Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

On the scene for the Theater Hall of Fame: Audra McDonald, Matthew Broderick and more by Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh B

NEW YORK — For starters, we had Jane Alexander, Terrence McNally and Tony Kushner – just three of the eight presenters at this year’s Theater Hall of Fame induction. It took place…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

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

No need for 3D to keep it real when you can see it live. Here are some ways to give the gift of being there:

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Stage review: Over the moon for PigPen's musical folktale at City Theatre by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

They say there is nothing new under the sun. Ah, but the moon ...

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Stage review: 'The Humans' dishes out comedy with familial discord at Pittsburgh Public Theater by Christopher Rawson

Thanksgiving came early – and also Christmas and any other family-gathering holiday on your immediate horizon. But Stephen Karam’s disarmingly titled “The Humans” at the Pittsburgh P…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Send in your memories about the Pittsburgh Playhouse by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Point Park University is collecting stories and remembrances about the 85-year-old Pittsburgh Playhouse building in Oakland, which is closing in June 2018.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Stage review: 'The Color Purple' soars with message of hope and resilience by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The Color Purple” might as well be ripped from the headlines of 2017, so prescient is the early 20th-century story of abuse and retribution, redemption and forgiveness. Brimming with po…

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What's on stage this holiday season by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On Light Up Night, here are 12 holiday-themed stage shows leading up to First Night:

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pittsburgh Improv signs new lease; expansion planned for 2018 by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here’s some comedy news that’s no joke: the Pittsburgh Improv has signed a new long-term lease and will begin an expansion project next year with an eye on bringing top-level acts to tow…

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Light Up Night greets the season with concerts, parties and pop-ups by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Comcast Light Up Night will come with a special Blast! rooftop party atop the U.S. Steel Tower, but you don’t have to spring for that $100 VIP ticket to see the pop star with the rooftop p…

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The hits keep on coming: 'Motown the Musical' returns to Pittsburgh by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Motown the Musical” tells the story of founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the music mogul who launched the Motown sound, along with the careers of Diana Ross, M…

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Thanksgiving feast takes center stage in 'The Humans' by Arthi Subramaniam / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s not just the six actors who take center stage in “The Humans.” There’s also the dinner — an elaborate Thanksgiving spread with a whole turkey and all the trimmings.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: Lucie Arnaz mines the fun and drama of love for the Trust Cabaret by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lucie Arnaz doesn’t hold back in concert, not in her singing, her passion, her warmth, her revealing banter ... Well, there were a couple of times Monday night when she started stories and…

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Pointe in Time Gala held at the Westin by Natalie Bencivenga / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When and where: Saturday night at the Westin Convention Center, Downtown.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Choreographer Kyle Abraham shows off a formidable stage presence upon return to his native Pittsburgh by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There was a reception committee for native son and international choreographer Kyle Abraham onstage Friday night at the August Wilson Center. Along with Pittsburgh Dance Council executive di…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Vet Tix partners with Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Pittsburgh Opera to provide free tickets to veterans by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Veterans Day only comes once a year, but we like to think of every day as Veterans Day,” said Al Maag, chief marketing officer of the Veteran Tickets Foundation, which has distributed m…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Lin-Manuel Miranda wants ‘to send a bold message’ by returning to ‘Hamilton’ in Puerto Rico by Elahe Izadi / The Washington Post

Last summer, Lin-Manuel Miranda took his final Broadway bow as the title character in “Hamilton.” But it turns out it wasn’t his last performance. Miranda will reprise the role - in Pu…

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PigPen in the City: Seven CMU grads bring unique brand of music and magic to the South Side by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It was freshman year when seven Carnegie Mellon School of Drama students gathered to figure out how they might tell a compelling ghost story. They had a week before they would present that s…

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Stage preview: 'Spiritrials' takes a trip down the rabbit hole of the criminal justice system by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When Dahlak Brathwaite decided to tell his story as a play with a hip-hop edge, he couldn’t see the connection between his music and theater that seems so obvious to him now.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Trust Cabaret preview: Lucie Arnaz is living 'my happy third act' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

People think they know Lucie Arnaz because they believe they knew her parents, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who spent decades on our TV screens, inventing and perfecting the television sitco…

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Pittsburgh costume designer and visual artist win Carol Brown Awards and $15,000 prize by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Costume designer Susan Tsu and visual artist Sarika Goulatia are the winners of this year’s Carol R. Brown Creative Achievement Awards, recognizing the works and achievements of one establ…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Lincoln-Larimer native Kyle Abraham returns to his roots with Pittsburgh Dance Council show by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Celebrated choreographer Kyle Abraham is from Pittsburgh, but these days home is wherever the movement takes him.

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Monday, November 6, 2017
Friday, November 3, 2017

Bethel Park students to perform teacher-written play about 1927 robbery in their hometown by Deana Carpenter

Bethel Park High School is taking a decidedly local turn this year with its fall play, offering a fictionalized account of what is believed to be the first armored car robbery in the nation …

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Arcade Comedy has more space to fill with laughter in new Downtown digs by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A hint that Arcade Comedy Theater had room to grow was when it had to rent additional spaces to accommodate all of its activities. 

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Prime Stage gets in the trenches for the U.S. premiere of 'All Quiet on the Western Front' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The ravages of World War I on the other side of the trenches made Erich Maria Remarque's 1929 novel "All Quiet on the Western Front” a sensation everywhere but Germany, where it w…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Matt Bomer, Zachary Quinto bring 'The Boys in the Band' to Broadway by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Matt Bomer will make his Broadway debut, joining fellow Carnegie Mellon graduate Zachary Quinto of Green Tree, Jim Parsons and Andrew Rannells for a limited 2018 run of “The Boys in the Ba…

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