Theater & Dance

 Murrysville's Maddie Ziegler is only 12 but has been performing in high-profile music videos. Maddie, left, danced with Denna Thomsen on "Saturday Night Live" January 17 with Sia, right, singing "Elastic Heart."  SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- "Kevin Hart" Episode 1673 -- Pictured: Musical guest Sia performs on January 17, 2015 -- (Photo by: Dana Edelson/NBC)

Murrysville dancer steps into pop culture fame

Murrysville’s Maddie Ziegler is on her toes as dance takes her around the world, from Sia videos to Australia.

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 Francisco Mathurine, of the Times Square Alliance, clears snow from the steps in Father Duffy Square in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, when Broadway cancelled all shows due to the coming storm.

Storm forces Broadway, Theater Hall of Fame induction to go dark

Inductees including F. Murray Abraham and Blythe Danner will have their day in the spring.

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City calendar: 01/26/15

A look at upcoming events for the week ahead.

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2Do this week, Jan. 25-31: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Joshua Marie Wilkinson and Jen Bervin read their poetry for the University of Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh Contemporary Writers Series Thursday.

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 Bill Cosby, who has been the subject of several sexual assault allegations in recent months, is scheduled to perform at Heinz Hall on Feb. 21.

Petition drive seeks to postpone Cosby’s Heinz Hall appearance

The 77-year-old Cosby, who is scheduled to perform at Heinz Hall in February, has been the subject of several sexual assault allegations.

3 days ago

'Grist from the Mill': One-woman storytelling show in Braddock puts new twist on dinner theater

Dog and Pony Show Theatricals makes the meal part of the performance, backed by the chef behind the forthcoming Superior Motors restaurant.

5 days ago

 Jasmine Muhammad portrays Rodelinda, Corrie Stallings is Bertarido and Adam Bonanni as Grimoaldo in Pittsburgh Opera's production of Handel's Rodelinda.

Opera preview: Singer asks audiences to come to 'Rodelinda' with 'open ears, open eyes, open hearts'

Handel's "Rodelinda" opens this weekend in a new production by Pittsburgh Opera at the CAPA Theater.

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 Tangela Large will perform the many characters in the solo show "Mr. Joy" at City Theatre.

Stage preview: City Theatre premieres solo play about sad case of Mr. Joy

In "Mr. Joy," Daniel Beaty channels a real event to explore the effects of the loss of a shop owner on a neighborhood.

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 This is a computer-generated rendering by Pittsburgh Musical Theater set and lighting designer Todd Nonn of the "Kiss the Girl" scene from "Disney's The Little Mermaid," which will be at the Byham Theater through Feb. 1.

Stage preview: PMT to take audiences under the sea

The light and set designer for PMT’s "The Little Mermaid" uses old and new tricks to create an underwater world on stage.

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 Gladys Knight won't be on the midnight train to Georgia Saturday night. She'll be performing at Heinz Hall at 8 p.m.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

A World of Wheels, “My Fair Lady,” classical and rock music, a Gallery Crawl, comedian Tommy Davidson and Gladys Knight are all on tap,

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 Anita Gutschick as the Biblical character Rebekah.

Maryland actress to stage one-woman Bible program in South Park.

Anita Gutschick, 66, will perform her show, “Women of the Bible,” on March 7 at Nativity Church in South Park.

5 days ago

‘Pippin’ delivers magical spectacle

“Pippin” for the 21st century reinvents a musical theater piece that was a success story 40 years ago and then disappeared, not to be seen

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 In "Pippin" Tony winner Priscilla Lopez stars as Berthe, a role Irene Ryan orginated on Broadway in 1972.

Original Pippin now plays role of his father

The original Pippin has returned to the musical 40 years later as a king — King Charles, the role of the title character’s father.

1 week ago

 Doug (Josh Gad) and Jimmy (Kevin Hart) in "The Wedding Ringer."

Picking Josh Gad to play best man is no joking matter for Kevin Hart

Kevin Hart takes time from his world concert tour to attend the Globes, host “SNL,” promote his movie and come to Pittsburgh for four shows.

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 John Rubinstein stars as Charlemagne in the touring production of “Pippin.”

Theater notes: Musicals and solo shows heat up January in Pittsburgh

The new year of local productions gets underway in earnest this week, from the Pittsburgh Cultural District to a theater near you.

1 week ago

 British author Andrew Roberts will speak at the Carnegie Music Hall, Oakland on Thursday night.

2Do this week, Jan. 18-24: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Saxophonist Ken Vandermark and composer Nate Wooley at Warhol Museum; Napolean biographer Andrew Roberts; Poetry Out Loud Regional Finals.

1 week ago

 Steve Kovacev

Obituary / Steve Kovacev: Devoted member of Duquesne Tamburitzans

Steve Kovacev never missed a performance and was always on tune through his 38 years with the Duquesne Tamburitzans.

1 week ago

 Lohio reunites to say goodbye with a show Saturday at the Thunderbird Cafe.

Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

Pittsburgh RV show, “Titans of the Ice Age” at  Carnegie Science Center, Lohio farewell at Thunderbird Cafe, saxophonist Marcus Anderson ...

1 week ago

 Carnegie Mellon University graduate students Joey Sarno, Molley Griggs, director Eleanor Bishop and Dan Sakamoto are preparing a new theatrical work based on trial transcripts, interviews and media and social media responses to the 2012 Steubenville rape case.

With Steubenville case as basis, CMU play aims to examine 'rape culture'

New Zealander Eleanor Bishop, the director, read an article on the case during her first trip to the U.S. in 2012.

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Propel Charter Schools taking part in national pilot program in dance, theater arts

Chosen from more than 260 applications, Propel will be among 15 to 18 pilot sites for dance and theater arts.

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 Patrick Jordan, right, founder and chief of barebones productions, is the 2014 Post-Gazette Performer of the Year for roles including a volatile cop in "A Steady Rain," with David Whalen (Performer of the Year '07).

2014 Post-Gazette Performer of the Year: Patrick Jordan

In 2014, the head of barebones productions starred in his company’s “A Steady Rain” and “A Streetcar Named Desire.”

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Past PG Performers of the Year

The honor has recognized standout members of Pittsburgh’s theatrical community for more than 30 years.

2 weeks ago

Dance review: 'Dancing With the Stars' an entertaining extravaganza

A slightly toned down version of “Dancing With the Stars” rocks and sways its way around the Benedum Center Thursday.

2 weeks ago

 Elvis impersonator Dean Z is part of the "Elvis Lives!" tour at the Bendum Saturday.

The Hot List of events for the coming weekend

Avoid the post-holiday blues with one or more of these happenings.

2 weeks ago

 Pittsburgh native Billy Porter as Lola in "Kinky Boots."

Billy Porter to perform 'Kinky Boots' in Pittsburgh this summer

The Pittsburgh native will take a timeout from Broadway to appear at the Benedum Center Aug. 4-9 in his Tony Award-winning role.

2 weeks ago

Male actor to play Witch in 'Into the Woods'

Justin Fortunato takes time out from acting and directing in Pittsburgh to lead a fresh take on “Into the Woods” in Miami.

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 The Second City comedy troupe this week presents “N’at’s All Folks!" It's all about Pittsburgh.

2Do this week, Jan. 4-10: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Second City comedy troupe returns with “N’at’s All Folks!” Sesame Street Live’s “Elmo Makes Music” rolls into Consol Energy Center

3 weeks ago

 Gia Cacalano, Michael Caccialano, Wendell Cooper.

Busy dance improviser Gia Cacalano presents latest work

Gia Cacalano hops back on the dance carousel with a Gia T Presents performance at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Bodiography Center in Squirrel Hill.

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 The Second City comedy troupe appearing in "N'ats All Folks" at the O'Reilly Theater Tuesday through Jan. 6.  From left, Marlena Rodriguez, Alan Linic, Lisa Beasley, John Thibodeaux, Liz Reuss, and Scott Morehead.

Second City troupe to play the O’Reilly

The comedy troupe dives into Pittsburgh-based humor for its first visit since 2008.

3 weeks ago

 Jarran Muse channels the charisma of Marvin Gaye in the national touring company of "Motown the Musical" at Heinz Hall through Jan. 4.

'Motown the Musical' weaves history through a mountain of hits

The national touring company at Heinz Hall re-creates the music and the moves from the record label that had us “Dancin’ in the Streets.“

3 weeks ago

 Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) will play a sold-out show at Stage AE.

Hot List of events for the coming holiday weekend

Drowning Clowns, the rock orchestra helmed by Mr. Smalls owner Mike Speranzo, play a show at the Millvale venue Friday.

3 weeks ago

 Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye in "Motown the Musical."

Stage preview: 'Motown the Musical' gives the stories behind the music

Actor Jarran Muse read up on the history of the record label before taking on the role of Marvin Gaye.

1 month ago

2Do this week, Dec. 28-Jan. 4: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

“Unbuntu Holiday” and “Christmas Star” at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company; the Lights! Camera! Pittsburgh! Movie Tour; and more ...

1 month ago


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