Theater & Dance

 Front Porch Theatricals' "Parade" at the New Hazlett Theater.  Streetcar scene with Alexandra Illescas as Mary and Casey Cott as Frankie.

Stage review: 'Parade' digs deep into American hatred

The sense of impending doom is palpable in the Tony-winning musical “Parade” at the New Hazlett Theater.

1 day ago

 Carnegie Mellon University grad, and former Pittsburgher, Kate Tellers will participate in The Moth Wednesday night.

Storytellers to gather at Byham for The Moth

Founded by George Dawes Green in 1997, The Moth began as a live event where people stood up and told real stories from their lives.

2 days ago

 Daina Michelle Griffith as Lucille Frank and Jesse Manocherian as Leo Frank in Front Porch Theatrical's "Parade" at the New Hazlett Theater.

Preview: 'Parade' sheds light on a dark slice of American history

Squirrel Hill native comes home to direct a complex musical at the New Hazlett Theater.

2 days ago

 Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavezin: "The Pajama Men."

The Pajama Men make for funny bedfellows

The comedy duo from Albuquerque has been embraced at home and abroad for its off-kilter humor.

3 days ago

2Do this week, Aug. 24-30

Tattoo Money and electro soul artist Corina Corina, Moth Mainstage at Byham, Pittsburgh Public Theater preview party for “Season of

3 days ago

CLO hopes to stage 'Kinky Boots' next year

Pittsburgh CLO is working to bring two national tours to town next summer.

4 days ago

PBT announces new chairman

The Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre will start its 45th season with new leadership on its board of trustees.

6 days ago

 Shadyside ... The Art Festival on Walnut Street runs Saturday and Sunday. The work of Santa Fe sculptor Lorenzo Ortega is among the artwork.

Weekend Hot List, Aug. 21-24

Shadyside ... The Art Festival on Walnut Street, Oddball Comedy Festival, Run Around the (Regent) Square, Pittsburgh New Works Festival ...

6 days ago

 Director Risher Reddick explains the rules of an improvisational theater game to a group of actors, crew and patrons as part of a July town hall to establish themes for the writers participating in Bricolage Theater's In the Raw: (R)evolution, a program to create two new works.

'In the Raw' hosts evolution of 2 new plays on 1 theme

Two teams of artists have been working for a month at Bricolage’s Downtown theater, where two new works will be workshopped.

1 week ago

 Chloe Olson, 13, helps Ellie Rizk, 4, of Morningside, strike a ballet pose before the start of the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "Ballet Under the Stars."

Performance signals PBT's changing of the guard

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opened its 45th season under the stars at Hartwood Acres with a new look and some old favorites.

1 week ago

 Judah Friedlander.

Funny people flock for the first Pittsburgh Comedy Festival

Jokesters from all over the country will hit the stages in Oakland, Aug. 21-23.

1 week ago

 Tony-nominated director Marion McClinton.

Marion McClinton: A man made by theater

August Wilson’s go-to director for more than a decade fought his way back from health problems to succeed again on stage.

1 week ago

2Do this week, Aug. 17-23: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Associated Arts exhibition, hip-hop artist Chancellor Warhol, Lincoln Highway SupperMarket, The East Winds Symphonic Band and more

1 week ago

 Lucius Kirst, from Ballet San Jose, is joining the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's corps de ballet.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre recruits 5 new dancers for 2014-15 season

Three of the new corps de ballet dancers are from the PBT School graduate program. Others are from Ballet San Jose and Houston Ballet II.

2 weeks ago

 Fermin Suarez and Robin Abramson in Quantum Theatre's "Tamara."

Quantum's 'Tamara' turns into intriguing outing

Quantum Theatre’s “Tamara” is a vexing, perplexing and intriguing drama that comes with dinner and drinks.

2 weeks ago

2Do This Week, Aug. 10-16: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra at McKeesport International Village fest, pianist Federico Garcia at New Hazlett, 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial ...

2 weeks ago

Dance review: Continuum explores many sides of a woman

In “EMPIRE,” all-female Continuum Dance Theater is most satisfying when it adds a man and explores sexual identity and gender roles.

2 weeks ago

The Hot List of things to do this weekend

The Butler Farm Show and the Washington County Agricultural Fair are two of the events scheduled for the coming weekend.

1 week ago

 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.

Audiences will be immersed in the drama of Quantum's catered affair, 'Tamara'

A synagogue is transformed into the villa of Italian war hero Gabriele d’Annunzio for Quantum Theatre’s production of “Tamara.”

3 weeks ago

 Stephen Felder, chef of Stagioni on the South Side.

Caterers change each week during the run of 'Tamara'

Theatergoers may want to find out who’s catering the affair when making reservations to Quantum Theatre’s production of “Tamara.”

3 weeks ago

New monthly series to spotlight Pittsburgh performers

River City Artists Management will debut this weekend SundaySeries @ PointBreezeway, a showcase for new and established performing artists.

3 weeks ago

Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended

At the Metropolitan Opera in New York, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout were extended 72 hours.

3 weeks ago

 Stephen Hadala as Drosselmeyer in Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's "The Nutcracker."

PBT to present 2 sensory-friendly productions in 2014-15 season

The company will stage adapted versions of “The Nutcracker” and “Beauty and the Beast” for those with autism and other sensory

3 weeks ago

 Elizabeth Stanley, center, belts up a storm as The Lady of the Lake in Pittsburgh CLO's "Monty Python's Spamalot."

Review: CLO succeeds in quest for a 'Spamalot' that stands out a lot

The musical comedy based on the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” delivers on all cylinders.

4 weeks ago

 In the mid-19th century, scientists believed that dinosaurs were probably the ancestors of birds, but the idea fell out of favor in the 20th century.

'Walking With Dinosaurs,' with life-size puppets, presents them as feathered ancestors of birds

“Walking With Dinosaurs: The Arena Spectacular” will showcase life-size dinosaurs in an informative setting at Consol Energy Center.

4 weeks ago

 Kevin James is scheduled to appear at Heinz Hall in October.

Kevin James, David Gray coming to Cultural District in October

The comedian/actor brings his stand-up tour to Heinz Hall on Oct. 25; British singer-songwriter Gray performs on Oct. 10.

1 month ago

Porter's 'One Night Stand' stretches limits of the piano

Pearlann Porter reveals the first part of her plan for a sendoff of a grand piano Saturday night in the debut of “A One Night Stand on

1 month ago


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