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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

For the first time in forever, Broadway returns to the Benedum Center with 'Frozen' by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Post-Gazette caught up with the actors playing sisters Anna and Elsa on the North American tour of “Frozen.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Wednesday, September 21, 2022

'I’m a wild card, man': Comedian J.B. Smoove previews his Carnegie of Homestead show by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star will be stopping by Munhall Saturday on his “Physical Therapy” tour.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, September 12, 2022

Have a few laughs at 4 Pittsburgh venues during 'independent comedy month' by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Those venues are teaming up to put on four shows in four weekends for just $20.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, August 15, 2022

Pitt library system receives $1 million to share August Wilson archives by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This Henry L. Hillman Foundation grant is the largest one in the history of the University of Pittsburgh Library System.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 03:19PM
Friday, August 12, 2022
Monday, July 11, 2022

Pittsburgh CLO reinventing 'Godspell' for 50th anniversary production by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

This new version of “Godspell” will run Tuesday through Sunday at the Benedum Center.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, June 6, 2022

Robert Ramirez excited to lead CMU School of Drama into the future by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ramirez will officially begin his role as the new head of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama on Aug. 1.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Steve Byrne back home for 'God Damn Comedy Jam' at Carnegie of Homestead by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Byrne will be headlining two comedy and musical extravaganzas Friday at the Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall in Munhall.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Get ready for The Temptations musical 'Ain't Too Proud' to hit the Benedum by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations” will be at the Benedum Center Tuesday through Sunday.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:15AM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Point Park grad Jaquel Spivey, CMU alumni receive Tony Award nominations by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Right behind “A Strange Loop” is a tie with 10 nominations each for “MJ” and “Paradise Square.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:31AM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Comedian Hannah Gadsby ready 'to go Australian' on Pittsburgh this week by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gadsby will be stopping by Pittsburgh Thursday as part of her “Body of Work” tour for a show at Carnegie Music Hall of Oakland.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, April 25, 2022

Gene Kelly's 'Singin' in the Rain' gets 4K Blu-ray treatment for 70th anniversary by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Post-Gazette talked to Patrica Ward Kelly, Gene Kelly’s widow, about this “Singin’ in the Rain” rerelease.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Friday, April 22, 2022

August Wilson block party kicks off yearlong celebration of Pittsburgh playwright by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The block party will be taking place Saturday, April 30, in the Hill District from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

'To Kill a Mockingbird' tour brings Harper Lee's 'portrait of America' to Benedum by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “To Kill a Mockingbird” national tour will be stopping by the Benedum Center Tuesday through Sunday.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, April 18, 2022

Robert Ramirez named head of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ramirez will replace Peter Cooke, who stepped down as the School of Drama’s leader in September 2020.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:30AM
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

August Wilson Center exhibit immerses visitors in 'writer's landscape' by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“August Wilson: The Writer’s Landscape” will officially open to the public on Saturday.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, April 5, 2022

'Frozen,' 'Hadestown' headline Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 2022-23 Broadway series by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 2022-23 PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh Series kicks off in October and will run through May 2023.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 10:00AM
Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust eases COVID-19 restrictions at its venues by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Proof of vaccination and masks will only now be required at Cultural Trust venues on a “per event basis.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 02:17PM
Thursday, March 17, 2022

Have a 'Beautiful' time at the Benedum with the music of Carole King by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The national tour of “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical” will be at the Benedum Friday through Sunday.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:30AM
Wednesday, February 23, 2022

John Mulaney bringing 'From Scratch' tour to PPG Paints Arena this fall by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The comedian will also be hosting “Saturday Night Live” for the fifth time on Feb. 26.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 09:29AM
Tuesday, February 22, 2022

'Hamilton' tour returns to Benedum for extended stay by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The national tour of the Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit Broadway musical is back at the Benedum Center from Tuesday through March 13.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Friday, February 11, 2022

Here's your chance to win $10 tickets to see 'Hamilton' at the Benedum by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lotteries kicked off Friday and will run through the duration’s of the “Hamilton” tour’s Pittsburgh engagement.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:06PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

'Pretty Woman: The Musical' brings romantic fairy tale to the Benedum by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Two Carnegie Mellon University graduates are heavily involved in the national tour of “Pretty Woman: The Musical.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Western Pa. arts groups receive NEA grants by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The National Endowment for the Arts is handing out 1,498 awards totally nearly $33.2 million to arts organizations nationwide.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 01:26PM
Monday, January 10, 2022

Laugh along with Kennedy native Collin Chamberlin's debut comedy album by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

His debut album and comedy special, “Hello, It’s Me,” is now available via iTunes, Amazon Music and Chamberlin’s YouTube channel.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Reimagined 'Oklahoma!' coming to Benedum by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The tour will introduce audiences to the revamped version of “Oklahoma!” that earned a few accolades at the 2019 Tony Awards.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Rick Sebak's 1989 interview with August Wilson to air Thursday on WQED by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Brain Space & Energy: My Interview with August Wilson” will air Thursday at 8 p.m. on WQED.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Rankin native teams with Nick Jonas on Broadway play 'Chicken & Biscuits' by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

E. Clayton Cornelious is a veteran Broadway actor attempting to transition into a full-time theater producer.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Monday, November 15, 2021

Hot Stuff! 'SUMMER' musical brings 3 versions of Donna to the Benedum by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical” opens its national tour Tuesday night in Pittsburgh and will be here through Sunday.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, October 28, 2021

‘The Band’s Visit’ brings Broadway back to a COVID-fortified Benedum Center by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The Band’s Visit” is back at the Benedum Center for the first time since its last tour was forced to shut down in Pittsburgh due to COVID-19.  

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Thursday, October 21, 2021

Catch some live comedy, snatch up some collectibles at Dad's Basement in Dormont by Joshua Axelrod / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dad’s Basement is opening its downstairs comedy space Oct. 29, which it hopes will provide opportunities for young, local comics to thrive.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM

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