Dylan Shaffer

Dylan Shaffer Dylan is a modern writer, producer and theatregoer in the Pittsburgh region. In the theatrical realm, he has worked in production, marketing, box office and front of house, in addition to acting, directing and stage-managing. When he is not involved with shows, either in the Cultural District downtown or in the small-town theatres speckling western PA, Dylan keeps busy on the golf course, in the community and at new and exciting restaurants.


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BWW Review: HAMILTON Delivers the Unimaginable in PittsburghBWW Review: HAMILTON Delivers the Unimaginable in Pittsburgh
Posted: Jan. 4, 2019


BWW Review: ELF the musical Colors the Stage in TinselBWW Review: ELF the musical Colors the Stage in Tinsel
Posted: Dec. 27, 2018


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BWW Review: ANASTASIA Holds the Key to Your HeartBWW Review: ANASTASIA Holds the Key to Your Heart
Posted: Oct. 18, 2018


BWW Review: HAMILTON Delivers the Unimaginable in PittsburghBWW Review: HAMILTON Delivers the Unimaginable in Pittsburgh
Posted: Jan. 4, 2019


BWW Review: WICKED Proudly Presents Autism-Friendly Performance in PittsburghBWW Review: WICKED Proudly Presents Autism-Friendly Performance in Pittsburgh
Posted: Feb. 5, 2018


BWW Review: Relatable Comedy Amuses in MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, LIVE!BWW Review: Relatable Comedy Amuses in MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, LIVE!
Posted: Sep. 9, 2018


BWW Review: HAMILTON Delivers the Unimaginable in Pittsburgh
January 4, 2019

The most anticipated arrival in Pittsburgh since Le'Veon's vanishing...Hamilton, the Broadway musical, has taken up shop at the Benedum Center through January 27. The musical, nominated for a record number of Tony Awards and winning 11, recounts the life of Alexander Hamilton and the birth of our nation through hip-hop and song. With lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamiltonastonishes. To quote the author, 'There are moments that words don't reach' - and Hamiltonis embodies them.

BWW Review: ELF the musical Colors the Stage in Tinsel
December 27, 2018

In 2003, a Christmas movie starring Will Ferrell was released in theaters. Fifteen years later, Elf has officially secured its place in the holiday traditions of millions; however, this Christmas comedy might have been better left untouched by Broadway producers, as Elf the musical under delivers on the promise of a Will Ferrell caliber classic.

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Showcases Resiliency in Pittsburgh
November 23, 2018

Less than a month after the synagogue tragedy that shocked the world, a different congregation gathers to celebrate the traditions of Judaism in a space filled with tender hearts and welcoming arms. As the national tour of Fiddler on the Roof makes its way across the country, its stop at the Benedum Center this week is a cathartic breath of fresh air for a community still coming to terms with an atrocious act of hate.

Pittsburgh HAMILTON Tickets on Sale Monday, November 5th
November 2, 2018

The long-awaited National Tour of Hamilton is coming to Pittsburgh in January 2019, and tickets go on sale this Monday, November 5, 2018 at 9 a.m. Here's the best way to secure your tickets to the hottest event of the winter season:

BWW Review: ANASTASIA Holds the Key to Your Heart
October 18, 2018

Figures dancing gracefully, costumes sparkling magnificently, and revolution brewing eminently - all this and more compose the first scene of the beloved musical Anastasia, the story of the Russian princes title character journeying to her past to remember who she was, and in the process, discovering who she is.

BWW Review: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is Wildly Entertaining
September 21, 2018

The funniest play of the 21stcentury launches its National Tour in Pittsburgh this week. The Play That Goes Wrong is right as rain and will leave you crying with laughter and delight.

BWW Review: Relatable Comedy Amuses in MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS, LIVE!
September 9, 2018

Let's talk about sex.

BWW Review: GREY GARDENS Blossoms at the New Hazlett
August 20, 2018

A family of riches and elegance surrounded by the decrepit conditions of a deteriorating estate: the paradox is suitable for the equally paradoxical name of the property, Grey Gardens.

BWW Review: Hot Off the Press! THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE is a Hit!
August 9, 2018

Beat the drums because Thoroughly Modern Millie is a hit! As the nightcap to Pittsburgh CLO's 2018 summer season, Millieis nothing short of a flapper girl's dream and a theatergoer's desire.

BWW Review: CLO's THE FULL MONTY Turns Up the Heat at the Benedum
July 9, 2018

Before there was Magic Mike, there was The Full Monty. Based off the 1997 British film of the same name, The Full Montydebuted as a Broadway musical in 2000 and revealed just how far and how bare six unemployed men were willing to go to earn money again.

BWW Review: ON YOUR FEET! A Standing Ovation to Start CLO's Summer Season
June 14, 2018

The rhythm is gonna get you when you attend the first musical of the CLO's 72nd season. On Your Feet!, the real-life story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan, is crammed with dozens of Latin-infused hits spanning more than three decades. The biomusical is hip, glitzy, extravagant, and theatrical, all the while maintaining a consistent storyline that offers welcomed depth and insight to the show.

BWW Review: And They're Off! Front Porch Theatricals Kicks Off Summer Season with A NEW BRAIN
May 29, 2018

A struggling writer is all too common a motif in literature - think Midnight in Paris, Sunset Boulevard, orSomething Rotten!. For Gordon Michael Schwinn, writing hit songs for a children's television show will be his legacy if he doesn't make a change, before it's too latebefore he needs A New Brain.

BWW Review: CINDERELLA is A Lovely Night at Heinz Hall
May 24, 2018

Missed your invitation to Harry and Megan's royal wedding? Fear naught, because as part of PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh, the story of Cinderella is as enchanting and regal as any British love story.

BWW Review: CLO's PERFECT WEDDING Rings Comedy Bells
May 21, 2018

A true comedy of errors filled with couples engaged and enraged in wedding jitters, Perfect Wedding at the CLO Cabaret is the madcap comedy of the summer that will make you think twice about saying, "I do."

BWW Preview: A SPARK Ignites in Pittsburgh this Weekend
April 5, 2018

Surprising to an outsider, Pittsburgh's cultural scene is impressive for a city its size. Ranging from music to murals and everything in between, the Steel City has much to offer visitors and neighbors within its localized cultural mecca. Included in that mix is the Pittsburgh CLO, an organization that has been fostering musical theater in Pittsburgh since 1946.

BWW Review: 'You'll See' RENT At Heinz Hall this Week
March 28, 2018

To see a show, you must rent a seat. You become the temporary tenant occupying the vacant seat for a specified time. When the show is through, the lease is up. Unfortunately, Mark and Roger could never afford to see a show, let alone afford to pay last year's rent.

BWW Review: WAITRESS, a Delicious Treat for the Senses
March 7, 2018

Sugar. Butter. Flour. Welcome to the kitchen where Jenna (Desi Oakle) is baking up a fresh pie. She works tirelessly every day baking new pies and serving at Joe's Diner, only to have her abusive husband Earl (Nick Bailey) take her sweet earnings at the end of every shift. This all changes when Jenna discovers she is pregnant with Earl's baby.

BWW Review: Deborah Cox is Queen of the Night in THE BODYGUARD
March 2, 2018

Explosive and suspenseful, The Bodyguard, the musical, offers a modern take on the 1992 silver screen classic starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The stage version, touring across America but stopping in Pittsburgh this week, stars Canadian R&B artist Deborah Cox and features thrilling theatrics that accompany the melodrama.

BWW Review: WICKED Proudly Presents Autism-Friendly Performance in Pittsburgh
February 5, 2018

There's a land that you've heard of, once in a lullaby. It's a land of witches and wizards, talking animals and munchkins, and sorcery and dreams. Wicked transports audiences to the Land of Oz where the untold story of its witches unfold on stage in the most elaborate of fashions. The show is in Pittsburgh for a three-week stop and offered an incredible autism-friendly performance as well (more on that a little later).

BWW Review: Learn to See 'The Beauty Underneath' in LOVE NEVER DIES at the Benedum
January 4, 2018

Ten years after the epic conclusion of The Phantom of the Opera, we find ourselves on the shores of the Atlantic- an ocean away from the Paris Opera House where years prior Christine, Raoul, and the Phantom would meet for an explosive encounter in the lair. Christine and Raoul would flee together, leaving the Phantom to the mercy of the encroaching mob. It is the most recognizable love triangle in musical theatre- one that ends in the questionable disappearance of the Phantom. But Andrew Lloyd Weber could not let the Phantom's love and story end there; thus gives us the basis for the sequel Love Never Dies.



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