THEATER & DANCE



Pittsburgh Ballet's 'Streetcar Named Desire' promises an emotional ride

Pittsburgh Ballet's 'Streetcar Named Desire' promises an emotional ride

2012-03-08 08:43:00

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre knows how to push the boundaries of ballet.


Hot List: 03/08/12

Hot List: 03/08/12

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Pittsburgh Savoyards are offering Gilbert & Sullivan's "The Pirates of Penzance."


City Theatre ventures into the diary of a 16-year-old girl in 'The Monster in the Hall'

City Theatre ventures into the diary of a 16-year-old girl in 'The Monster in the Hall'

2012-03-08 00:00:00

Tracy Brigden had little to refer to when creating the American premiere of 'The Monster in the Hall.'


PNC Broadway Series' 2012-13 season filled with smash hits

PNC Broadway Series' 2012-13 season filled with smash hits

2012-03-07 20:42:00

Pittsburgh's upcoming Broadway Series season is packed with six shows on the road for the first time.


August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble celebrates artistic visions of four women choreographers

August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble celebrates artistic visions of four women choreographers

2012-03-07 00:00:00

"Dynamic Women of Dance" will feature works by choreographers Sidra Bell, Camille A. Brown, Kiesha Lalama and Kim Bears-Bailey.


Karole Armitage's twist on scientific theories bends the mind

Karole Armitage's twist on scientific theories bends the mind

2012-03-05 00:01:00

There was an extraordinarily different sense of balances to be perceived in the Pittsburgh Dance Council's presentation of Armitage


Post-Gazette ShowPlane is headed to Broadway

2012-03-03 15:24:00

The Post-Gazette's 95th ShowPlane heads to Broadway May 2-6. It features four new entries in Broadway's annual best musical comedy sweepstak


'Gammage' ticket price cut for students

2012-03-02 11:44:00

Tickets for "The Gammage Project" have been halved to $10 for Allegheny County high school students


Sigmund Freud, C.S. Lewis debate existence of God in Pittsburgh Public Theater production 'Freud's Last Session'

Sigmund Freud, C.S. Lewis debate existence of God in Pittsburgh Public Theater production 'Freud's Last Session'

2012-03-01 00:01:00

In the play "Freud's Last Session," the father of psychoanalysis debates author C.S. Lewis about the existence of God.


Hotlist: 03/01/12

Hotlist: 03/01/12

2012-03-01 00:00:00

ALL WEEKEND Stars of Steel City Con Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Anthony Daniels (C-3P0) will be among an eclectic group


Scientific theories inspire Armitage Gone! Dance

Scientific theories inspire Armitage Gone! Dance

2012-02-29 12:58:00

Choreographer Karole Armitage's background in dance is far-reaching.


'The Way Back Home' is an imaginative treat

'The Way Back Home' is an imaginative treat

2012-02-28 10:52:00

What is it about wardrobes and closets that so fascinate children's authors in the U.K.?


Seventh annual 'Bricolage Urban Scrawl' delivers laughs

2012-02-28 10:41:00

"B.U.S." arrived on schedule Saturday for the seventh year at Bricolage in the Cultural District.


Stage review: 'Marathon 33' just too busy

Stage review: 'Marathon 33' just too busy

2012-02-28 05:15:00

The re-creators of "Marathon 33" must have thought, "We've hit the jackpot!" when they cast Heidi Friese to play their youthful June Havoc.


Bodiography medley yields uneven results

2012-02-27 10:53:00

Arts groups view the 10th anniversary as the first of what they hope will be numerous milestones.


'Marathon 33' play explores bygone era of dance marathons

'Marathon 33' play explores bygone era of dance marathons

2012-02-23 17:09:00

Whatever happened to Baby June?


Weekend Guide, Feb. 23-26, 2012

2012-02-23 12:35:00

Weekend Guide, Feb. 23-26, 2012


Hotlist: 02/23/12

2012-02-23 00:01:00

ALL WEEKEND 'Elephant Man' live Set in Victorian England, "The Elephant Man" tells the true story of John Merrick, treated first as a


2012 High School Musicals

2012 High School Musicals

2012-02-22 09:34:00

You know spring is almost here when it's time to present the annual list of Western Pennsylvania high school musicals. If this list is missi


Bodiography celebrates its 10 years of dance diversity

2012-02-22 09:26:00

Artistic director Maria Caruso remembers when her company, Bodiography Contemporary Ballet, was just an idea.


Spandex and crystals give 'Cirque Dreams' its dazzle

Spandex and crystals give 'Cirque Dreams' its dazzle

2012-02-21 15:49:00

Designing costumes for acrobats and jugglers, aerialists and contortionists comes with certain rules.


Rotterdam dance troupe opens Distinctively Dutch Festival strongly

Rotterdam dance troupe opens Distinctively Dutch Festival strongly

2012-02-20 15:32:00

Who would have thought that the land of canals and wooden shoes would connect so perfectly with the city known for its bridges and and steel


2Do: 02/19/12

2012-02-19 00:00:00

Carnegie Museums of Art and of Natural History, Oakland, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Hot List: 02/16/12

2012-02-16 00:01:00

ALL WEEKEND Monsters of the midway The clean sheet of ice gets covered up and the Consol Energy Center gets down and dirty this


Distinctively Dutch Festival opens with U.S. premiere by Dance Works Rotterdam

Distinctively Dutch Festival opens with U.S. premiere by Dance Works Rotterdam

2012-02-16 00:00:00

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust will open its Distinctively Dutch Festival Saturday at the Byham Theater, Downtown, with the U.S. premiere of


Wunderbaum will roll in with 'Detroit Dealers'

2012-02-16 00:00:00

Wunderbaum theater company has played everywhere from an outdoor plaza in Tehran to railway stations in Flanders, Belgium.


Public Theater plans all-American lineup for 2012-13

Public Theater plans all-American lineup for 2012-13

2012-02-16 00:00:00

A half-dozen theaterworks that were born in the USA, starting with the Garson Kanin comedy "Born Yesterday" and including the return


Winners selected in Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest

2012-02-14 12:08:00

Winners were chosen Monday night in the Pittsburgh Public Theater's 18th annual Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest, which saw nearly 1,


Dancing partners: At Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Cupid's arrow strikes more than usual

Dancing partners: At Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, Cupid's arrow strikes more than usual

2012-02-12 10:02:00

With all the romance in the air this Valentine's season, it's hard not to long for a loved one to be near. For about a dozen dancers with Pi


Person of interest: Karla Boos of Quantum Theatre

Person of interest: Karla Boos of Quantum Theatre

2012-02-12 00:00:00

Karla Boos is the Bedouin of Pittsburgh's live theater scene. As founder and artistic director of the 22-year-old Quantum Theatre, she unpac


Shakespeare Monologue and Scene Contest finalists named

2012-02-11 00:00:00

Nearly 1,000 students, grades 4-12, strutted their stuff at the Pittsburgh Public Theater's this week in the preliminaries of the 18th


Shakespeare finalists named

2012-02-10 00:00:00

Nearly 1,000 students, grades 4-12, strutted their stuff at the Pittsburgh Public Theater this week in the preliminaries of the 18th annual


Playwright Ray Werner confronts age issues with 'Elder Hostages' trilogy

Playwright Ray Werner confronts age issues with 'Elder Hostages' trilogy

2012-02-09 00:00:00

"Elder Hostages," a trilogy of one-acts tells the stories of people coping with the indignities of aging, takes the stage for its first


Hot List: 02/09/12

Hot List: 02/09/12

2012-02-09 00:00:00

ALL WEEKEND 'Hattie' on the Horizon New Horizon Theater's "Hi Hat Hattie"


Weekend Guide, Feb. 9-12, 2012

2012-02-09 00:00:00

Weekend Guide, Feb. 9-12, 2012


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre excels in mixed-repertory 'Uncommon'

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre excels in mixed-repertory 'Uncommon'

2012-02-07 00:00:00

What was not to love about Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's succulent dance foray among the hallmark composers known as the three B's -- Bach,


Recalling Jonny Gammage: Play dramatizes racially charged case

Recalling Jonny Gammage: Play dramatizes racially charged case

2012-02-05 00:00:00

Mark Clayton Southers has been working on "The Gammage Project"


Obituary: Ben Gazzara / Brought intensity to stage, screen

Obituary: Ben Gazzara / Brought intensity to stage, screen

2012-02-04 00:00:00

Ben Gazzara, an intense actor whose long career included playing Brick in the original "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof"


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre lineup includes 'Giselle,' 'Moulin Rouge'

2012-02-04 00:00:00

A dance company's season lineup is like a good recipe.


Theater Hall of Fame inducts 8 with reminiscence and laughter

2012-02-04 00:00:00

NEW YORK -- Phylicia Rashad gave the most affectionate speech, Brian Dennehy the funniest and Donald Margulies the best written.


Weekend Guide Feb. 2-5

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Weekend Guide Feb. 2-5


Weekend Hot List Feb. 2-5

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Weekend Hot List Feb. 2-5


Comedian Jen Childs overcomes a deep-seated fear in new one-woman show, 'Why I'm Scared to Dance'

Comedian Jen Childs overcomes a deep-seated fear in new one-woman show, 'Why I'm Scared to Dance'

2012-02-02 00:00:00

Jen Childs is coming to Pittsburgh to face her fears for all to see.


'Mid-Strut' rehearsals energize playwright Eric Burns

'Mid-Strut' rehearsals energize playwright Eric Burns

2012-02-01 02:04:00

Eric Burns would have you believe that he's not a social person, that collaboration is against his nature, and that a change has come over h


'Mid-Strut' rehearsals energize playwright Eric Burns

'Mid-Strut' rehearsals energize playwright Eric Burns

2012-02-01 00:00:00

Eric Burns would have you believe that he's not a social person, that collaboration is against his nature, and that a change has come over


CLO Cabaret's 'Ruthless' skewers film divas, demons

CLO Cabaret's 'Ruthless' skewers film divas, demons

2012-01-31 00:00:00

"Ruthless! the Musical" was so much fun the first time, Van Kaplan couldn't resist directing it again. The Pittsburgh CLO executive producer


'Jersey Boys' working its way back to town

2012-01-31 00:00:00

Broadway and touring powerhouse "Jersey Boys" will return to Pittsburgh Sept. 4-23. "Jersey Boys," winner of the Tony and Olivier awards as


'Tupperware Party' next at CLO

2012-01-31 00:00:00

After "Ruthless the Musical," it's time to party at the CLO Cabaret. "Dixie's Tupperware Party" will make its Pittsburgh debut Sept. 6 throu


Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opens the post-holiday season with an uncommon program

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre opens the post-holiday season with an uncommon program

2012-01-29 00:00:00

There's not much that's ordinary about the centerpiece of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre's 2011-12 season. Rather than the usual switch this time


Weekend Guide

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Weekend Guide


Pittsburgh Musical Theater casts teen actors in controversial Tony winner 'Spring Awakening'

Pittsburgh Musical Theater casts teen actors in controversial Tony winner 'Spring Awakening'

2012-01-26 00:00:00

Art can be risky or risque, classical or contemporary, or all of those at once, as in the case of "Spring Awakening." The risque part caused


The Hot List: 01/26/12

The Hot List: 01/26/12

2012-01-26 00:00:00

ALL WEEKEND Hot Wheels On this off weekend for football -- aside from the ceremonial Pro Bowl -- the David L. Lawrence Convention Center wil


Stage and screen share symbiotic bond

2012-01-23 00:00:00

For decades Broadway producers regarded Hollywood as the agent of death. They fought to delay film adaptations of "West Side Story," "Hello,


More 'Spidey' drama

2012-01-22 00:00:00

The behind-the-scenes misadventures of "Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark" continued last week when producers of the musical filed an answer and


Seth Meyers drops anchor for sold-out crowd

2012-01-21 00:00:00

It's not often that we get a visit from an distinguished network anchor. This one even tells jokes. Seth Meyers, who mans the desk of "Satur


'Flashdance' national tour to start here

2012-01-21 00:00:00

Oh, what a feeling: "Flashdance -- The Musical," the stage adaptation of the movie that was shot in Pittsburgh, will open on Broadway in the


Theater Notes: Pittsburgh Westinghouse picked for musical theater project

Theater Notes: Pittsburgh Westinghouse picked for musical theater project

2012-01-20 00:00:00

Pittsburgh Westinghouse 6-12 has been chosen to participate in the "Make a Musical" Junior Theater Project, which aims to create sustainable


Monologuist Mike Daisey takes on technology and a corporate giant in 'The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs'

Monologuist Mike Daisey takes on technology and a corporate giant in 'The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs'

2012-01-19 18:13:00

Mike Daisey's "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" is a story of love, loss and discovery. Technophiles, prepare to be both fascinated


Public Theater adds a ragtime score and a turn-of-the-century backdrop to 'As You Like It'

Public Theater adds a ragtime score and a turn-of-the-century backdrop to 'As You Like It'

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Shakespeare and ragtime, a match made in the mind of Pittsburgh Public Theater chief Ted Pappas, was established with an original score by M


Seth Meyers will be Friday Night Live in Pittsburgh

Seth Meyers will be Friday Night Live in Pittsburgh

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Seth Meyers is among the weekday-morning irregulars sitting in the chair formerly held by Regis Philbin. He was the co-host on "Live With Ke


Monologuist Mike Daisey takes on technology and a corporate giant in 'The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs'

Monologuist Mike Daisey takes on technology and a corporate giant in 'The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs'

2012-01-19 00:00:00

Mike Daisey's "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" is a story of love, loss and discovery. Technophiles, prepare to be both fascinated


Hot List: 01/19/12

Hot List: 01/19/12

2012-01-19 00:00:00

All weekend: The IMAX film "Born to be Wild" takes viewers on a journey to the front lines of wild animal conservation. The documentary open


Local playwright Tammy Ryan's still developing play, 'Lindsey's Oyster,' among the 8 productions staged at IUP during the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

2012-01-18 00:00:00

INDIANA, Pa. -- Festival, they call it. Not the festival, and certainly not a festival, but just Festival, as in, "we do it this way at Fest


2012 Distinctly Dutch Festival schedule

2012-01-18 00:00:00

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is host to the Distinctively Dutch Festival Feb. 18-May 20, celebrating performing and visual arts from the Ne


Pillow Project's improvisation leads to artistic synergy

2012-01-17 00:00:00

You never know what you may find in the dark at the top of the stairs, where Pearlann Porter holds her Second Saturdays at the aptly named S


Rob Marshall to direct movie of 'Into the Woods,' John Logan tackles 'Jersey Boys' film ... and more

Rob Marshall to direct movie of 'Into the Woods,' John Logan tackles 'Jersey Boys' film ... and more

2012-01-15 00:00:00

The back and forth between stage and screen, screen and stage, is evident most weeks of the year. "Carnage," based on the play "God of Carna


2Do

2012-01-15 00:00:00

Several local choirs will converge to celebrate the ideals of Martin Luther King Jr. at the Let Freedom Sing Concert at Franklin Regional Hi


City Theatre's 'Through the Night' explores men's vulnerabilities

City Theatre's 'Through the Night' explores men's vulnerabilities

2012-01-12 00:00:00

For a man with dozens of voices swirling in his head, Daniel Beaty has a singular vision of "the solo play," his way of explaining his accla


Weekend Hot List

2012-01-12 00:00:00

ALL WEEKEND Super Sesame Super Grover has a problem in "Sesame Street Live: Elmo's Super Heroes." That means Elmo has to kick into action th


Weekend Guide

2012-01-12 00:00:00

Weekend Guide


The games Bricolage plays: For its 10th year, theater company plans fun, adventure

The games Bricolage plays: For its 10th year, theater company plans fun, adventure

2012-01-08 00:00:00

For its 10th year, Bricolage is having so much fun, the funky theater company is playing games with its audience. On its just-announced 2012


Person of interest: Tony Ferrieri

Person of interest: Tony Ferrieri

2012-01-08 00:00:00

The recent cabaret setting for City Theatre's "Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir" (Nov. 12-Dec. 18), complete with working bar and table seating,


Plays that Bricolage had a role in launching

2012-01-08 00:00:00

Bricolage follows the plays that have originated or incubated through its programs such as the Bricolage Urban Scrawl and In the Raw series


Local fifth-graders cut rug for dance competition

Local fifth-graders cut rug for dance competition

2012-01-08 00:00:00

After weeks of practicing the merengue, fox trot, rumba, tango and swing, 108 fifth-graders went toe-to-toe in a dance competition at Pittsb


Holly Hatcher-Frazier is a voice of reason on 'Dance Moms'

Holly Hatcher-Frazier is a voice of reason on 'Dance Moms'

2012-01-08 00:00:00

In the reality television world of spray-tanned Guidos, desperate "Housewives" of Atlanta and too many Kardashians, who knew a self-describe


Public Theater extends Ted Pappas' contract

Public Theater extends Ted Pappas' contract

2012-01-06 00:00:00

Ted Pappas and Pittsburgh Public Theater have solidified their future together, with the producing artistic director agreeing to stay on thr


barebones productions launches 2012 with prison drama 'Jesus Hopped the A Train'

barebones productions launches 2012 with prison drama 'Jesus Hopped the A Train'

2012-01-05 00:00:00

In a busy January of new and new-to-Pittsburgh shows, barebones productions is first out of the gate with "Jesus Hopped the A Train," a grit


Laurie Klatscher clinches Post-Gazette's performer of the year

Laurie Klatscher clinches Post-Gazette's performer of the year

2012-01-04 00:00:00

In the award's 28th year, the Post-Gazette's theatrical Performer of the Year for 2011 is Laurie Klatscher, who excelled in Madeleine George


Past PG Performers of the Year

2012-01-04 00:00:00

2010 -- Simon Bradbury and Derdriu Ring: Willie Mossop and Maggie Hobson in "Hobson's Choice" (PICT). 2009 -- Robin Abramson: Una in "Blackb


Sewickley native having a ball as 'Memphis' DJ

Sewickley native having a ball as 'Memphis' DJ

2011-12-31 00:00:00

Peter Matthew Smith gets so lost in character in a memorable scene from the touring company of "Memphis," even close friends aren't sure it'


Cultural Trust and stagehands union attempting to reach agreement

2011-12-30 00:00:00

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and its stagehands are making 11th-hour attempts to resolve a jurisdictional dispute that could lead to union


Weekend Hot List

2011-12-29 00:00:00

NEW YEAR'S EVE Dunham with dummies Big arena comedy show on New Year's Eve? That doesn't happen very often. Jeff Dunham gets the holiday off


Weekend Guide

2011-12-29 00:00:00

Weekend Guide


The soul of 'Memphis' music soars at Heinz Hall

2011-12-28 00:00:00

A tide of social change is about to sweep over Memphis in the 1950s and, as Mama sings, "Change Don't Come Easy." And Mama knows best. The 2


A love of music, no matter who makes it, at heart of 'Memphis'

A love of music, no matter who makes it, at heart of 'Memphis'

2011-12-25 00:00:00

Get ready to shout "Hockadoo!" cool cats and kittens. The national tour of Tony-winning best musical "Memphis" drops into Heinz Hall this we


Person of interest: Robert Frankenberry

Person of interest: Robert Frankenberry

2011-12-25 00:00:00

Don't ask Robert Frankenberry what instrument he plays if you're short on time. He's a conductor, pianist and singer on stage, a vocal coach


2Do: 12/25/11

2011-12-25 00:00:00

Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium Winter Mini-Camp, Highland Park, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Children ages 5-9 can enjoy three fun-filled days lea


Best Play(s): 'House & Garden'

Best Play(s): 'House & Garden'

2011-12-22 00:00:00

The world is so much with us, racing forward, that it's restorative to pause, recall the theatrical year past and savor its pleasures. You s


Best Dance Concert: Nora Chipaumire

Best Dance Concert: Nora Chipaumire

2011-12-22 00:00:00

Pittsburgh dance is in a growth spurt, a good thing for the art form. But that meant, due to scheduling jams on weekends, it wasn't possible


Weekend Hot List

2011-12-22 00:00:00

Weekend Hot List


Point Park grad, Luke Murphy, enjoys 'Sleep' role

Point Park grad, Luke Murphy, enjoys 'Sleep' role

2011-12-21 00:00:00

NEW YORK -- After graduating as a dance major from Point Park University in 2009, Luke Murphy jumped into the highly competitive dance scene


At 'Sleep No More,' toil, trouble, yet reward

2011-12-21 00:00:00

NEW YORK -- New York City, like any other urban environment, is in a constant state of flux, where neighborhoods can rise and fall like mini


Vaclav Havel, Czech dissident, president, playwright and moral beacon, dies at 75

Vaclav Havel, Czech dissident, president, playwright and moral beacon, dies at 75

2011-12-18 00:00:00

Vaclav Havel, the writer and dissident whose eloquent dissections of Communist rule helped to destroy it in revolutions that brought down th


'Mythbusters' coming to Heinz Hall in March

2011-12-16 00:00:00

The debunking duo of Discovery Channel's "MythBusters," hosts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, will bring a live version of their popular show


Bright Lights, New City: Out-of-town actors share experiences of getting to know Pittsburgh

Bright Lights, New City: Out-of-town actors share experiences of getting to know Pittsburgh

2011-12-15 00:00:00

Actors who live in other cities come and go through our many local companies, but they take a little bit of Pittsburgh with them. How they e


A look at audiences from the actors' points of view

A look at audiences from the actors' points of view

2011-12-15 00:00:00

Two plays, two theaters, two tales of Pittsburgh audiences as seen from the stage. Jeff Still starred as Mark Rothko and Jack Cutmore-Scott


Weekend Guide

2011-12-15 00:00:00

Weekend Guide


Rockettes wrap up audience in a 3-D spectacular

Rockettes wrap up audience in a 3-D spectacular

2011-12-14 00:00:00

NEW YORK -- This year, Radio City Music Hall has a new way of putting the spectacle in its Christmas Spectacular. The venerable institution


3 comedies on PG London trip

3 comedies on PG London trip

2011-12-14 00:00:00

The Post-Gazette's early spring Critic's Choice theater tour to London, a tradition of more than two decades, will fly March 4-11, just in t


Theater Notes: After Hours show

2011-12-12 00:00:00

Billy Porter will emcee an After Hours concert with the stars immediately following the performance of "Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir" on Frid


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