2015 FREDDY Awards Set for Tonight
(5/21/2015) - The State Theatre Center for the Arts announces the 2015 FREDDY Awards, the 13th year of the program, recognizing and rewarding exceptional accomplishments in the production and performance of musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Pennsylvania, and Warren County, New Jersey.
UPDATE: The Phantom Is Finally Coming To America- LOVE NEVER DIES Will Tour US in 2017; Statement Released
(5/19/2015) - BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Phantom will soon return to America in the continuation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved musical. Love Never Dies is set to tour North America in 2017. This is the highly acclaimed follow up musical to the 1986 love story The Phantom of the Opera set against the spellbinding backdrop of Coney Island. A German production is also set to open in Hamburg this fall.
Casting has not yet been announced.
Bridge Theater Series 2015-16 Announced
(5/14/2015) - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce a new programming initiative, for children ages 7 and up, the Bridge Theater Series will feature professional productions staged by award-winning national and international companies known for their quality and imaginative work. The 2015-2016 inaugural season of the Bridge Theater Series will include a mix of productions based on popular books, current issues and topics, and historical events. The aesthetic will be young, contemporary, thought-provoking, technology-infused, imaginative and challenging. Performing arts companies from the United States and around the globe including India, Peru, the Netherlands, and Scotland will grace various stages in Pittsburgh's downtown Cultural District. Two of the productions in this new series, Titus by Macrobert Arts Centre (Scotland) and Short Stories by Teatro Hugo e Ines (Peru), will take place during the 2016 EQT Children's Theater Festival (May 12-15, 2016).
56th Annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival Sets Full Lineup
(5/11/2015) - The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the highlights and overview of programming scheduled for the 56th annual Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival, a production of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The 10-day celebration of the arts in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is unlike any other in the nation, recently being nominated by USA Today.com for being the Best Art Festival in the nation.
City Theatre to Host 22nd Annual Gala & Auction, 5/18
(5/11/2015) - City Theatre, along with Host Committee co-chairs David & Luci Massaro, and Gala co-chairs Judy & Michael Cheteyan, Laura Penrod Kronk and June Yonas celebrate the company's 40th Anniversary Season with the signature Annual Gala & Auction on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 5:30 to 10:00 PM at Heinz Field East Club Lounge. This year's theme; 40th Birthday Bash, recognizes City's milestone 40th year, and welcomes friends to join us for an over-the-top party honoring our rich past, and looking towards our exciting future.
City Theatre Stages MIDSUMMER (A PLAY WITH SONGS), Now thru 5/31
(5/9/2015) - City Theatre continues its 40th anniversary season with Midsummer (a play with songs), on the Mainstage today, May 9 - 31, 2015. The play is written by David Greig and singer-songwriter Gordon McIntyre, and is directed by City Theatre Artistic Director Tracy Brigden.