Theater & Dance


 Girl Talk will play a sold out New Year's Eve show at Stage AE.

An early look at New Year's Eve

Swon Brothers, Girl Talk, Harlan Twins all party on New Year’s Eve.

2 days ago


 Flight Time, left, and Hi-Lite of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Hot list of events for the coming weekend

A list of things to do after the Christmas presents are opened.

2 days ago


 Kevin Hart appears at a special screening of "The Wedding Ringer" in College Station, Texas, in November.

Actor, comedian Kevin Hart adds second show at Heinz Hall

In addition to the 7 p.m. show, the comedian and star of "Ride Along" and "The Wedding Ringer" also will perform at 10 p.m.

2 days ago


 Lady Davenant (Robin Abramson) shows off before would-be playwright Aphra Behn (Erika Cuenca) in "Or," at  Off the Wall Productions.

Stage review: Off the Wall's 'Or,' a fabulous funny treat

Off the Wall Productions offers theatergoers a fast-paced farce for the holidays in “Or,” by Liz Duffy Adams.

3 days ago


 Lucy Briggs-Owen portrays Viola and Tom Bateman is Will in "Shakespeare in Love" at Noel Coward Theatre in London.

Theater tour to London set for March 8-15

The 2015 Post-Gazette's Critic's Choice theater tour in March to London features three plays.

5 days ago


2Do this week, Dec. 21-27: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Today’s your last chance to catch this year’s Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s holiday pops at Heinz Hall.

5 days ago


 Kevin Hart will perform stand-up at Heinz Hall in January.

Comedian Kevin Hart coming to Heinz Hall in January

Tickets are on sale now at at livenation.com and pittsburghsymphony.org.

6 days ago


 From left, Fermin Suarez is Gabriele d'Annunzio, Robin Abramson is Luisa Baccara and Megan Mackenzie Lawrence is Tama de Lempicka in "Tamara," a Quantum Theater production.

Best Play: 'Tamara'

Quantum's ambitious play that moved throughout a building soared with top-notch, precision performances.

1 week ago


 Members of Wayne McGregor | Random Dance perform "FAR." w

Best Dance: Wayne McGregor | Random Dance

Pittsburgh Dance Council, Attack Theatre and The Pillow Project all excelled in 2014.

1 week ago


 Sarah Hunt, who dances with Abby Lee Dance studio in Plum and who is from South Hills, will dance ''Clara'' in the Nutcracker in Long Island, N.Y., this week.

Baldwin Borough dancer, part of 'Dance Moms,' has lead in Long Island ballet

Sarah Hunt, 9, plays Clara in “The Nutcracker” at Molloy College Madison Theater in New York this weekend.

1 week ago


 Tim Hartman is Mr. Fezziwig in Pittsburgh CLO's "A Musical Christmas Carol."

The Hot List of events for the weekend: Dec. 18-21

Holiday festivities galore, from the CLO’s “A Musical Christmas Carol” to “A Lyrical Christmas Carol” from PMT. (And rapper Bubba Sparxxx.)

1 week ago


 "Or" stars  Ethan Hova, Erika Cuenca and Robin Abramson.

Stage preview: Off the Wall dance and drama from a woman's perspective

Play and dance presentations at the Carnegie theater feature female writers as central characters.

1 week ago


 Natalie Merchant performs at the Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead.

The Hot List for the coming weekend

Holiday pops, winter art and a dance party are all on the slate for the coming weekend.

2 weeks ago


 Nutcracker Snow Queen Elysa Hotchkiss is lifted by the Snow King Alejandro Diaz while they are surrounded by the Snowflakes, danced by various artists, during a matinee performance of "The Nutcracker" by Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre at the Benedum Center.

Dance review: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre still offers surprises in 'Nutcracker'

Pittsburgh-set “Nutcracker” is in its 12th year but still offers plenty of surprises.

1 week ago


 Dylan Marquis Meyers, left, as Pip and Jordon Ross Weinhold, as Herbert Pocket rehearse a scene from PICT's "Great Expectations."

Stage review: 'Great Expectations' sparkles

PICT’s ambitious adaptation of the Dickens classic emphasizes the lighter side of “Expectations.”

2 weeks ago


City Theatre brings national playwriting program to Friendship Academy

The VSA Playwright Discovery Program focuses on creating scripts that address the disability experience.

2 weeks ago


 Steve Byrne will perform at the Improv in Homestead, Thursday through Saturday.

2Do this week, Dec. 7-13: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Resonance Works performs works by Menotti and Britten; Celtic Thunder; Tallis Scholars join PSO for a performance; comedian Steve Byrne ...

2 weeks ago


 An architect's rendering of the new Pittsburgh Playhouse, on the east side of Forbes Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Point Park U. raises curtain on new Pittsburgh Playhouse: 'It showcases what we do'

Academy Award-winning actress Shirley Jones, who attended the playhouse as a teenager, helped unveil plans for the $74 million project.

3 weeks ago


 Karen Baum, as Biddy, and Dylan Marquis Meyers, as Pip, in PICT's "Great Expectations."

Preview: Pitt grad Dylan Marquis Meyers rises to a starring role for PICT

'Great Expectations' actor planned to be a video game developer before career took a turn.

3 weeks ago


 Katherine Jones

Sewickley's Village Theater Company gets new director

Katherine Jones has been involved with non-profit organizations as well as education for over 10 years.

3 weeks ago


 Christian rock band Casting Crowns will perform at Consol Energy Center at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Lots on deck for the first weekend of December.

3 weeks ago


'Explosions of passion': West Homestead center teaches Bulgarian dances

Dance classes at the Bulgarian Macedonian National Educational and Cultural Center in West Homestead include lessons on history, culture.

3 weeks ago


 Matthew Hydzik of Sewickley is on Broadway as Buddy Foster in the revival of "Side Show" at the St. James Theatre.

Actor from Sewickley guides 'Side Show' to Broadway

After taking over as Tony in the most recent “West Side Story” revival, Matthew Hydzik is back on Broadway for a third time.

3 weeks ago


 Emily Padgett and Erin Davie in the nightclub scene from the Broadway revival of "Side Show."

Review: Revival of 'Side Show' lush and moody

The haunting production marks the Broadway debut of Hollywood director Bill Condon.

3 weeks ago


 Andrea Burns, playing Judy Holliday, and Adam Heller, playing David Oppenheimer, at a rehearsal of Pittsburgh City Theatre's world premiere of "Smart Blonde."

Stage Review: City Theatre's clever new work reveals Judy Holliday as one 'Smart Blonde'

The music-infused work features Andrea Burns as the Oscar-winning actress who suppressed a genius IQ for the sake of her career.

3 weeks ago


 Amanda Cochrane and Corey Bourbonniere rehearse for "The Nutcracker."

PBT's 'Nutcracker' brings together dancers' families from near and far for the holidays

Some dancers’ friends and families come from across the country -- and the world -- to watch them perform and to squeeze in seasonal fun.

3 weeks ago


 Kristine Nielsen and James Earl Jones in "You Can't Take It With You."

Stage reviews: Four Broadway plays have much to savor

Classics all: “You Can’t Take It with You,” “On the Town,” “It’s Only a Play” and Chekhov’s “The Country House”

3 weeks ago


After strong debut, PBT brings back sensory-friendly 'Nutcracker'

A matinee performance on Dec. 23 will be tailored to those on the autism spectrum or who experience other kinds of sensory sensitivities.

3 weeks ago


 Lou Christie.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Garden dresses up for the holidays with its Winter Flower Show, opening on Friday.

4 weeks ago


 Dan Deluca (center) as Jack Kelly leads a strike of New York newsboys for fair labor practices in the Disney musical "Newsies" at the Benedum Center through Nov. 30.

Stage review: 'Newsies' soars with headlining songs, choreography

An ensemble of athletic dancers and strong leads herald the touring Disney musical as a crowd-pleaser in family entertainment.

1 month ago


 Stanley (Patrick Jordan) and Stella (Jenna Johnson) in "A Streetcar Named Desire" at barebones productions, New Hazlett Theater.

Stage review: barebones' 'Streetcar' headed in right direction

Tennessee Williams’ play is in good hands as barebones presents a sure-footed “Streetcar.”

1 month ago



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