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Friday, April 19, 2019

'Hamilton's' George Washington will address 2019 Mancini Awards by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Christopher Jackson, a star of the CBS drama “Bull,” will visit Midland for the showcase of high school musical theater talent.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

What was 'Indecent' then, finds a theatrical voice in the here and now by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Paula Vogel’s play with music that makes a statement about standing with art in the face of prejudice.

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Yiddish theater once thrived in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Public Theater and historian Eric Lidji collaborate on a program about the city’s “true, fascinating” history of Yiddish theater.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

City Theatre premiere of 'The Burdens' communicates darkly funny digital message by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The play by CMU alum Matt Schatz, directed by Marc Masterson, speaks loudly about elder care and the dangers of reading between the lines.

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Monday, April 15, 2019

It's blasphemous and blue, but we can't help but laugh at 'The Book of Mormon' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Crude doesn’t begin to describe the hit musical, yet we can’t get enough of it. Here’s a look at why as the show returns to Pittsburgh.

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Friday, April 12, 2019

CLO hooks Jenn Colella, Charles Shaughnessy and Ace Young for summer season by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “Come From Away” star will play “Peter Pan”; former “American Idol” contestant Young heads into “Rock of Ages.”

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Pittsburgh CLO rolls out New Musicals Weekend '19 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The readings and post-show discussions Saturday and Sunday include two works in further development since the 2018 SPARK Festival.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Feel the uplift of rousing 'Come From Away' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The “9/12 musical” at the Benedum Center provides a glimpse into the best of humanity during the worst of times.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Captain Kirk still has all the answers: A chat with William Shatner by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

At 88, the “Star Trek” and “Boston Legal” star is still touring to meet his galaxy of fans, including the Steel City Con this weekend.

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Theater notes: PICT's 'The Heiress' glows with 19th-century style by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

There’s also a short history of “The History Boys”; saying farewell to “Kinky Boots” on Broadway and a nod to awards season.

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Pine dentist who was diverted to Canada on 9/11 recalls, 'We had nothing, and they gave us everything' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As the 9/12 musical ‘Come From Away’ lands in Pittsburgh, John Chips recalls generosity of the people who took in thousands of strangers.

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Friday, April 5, 2019

Pioneer pilot of Pittsburgh-bound 'Come From Away' is back in the sky by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Former Capt. Beverley Bass recalls the kindness of strangers after 9/11, when thousands of people were stranded in a small Canadian town.

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

PICT events for 'The Heiress' include a visit to home of Frick heiress by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

PICT Classic Theatre is gearing up for its season finale by giving patrons the opportunity to bask in the world of privilege.

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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

From inspiration to stage: Following a new play's path to City Theatre by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

“The Burdens” by CMU alum Matt Schatz is an example of how one play hopped on the readings “hamster wheel” and hopped off on the South Side.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

'Hamilton' star returns to CMU as keynote commencement speaker by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Actor, singer and author Leslie Odom Jr., who won the 2016 Tony as best actor in a musical, will be the featured speaker on May 19.

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Pittsburgh Fringe Festival: Everything and the kitchen sink by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The sixth annual festival moves its showcase of performances to venues in East Liberty, Bloomfield and Garfield -—and one that comes to you.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Pittsburgh Fringe Festival moves to East End for 2019 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The sixth annual festival will feature 49 international, national and local works in venues from Bloomfield to Garfield to East Liberty. 

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Saturday, March 23, 2019

Broadway vet and Rankin native proud to be a Temptation by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

E. Clayton Cornelious dons the Legacy Robe in an opening-night ceremony for the Broadway musical “Ain’t Too Proud.”

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

August Wilson Center restores 'African American' to its name by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Following a backlash over a rebranding effort, the new name for the Pittsburgh venue is: August Wilson African American Cultural Center.

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Show depicting Nazi hunter 'Wiesenthal' detours to Pittsburgh to support Tree of Life by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actor who portrays Simon Wiesenthal continues the famed Nazi hunter’s mission of remembrance and tolerance.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

On the Arts: If you're talking black theater, don't leave out Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

A “comprehensive” list of African-American theaters in the U.S. at first left out August Wilson’s hometown — but not anymore.

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Pittsburgh Humanities Festival targets 'smart talk about stuff that matters' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The three-day schedule set by the Cultural Trust and Carnegie Mellon covers a gamut of topics, including events celebrating teen literature.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Review: Tamara Tunie and Laurie Klatscher get naughty and nice in 'The Roommate' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City Theatre pulls together a well-matched odd couple for a lively production on the South Side.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Metal detectors come to home of Pittsburgh Public Theater by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Patrons entering the O’Reilly Theater will be welcomed by the new security measures that began being rolled out Downtown in October.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

'Hamilton' returns in 2020-21, but first, there are 'Mean Girls,' a 'Band's Visit' and the roar of 'The Lion King' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The 2019-20 Broadway in Pittsburgh season includes shows featuring Jimmy Buffett songs and a Donna Summer.bio-musical.

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Can you handle the truth? Public Theater goes old school and new wave for season 45 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Downtown company pulls from writers with names such as Sorkin, Simon and Menken, and throws in a yinzer holiday twist.

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

As it happens: Stage Right! goes for Guinness World Record in Greensburg by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Here in Greensburg, we’re following along as the theater company has 14 1/2 hour to put on “Children of Eden” from scratch.

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Stage Right in Greensburg will race the clock for world record fastest musical by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The company starts at 5:30 a.m. from scratch and goes until the houselights dim for a performance at the Palace Theatre.

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It's 'Part 2' for 'A Doll's House' and Ted Pappas at the Public by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The former leader of the Downtown theater company returns to direct Lisa Velten Smith in the Pittsburgh debut of the Broadway hit.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

From a 'Tempest' to Iowa: Tamara Tunie and Laurie Klatscher star in City Theatre's 'The Roommate' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actresses make a quick changeover for their odd-couple roles in a contemporary new play by Jen Silverman.

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Butler native's 'Mumburger' cooks up surreal scenario in Carnegie by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Playwright Sarah Kosar comes to Off the Wall from London, stirring up a feast of emotions in an exploration of familial love and grief.

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