Theater & Dance


 Playwright August Wilson in the Hill District on Bedford Avenue in front of his childhood home.

State gives $50,000 to preserve August Wilson's childhood home

The grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission will help to preserve the playwright’s childhood home at 1727 Bedford Ave.

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Little Lake Theater holds training for backstage technicians

Topics range from the basics of drafting and design to lighting and sound effects.

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 Misty Copeland and James Whiteside acknowledge the audience after appearing  in "Swan Lake" at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York. On Tuesday, June 30, 2015.  Ms. Copeland was named American Ballet Theater's first black principal dancer.

Misty Copeland named first black female principal at ABT

Ballerina Misty Copeland is the first African-American ballerina to achieve that status in the company’s 75-year history.

2 days ago


Gateway to the Arts merges with Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Gateway to the Arts provides arts education and artist training in the Pittsburgh region.

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 Marnie Quick of Pittsburgh Barack Obama Academy gives a solo performance as a top-three finalist at the National High School Musical Theatre Awards Monday night at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre.

Pittsburgh's Marnie Quick finishes in top 3 at National High School Musical Theatre Awards

Nominees from 26 cities competed for best actress and actor honors Monday at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre.

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 Annmarie Duggan.

Pitt Theatre Arts grows in programs and shows

The University of  Pittsburgh expands to five productions in 2015-16, when it will spend more time in the Charity Randall campus theater.

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2Do: Cultural events around town for the week of June 28

Lots of music, bird nests and Shakespeare fill up the coming week.

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 Tressa Glover, bottom, is comforted by Moira Quigley during scene rehearsal of "Brewed," produced by No Name Players.

Stage preview: No Name Players perform Pittsburgh premiere of 'Brewed'

The company introduces an all-female horror/fantasy hybrid at its summer home in Carnegie.

1 week ago


 Ron Raines as Don Quixote and Greg Hildreth as Sancho in Pittsburgh CLO production of "Man of La Mancha."

Stage review: 'Man of La Mancha' delivers a message of hope

Ron Raines in the title role leads a stellar cast in a timely production at the Benedum Center.

1 week ago


 Kid Rock performs at First Niagara Pavilion on Sunday.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Helen Mirren’s “The Audience,” a Phat Man Dee sendoff party, and an evening with Dr. Cyril Wecht, all on the agenda for this weekend.

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No Name Players performs the Pittsburgh premiere of "Brewed"

The company introduces an all-female horror/fantasy hybrid at its summer home in Carnegie.

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 Ron Raines stars as Don Quixote and Greg Hildreth as Sancho in the Pittsburgh CLO production of "Man of La Mancha," through Sunday at the Benedum Center.

Stage review: CLO's 'Man of La Mancha' delivers message of hope

Ron Raines in the title role leads a stellar cast in a timely production at the Benedum Center.

1 week ago


 Jackie Burns, plays Aldonza/Dulcinea in Pittsburgh CLO's "Man of La Mancha."

Preview: Meet the man and woman of Pittsburgh CLO's 'La Mancha'

Broadway veterans Ron Raines and Jackie Burns bring Don Quixote and Aldonza to the Benedum stage.

1 week ago


 Tom Lenk stars as several characters in the one-man comedy "Buyer & Cellar" at Pittsburgh Public Theater.

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

Comedians, the final shows of PPT’s “Buyer & Cellar,” Chanticleer and art talks are in store this week.

1 week ago


 Tommy Tune accepts a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 69th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 7.

Trust Cabaret showcases Tommy Tune, 'Cinderella' stars for 2015-16 season

Tune recently received a Lifetime Achievement Tony Award.

2 weeks ago


 Greg Caridi, left, and Jill Walters in Little Lake Theatre's production of Nora Ephron's "Lucky Guy."

Theater notes: Taking stock of summer theater

Little Lake's "Lucky Guy" is among the seasonal shows brewing outside the city limits.

2 weeks ago


 Country singer Dierks Bentley will perform at First Niagara  Pavilion Saturday night at 7.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

PSO performing Disney music, a new opera, Imagine Dragons, the Mattress Factory’s Urban Garden Party and Dierks Bentley are on tap.

2 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre principal dancer Yoshiaki Nakano in Mark Morris' "Sandpaper Ballet," which the company will perform at the Chicago Dancing Festival in August.

Dance notes: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre to perform at Chicago Dancing Festival

Plus, Point Park University will be the host for the National High School Dance Festival in spring 2016.

2 weeks ago


Bricolage's 'OjO' invited to Without Walls Festival

The Pittsburgh company’s immersive work joins an international event in San Diego for site-inspired, one-of-a-kind experiences.

2 weeks ago


 Clare Chiusano as Jane Banks, Lindsey Bliven as Mary Poppins and Mario Williams as Michael Banks in Pittsburgh CLO's "Mary Poppins."

Stage review: CLO's 'Mary Poppins' entertains in the most delightful ways

Mega-producer Cameron Mackintosh and “Downton Abbey” writer Julian Fellowes bring the musical to modern stages.

3 weeks ago


 Steve Miller.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Pittsburgh Symphony, the ’Caterpillar’ tour, Heritage Day and the Steve Miller Band all hit town this weekend.

3 weeks ago


 The widows in "The Dance on Widow's Row," left to right: Linda Haston, Camille Hairston-Lowman, Karla Spirit-Lead Payne and Brenda Marks. The comedy has returned to New Horizon Theater for the first time in 12 years.

Stage review: New Horizon revival aims for the funny bone

“The Dance on Widow’s Row” returns after 12 years as the theatrical version of a TV sitcom.

3 weeks ago


 Actor James Briggs in a scene from "Vincent," a one-person play about painter Vincent Van Gogh.

Stage preview: Actor drawn to 'Vincent' by its challenges

Leonard Nimoy’s play “Vincent” explores the life and genius of Vincent Van Gogh.

3 weeks ago


Stage review: Broadway veteran gives thoughtful performance

Clairton native and Great White Way veteran Rema Webb brings a bit of jazz, gospel and Broadway to the Cabaret at Theater Square.

3 weeks ago


 Tom Lenk takes on challenge of multiple roles.

Stage review: Clever 'Buyer & Cellar' opens doors to close encounters with Barbra Streisand

Tom Lenk is a force of nature in the Public’s season finale, a one-man show that imagines strange happenings in the diva’s personal mall.

3 weeks ago


 It was a big night at the Tony Awards for “Fun Home,” with Michael Cerveris the winner for best actor in a musical, his second after his 2004 win as featured actor of the musical “Assassins."

'Fun Home' big winner at Tony Awards

“Fun Home” takes best musical at the Tonys, but the Pittsburgh co-produced “An American in Paris” still shines with four awards.

3 weeks ago


PICT postpones 'Saint Joan'; will move from Pitt theaters

PICT Classic Theatre has postponed “St. Joan” and will be moving out of the University of Pittsburgh theaters.

3 weeks ago


 David Elder, star of Pittsburgh CLO's "Mary Poppins."

Stage preview: Fights of fancy and family values with stars of 'Mary Poppins'

David Elder and Lindsey Bliven take Bert and Mary across the country to land at Pittsburgh CLO in a newly designed show.

3 weeks ago


 The cast performing in a scene from the musical production of "An American in Paris," with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin at the Palace Theatre in New York. Those tuning in to watch the Tony Awards will see musical numbers from the show.

Winners at the 2015 Tony Awards

Fun Home” took home the coveted prize as best musical in a fast-paced show at Radio City Music Hall.

3 weeks ago


 Kristin Chenoweth will host the Tony Awards.

What to watch for while watching the Tonys

The ceremony honoring Broadway’s best airs live at 8 tonight on CBS.

3 weeks ago


 Corey Mitchell

CMU, Tonys name winner of first Excellence in Theatre Education Award

Corey Mitchell, theater arts teacher at the Northwest School of the Arts in Charlotte, N.C., will be honored at the Tony Awards Sunday.

3 weeks ago


 "The (micro) history of world economics, danced” by Pascal Rambert. Presented by City of Asylum.

Preview: City of Asylum play gives a voice to its neighbors

The City of Asylum will present this weekend “A (micro) history of world economics, danced,” directed by French playwright Pascal Rambert.

4 weeks ago


Vanguard Theater groundbreaking set in Sewickley

The Village Theater Company in Sewickley will host a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of The Vangard Theater on Walnut Street.

4 weeks ago


Momentum 15: new works, familiar faces

Momentum 15, City Theatre’s annual festival of new plays in different stages of development, features works by familiar names.

4 weeks ago


 Alexandra Bodnarchuk will be part of the dance lineup at this year's Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival dance: From ballet to break dance crews

This year's festival features a range of dance styles.

4 weeks ago


 Slide the City, a 1,000-foot-long water slide featured in South Park this weekend.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Beethoven at the Symphony, the Three Rivers Arts Festival and a beer fest, something for everyone.

4 weeks ago


 Alex Sharp, Tony nominee for best actor in a play, for Broadway's "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time."

Tony predictions: It's root, root, root for 'An American in Paris'

Best musical is a competitive category vs. “Fun Home”; the Brits have a “Curious” lead in the categories for top play.

1 month ago


 From left, James FitzGerald, Philip Winters, Karen Baum and Daina Michelle Griffith in Alan Ayckbourn's " How the Other Half Loves."

Stage review: Good cast tries to pep up 'How the Other Half Loves'

The best reason to see “How the Other Half Loves” is the cast of six, a talented crew picked from among the city’s best actors.

1 month ago


 Judith Light will help present the first Excellence in Theatre Award on Sunday at the Tony Awards.

CMU to present special Tony award

CMU representatives, including alum Judith Light, will present the award during the Creative Arts portion of the Tonys ceremony.

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