THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS Opens February 25 in Pittsburgh
(5/21/2013) - The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will star original Broadway cast members ALICIA HALL MORANas Bess, NATHANIEL STAMPLEY as Porgy and PHILLIP BOYKIN as Crown. The tour will also feature Broadway cast members SUMAYYA ALI as Clara, DAN BARNHILL as the Detective, BRYONHA MARIE PARHAM as Serena, ALLISON BLACKWELL as a Woman of Catfish Row, ROOSEVELT ANDRE CREDIT as a Fisherman and JOSEPH DELLGER as the Policeman. Complete casting will be announced this summer.
Pittsburgh CLO Opens 42ND STREET, 5/31
(5/20/2013) - Audiences will be left tapping their toes all summer long with Pittsburgh CLO's production of 42nd Street, May 31-June 9 at the Benedum Center. The production will feature *N SYNC legend, Joey Fatone, musical theater veteran Patrick Ryan Sullivan, and an incredible supporting cast including Pittsburgh CLO veterans.
City Theatre Announces Four Original Plays Set for MOMENTUM
(5/20/2013) - City Theatre announces four original plays set for MOMENTUM, the theatre's annual festival of new plays at different stages. This year's selection of works highlights the intricacies of human relationships-chance encounters with strangers; a look back at a life lived in the spotlight; serendipity in a lonely city; and competition on and off the playing field.
2013 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Seeks Volunteers
(5/16/2013) - The 54th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival and 3rd annual Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival are looking for volunteers! The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival will be held June 7-16, 2013 in the streets, open spaces, galleries and historic plazas of downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District, Gateway Center, and Point State Park. Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival will be held June 7-9 at various locations in the Cultural District.
OTHER DESERT CITIES to Close Pittsburgh Public Theater's 2012-13 Season, 5/30-6/30
(5/8/2013) - Pittsburgh Public Theater's highly successful MADE IN AMERICA season concludes with Jon Robin Baitz's Broadway sensation Other Desert Cities, nominated for the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play. Other Desert Cities is directed by Rob Ruggiero, whose recent Broadway credits include High starring Kathleen Turner and Looped starring Valerie Harper. He was last at The Public to direct Ella. Other Desert Cities runs May 30 - June 30, 2013 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. For tickets call 412.316.1600 or visit ppt.org. The engagement of Helena Ruoti in this production has been generously supported by Richard W. Moriarty, M.D.
2013-2014 Trust Cabaret Series Will Welcome Marilyn Maye, Maureen McGovern and More
(5/7/2013) - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced the second season for the 2013-2014 TRUST Cabaret Series. Enjoy the rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2013-2014 TRUST Cabaret Series will showcase performers Marilyn Maye, Maureen McGovern, Carol Woods, Liz Callaway and Clint Holmes.
Photo Flash: Nick Lenz and Peter Jones Receive Scholarships at NIGHT OF THE STARS
(5/2/2013) - On Wednesday, May 1 western Pennsylvania celebrated high school musical theatre with the 17th annual Night of the Stars showcase at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg. Founded by John Noble, students from schools across the region presented highlights from their spring musicals at the highly anticipated event attended by more than 1,400 students and families. Each school received a cash award for their participation and two students received scholarships.
2013 Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Abounds with Music, Art & More, 6/7-16
(5/1/2013) - The Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is set to fulfill its mission of connecting the community to the arts this summer, June 7 - 16, 2013, in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 10-day Festival is free and open to the public and presents high-quality and diverse visual and performing art attractions sprawling from the newly renovated Point State Park at the confluence of the city's famed three rivers, through picturesque Gateway Center, and into Pittsburgh's world-renowned 14-block Cultural District. During its vast and varied history, the Festival has featured more than 12,000 artists and entertained millions of residents and visitors, including an annual crowd of 400,000.
City Theatre Announces 2013-2014 Season
(5/1/2013) - City Theatre announces all six plays lined up for its compelling 2013-2014 season, including a madcap family reunion; a sonic journey about symphony and sports; a soul-stirring drama that daringly reimagines an American icon; a provocative New York hit about what it means to hear and listen; a high-intensity drama that follows a moxie fighter pilot; and a kinetic, new play about relationships and fate.
THE LION KING Goes On Sale in Pittsburgh, 5/6
(4/29/2013) - Disney Theatrical Productions and PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh announce that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 9:00a.m. EDT. Pittsburgh's most eagerly awaited return will once again leap onto the Benedum Center stage on Tuesday, September 3 for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, September 29. The opening night is Friday, September 6 at 8:00 p.m.
PICT Theatre Announces OUR CLASS Panel Discussion, 5/5
(4/26/2013) - In conjunction with its production of Tadeusz Slobodzianek's Our Class, PICT Theatre has coordinated a panel discussion that includes noted historian Jan T. Gross, author of the book Neighbors, which revealed that the killing of up to 1600 Jews in Jedwabne, Poland in 1941 was perpetrated by their own neighbors and not the Germans. The play Our Class tells the story of 10 classmates who betray one another as Soviet and Nazi regimes invade their village.
The Company of Pittsburgh Presents MAN OF LA MANCHA, Opening 5/30
(4/19/2013) - The Company of Pittsburgh begins its 2013 season with the Tony Award-winning, classic musical MAN OF LA MANCHA. The production opens on May 30th at 7:30 pm and runs through June 8th, at Off The Wall Theater in Carnegie, PA. It is directed by Ted Watts, Jr.