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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Pittsburgh Musical Theater aims to grow with $1 million matching grant by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Tapping into the grant from the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program grant requires raising $1 million more for the West End company. 

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Monday, October 14, 2019

10th CMU cabaret brings Tony winner David Yazbek to town by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The songwriter of “The Band’s Visit,” “The Full Monty” and a new “Princess Bride” musical imparts wisdom for students performing his songs.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Weekend Update: Billy Porter opens 'SNL' with a 'Warren-ing!' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh native joins his possible “Cinderella” costar, Camila Cabello, on the NBC show, as part of an Equality Town Hall sketch.

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Billy Porter in talks to play Cinderella's Fairy Godmother in Sony film by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

James Corden will co-produce the musical from his own concept that reimagines the classic fairy tale.

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'The Bodyguard' star Deborah Cox opens eighth season of Trust Cabaret Series by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The series kicks off with two shows by the Grammy-nominated recording artist and Broadway star on Oct. 14.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

'Golden Girls' poll results: It was Dorothy all the way by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Sophia was second, with the mother and daughter of TV series dominating the vote, as "The Golden Girls Show: A Puppet Parody" arrives for the weekend.

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Review: Hugh Jackman pulls out all the stops in an arena extravaganza by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The star of “The Greatest Showman” and “The Boy From Oz” doesn’t skimp on the glitz or the charm in his world tour show.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Chazz Palminteri sets the table for 'A Bronx Tale' with Mancini's visit by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The actor-writer was in town promoting the upcoming Pittsburgh debut of his autobiographical Broadway musical “A Bronx Tale.”

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Pittsburgh's Billy Porter honored by National Association of Broadcasters by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The NAB Show New York Impact Award goes to an artist for his “impact and influence on the overall industry.”

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The Golden Age of 'The Golden Girls' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The ’80s sitcom remains a favorite of fans of all ages because of its progressive views, talented cast and because it’s just plain funny.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Theater roundup: 'Not Medea' is a modern-day tragedy with ancient roots by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Take our “Golden Girls” poll; meet the new cast of “Forever Plaid,” the Savoyards at 82; and more in Pittsburgh theater.

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'Greatest Showman' Hugh Jackman brings arena tour to Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Triple-threat Hugh Jackman will be backed by a live orchestra and dancers, with giant screens and a central runway, at PPG Paints Arena.

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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Governor's arts awards in Pittsburgh include music, poetry and a surprise at August Wilson Center by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Vanessa German, Mary Bernholts, Joe Negri and Roger Humphries Sr. were honored at the ceremony that included a rare video of August Wilson.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Guinness makes it official: Stage Right! earns world record for fastest theatrical production by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Greensburg company set the record by taking 14 hours, 30 minutes to prepare a presentation of the musical “Children of Eden.”

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Thursday, September 26, 2019

Review: Take the next step in immersive theater with Bricolage's 'Project Amelia' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The event has been created in a sprawling South Side space, where your interactions with actors and technology decide the outcome.

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Review: 'Cambodian Rock Band' electrifies with humor, history and rock 'n' roll by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The award-winning new work at City Theatre hits on all cylinders, including music that may end up on your smartphone’s playlist.

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Monday, September 23, 2019

Point Park, CMU earn spots in top 30 college theater design and tech programs by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Penn State also makes the grade in the 2019-20 rankings by OnStage Blog.

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Thursday, September 19, 2019

25 RADical Days celebrate 25 years of saying thank you to taxpayers by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

More than 70 events and venues mark the anniversary of free public admissions to beneficiaries of Allegheny County tax revenue.

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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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