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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Pittsburgh anchors David Johnson, Ken Rice and Mike Clark join forces for a good cause by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The rare sighting of the “brotherhood” of newsmen came at a promotional event for the annual musical satire and fundraiser “Off the Record.”

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Fall theater: The stage is set for 'Mean Girls' times two and four 'Golden Girls' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public, City Theatre and Bricolage open on Sept. 20; Tina Fey’s ‘Mean’ musical launches Broadway in Pittsburgh season.

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A sergeant major and a star: Squirrel Hill's Billy Jenkins brings experience to 'A Few Good Men' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The officer in the Marine Corps Reserve serves as military consultant and an ensemble member for Pittsburgh Public Theater’s season opener.

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Pittsburgh Public Theater calls in the Marines for 'A Few Good Men' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Aaron Sorkin’s first Broadway play gets a rare production to open the Downtown theater’s 45th season. 

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

America's 'hottest new play' is ready to rock Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Award-winning playwright Lauren Yee’s ‘Cambodian Rock Band’ comes to City Theatre.

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Theater reviews: barebones' 'True West'; Arcade Comedy's 'Bubble Boy' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sam Shepard’s gritty drama gets a riveting exploration in Braddock, while laughter bubbles over in the musical by the “Despicable Me’ team.

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Friday, September 6, 2019

29th Pittsburgh New Works Festival opens Thursday at new site by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Costumes by designer Joan Markert, the 2019 honoree for lifetime achievement, will be displayed at the Genesius Theater during the festival.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

'SpongeBob Musical,' 'Once on This Island' top Pittsburgh CLO's 2020 summer season by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The season that opens June 2 includes “Cabaret,” “Sister Act,” “Guys and Dolls” and “A Chorus Line.”

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Patrick Jordan brings 'True West' to barebones by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actor-director got the nudge he needed from Bingo O’Malley before taking on the Sam Shepard play in Braddock.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

'Lion King' musician tours with 13 flutes and Percy the Traveling Farm Dog by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Darlene Drew is on her third tour with the popular musical, giving musical voice to a cast of animal characters.

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Pittsburgh native Zachary Quinto goes MIA from social media but can be found at City Theatre Saturday by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The star of “Star Trek” and the AMC series “NOS4A2” comes back to the South Side theater where he got his professional start 20 years ago.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Review: Summer in the city brings a 'Gem' to the Hill by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Playwrights’ solid production of August Wilson’s “Gem of the Ocean” has risen from the grassy hillside at 1839 Wylie Ave. 

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Monday, August 26, 2019

From Pittsburgh to Broadway in 2019, CMU is No. 4, Point Park is No. 9 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The local universities known for their drama and dance programs continue to be a farm system for New York’s biggest shows.

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Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hometown artists will receive Governor’s Awards in Pittsburgh ceremony Sept. 27 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Vanessa German, Joe Negri, Roger Humphries and Mary Brenholts will be among the honorees in the ceremony at the August Wilson Center.

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The show goes on for 80-year-old Mountain Playhouse by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The picturesque lakeside theater in Jennerstown, Somerset County, remains a Stoughton family affair.

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Western Pennsylvania is a hot spot for summer theater by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Summer stock theaters with decadeslong histories are a staple of our region.

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Pittsburgh Playwrights brings Wilson's 'Gem' home to the Hill by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August Wilson’s play will be performed at the former empty lot at 1839 Wylie Ave., where the playwright placed the house of Aunt Ester.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

'Golden Girls' puppet parody set to pull strings at the Byham Theater by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tickets are on sale for the off-Broadway hit that arrives in Pittsburgh for three shows Oct. 11-12.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Front Porch opens its doors to award-winning 'Fun Home' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In the company’s season finale, veteran Pittsburgh actor Daniel Krell plays the closeted father in a musical about family.

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Next up for barebones: gritty 'True West,' then dance fever for holiday season by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Sam Shepard play begins Sept. 6 at the Black Box theater in Braddock; the new play “Dance Nation” runs Nov. 22-Dec. 15.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

'Gem of the Ocean' hits a few rocky spots on the way to opening; Denzel Washington pays a visit. by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Previews of “Gem of the Ocean” have been curtailed by challenges at the Hill District site, but the play is expected to open as scheduled.

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Review: 'Hello, Dolly!' pops with vibrancy, vigor and star power by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The national tour at the Benedum Center features Tony-winner Betty Buckley and dazzling dance numbers in an eye-popping revival.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Michael Cerveris' role in Pittsburgh-filmed 'Mindhunter' revealed by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actor and singer became a resident of Sewickley while filming season two of the Netflix series last year. 

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Review: Quantum's musical quest for Violeta Parra by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Through music, poetry and dance, a new folk opera is on a hunt for the essence of the enigmatic Chilean folk hero. 

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Hello to 'Dolly' at Pittsburgh CLO, and happy 50th anniversary to 'Dolly' on screen by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The musical starring Tony winner Betty Buckley puts an exclamation point on CLO’s 2019 summer season.

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George Takei on being called 'enemy,' 'Star Trek' and his love for Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actor, writer and activist heads to Steel City Con with a new graphic memoir about his childhood internment as a Japanese American.

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Former Pittsburgh Playhouse in Oakland falls to wrecking ball by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Point Park will sell the site to help pay for the new Downtown complex on the university’s campus.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Rocky Bleier will be among 'A Few Good Men' in Pittsburgh Public's season opener by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Steelers great will play a judge in select performances of the Aaron Sorkin play that was made into an Oscar-nominated film.

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Bricolage invites you to explore the intersection of data and privacy in a new large-scale immersive event by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In partnership with Pittsburgh’s tech community, the theatrical event will explore a new way to “take control” of personal technology.

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Review: Pittsburgh CLO bats a thousand with beguiling 'Once' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tony-winning musical is the penultimate production of the 2019 summer season.

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