Theater & Dance

 Lynne Wintersteller.

Theater Preview: For 'Glass Menagerie,' PPT brings back Berlin to direct and Wintersteller to star

To undertake an iconic Tennessee Williams role,  Lynne Wintersteller returns to Pittsburgh Public Theater for its 40th-season opener.

about 12 hours ago

 Playwright/spoken word artist Leslie "Ezra" Smith, right, author of "Book Ezra," and his son Amaru, left.

Pittsburgh Playwrights opens season with 'Ezra'

Leslie Ezra Smith focuses his talents as a spoken-word artist and national slam poet into "Book of Ezra" at Pittsburgh Playwrights.

about 12 hours ago

 See feathered friends for free -- the National Aviary of the North Side features free admission Saturday as part of the 13th annual RADical Days.

Check out free RADical Days events this weekend

RADical Days schedule of free events and activities this weekend.

about 12 hours ago

 Comedy duo Tim and Eric (Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim).

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Haunted houses, Tim and Eric the comedy duo, “Hip Hop and the Criminalization of Black Youth,” Pittsburgh Camerata, MXPX and more.

about 12 hours ago

 Brittanie Brown of Sweden is a guest artist in Attack Theatre's new work, "Are You Still There?"

Attack Theatre opens 20th anniversary season with new work laced with nods to its past

Attack Theatre’s latest site-specific work is “Are You Still There?” at the Pittsburgh Coliseum in Homewood.

1 day ago

Dance review: Choreographers' work shines in 'Synergy'

At even a cursory glance, Texture Contemporary Ballet had an obvious “Synergy” in its first program at the Kelly Strayhorn Theater.

2 days ago

 Ted Pappas, the producing artistic director of the Pittsburgh Public Theater, has been a big part of the company at the theatrical heart of the city for nearly 40 years. Mr. Pappas has been with the theater for 15 years.

Pappas puts the public in Pittsburgh Public Theater

As PPT marks its 40th season, Ted Pappas, the longtime artistic director, wins raves for being professional and personable.

4 days ago

2Do this week, Sept. 28-Oct. 4: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” in Frick Park, Pittsburgh Concert Society presents winners, Takacs Quartet, NPR’s Michele Norris and more.

4 days ago

 Texture Contemporary Ballet dancer Brynn Vogel will be among the dancers when the troupe performs "Synergy" at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.

Dance preview: Texture to show off its 'Synergy' in Kelly Strayhorn debut

Texture Contemporary Ballet's latest production will feature a mixed repertory program of contemporary, modern and classical works.

1 week ago

 The comedy "Souvenir" by The Rep, Point Park's professional company, features Jeff Howell as Cosme McMoon and Jill Keating as Florence Foster Jenkins, a wealthy socialite who suffers under the delusion that she is a great singer.

'Souvenir' at the Rep

Tonight the Rep opens "Souvenir," the comedy with a heart and purposely bad singing, directed by Point Park alumnus Tome Cousin.

1 week ago

 The Trust Cabaret Series brings in Jarrod Spector, the Tony-nominated star of "Beautiful: The Carole King Muscial," to fill a Nov. 10 opening.

'Beautiful' star Jarrod Spector replaces Brian d'Arcy James in Trust Cabaret Series

The “Smash” and “Shrek the Musical” star exits for a movie role, and a fellow Broadway veteran steps in.

1 week ago

 Polly Bergen, left, 1963

Obituary: Polly Bergen / Versatile actress, singer

The Emmy winner was best known for her portrayal of Helen Morgan in “Playhouse 90.”

1 week ago

 Derry native Jake Emmerling is part of the "Book of Mormon" ensemble on stage at Heinz Hall beginning Tuesday.

Stage preview: 'Book of Mormon' tap-dances back into Pittsburgh

Wildly, knowingly offensive "The Book of Mormon" returns to town with Derry native Jake Emmerling in the ensemble.

1 week ago

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

Free events include “As You Like It” at Schenley Park; a Pittsburgh Symphony Brass concert and an appearance by poet Lucie Brock-Broido.

1 week ago

PICT Classical Theatre adds 2 shows and a Downtown venue

PICT presents a season of saints and sinners, including works by Shaw, Shakespeare and an “Oliver Twist” adapted by Alan Stanford.

1 week ago

 Singer-guitarist Justin Townes Earle.

The Hot List of events for the coming week

Highland Games, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and ’Dixie’ around town this weekend.

2 weeks ago

 Signature Theatre in the Village of Shirlington in Arlington, Va., decorates the walk way for its acclaimed production of “Sunday in the Park With George,” directed by CMU grad Matthew Gardiner, the theater’s associate artistic director.

A Signature 'Sunday' worth a trip to Arlington, Va.

The Village at Shirlington has experienced a renaissance since the mid-2000s, including the award-winning Signature Theatre.

2 weeks ago

 Actress Brynn O'Malley took custody of her onstage baby from Pittsburgh CLO's 2009 production of "Into the Woods" and, with co-star Hunter Foster, launched a theater legend named Twan Baker.

Prop baby goes from CLO to Broadway

From humble Pittsburgh CLO roots, the legend of Twan Baker continues to grow on stages from Kansas City to Broadway.

2 weeks ago

2Do this week, Sept. 14-20: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

PSO’s Music for the Spirit, Music at Rodef Shalom, “Dangerous Beauty” at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at CMU and more

2 weeks ago

Two parties in August Wilson Center legal battle file court papers

Dollar Bank and Judith Fitzgerald are asking judge to find in their favor in the dispute over how the property is sold.

2 weeks ago

Dance review: 'Parallel Lives' invigorating

OMG, the Glue Factory Project’s “Parallel Lives” perfectly captures the relationships and isolation that we and technology create.

2 weeks ago

 Nat McIlwaine (Tony Bingham) pins Martin Crawford (Dylan Marquis Meyers) as George Anderson (Jonathan Visser) incites them in PICT Classical Theatre's "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme."

Fall Arts Preview: Plays and musicals

Here's a list of fall plays and musicals on stages throughout Western Pennsylvania.

3 weeks ago

 Carmen de Lavallade.

Fall Arts Preview: Dance

"The Sleeping Beauty," Arthur Aviles and Attack Theatre highlight the dance season.

3 weeks ago

 This weekend's Thrival Innovation & Music Festival at Bakery Square will feature a DJ set from Moby.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

The Orwells perform, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum hosts Trolley Days and Scottish Heritage Day is celebrated.

3 weeks ago

 Leandro Cano and Jarrod DiGiorgi star in  The REP’s production, “Of Mice and Men,” which runs Sept. 5-21 at Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Stage review: Nuanced performances bring out horror and humor in 'Of Mice and Men'

Point Park University’s The Rep brings “Of Mice and Men” to life at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

3 weeks ago

 Carmen de Lavallade.

Kelly Strayhorn shows growth in programming lineup

The 2014-15 KST Presents series offers film, dance, music, theater and family friendly events from Pittsburgh and beyond.

3 weeks ago

Stage review: Overacting a foe of 'Observe the Sons of Ulster ...'

The PICT Classic Theatre production dramatizes the motivations of a band of Ulster volunteers on the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme.

3 weeks ago

 Beth Corning and Arthur Aviles ponder and poke fun at technology's role in relationships in the Glue Factory Project's "Parallel Lives."

Dance preview: Glue Factory Project takes aim at technology in 'Parallel Lives'

“Parallel Lives” gives dancers a chance to ponder and poke fun at the role technology plays in our relationships, for better or for worse.

3 weeks ago

 Justin R. G. Holcomb is Christopher Roulston in PICT Classical Theatre's "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme."

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

Dixie and her Tupperware return, Beatles tribute concert, “As You Like It” goes to the parks, “Music for the Spirit” returns to PSO.

3 weeks ago

 Leandro Cano and Jarrod DiGiorgi, star in The REP’s production, “Of Mice and Men."

Preview: 'Of Mice and Men' role draws actor to The REP

California actor Leandro Cano feels connected to the role of Lennie and jumped at the opportunity to join The REP’s “Of Mice and Men.”

3 weeks ago

Shirley Jones, son to tour in 'Music Man'

Charleroi native kicks off seven-state tour with her middle son, but this time playing the mother of the librarian.

3 weeks ago

 POGEY, a Celtic roots rock band from Sidney Crosby’s home turf of Nova Scotia, returns to the festival for the first time in five years.

Preview: Pittsburgh Irish Festival returns to Riverplex with some new faces

Willis Clan, Moxie, Socks in the Frying Pan among the new bands at Irish festival.

4 weeks ago

 Saxophonist Oliver Lake.

Hot list of events for the upcoming weekend

A Fair in the Park, Pittsburgh Irish Festival and Rascal Flatts come to town for the first weekend of fall.

4 weeks ago

 Tony Bingham is Nat McIlwaine (drum) and Jonathan Visser is George Anderson in PICT Classical Theatre's "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme."

Stage preview: PICT production looks at future Irish enemies fighting in WWI trenches

“Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme” has emotional resonance for director Matthew Torney, a native of Northern Ireland.

4 weeks ago

Stage notes: ‘Dixie Tupperware Party’ is back

CLO Cabaret presents encore of hit show.

4 weeks ago

 Sunny Disney Fitchett, seen in 2001 beside Little Lake Theatre's original setting, is retiring after 22 years as artistic director of the theater, which was founded by her father, Will Disney.

Little Lake Theatre leaders to step down

Husband and wife Robert Fitchett and Sunny Disney Fitchett are leaving the theater founded by Ms. Fitchett’s father 66 years ago.

4 weeks ago


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