Theater & Dance


 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.

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 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.

about 12 hours 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.

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 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.)

about 12 hours 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 day 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.

1 week 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.

3 days 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.”

1 week ago


City Theatre brings national playwriting program to Friendship Academy

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

1 week 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 ...

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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.

2 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”

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 weeks 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.”

3 weeks ago


 Cast of "L'Hotel": (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 Gioachino Rossini, Deanne Lorette is Sarah Bernhardt, Kati Brazda is Isadora Duncan and Daniel Hartley is Jim Morrison.

Stage review: ‘L’Hotel,’ an ambitious treat of a world premiere at Pittsburgh Public Theater

The new comedy by Ed Dixon brings together six famous inhabitants of a celebrated Paris cemetery (plus rock star Jim Morrison).

3 weeks ago


 Dan Deluca of Peters stars as Jack Kelly in the national tour of "Newsies," coming to the Benedum Center on Tuesday.

Stage preview: 'Newsies' makes a headliner of Pittsburgh's Dan DeLuca

Peters native Dan DeLuca comes home for Thanksgiving as the lead in the national tour of the Disney hit musical.

3 weeks ago


2Do this week, Nov. 24-29: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The Kelly Strayhorn Theater in East Liberty will celebrate the 99th birthday of Billy Strayhorn with a birthday bash Saturday.

3 weeks ago


 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."

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks ago



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