Theater & Dance


 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.

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 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 day 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.

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 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.

2 days 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

3 days 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.

1 week 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.

1 week 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 ...

1 week 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.

1 week 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.

5 days 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.”

1 week 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.”

1 week 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.

2 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.

2 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

2 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.

2 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.

3 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.

3 weeks 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

3 weeks ago


 Stephen Hadala says "I never saw myself as Franz [the leading man in "Coppelia"]. I wanted to be Dr. Coppelius. And I didn't want to do Fredercik, but Dracula instead."

PBT loses a 'rock' as Hadala retires

Stephen Hadala was much more than just a face in the crowd in 16 years as a member of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre‘‍s corps de ballet.

3 weeks ago


 Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre members Robert Moore, left, Eva Trapp and Stephen Hadala perform "Step Touch"  in Israel in 2012. All three of them left the company this year.

Four other dancers depart from PBT

The dancers who departed are following different career paths, but three will find their way back to Pittsburgh.

3 weeks ago


2Do this week, July 27- Aug. 2: Cultural events around Pittsburgh

Baritone Daniel Teadt performs “Songs of Needful Love,”  Cultured Steel Hip-Hop Festival, Part two of Pittsburgh Biennial 2014 opens ...

3 weeks ago


Stage preview: 'Spamalot' intends to make you laugh a lot

You’ll laugh out loud at the improvisational nature of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at the Benedum.

3 weeks ago


 From left, Mike Mihm (King John), Hayley Nielsen (Blanch) and Todd Betker (Pembroke) in "Fixing King John" at No Name Players.

Stage Review: 'Fixing King John' strips away too much of the Bard

No Name Players production focuses on a sketch of the plot.

3 weeks ago


 Bill Maher hosting HBO's "Real Time With Bill Maher." He will perform at Heinz Hall Saturday night.

Bill Maher: Still funny and still doesn't care what you think

Comedy's most likable jerk comes to Heinz Hall on Saturday.

3 weeks ago


 Leanne Cope and Robert Fairchild will star in the world premiere of "An American in Paris" at the Theatre du Chatelet in Pars on Nov. 22. It will be co-produced by Pittsburgh CLO.

French connections: Pittsburgh's CLO and Paris theater pair for new show

In any language, the new musical “An American in Paris” crafts a message of love and hope through dance.

4 weeks ago


 Patrick Jordan, left, who plays the defendant, holds onto the defense attorney, played by David Whalen, in Kinetic Theatre's  production of David Mamet's political farce "Romance."

Stage review: 'Romance' a fine farce for Kinetic

David Mamet's "Romance" at Kinetic Theatre is the perfect light offering for the summer heat.

4 weeks ago


Review: DVD captures modernized 'Ariadne' from Glyndebourne Festival

Glyndebourne Festival‘‍s staging of “Ariadne auf Naxos” moves Greek opera to 1940s England -- and it works. 

4 weeks ago



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