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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Broadway extends shutdown through Sept. 6; fate of Pittsburgh series opener unclear by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The fate of national tours, such as those coming here for the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh 2020-21 season, has not yet been announced.

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'Hamilton' movie will arrive on Disney+ in July by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

You now can watch the film version of the Broadway smash hit that had been due to open in movie theaters next year.

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Monday, May 11, 2020

City Theatre continues Momentum with a hand from City of Asylum by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 2020 new-play festival will be presented via "The Show Must Go On(line) Pittsburgh” webcast, which airs daily at 7 p.m.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Composer Anthony Davis wins music Pulitzer for opera with Pittsburgh ties by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The Central Park Five” opera was first produced as “Five,” directed by Mark Clayton Southers of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre.

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'By Jeeves' brought Webber and Ayckbourn to Pittsburgh on the way to Broadway by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The filmed version of the 2001 Pittsburgh Public Theater production will stream for free starting 2 p.m. Friday. 

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Dormont brothers create 'Virus Protection Kit' to benefit Broadway star Nick Cordero by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Designer Joseph Brunetti joins actor brother Ted in raising funds for Nick Cordero, who had his leg amputated due to COVID-19.

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Monday, May 4, 2020

With no Tonys in sight, online Lortel Awards honor the best of off-Broadway by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The off-Broadway Lortel Awards allowed New York theater to honor some of the stars of 2019, including Michele Pawk and Christian Borle.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020

In a hopeful move, Pittsburgh Playhouse announces new reading series for 2020-21 season by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Point Park Conservatory  program will choose six new works with the hope of holding readings and discussions at the Rauh Theatre.

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Show won't go on, but he still looks like a fuzzy Uncle Fester by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quintin Michalski has no regrets about shaving his head for a high school musical “The Addams Family” even though the show is canceled.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Here's how Pittsburgh is saying 'happy birthday' to August Wilson by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The award-winning playwright, born April 27, 1945, will be remembered by a starry list of Wilsonian actors and scholars.

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Virtual exhibitions? August Wilson Center and others show how to do it right by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In the age of social distancing, the cultural center joins other Western Pennsylvania arts organizations in jumping online.

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Pittsburgh CLO will skip 2020 summer season; announces lineup for year No. 75 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Jersey Boys” tour and new production of “Kinky Boots” are on the 2021 slate as 

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Friday, April 17, 2020

Where there's a Will... Shakespeare celebration goes digital by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Shakespeare in the Parks’ annual birthday bash salutes the Bard, who lived through a wave of plagues in the 1600s.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Three Rivers Arts Festival moves online as Trust ends programming through June 14 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The annual arts and music event and Children’s Theater Festival will move to a digital platform for 2020.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Broadway legend Chita Rivera set to kick off 2020-21 Trust Cabaret Series by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tony-winner Ali Strokers and Tony- and Emmy-nominee Brandon Victor Dixon are part of the series, entering its ninth season.

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What's a performer to do when the curtain comes down? by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Zooming into a home near you, local performers find new ways to connect with audiences and students.      

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Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Erich Bergen: The man behind Rosie O'Donnell's night of the stars by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Jersey Boy and “Madam Secretary” actor called a few friends, and the online show delivered stars from Morgan Freeman to Barry Manilow.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Southwestern Pa. artists can apply for grants for projects that promote togetherness by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In this time of social distancing, the ability of the arts to bridge what separates us will be celebrated with three new works.

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'Hamilton,' 'Hadestown,' 'Oklahoma!,' new 'Mockingbird' headed to Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

When curtain goes up, the 2020-21 Broadway in Pittsburgh series features a batch of award-winning productions.

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Friday, March 27, 2020

‘Just intermission’: Pittsburgh Cultural Trust determined to forge ahead by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“For the first time in the history of the Trust, we could be facing a significant operating deficit.” — Kevin McMahon  

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust events shut down through May 10; 2020 Gene Kelly Awards canceled by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Broadway closures force the postponement of the 74th annual Tony Awards on a tough Wednesday for the theater world.

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Broadway dancer, CLO alum Ahmad Simmons has words of inspiration for aspiring artists by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Point Park grad Ahmad Simmons has a resume that includes “Hadestown,” “West Side Story” and “Fosse/Verdon,” but teaching is his first love.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

'Drag Race's' BenDeLaCreme goes Wilde for Pittsburgh Public livestream by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The free online “Importance of Being Earnest” will stream in two parts Thursday and Friday, with a full at-home cast.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Billy Porter seen and heard on Sunday's 'Rosie O'Donnell Show' and 'The Simpsons' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The award-winning actor and Pittsburgh native was seen on the livestreamed fundraiser and heard as the animated character Desmond.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

City Theatre announces furloughs due to COVID-19 cancellations by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The South Side company anticipates losses of $450,000 and will keep on seven staff members at reduced salaries.

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Buckle up for the Broadway belt by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The art and science of the big musical theater voice, from Merman to Menzel to Pittsburgh.

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

City Theatre sets virtual performance of 'Cry It Out,' cancels next show by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tickets can be purchased for a link to view the play by Molly Smith Metzler, while the premiere of “Perkup Perkup” has been canceled.

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Amid theatrical closings, artists align for online lessons in coping with pain by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For a list of livestreamed entertainment that will be updated as events are announced, visit GOING LIVE at www.post-gazette.com/ae.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Pittsburgh Public Theater will offer live readings of classic plays by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Shakespeare’s “Henry V” opens the online PlayTIme series on Thursday and Friday.

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Arts Council expands Emergency Fund for Artists to include COVID-19 disruption by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Artists in 10 Western Pennsylvania counties can apply for $500 in relief from cancellations and closings.

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