Theater & Dance


 Patrick Jordan.

Preview: barebones stages Tennessee Williams' 'Streetcar' with live music from Joe Grushecky

Patrick Jordan takes his theater company where he's always wanted to go — for a ride on Tennessee Williams' "Streetcar."

2 days ago


 Singer, songwriter, musician Janis Ian performs at Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland..

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The PSO performs, Craig Ferguson hits town and Pittsburgh Ballet performs Poinsettias and Pointe Shoes at Phipps.

2 days ago


 Jonathan Brody, playing Darryl Zanuck, and Andrea Burns, playing Judy Holliday, pose for a portrait during a rehearsal of Pittsburgh City Theatre's world premier of "Smart Blonde."

Stage preview: Finding the many voices of Judy Holliday

’Smart Blonde,“ the new music-infused play at City Theatre, stars Broadway’s Andrea Burns, with two actors playing dozens of other parts.

3 days ago


 Trista Moldovan, left, and Kaitlyn Davidson perform during the "Irving Berlin’s White Christmas," which runs through Sunday at the Benedum Center, Downtown.

Stage review: 'White Christmas' pulses with comedy, colorful song-and-dance numbers.

The touring production at the Benedum Center wraps popular songs and big dance numbers in a shiny holiday package.

3 days ago


 Whirling Dervishes.

Dance preview: Famed Turkish troupe brings a message of love and tolerance

The Whirling Dervishes of Rumi bring their ritual dance symbolizing tolerance and personal development to Carnegie Music Hall.

3 days ago


2Do this week, Nov. 16-22: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Whirling Dervishes at Carnegie Music Hall, Jazz Vespers, W. Kamau Bell on his “Oh, Everything!” comedy tour. PSO Music for the Spirit ...

6 days ago


 The "Irving Berlin’s White Christmas" 2013 National Tour Company will open its show Tuesday at the Benedum Center.

Stage preview: 'White Christmas' a dream for former CLO performer

The touring musical adaptation of the sentimental 1954 film “is a Christmas card of a show,” says star Kaitlyn Davidson.

1 week ago


 (Front) Erika Cuenca is Catherine, Brent Harris is Oscar Wilde (seated) and (back row, left to right) Sam Tsoutsouvas is Victor Hugo, Tony Triano is Gioacchino Rossini, Deanne Lorette is Sarah Bernhardt, Kati Brazda is Isadora Duncan and Daniel Hartley is Jim Morrison in Pittsburgh Public Theater's "L'Hotel."

Stage preview: Oscar Wilde, Victor Hugo and Jim Morrison meet in Public's 'L'Hotel'

The famous denizens of a Paris cemetery are heard from again in "L'Hotel," a new comedy about art and fame at Pittsburgh Public Theater.

1 week ago


 Mark Ballas is among the performers on the "Dancing With the Stars Live!" tour of North America stopping in Pittsburgh Jan. 8, 2015.

'Dancing With the Stars Live!' tour will stop in Pittsburgh

The Benedum Center show on Jan. 8, 2015, will include Mark Ballas and Witney Carson from the ABC television series.

1 week ago


 Members of the cast of the University of Pittsburgh Theatre Arts Deparment production of "Avenue Q." From left: Tim Kaniecki, Chih-hsuan Chang, Alex Dittmar, Lauryn Thomas and James Williamson; foreground: Daria Sullivan as Gary Coleman.

Review: A fun stroll down 'Avenue Q' with Pitt student production

Tony-winning musical filled with un-PC references is even more thought-provoking in a college setting.

1 week ago


 The Stickers: John, Jim and Joe Wodarek.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Pet Expo, comedian Mitch Fatel, country band The Stickers and Undercroft Opera’s “Aida” are some of the events on the schedule.

1 week ago


Baldwin Borough teen creates, directs musical production

A musical starring, written and produced by Mikayla Davic will be performed in the auditorium of J.E. Harrison Middle School.

1 week ago


 Dancer Jessica Marino in "Passenger" by Shana Simmons Dance.

Dance preview: New dance explores life and demise of passenger pigeons

Shana Simmons Dance will perform “Passenger” as part of Project Passenger Pigeon, which raises awareness about the extinct bird.

1 week ago


 In the live-action graphic novel "Intergalactic Nemesis: Target Earth," coming to the Byham Theater Friday, three actors, a sound-effects person and a piano player re-create a sci-fi adventure.

Watch out for those invaders from Zygon

“The Intergalactic Nemesis” combines a radio-serial format and graphic novel visuals to create a science-fiction themed performance.

1 week ago


 Jarrod Spector, who earned a Tony nomination for his role as Barry Mann in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," delivered a rousing Pittsburgh debut in a Trust Cabaret show Nov. 10.

Review: Oh what a night: Broadway tenor Jarrod Spector charms Pittsburgh audience

The Jersey Boy and Tony-nominated star of “Beautiful” takes the Trust Cabaret crowd on a trip through his life and musical influences.

1 week ago


 Dave Chappelle announces he will be at the Carnegie Music Hall in Homestead a day in advance of the show.

Comedian Dave Chappelle to perform Wednesday in Homestead

The announcement arrives the day before the stand-up show at Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead.

1 week ago


 Pearlann Porter, founding artistic director of The Pillow Project

Pillow Project's retrospective emphasizes free-form dance

Shifts in styles, strengths and philosophies were palpable in the five pieces performed for the company’s 10th anniversary event.

1 week ago


2Do this week, Nov. 9-15: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Author readings, classical music performances and comedy acts are all on tap this week.

1 week ago


 Bruce Springsteen performs at the eighth annual Stand Up For Heroes, presented by New York Comedy Festival and The Bob Woodruff Foundation, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday.

Springsteen auctions guitars, lasagna for veterans

Springsteen gift packages helped Stand Up For Heroes raise more than $1 million last week.

2 weeks ago


One more chance to see 'Of Mice and Men' at SouthSide Works

Broadway’s “Of Mice and Men” is screened at SouthSide Works Cinema, but few were there to see it.

2 weeks ago


 The Trust Cabaret Series brings in Jarrod Spector, the Tony-nominated star of "Beautiful: The Carole King Muscial," Monday.

Trust Cabaret series brings in 'Beautiful' star

Jarrod Spector, who also stars in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” will perform for the Trust Cabaret Series in Pittsburgh Monday.

2 weeks ago


 The Pillow Project artists Brent Lubbert and Bre Short.

The Pillow Project marks a decade of dance

It will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a mixed-repertory program of works from its history Saturday at its home in Point Breeze.

2 weeks ago


 Anne Louise Bannon and Rick McMillan.

Preview: Real-life drama adds poignancy to 'Love Letters'

Spouses Rick McMillan and Anne Louise Bannon return to town to perform in a fundraiser production of Gurney's "Love Letters" at Pitt.

2 weeks ago


 Clown Alley at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey's "Built to Amaze."

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

The circus hits town, along with musicians Kenny Loggins and Justin Hayward. Also, the urban circus 360 ALLSTARS rolls into the Byham.

2 weeks ago


 The Royal Ballet of Cambodia.

Dance preview: Cambodia troupe preserves its cultural heritage

The Royal Ballet of Cambodia brings to the Byham Theater on Friday its history of culture, flexibility and perseverance.

2 weeks ago


 Caroline Hartwell Stewart

Obituary: Caroline Hartwell Stewart / Gracious dance instructor, traveler and cinephile

At the Twentieth Century Club in Oakland, she taught a generation of Pittsburgh’s young people to dance, transmitting a joy for life.

2 weeks ago


 Ian Lowe, left, and Joe Kinosian in CLO Cabaret's "Murder for Two."

Stage review: Two's a riotous crowd in 'Murder for Two'

CLO Cabaret gives the zany whodunit musical its first regional production.

2 weeks ago


Michael Clark Company brings punk sensibility to Pittsburgh

The British troupe took the audience on a reflective, oddly philosophical trip as part of its debut at Byham Theater.

2 weeks ago


Circus rolls into town with many family acts

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is bringing its new show, “Built to Amaze,” to Pittsburgh this week, and it’s quite the family affair.

2 weeks ago


2Do this week, Nov. 2-9: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Chicksburgh Comedy presents the comedy showcase “Pipe DOWN Hipster” at Howlers Coyote Cafe, 4509 Liberty Ave., Bloomfield 8 p.m. Wednesday.

2 weeks ago


Billy Porter's autobiographical play gets mixed reviews

The play about growing up in a Pittsburgh home filled with strong women recently ended its run at the off-Broadway Primary Stages.

3 weeks ago




 The national tour cast of "Annie," with Issie Swickle in the title role, is at the Benedum Center through Nov. 2, 2014.

Stage review: 'Annie' bubbles with optimism

The national tour brings a message of hope wrapped in a swell production to the Benedum Center.

3 weeks ago


 Nick Lehane in front of the theater where he understudies the two lead roles.

Pittsburgh actor is thrown into the fire on Broadway

Pittsburgh native Nick Lehane earns his acting stripes as an understudy for Broadway’s “This Is Our Youth.”

3 weeks ago


 Michael Clark Company dancers Oxana Panchenko and Clair Thomas.

Dance preview: British troupe Michael Clark Company to make Pittsburgh debut

The troupe will perform “come, been and gone” at Byham Theater this weekend as part of the Pittsburgh Dance Council’s 2014-15 season.

3 weeks ago


 Tavi Gevinson as Jessica in "This Is Our Youth."

Stage review: Energetic actors buoy a thin 'Our Youth'

Disaffected, well-to-do youngsters take center stage in Broadway’s “This Is Our Youth.”

3 weeks ago


 Actor David Conrad, artist-in-residence at the Kiski School, a private boarding school for boys in Saltsburg that is his alma mater, coaches students during one-on-one session Wednesday. The students are rehearsing the play "Goldstar, Ohio" by Michael Tisdale. The play is about true stories of families from Ohio who who were killed in the Al Anbar province of Iraq.

Kiski student play gets some star power from David Conrad

David Conrad leaves behind the lights of Hollywood to work with drama students at his alma mater The Kiski School.

3 weeks ago


 Julia Erickson as Carabosse in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "The Sleeping Beauty."

Ballet review: PBT's production of 'The Sleeping Beauty' a thing of beauty

The daring attitude of Amanda Cochrane and Yoshiaki Nakano in the classic seems to have filtered through to the corps de ballet.

3 weeks ago


 Issie Swickle as Annie and Lilly Mae Stewart as Molly sing “Maybe” in "Annie," which opens Tuesday at the Benedum Center.

'Annie' tour director thinks show has a bright tomorrow

The lyricist and original director of the 1977 hit “Annie” goes back to the musical’s roots to take the show on the road.

3 weeks ago


 A staging with local performers and screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" are part of the annual fund-raiser for barebones productions.

Stagings of 'Rocky Horror' are fleeting, so catch them while you can

Here are a few of the live performances of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” that pop in our area around Halloween.

4 weeks ago


 Joe Kinosian, left, and Ian Lowe in CLO Cabaret's "Murder for Two."

Marx Brothers meet Agatha Christie at CLO Cabaret

CLO Cabaret comedy “Murder for Two” is based on Agatha Christie closed-drawing room mystery.

1 month ago


 Leslie Ezra Smith.

Review: 'Book of Ezra' a thought-provoking night of theater

Appeal of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre production is the personality of the character/ performer/author.

1 month ago


 Boz Scaggs.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s “A Chorus Line,” New Horizon’s “Queens of the Blues.” Music: Boz Scaggs, Judy Collins, the Meat Puppets ...

1 month ago



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