tickets and signing up online for $10 lottery seats.

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Behind the curtain: Chinese choreographer Yabin Wang’s 'Moon Opera' makes its U.S. debut by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Also, concert hall fisticuffs and playwrights with Pittsburgh ties are the talk of the city’s arts scene this week.

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Dance review: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre season opens with 'Mozart in Motion' by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The PBT opening performance was also a farewell to outgoing principal dancer Julia Erickson.

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Broadway musical 'Wicked' turns 15 with a party by Mark Kennedy / Associated Press

"Wicked" celebrates its 15th anniversary with a Halloween-themed TV special starring original stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel.

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Carter Redwood, of the Hill District and CMU, builds career on his way back to City Theatre by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actor whose screen work includes “Orange Is the New Black” stars as a teen in trouble in Dominique Morisseau’s “Pipeline.”

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What's happening in Pittsburgh this weekend, Oct. 25-28

Marvel Universe Live!, Sabrina Carpenter, Music of Cream and more.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

'Hamilton' tour's King George, Sewickley native Peter Matthew Smith, to judge annual First Night sing-off by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Peter Matthew Smith, a performer with Pittsburgh Musical Theater and the CLO, returns in the role originated on Broadway by Jonathan Groff.

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Dance preview: Choreographer brings 'alternate physicality,' theatricality to The Blanket show by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For its second showcase, The Blanket will present the works of renowned choreographer Christopher Williams. 

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Behind the Curtain: Equality (or a lack of it) is still a problem in classical music and ballet by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gender equity is still an issue in orchestras and racial diversity is still an issue in ballet.

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5 things to know before you see Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's new show 'Mozart in Motion' by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gear up for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s latest mixed repertory program, “Mozart in Motion.”

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Dancer Julia Erickson will take her final bow with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After 17 years with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Julia Erickson will exit the company after the “Mozart in Motion” program Oct. 26-28.

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Critic's notebook: Leslie Odom, Jr. with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

How did the different Pittsburgh musical groups measure up this weekend?

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

What's happening in Pittsburgh this weekend, Oct. 18-21 by Scott Mervis / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ZooBoo, Lindsey Buckingham, Faith Evans, Courtney Barnett and more.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

'Hamilton' star Leslie Odom Jr. talks movies and music on the way to Heinz Hall by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tony winner and Carnegie Mellon alum is in concert Saturday, then heads off to film a new Harriet Tubman biopic.

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