Friday, September 21, 2018

Pittsburgh Festival of Firsts kicks off Downtown tonight, rain or shine by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The eight-week festival of visual and performance art includes a visual display and live music outside the Benedum Center.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Stage review: Laughing at 'The Play That Goes Wrong' is all that's right with comedy by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The national tour of the play with the Tony Award-winning best set opened this week at the Benedum Center.

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Stage preview: 'Cirque Eloize: Hotel' checks in to Festival of Firsts by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Canadian company celebrates its 25th anniversary of acrobatics and theatrics with a new show set in a grand old hotel lobby.

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Stage review: Kinetic's 'The Father' is an earnest portrayal of dementia by Christopher Rawson

As long as this confusion reigns, the play intrigues, skating on the edge of Pinter-land.

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RADical Days offers free admissions and more

This weekend’s lineup includes Manchester Craftsmen’s Guild, Society for Contemporary Craft and Quantum Theatre.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

What's happening in Pittsburgh this weekend: Sept. 20-23

RADical Days commence, Ligonier Games and the Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival are scheduled, plus lots of music, round out the weekend.

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First Look: Point Park's new Pittsburgh Playhouse ahead of its public debut by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Downtown complex, already buzzing with student activity, opens its doors for a peek before a gala and “Cabaret” welcome in October.

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Denzel Washington helps Hill District's August Wilson House achieve funding goals by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

On Sept. 26, the playwright’s childhood home will host a ceremony and announcement about the restoration of the landmark site.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Heinz Awards honor six individuals who are challenging global issues by Joyce Gannon / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Heinz Family Foundation gives the awards to honor the memory of U.S. Sen. H. John Heinz III. The winners receive a total $1.5 million.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

East Liberty arts hub Kelly Strayhorn Theater turns 10 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The theater named for two of Pittsburgh’s brightest stars is a player in the local and global cultural conversation.

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Stage review: 'Ma Rainey' belts out black America's blues in August Wilson's earliest work by Christopher Rawson

Vanessa German’s charisma is a highlight of the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre production, extended through Oct. 14.

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Behind the Curtain: Filmed musical 'An American in Paris' leaps into local cinemas; Kyle Abraham's new piece for New York City Ballet by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The filmed musical will be screened at the Carnegie Science Center and Mr. Abraham’s work can be seen at Lincoln Center in New York.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Stage review: Words pack a wallop among the women of 'The Revolutionists' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Heads roll in the Reign of Terror romp by Lauren Gunderson that opens City Theatre’s 44th season.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Michael Cerveris, a new resident of Sewickley, sings for a Braddock theater by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The two-time Tony Award winner known for TV shows from “The Good Wife” to “Gotham” will perform a benefit concert for barebones on Sept. 22.

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The Moth returns with a lineup of 5 storytellers by Marylynne Pitz / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The manager of an organic cooperative and a Chatham University professor are among five people appearing at The Moth at the Byham Theater.  

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Leslie Odom Jr. joins cast of Harriet Tubman biopic by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Carnegie Mellon graduate, “Hamilton” star and “One Dollar” cast member joins Cynthia Erivo, who plays the title role in “Harriet.”

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Q&A with the Mischief creators of 'The Play That Goes Wrong' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A word — many words — with British company leaders Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer as their comedy opens its national tour in Pittsburgh.

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Roast comedian Amadeo Fusca toasts relationships in 'Men Are From Mars/Women Are From Venus Live!' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Churchill native, Point Park grad and Friars Club roaster uses his drama and sketch comedy training in the Pittsburgh CLO one-man show.

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Stage preview: National tour of 'Play That Goes Wrong' stumbles into a Pittsburgh opening by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The bang-up Broadway farce from England’s Mischief Theatre Company, a rare play to tour the U.S., makes Pittsburgh its first stop.

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Renee Fleming to headline PSO gala by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of opera’s greatest treasures speaks about the quality of contemporary film music and her recent melodies on the big screen.

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THEATER: A first look at what's onstage in Pittsburgh for fall by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Autumn blooms with a busy September that includes world and regional premieres and a national tour launching at the Benedum Center.

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Get ready for a blockbuster season of dance this fall in Pittsburgh by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

From noteworthy premieres by global artists to must-see shows by the city’s own talent pool, there’s something for just about any palate.

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What's happening in Pittsburgh this week, Sept. 13-16

Munhall singer Gabby Barrett performs, lots of stage choices and the circus, round out the coming fall weekend.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Stage preview: Trinity Cathedral gets a makeover as star of Quantum's world premiere 'Chatterton' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Audiences move throughout the Downtown church and stop for dinner during the environmental play that takes place in three time periods.

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3-course dinner takes center stage at Quantum Theatre’s 'Chatterton' by Rebecca Sodergren

7 Pittsburgh chefs will serve dinner at intermission for the show about a Romantic-era poet.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Check out famous Pittsburgh buildings at Doors Open Pittsburgh by Anya Sostek / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Now in its third year, Doors Open Pittsburgh will take place Oct. 6 and 7, with several new buildings and new tours.

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Tito Capobianco, longtime Pittsburgh Opera director, dies at 87 by Robert Croan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Argentina native took the Pittsburgh Opera from a small company to the powerhouse it is today with his natural skill as a fundraiser and visionary.

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Susan Tsu digs into the past to create revolutionary costumes by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Award-winning costume designer Susan Tsu describes her inspirations for the four women of “The Revolutionists” at City Theatre.

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Say you want a feminist revolution? Meet Lauren Gunderson by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Theatre introduces Pittsburgh to the most-produced playwright in America with a comedy about four women of the French Revolution.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Pittsburgh Filmmakers hires new programming director for Regent Square and Harris Theatres by Marylynne Pitz/ Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Joseph Morrison’s innovative programming made the Hollywood Theater in Dormont a destination for film lovers of all kinds. 

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RADical Days 2018: A record 71 free events and performances start Sept. 21 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Allegheny Regional Asset District event began in 2002 to celebrate assets such as libraries and parks and arts and culture programs.

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