Theater & Dance

 Stephanie Rothenberg and Ben Carlson star in "The Sound of Music" at the Stratford Festival.

Stage reviews: A beloved musical and a Shakespeare comedy prove to be a comely pairing at Stratford

A Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and a bawdy Shakespeare comedy are not such an odd couple when you get to the heart of the matter.

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 Billy Porter in his Tony Award-winning role as Lola, the stylish drag queen of “Kinky Boots.”

Stage preview: Billy Porter comes home as star of 'Kinky Boots'

Tony- and Grammy Award-winning performer Billy Porter steps off Broadway to play his iconic role for friends and family in Pittsburgh.

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Stratford Festival wears a smile

During the height of tourism, the Canadian town rolls out a red carpet of friendliness for visitors.

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

Start off the week with a free concert featuring the Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra by the fountain at Highland Park.

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 Robert Randolph & the Family Band play The Feastival in McKees Rocks.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Lots of music, a gaming festival, comedy and even a Regatta on tap for the coming weekend.

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Christmas in July hits Market Square Thursday

Holiday entertainment and discounts to Cultural District events will be featured at the Market Square Farmers Market Thursday.

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2Do this week, July 26-Aug. 1: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Poet Terrance Hayes at Writers LIVE @ CLP , “memory keep(h)er” at the Alloy Studios, Artist P. Nosa at the Mattress Factory ...

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 Jenna Ushkowitz as Julia and J. Michael Zygo as Robbie take us back to the 1980s in Pittsburgh CLO's "The Wedding Singer," at the Benedum Center through Aug. 2.

Stage review: Go ahead and jump on over to PCLO's 'The Wedding Singer'

The ’80s make a big comeback in Pittsburgh CLO’s fast-paced production about the power of love.

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 The naming campaign will allow donors to purchase plaques that range in price from $250 to $1,500 according to their location in the theater.

Naming campaign benefits Greensburg's Palace Theater

The Westmoreland Cultural Trust has raised $5.8 million in contributions from private individuals, foundations, businesses and government.

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 Jenna Ushkowitz and J. Michael Zygo star in Pittsburgh CLO's "The Wedding Singer," at the Benedum Center through Aug. 2,

Preview: Jenna Ushkowitz returns to stage for musical set in 1980s, and based on hit film

A Tony-nominated score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin references the '80s decade, but "The Wedding Singer" is wholly original.

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 Folk-rocker Tallest Man on Earth (aka Kristian Matsson) will perform at the Carnegie Homestead Music Hall at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Horror Realm & Pop Expo,  Rib & Wing at Seven Springs, and two PSO events: Diana Krall on Thursday and a “Night of Symphonic Rock” Saturday.

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Stage review: Saint Vincent does justice to 'Into the Woods'

St. Vincent Summer Theatre stages Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.”

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 Chris Peluso with Eve Noblezade at this year's West End Live performance in Trafalgar Square, London.

Chris Peluso: From Pittsburgh to 'Miss Saigon'

The Gene Kelly award winner joins the first revival cast of “Miss Saigon,” which originally opened in London in 1989.

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 John Henry Steelman as Donal Conlee gets support from Karen Baum's Trassie Conlee in PICT Classic Theatre's production of "Sharon's Grave."

Stage review: Battle of good vs. evil plays out in family feud within 'Sharon's Grave'

Keane’s “Sharon’s Grave” may stretch an American audience, but it gives us a reason to appreciate the Pittsburgh Irish Classic Theatre.

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 Julie Martell performs as Charity Valentine in "Sweet Charity," a musical at the 2015 Shaw Festival, in the Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada.

Stage reviews: '60s musical, GBS comedy and Peter Pan prequel make for upbeat Shaw mix

“Sweet Charity,” “You Never Can Tell” and “Peter and the Starcatcher” have their ups, downs and magic moments at the Canadian festival.

2 weeks ago

 Patrick Galligan as Sir Harry Sims and Moya O'Connell as Kate in "The Twelve-Pound Look."

Post-Gazette plans theater trip to Shaw Festival

The Post-Gazette's annual Critic's Choice theater tour to the Shaw Festival heads by motor coach, Sept. 9-12, to Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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2Do this week, July 19-25: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble celebrates slam poet William Langford, Diana Krall performs with PSO, “CMOA Collects Edward Hopper” and more

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Dance review: Texture Contemporary Ballet pairings work well

Texture Contemporary Ballet launched its fifth season with the program “Strength & Grace” at the New Hazlett Theater.

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Theater company revives nostalgia with 'The Wizard of Oz' production

The musical will have six performances — July 23 through July 25 and July 30-Aug. 1 in the Quaker Valley High School auditorium, Sewickley.

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 Alan Obuzor and Kelsey Bartman's dance company will open its season with a four-day run of "Strength & Grace" at the New Hazlett Theater.

Texture Contemporary Ballet ready for 5th season preview

Alan Obuzor and Kelsey Bartman’s dance company will open its season with a four-day run of “Strength & Grace” at the New Hazlett Theater.

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 James FitzGerald as Dinzie Conlee, left, J. Alex Noble as Jack Conlee, John Henry Stgeelman as Donal Conlee and Karen Baum as Trassie Conlee in "Sharon's Grave."

Preview: A family tempest looms in 'Sharon's Grave'

The PICT Classic Theatre presentation of John Keane’s work explores familiar Irish themes related to the land and love.

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 Johnny Mathis will be at Heinz hall tonight for PSO's Thursday Night Icon series.

The Hot List of events for the weekend

The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix takes over Schenley Park this weekend, climaxing more than a week of events with a big race.

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 Pittsburgh-based dancer/choreographer Jamie Erin Murphy is slated to take part in an upcoming session of "charette" at Pearlarts Studios.

New feedback series to help shape dance works

Pearlarts Studios to help artists develop works and get feedback in new professional development series.

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 Simon Bradbury as Dr. John Watson, left, and David Whalen as Sherlock Holmes in "Sherlock's Last Case," a Kinetic Theatre production running through July 26 at the Charity Randall Theatre in Oakland.

Stage review: Twisty 'Sherlock's Last Case' more about chemistry than mystery

The Kinetic Theatre production plays matchmaker for the fine pairing of David Whalen as Holmes and Simon Bradbury as Watson.

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 Dancers in the intermediate/advanced contemporary class strike out on their own. In its first year in Pittsburgh, Millenium Dance Complex has attracted dancers across the region to network, rehearse and audition.

Millennium Dance Complex's Pittsburgh branch proves it's got the moves in first year

Since it opened its doors on the South Side, this studio has been booming with classes and workshops that attract dancers from near and far.

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 Philip Beard will discuss his novel "Swing" at Carnegie Library's Main Branch on Tuesday evening.

2Do this week, July 12-18: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

The 104th Annual Exhibition of the Associated Artists of Pittsburgh continues through next Sunday.

3 weeks ago

 "Kim Zimmer (Rose) and Robert Newman (Herbie) have a complex relationship in CLO's 'Gypsy.'"

Stage review: CLO's 'Gypsy' a timeless joy

“Gypsy” can’t sell its story without a convincing Mama Rose, and here, Kim Zimmer fits the bill.

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'Annie' on stage in Mars Area

“Annie” is the third musical Mars Area students and alumni have produced to benefit Make-A-Wish. But this production brings new challenges.

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 Former Guiding Light star Kim Zimmer takes on the mother of all stage roles in CLO's  "Gypsy."

Preview: Pittsburgh CLO’s ‘Gypsy’ guided by ‘Light’ stars

Here she is, boys! Here she is, world! Former soap opera co-stars are back together for CLO’s “Gypsy.”

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 Smokey Robinson hits town for a performance at Heinz Hall.

The hot list of events for the coming weekend

Fairs, BBQ’s and Smokey Robinson, are all on the agenda this weekend.

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 Saxophonist/composer Oliver Lake and actress Tami Dixon perform a preview a scene from "Stoop is a Verb" at City of Asylum's 2014 Jazz Poetry Concert.

Preview: City of Asylum invites all to its North Side ‘Stoop'

City of Asylum’s “Stoop Is a Verb” celebrates urban neighborhood life on the North Side.

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 From left, Simon Bradbury as Dr. John Watson, David Whalen as Sherlock Holmes and Weston Blakesley as Inspector Lastrade in "Sherlock's Last Case" at the University of Pittsburgh's Charity Randall Theatre in the Stephen Foster Memorial.

Stage preview: Actor takes on Sherlock again, this time for his ‘Last Case'

David Whalen returns to the role of the great detective and Simon Bradbury is a first-time Dr. Watson in a satire about their relationship.

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Theater returns to August Wilson Center with 'Piano Lesson'

Mark Clayton Southers is slated to direct Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre’s production of “The Piano Lesson” at the August Wilson Center.

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2Do: Cultural events for the coming week

Artist talks, Smokey Robinson, soprano Charlene Canty and pianist Larry Allen and comedian Doug Benson are on the schedule.

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 Alex Manalo, Kelly Trumbull, Moira Quigley and Sol Crespo are part of the ensemble of "Brewed," getting its Pittsburgh premiere from No Name Players.

Stage review: 'Brewed' stirs up trouble for six troubled sisters

Sisterly bonds are sorely tested in the No Name Players production of Scott T. Barsotti’s horror fantasy “Brewed.”

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 Playwright August Wilson stands 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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