Theater & Dance


 Brent Morin kicks off the 2014 Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Saturday at First Niagara Pavilion.

Oddball Comedy & Curiosity tour invades Pittsburgh for Saturday laughfest

Comedic offenders were Sarah Silverman, Bill Burr, Chris D’Elia, Brent Morin, Hannibal Buress, Michael Che, Jim Jefferies, Chris Hardwick.

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2Do this week, Aug. 31-Sept. 6: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Comedian Sommore, Craftmen’s Guild Fair in the Park, Shakespeare in the Parks and Donnie Rankin.

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 Corey Cott, left, starred on Broadway in Disney’s “Newsies.” His brother Casey, right, is a junior acting major at Carnegie Mellon.

'Newsies' star Corey Cott returns to Pittsburgh to cheer on brother

The CMU grad and Broadway star was in attendance Thursday for his younger brother’s show, “Parade.”

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 Shenoah Allen and Mark Chavez are the Pajama Men, who bring their comedy act to City Theatre through Sept. 7.

Stage review: Pajama Men wake up a lot of laughs

Mark Chavez and Shenoah Allen practice an original brand of looney comedy at City Theatre.

2 days ago


 BDominic Truckley, 4, of Penn Hills leads a flag-waving frenzy along the Boulevard of the Allies by Robert Kennedy, left, 4, of Mt. Lebanon and Koen Melder, right, 5, of Friendship during the 2012 Labor Day Parade.

10 things to do this Labor Day holiday weekend

From exploring the numerous trails in the city to the Labor Day Parade and Kennywood, enjoy all Pittsburgh has to offer during the long

2 days ago


 Chris Hardwick, aka The Nerdist, will be among the comedians performing at the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival Aug. 30 at First Niagara Pavilion.

King of the Nerds Chris Hardwick is one of the gang for Oddball Comedy tour

Comedian known as The Nerdist is on a bill with Bill Burr, Sarah Silverman, Hannibal Buress and more at First Niagara Pavilion on Saturday.

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 Sarah Silverman, who won an Emmy Aug. 25 as writer of the variety special "We Are Miracles," is part of the Oddball Comedy tour stop at First Niagara Pavilion on Aug. 30.

The other Oddballs performing at Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival

To quench your curiosity, here's more about Oddball's performers.

3 days ago


 Rusted Root (from left, Dirk Miller, Patrick Norman, Michael Glabicki, Liz Berlin, Peach Freedom) play Sunday at Hartwood Acres for the 15th annual Allegheny County Music Festival.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

Ribs and football, colonial crafts, county fairs and men with muscles on the slate for the holiday weekend.

3 days ago


 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.

5 days 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.

6 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.

6 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.

1 week 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

1 week ago


CLO hopes to stage 'Kinky Boots' next year

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

1 week ago


PBT announces new chairman

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

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 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 ...

1 week 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

2 weeks 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 ...

3 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.

3 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.

2 weeks 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


 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

1 month ago



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