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by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Pittsburgh Festival Opera is the new name of Western Pennsylvania's innovative and nimble opera company, formerly known as Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. Now an acclaimed American summer opera festival, Pittsburgh Festival Opera's rebranding celebrates the four-decade history of the organization and positions the company as it expands to a six-week season in multiple venues in 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Hedwig Rocks to the Strum of Her Guitar in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCHBWW Review: Hedwig Rocks to the Strum of Her Guitar in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Dylan Shaffer - Jan 25, 2017

Before Hedwig was the semi-known rock star she is today, she was a resident of East Berlin during the Cold War who found solace in American rock music. This influence led her West to America where she continued finding herself and her other half. It is this longing for her unknown other half that pushes her narrative six inches forward and gives this hero her quest. Through flashy lights and electric guitar, Hedwig and the Angry Inch brings a genderqueer rock story from East Berlin to Western Pennsylvania in over-the-top fashion. (more...)

Vim Vigor Dance Company Presents New York Premiere Of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2-11Vim Vigor Dance Company Presents New York Premiere Of FUTURE PERFECT, 2/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

VIM VIGOR DANCE COMPANY presents the New York Premiere of FUTURE PERFECT at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, NYC 10010 (25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves). (more...)

BWW Preview: SOMETHING ROTTEN! a Premier Broadway Show Coming to PittsburghBWW Preview: SOMETHING ROTTEN! a Premier Broadway Show Coming to Pittsburgh
by Dylan Shaffer - Dec 27, 2016

The Renaissance is vibrant, new, and alive in Something Rotten!, a fantastic and 'very new' musical redolent of the great works of theatre past. The show will have you laughing, crying, and quite possibly giving a standing ovation - in the middle of an act. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Presents Richard Strauss's SALOMEPittsburgh Opera Presents Richard Strauss's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with Richard Strauss's powerful Salome, at the Benedum Center November 5th-13th. (more...)

Photos and Video: Hundreds Protest TPP at Rock Against the TPP in PittsburghPhotos and Video: Hundreds Protest TPP at Rock Against the TPP in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Hundreds packed into Mr Smalls Theater in Pittsburgh last night to protest the anti-democratic Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement at the 'Rock Against the TPP' concert headlined by legendary political punk band Anti-Flag. The event was part of a nationwide tour featuring high profile musicians and celebrities raising awareness about controversial deal, which is expected to come up for a vote in Congress during the 'lame duck' session after the election. Scroll down for photos and footage! (more...)

New Pittsburgh Symphony Recording Of STRAUSS OPERA SUITESNew Pittsburgh Symphony Recording Of STRAUSS OPERA SUITES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

This new recording presents orchestral suites based on two of the most significant operas in history. Der Rosenkavalier found its place in the concert hall from the beginning, first with two waltz sequences and later with the famous 1944 suite. But Elektra remained purely on the opera stage until now. (more...)

PCT Presents 'MiSTER ROBERTS' on Veterans WeekendPCT Presents 'MiSTER ROBERTS' on Veterans Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Pittsburg Community Theatre takes you back to when WORLD War II was about to end, and Lt. Douglas Roberts (Michael Wilson), the cargo officer of a beleaguered ship in a backwater part of the South Pacific, wants just two things: a transfer to a destroyer in the thick of the action against the Japanese, and liberty for the 167 desperate men who have been kept aboard his ship for 14 straight months by the tyrannical Captain (Kevin Burns). (more...)

Contra Costa Civic Theatre to Present YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOUContra Costa Civic Theatre to Present YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

"Follow your bliss" is the order of the day when Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents the uproarious comedy, You Can't Take It With You, directed by CCCT Artistic Director Marilyn Langbehn, from November 11 through December 4. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Presents Richard Strauss's SALOMEPittsburgh Opera Presents Richard Strauss's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with Richard Strauss's powerful Salome, at the Benedum Center November 5th-13th. (more...)

Pittsburgh Opera Presents Richard Strauss's SALOMEPittsburgh Opera Presents Richard Strauss's SALOME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Pittsburgh Opera continues its 78th season with Richard Strauss's powerful Salome, at the Benedum Center November 5th-13th. (more...)

KC Ballet Welcomes New Company Members, Artistic Staff AdditionKC Ballet Welcomes New Company Members, Artistic Staff Addition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Kansas City Ballet Artistic Director Devon Carney today announced the appointment of six new members, Kelsey Hellebuyck, Emily Mistretta, Gustavo Ribeiro, Amaya Rodriguez, James Rogers, Kevin Wilson, and three new apprentices, Ivan Braatz, Sarah Joan Smith, and Katherine Sawicki to the Kansas City Ballet Company. (more...)

Host a Summertime #RanaPastaPicnic with Giovanni Rana's Fresh Pasta and SaucesHost a Summertime #RanaPastaPicnic with Giovanni Rana's Fresh Pasta and Sauces
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2016

Giovanni Rana, the renowned pasta maker in Italy for over 50 years, invites you to picnic this seasonwithfamily and friends over the colorful, fresh flavors of their authentic line of pasta and sauces. Instead of toiling behind a hot stove in the kitchen, throw an outdoor picnic party with two American summertime favorites: salads and spreads. Enjoy your own #RanaPastaPicnic by spicing up traditional pasta salad recipesusing Giovanni Rana's Prosciutto Tortelloni and tossing inslices of salami, bites of provolone, peppers and olives, or keep it simple by adding Basil Pesto sauce to a classic Greek yogurt dip or fresh ricotta to serve with seasonal vegetables. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company Presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Now thru 2/16Los Altos Stage Company Presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Now thru 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The Los Altos Stage Company proudly presents a steamy, southern tale of greed, mendacity, sexual desire, repression, death and decay. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams opens tonight, January 23 and runs through February 16 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL at Heinz HallBWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL at Heinz Hall
by Greg Kerestan - Jan 5, 2014

The National Tour of 'Ghost' has come to Pittsburgh, and it offers heart, humor, horror and a spectacle like you've never seen before. (more...)

Los Altos Stage Company to Present CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 1/23-2/16Los Altos Stage Company to Present CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 1/23-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013

The Los Altos Stage Company proudly presents a steamy, southern tale of greed, mendacity, sexual desire, repression, death and decay. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams opens January 23 and runs through February 16 at the Bus Barn Theater in Los Altos. (more...)

New Theatre Company The Phoenix to Present BLUE/ORANGE, 11/1-23New Theatre Company The Phoenix to Present BLUE/ORANGE, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The Phoenix, the new theatre company founded by long-time PICT artistic director and founder Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers, will debut with a four week run of Joe Penhall's provocative, caustically funny, Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange. The production will star acclaimed actors David Whalen, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and newcomer Rico Parker, with direction by Andrew Paul and scenic design by Mark Clayton Southers. Blue/Orange, sponsored by founding Phoenix Board Member and noted arts philanthropist Richard E. Rauh, plays November 1-23, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Academy Students Perform INTO THE WOODS TodayPittsburgh CLO Academy Students Perform INTO THE WOODS Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO Academy has announced that its students will perform Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at the New Hazlett Theater today, November 16 at 2:00 & 7:00pm. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Academy Students to Perform INTO THE WOODS, 11/16Pittsburgh CLO Academy Students to Perform INTO THE WOODS, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO Academy has announced that its students will perform Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at the New Hazlett Theater on November 16 at 2:00 & 7:00pm. The cast members are all enrolled in the school's Musical Theater Production class and are being directed by Pittsburgh CLO Academy faculty members Justin Fortunato, Kiesha Lalama, and Bob Neumeyer. (more...)

New Theatre Company The Phoenix Presents BLUE/ORANGE, Now thru 11/23New Theatre Company The Phoenix Presents BLUE/ORANGE, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The Phoenix, the New Theatre Company founded by long-time PICT artistic director and founder Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers, will debut with a four week run of Joe Penhall's provocative, caustically funny, Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange. The production will star acclaimed actors David Whalen, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and newcomer Rico Parker, with direction by Andrew Paul and scenic design by Mark Clayton Southers. Blue/Orange, sponsored by founding Phoenix Board Member and noted arts philanthropist Richard E. Rauh, plays tonight, November 1-23, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

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