Friday, September 22, 2017

Dance review: Attack Theatre's 'Some Assembly Required' is ever-changing, still moving by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Attack Theatre began its 23rd season by throwing all the rules out the window … for the umpteenth time. The vehicle was their art interaction program, “Some Assembly Required,” which h…

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Cool things to do this weekend in Pittsburgh: Sept. 21-24 by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

ALL WEEKEND: The Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race will begin Sunday at Frick Park at Beechwood Boulevard (the 10K route) and Fifth Avenue and Atwood Street in Oakland (5K r…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Underground comedians in Pittsburgh push for laughs through open mics, events by Lacretia Wimbley / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As a room of about 15 people took down various drinks and looked intently to the stage, Isaiah “Izzy” Rhue tightly clutched a microphone and with bright eyes told the audience, “So yea…

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Let the screaming begin: ScareHouse is now open, lots of others to follow by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“You can never, ever have enough murder clowns,” says Scott Simmons. “Every time I try to count them their number increases. They’re like rabbits.”

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Preview: 5 reasons Attack Theatre's 'Some Assembly Required' is no ordinary dance show by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

If we’ve learned anything about Attack Theatre in its 20-plus years, it’s that there’s no such thing as an ordinary performance.

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'In the Company of Ghosts' pushes audience's comfort zone by Adrian McCoy / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Adrienne Wehr and Frank Ferraro have stepped well beyond the comfort zone — both as artists and as people — in their new collaboration, “In the Company of Ghosts.”

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Robert M. Frankel: Businessman known for wide-ranging support of the arts by Gary Rotstein / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Robert M. Frankel, a longtime Squirrel Hill insurance broker and leading Pittsburgh arts patron, died late Sunday at the Charles Morris Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in an incident of ac…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

RADical Days will offer free admission to local attractions by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 16th annual RADical Days begins this weekend with free admissions to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History, Sen. John Heinz History Center and Western PA Sports Museum, and the Nat…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

New play about 'The Homestead Strike of 1892' gets first production at original Pump House site by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Mark Clayton Southers arrived home from Scotland's Edinburgh Festival Fringe a couple of weeks ago and went right to work on a new season at his Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company an…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Point Park's Conner Gillooly takes the lead in Broadway's 'School of Rock' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Conner John Gillooly will take center stage on Broadway for matinees of “School of Rock — The Musical.” The recent graduate of Point Park University, out of Seneca Valley High School, …

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

iLuminate to open Trust Presents 2017-18 season Sept. 22 with high-tech theatrics by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The full lineup of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series has been announced, beginning with "America’s Got Talent" finalist iLuminate, fusing dance and music with a high-…

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Stage review: Dazzling musical honors real-life 'Scottsboro Boys' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A white man insists that nine black men perform a song about his sweet home Alabama. You know the one, he tells them. It’s the one he loved hearing as it rose above the cotton fields. “A…

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Audra McDonald is at the head of the Theatre Hall of Fame Class of 2017 by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Theatre Hall of Fame Class of 2017 is led by Audra McDonald among eight inductees announced yesterday. She is joined by Matthew Broderick, Oskar Eustis, Tina Howe, Arthur Kopit, Marin Ma…

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Friday, September 8, 2017

New Billy Strayhorn play's Pittsburgh ties include writer, plus Billy Porter and Renee Elise Goldsberry by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An all-star Broadway team including Tony Award-winners Billy Porter and Renee Elise Goldsberry and Tony nominee Norm Lewis will gather Oct. 2 and 3 for readings in New Jersey and New York of…

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Esteemed ballerina Sonia Rodriguez dances into Pittsburgh this weekend by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ballet lovers are in for a treat when Sonia Rodriguez, a principal with the National Ballet of Canada, debuts “A Ballerina’s Legacy” at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater i…

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Dance review: 'Six A Breast' rich with off-kilter absurdity about gender roles by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Beth Corning has always offered a deeply personal approach to dance theater, delving into her family history and bringing thoughtful responses to social issues. But the success of those prod…

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Magician, mentalist Rick Maue emerges two decades after car crash for a special performance by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rick Maue, a magician and mentalist, is set to give the performance of a lifetime.

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Fall Arts Preview: Change is in the wind for theaters by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The coming of autumn heralds changes at the top at Pittsburgh Public Theater and City Theatre. Both 43-year-old companies open their 2017-18 seasons as farewells to outgoing, longtime leader…

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Fall Arts Preview: Museums and fun spots by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here are highlights from some of our favorite Pittsburgh places:

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Fall Arts Preview: The fast-moving world of dance by Jane Vranish / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For 2017-18, Pittsburgh Dance Council will come swiftly out of the season’s gate with Pittsburgh native Kyle Abraham and San Francisco-based Alonzo King, covering the United States in one …

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Fall Arts Preview: Laugh the night away by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Nick Offerman and Mike Birbiglia will visit the Cultural District in the fall, while the Pittsburgh Improv’s packed schedule includes DL Hughley and Craig Robinson.

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'Scottsboro Boys' sets real-life tale of racism and injustice to music by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Kander and the late Fred Ebb have created an art form of remaking history into groundbreaking musicals.

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