Monday, November 26, 2018

Actor will return to Public's 'Sweat' after canceled performance by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Director Justin Emeka will continue to replace Kevin Mambo, who is scheduled to be back onstage on Friday, Nov. 30.

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Behind the Curtain: Art as medicine and a bassoonist returns home to the Hill by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

In the UK, the British Health Secretary has proposed a measure that would allow physicians to prescribe dance or singing lessons as therapy.

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Kierra was dragged into the spotlight -- and he never left by Kevin Kirkland / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Kierra Darshell performs regularly in Outrageous Bingo at Temple Rodef Shalom and his Sunday Drag Brunch at the Pittsburgh Improv.

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How 'The Nutcracker' came to be a beloved holiday ballet by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Before “The Nutcracker” was a beloved holiday ballet, it was a German fairy tale short on sugar plums.

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Nutcrackers: Hip hop, circus tricks add spice to a holiday favorite by Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Artists have helped “The Nutcracker” stand the test of time by staging their own unique interpretations of the beloved holiday tale.

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Bingo! Drag queens have a full card of charity events by Dan Gigler / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Miss Thea Trix’s Drag Queen Bingo is a bawdy night of entertainment that benefits volunteer fire departments and other nonprofits. 

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Pittsburgh Opera's next major commission is expected to debut next year by Jeremy Reynolds / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Benazir Bhutto was the first woman to be elected prime minister of Pakistan in 1988. Pittsburgh Opera is developing an opera about her life.

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Actor's illness forces Friday cancellation of Public's 'Sweat' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The show goes on with director Justin Emeka taking over the role of Brucie in the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Shop Holiday: See it live! by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Music, dance, theater ... there’s something for everyone on Pittsburgh stages. 

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

PICT reps Dickens with 'Old Curiosity Shop' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The adventures of young Nell and her grandfather are on display at at WQED’s Fred Rogers Studio, starting Nov. 23.

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THE BIG HOLIDAY FUN LIST

Here’s what’s happening in Pittsburgh during the holidays.

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What's happening in Pittsburgh this weekend, Nov. 21-25

Major rap and comedy shows, the opening of Kennywood’s Holiday Lights, and more are on tap this weekend.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

What 'Fiddler on the Roof' taught me about my grandfather by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The musical that first hit Broadway in 1964 has always been part of my DNA and parallels a part of my family story. 

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Monday, November 19, 2018

2018 Carol Brown Award winners: set designer Tony Ferrieri and multidisciplinary artist Alisha Wormsley by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh’s most prolific set designer and the artist who created the “There Are Black People In The Future” billboard are recognized.

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Stage review: A Pennsylvania steel town unravels in masterful 'Sweat' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pulitzer-winning play now at the Public Theater tells of how a thriving blue-collar city came to top America’s most impoverished list. 

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Theater Hall of Fame inductee Rene Auberjonois has Pittsburgh ties by Christopher Rawson

He attended Carnegie Tech and performed with the American Conservatory Theater in Pittsburgh and San Francisco.

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2018 Theater Hall of Fame inductees include Rene Auberjonois, Christine Baranski, Cicely Tyson and more by Christopher Rawson

Laughs and sentiment highlighted the 2018 Theater Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Gershwin Theatre on Monday.

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Pittsburgh-bound 'Fiddler on the Roof' target of anti-Semitism in Baltimore but rebuffs hate by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust vows zero tolerance against hate speech after anti-Semitic outburst during Baltimore performance Wednesday.  

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

It's 'Game On' for November theater in Pittsburgh by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

You can get serious at City and Public theaters, or have fun at a world-premiere interactive musical by Pittsburgh CLO.

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Why we love to hate Ebenezer Scrooge by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

He’s a mean one, until he’s not, but Charles Dickens’ Christmas villain has an enduring place in our hearts throughout the year.

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Sia connection? Mackenzie Ziegler dances to 'Cheap Thrills' on 'Dancing With the Stars: Juniors' by Maria Sciullo / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Older sister Maddie is singer Sia’s muse and has been featured in many of her music videos.

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What's happening in Pittsburgh this weekend, Nov. 15-18

On tap for the weekend: Light Up Night, Josh Groban, Guster, Billy Gardell and more.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Tamara Tunie brings hometown magic to Pittsburgh Public's brave, new 'Tempest' by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The production, Jan. 24-Feb. 24, is from a script adapted by the Public’s new artistic director, Marya Sea Kaminski, who also directs.

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Plan ahead: New security measures arrive at the Benedum Center on Light Up Night by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For those headed to see Billy Gardell Friday and Saturday, prepare to avoid lines as metal detectors are introduced at the Downtown venue.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Behind the Curtain: Point Park Playhouse to develop new works by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Women choreographers’ works are being staged and 3D violins are being explored.

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Point Park's Pittsburgh Playhouse launches new work development deal by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ernest Hemingway’s “The Old Man and the Sea,” with a script by A.E. Hotchner, will open Jan. 31.

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

What's happening in Pittsburgh this weekend, Nov. 1-4

Among the options: Impractical Jokers, Gino Vannelli, Vintage Mixer, Dianne Reeves, Saves the Day.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Pennsylvania has no cap on ticket resales, but there are protections by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

For “Hamilton” fans shut out of tickets on the first round of Pittsburgh sales, there’s hope in the $10 lottery for every performance.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Those scoring 'Hamilton' tickets find good things come to those who wait by Sharon Eberson / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

People at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Downtown box office came away with tickets while thousands waited online.

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Behind the curtain: Dance community tries to help in aftermath of Tree of Life mass shootings by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Bodiography, Pittsburgh Ballet Theater School and the DANA Movement Ensemble all are doing their part.

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