Theater & Dance


 Signature Theatre in the Village of Shirlington in Arlington, Va., decorates the walk way for its acclaimed production of “Sunday in the Park With George,” directed by CMU grad Matthew Gardiner, the theater’s associate artistic director.

A Signature 'Sunday' worth a trip to Arlington, Va.

The Village at Shirlington has experienced a renaissance since the mid-2000s, including the award-winning Signature Theatre.

3 days ago


 Actress Brynn O'Malley took custody of her onstage baby from Pittsburgh CLO's 2009 production of "Into the Woods" and, with co-star Hunter Foster, launched a theater legend named Twan Baker.

Prop baby goes from CLO to Broadway

From humble Pittsburgh CLO roots, the legend of Twan Baker continues to grow on stages from Kansas City to Broadway.

3 days ago


2Do this week, Sept. 14-20: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

PSO’s Music for the Spirit, Music at Rodef Shalom, “Dangerous Beauty” at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation at CMU and more

3 days ago


Two parties in August Wilson Center legal battle file court papers

Dollar Bank and Judith Fitzgerald are asking judge to find in their favor in the dispute over how the property is sold.

4 days ago


Dance review: 'Parallel Lives' invigorating

OMG, the Glue Factory Project’s “Parallel Lives” perfectly captures the relationships and isolation that we and technology create.

5 days ago


 Nat McIlwaine (Tony Bingham) pins Martin Crawford (Dylan Marquis Meyers) as George Anderson (Jonathan Visser) incites them in PICT Classical Theatre's "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme."

Fall Arts Preview: Plays and musicals

Here's a list of fall plays and musicals on stages throughout Western Pennsylvania.

6 days ago


 Carmen de Lavallade.

Fall Arts Preview: Dance

"The Sleeping Beauty," Arthur Aviles and Attack Theatre highlight the dance season.

6 days ago


 This weekend's Thrival Innovation & Music Festival at Bakery Square will feature a DJ set from Moby.

The Hot List of activities for the coming weekend

The Orwells perform, Pennsylvania Trolley Museum hosts Trolley Days and Scottish Heritage Day is celebrated.

6 days ago


 Leandro Cano and Jarrod DiGiorgi star in  The REP’s production, “Of Mice and Men,” which runs Sept. 5-21 at Pittsburgh Playhouse.

Stage review: Nuanced performances bring out horror and humor in 'Of Mice and Men'

Point Park University’s The Rep brings “Of Mice and Men” to life at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.

1 week ago


 Carmen de Lavallade.

Kelly Strayhorn shows growth in programming lineup

The 2014-15 KST Presents series offers film, dance, music, theater and family friendly events from Pittsburgh and beyond.

1 week ago


Stage review: Overacting a foe of 'Observe the Sons of Ulster ...'

The PICT Classic Theatre production dramatizes the motivations of a band of Ulster volunteers on the eve of the bloody Battle of the Somme.

1 week ago


 Beth Corning and Arthur Aviles ponder and poke fun at technology's role in relationships in the Glue Factory Project's "Parallel Lives."

Dance preview: Glue Factory Project takes aim at technology in 'Parallel Lives'

“Parallel Lives” gives dancers a chance to ponder and poke fun at the role technology plays in our relationships, for better or for worse.

1 week ago


 Justin R. G. Holcomb is Christopher Roulston in PICT Classical Theatre's "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme."

2Do this week, Sept. 7-13: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Dixie and her Tupperware return, Beatles tribute concert, “As You Like It” goes to the parks, “Music for the Spirit” returns to PSO.

1 week ago


 Leandro Cano and Jarrod DiGiorgi, star in The REP’s production, “Of Mice and Men."

Preview: 'Of Mice and Men' role draws actor to The REP

California actor Leandro Cano feels connected to the role of Lennie and jumped at the opportunity to join The REP’s “Of Mice and Men.”

1 week ago


Shirley Jones, son to tour in 'Music Man'

Charleroi native kicks off seven-state tour with her middle son, but this time playing the mother of the librarian.

1 week ago


 POGEY, a Celtic roots rock band from Sidney Crosby’s home turf of Nova Scotia, returns to the festival for the first time in five years.

Preview: Pittsburgh Irish Festival returns to Riverplex with some new faces

Willis Clan, Moxie, Socks in the Frying Pan among the new bands at Irish festival.

1 week ago


 Saxophonist Oliver Lake.

Hot list of events for the upcoming weekend

A Fair in the Park, Pittsburgh Irish Festival and Rascal Flatts come to town for the first weekend of fall.

1 week ago


 Tony Bingham is Nat McIlwaine (drum) and Jonathan Visser is George Anderson in PICT Classical Theatre's "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme."

Stage preview: PICT production looks at future Irish enemies fighting in WWI trenches

“Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme” has emotional resonance for director Matthew Torney, a native of Northern Ireland.

2 weeks ago


Stage notes: ‘Dixie Tupperware Party’ is back

CLO Cabaret presents encore of hit show.

1 week ago


 Sunny Disney Fitchett, seen in 2001 beside Little Lake Theatre's original setting, is retiring after 22 years as artistic director of the theater, which was founded by her father, Will Disney.

Little Lake Theatre leaders to step down

Husband and wife Robert Fitchett and Sunny Disney Fitchett are leaving the theater founded by Ms. Fitchett’s father 66 years ago.

1 week ago


 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.

2 weeks ago


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.

2 weeks ago


 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.”

2 weeks ago


 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 weeks 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 weeks 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.

2 weeks ago


 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.

2 weeks 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.

2 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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.

3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago


CLO hopes to stage 'Kinky Boots' next year

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

3 weeks ago


PBT announces new chairman

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

3 weeks 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 ...

3 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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.

4 weeks 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 month ago



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