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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
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Sunday, January 3, 2021
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

State freezes $1 million in arts funding to 53 Western Pa. groups by Marylynne Pitz and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Arts groups scramble after the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts reneges on grants for operating expenses.  

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:01AM
Sunday, February 9, 2020

Billy Porter goes for the gold and opening number at 2020 Oscars by Maria Sciullo and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh native brings early glam to the Academy Awards’ red carpet.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00PM
Sunday, January 19, 2020

2019 Post-Gazette Performers of the Year: Lisa Velten Smith and Daniel Krell by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actors worked together in “A Doll’s House Part 2” at the Public and continued to shine in Pittsburgh theaters throughout the year.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:07AM
Friday, December 27, 2019

The 2010s: A decade in pop culture by Sharon Eberson and Maria Sciullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Social media and streaming were the dominant stories, plus #MeToo justice, TV obsessions and viral sensations.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 09:45AM
Thursday, December 19, 2019

2019 was an epic year of in Pittsburgh theater, with 'Hamilton,' 'Lear' and new classics by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“Cambodian Rock Band” at City Theatre and a few Pittsburgh Public productions stood out in a year of moving and timely productions.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:00AM
Thursday, September 5, 2019
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Broadway producer and Pittsburgh native Jamie deRoy has six shows among 2019 Tony Award nominees | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by Sharon Eberson

Representing her hometown is one of Broadway’s most successful producers, Squirrel Hill native and Carnegie Mellon grad Jamie deRoy. She is a producer on six nominated shows: best play nom…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:01PM
Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Pittsburgh's David Conrad returns to the stage in Braddock by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Reviews of ‘Where Did We Sit on the Bus’ at City Theatre and ‘In the Heights’ at Pittsburgh Musical Theater.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:59AM
Monday, January 7, 2019

Best of Pittsburgh theater in 2018 by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quantum’s “Chatterton,” the Public’s “Hamlet” and Front Porch’s “Grey Gardens” top the PG critics’ picks for last year&r…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Wednesday, January 2, 2019

CIRCLE THE DATE: Big things to look forward to in 2019 by Scott Mervis and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An early look at concerts, festivals, plays, movies and more coming in Pittsburgh next year. 

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Friday, December 21, 2018

Theater notes: Public's 'Irving Berlin'; CLO's 'Carol'; Bricolage's 'Die Hard N'at,' August WIlson and more by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

It’s Christmastime on Downtown stages, while Pittsburgh honors a New Orleans company for completing the American Century Cycle.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:21PM
Thursday, December 13, 2018

2018 Post-Gazette Performer of the Year: Wilsonian Warrior Wali Jamal by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh actor this year became the only person in the world known to have performed in all 11 of August Wilson’s plays.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:00AM
Thursday, October 4, 2018

From puppets to Phantoms, there's more to Halloween than pumpkins by Maria Sciullo and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There are grown-up diversions to be found around Pittsburgh this October

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:00AM
Monday, August 27, 2018

#SEENInTheCity: Bingo O'Malley Day and Cindystock by Sharon Eberson and Patricia Sheridan / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Check out even more great events happening around the city in the online-only portion of #SEEN!

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:00AM
Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Pittsburgh theater: A look back at 2017, and a taste of what's in store this year by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh theater in 2017 gave us a lot to think about and to look forward to in 2018. As we announce the multitalented, multifaceted Monteze Freeland as the Post-Gazette’s 2017 Performer…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:00AM

Post-Gazette Performer of the Year: Monteze Freeland by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The mighty railroad man John Henry, who races a steam drill until his heart bursts. The ambitious, duplicitous manager of “Dreamgirls.” An outrageous preacher and a flamboyant BFF in “…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:00AM
Thursday, December 21, 2017

The 10 best evenings in Pittsburgh Theater by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In a tumultuous year, Pittsburgh theater frequently mirrored what was happening in the world beyond — but that’s always true. Theater shows us ourselves, positive, negative and deep…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 07:30AM
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Pittsburghers recall their first 'Star Wars' experiences by Maria Sciullo and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh native Mark Cuban, left, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, speaks with Nate Silver, founder of the website FiveThirtyEight. (Courtesy of Sloan Sports Analytics Conference)

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 03:08PM
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2016 Post-Gazette Performer of the Year: Eugene Lee by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Choosing the Post-Gazette Performer of the Year is never easy, and in the award’s 33rd edition, it was especially challenging. In 2016, audiences saw a number of superb ensembles at Pittsb…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:00AM
Friday, December 23, 2016

Best of Pittsburgh Theater in 2016 by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The New Year on Pittsburgh stages kicks off with “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” -- one of the best plays of the decade -- arriving at the Benedum Center on Jan. 3.

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 11:44AM
Friday, November 25, 2016

PITTSBURGH ON BROADWAY: Who's who in the big picture by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NEW YORK — Times Square was blanketed in Pittsburgh black and gold on Nov.16, when 130 Western Pennsylvanians showed their true colors and gathered for a photo that celebrates our region…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 06:22PM
Sunday, January 17, 2016

2016 PG Performer of the Year: James FitzGerald by Christopher Rawson and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Theater is one place where evil really pays off, and no one had a more loathsome, villainous pair of leading roles to play on Pittsburgh stages in 2015 than James FitzGerald. His rise to the…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:00AM
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Tony predictions: It's root, root, root for 'An American in Paris' by Sharon Eberson and Christopher Rawson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Among candidates for a Tony Award for best musical, which carries the most economic clout, one of the favorites is “An American in Paris.”

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:00AM
Monday, May 25, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Broadway reviews: 'Something Rotten!' and 'Gigi' boast plenty of highlights by Christopher Rawson and Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NEW YORK – The lifeblood of Broadway is musicals, and they’re still pumping away — the old warhorses (“Phantom,” “Chicago”), the young warhorses (“Jersey Boys,”&#…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 12:00AM
Sunday, April 12, 2015

Celebrities SEEN at the premiere of Broadway's 'An American in Paris' by Photos and Text By Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

NEW YORK -- The familiar faces from stage and screen began to arrive on the red carpet a little after 4 p.m. at the Palace Theatre, where “An American in Paris” made had its officia…

SOURCE: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette at 08:18PM

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