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Monday, February 18, 2019

Winners crowned in the 25th Shakespeare Monolgue & Scene Contest by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Theater’s annual competition hits an anniversary milestone with a new award to honor the contest’s founder.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Black Bottom Film Festival features classic and contemporary black cinema, guest Kim Coles and more by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The August Wilson Cultural Center’s festival runs Friday through Feb. 24, with screenings, workshops and Q&A sessions.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Opening this weekend: An uplifting play with music in Braddock, an avant-garde 'Octoroon'' at the New Hazlett by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

And starting Friday, Pittsburgh Public Theater hosts the annual Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest.

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'The Gun Show' inspires a coming together that transcends the complicated subject by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Quantum Theatre opens in Homewood to an audience receptive to telling their own stories of gun encounters.

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School for the Deaf student is living her dream onstage with Pittsburgh Playwrights by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Aaliyah Sanders decided in the fourth grade that she wanted to be an actress, when she was told she was so expressive.

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Jeff Goldblum jazzed to be coming home by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The movie star and chart-topping jazz musician returns to his West Homestead roots with two Valentine’s Day concerts.

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Phylicia Rashad is part of 'new dawn' at August Wilson Cultural Center by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Downtown venue unveils its gala plans, which include the actress who has starred in several American Century Cycle plays.

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Cooper family brings Broadway to the Trust Cabaret stage by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tony-winner Chuck, “SpongeBob’s” Lilli and theater and TV actor Eddie will be onstage Monday for two shows at the Greer Cabaret, Downtown.

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Quantum's 'The Gun Show' goes to Homewood, North Side and Sewickley to ask, 'Can we talk about this?' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Actor Andrew William Smith and the Pittsburgh theater aim to start a conversation with open minds and hearts about the often divisive issue.

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2019 list of Western Pennsylvania high school spring musicals by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Your guide to more than 100 high schools in our region that are about to raise the curtain on an annual rite of spring.

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Playwright Ray Werner, 80, goes from festival to premiere at PICT by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Point Breeze writer dedicates his latest play to his parents and fills it with memories of his childhood.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Pittsburgh Playhouse's Lindblom steps down as artistic director but not away from Point Park by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After 20 years as an administrator, Ron Allan-Lindblom will focus on directing and developing new works for the university.

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Live telecast gives new platform to 'Rent's' enduring message of love in the AIDS era by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The groundbreaking ’90s musical became an ally to Broadway Cares and Bethel Park native Tom Viola’s mission of support for HIV-AIDS victims.

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Pittsburgh Public Theater conjures all-female production of 'The Tempest' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Public Theater reimagines the Shakespeare play, with leading lady Tamara Tunie

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Pittsburgh students will be treated to a special 'Hamilton' experience through education program by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

City and county school students will see a performance of the hit musical as they learn about the history of American’s Founding Fathers.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Award-winning 'Where Do We Sit on the Bus?' answers the question to a Latin beat by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Brian Quijada’s solo tour de force travels from Chicago to off-Broadway to City Theatre on the South Side.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Billy Porter of TV's 'Pose' set to star in his own play off-Broadway in the fall by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh native who won the Tony Award in the musical “Kinky Boots” writes about five gay men in the aftermath of the AIDS crisis.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Pittsburgh's African-American artists and arts groups receive more than $427,000 in grants by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Foundation and Heinz Endowments’ latest Advancing Black Arts in Pittsburgh grants bring the total to $5.2 million since 2010.

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A winter wonderland of Pittsburgh theater by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After a pause to observe the holidays and entertain during the holidays, local theaters head into 2019 with flourish.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Award-winning CMU grad leads trio making Broadway debuts by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Clay III has a key role in the play with music, penned by Oscar-winning “Moonlight” writer Tarell Alvin McCraney.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

'Hamilton' in Pittsburgh gets new Alexander on Tuesday by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Austin Scott made his scheduled exit as the title character with Sunday’s performance at the Benedum Center.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

In a plot twist, actors from the Public's new "Tempest" learn about breast cancer by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

AHN doctor helps a team from Pittsburgh Public Theater, including Tamara Tunie as Prospero, prepare for a new all-female adaptation.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

The man who would be 'Hamilton's' King George: Sewickley native Peter Matthew Smith by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Back in his hometown for 27 days, the actor whose big break came in “Rent” says he’s never seen anything like Hamilfans.

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Stage review: 'Hamilton' lives up to the hype in Pittsburgh debut by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The megahit show arrives at the Benedum Center with stirring performances in a game-changer for musical theater.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

August Wilson Cultural Center closed for renovations through Jan. 12 by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The first floor lobby area of the Downtown building is being resurfaced. Galleries reopen on Jan. 16.

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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. 

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Friday, December 28, 2018

27 days of 'Hamilton' in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Facts, figures and deep-dive trivia to get you ready for the groundbreaking musical that opens at the Benedum Center Jan. 1 

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Golden Globe nominee Billy Porter returns home to help his community heal by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Tony- and Grammy-winning star of “Kinky Boots” and “Pose” on FX headlines a concert for the Tree of Life congregations.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Pittsburgher Tamara Tunie returns to City Theatre, after Public 'Tempest' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actress joins Laurie Klatscher in “The Roommate,” a two-hander coming to the South Side theater in March.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

'Hamilton' digital lottery opens Dec. 30 for the musical's debut in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Lin Manuel-Miranda’s megahit about Founding Father Alexander Hamilton is at the Benedum Center Jan. 1-27. 

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In Pittsburgh, Hershey Felder takes on the mantle of 'White Christmas' composer Irving Berlin by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actor, playwright and pianist channels the prolific songwriter of “God Bless America” in a one-man show for Pittsburgh Public Theater.

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