Greg Kerestan

Greg Kerestan A long-time BWW regular, Greg Kerestan is proud to join the staff of his favorite website. Greg is a graduate of Duquesne University and Seton Hill University, where he studied both theatre and English. In his spare time, Greg works as a part-time actor and full-time playwright, lyricist and composer.


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BWW Review: BUBBLE BOY Is Low-Budget, Scrappy Fun at Arcade Comedy TheaterBWW Review: BUBBLE BOY Is Low-Budget, Scrappy Fun at Arcade Comedy Theater
Posted: Sep. 21, 2019


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BWW Review: HAMILTON in Pittsburgh Is Everything You Hoped It Would BeBWW Review: HAMILTON in Pittsburgh Is Everything You Hoped It Would Be
Posted: Jan. 4, 2019


BWW Feature: It's Valentine's Weekend in Pittsburgh! Go See a Show!BWW Feature: It's Valentine's Weekend in Pittsburgh! Go See a Show!
Posted: Feb. 12, 2019


BWW REVIEW: THE TEMPEST at Pittsburgh Public is a Dream Within a DreamBWW REVIEW: THE TEMPEST at Pittsburgh Public is a Dream Within a Dream
Posted: Feb. 11, 2019


BWW Review: Crime Only Sometimes Pays in Split Stage's BONNIE AND CLYDEBWW Review: Crime Only Sometimes Pays in Split Stage's BONNIE AND CLYDE
Posted: Feb. 15, 2019


BWW Review: Pittsburgh CLO's GREASE Is Still the Word at Benedum CenterBWW Review: Pittsburgh CLO's GREASE Is Still the Word at Benedum Center
Posted: Jun. 16, 2019


BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Is So Big/So SmallBWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Is So Big/So Small
Posted: May. 29, 2019


BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at ST VINCENT SUMMER THEATREBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at ST VINCENT SUMMER THEATRE
Posted: Jul. 5, 2019


BWW Review: BUBBLE BOY Is Low-Budget, Scrappy Fun at Arcade Comedy Theater
September 21, 2019

None of us will likely ever get to see Starkid live, but Acade Comedy Theater's loose-limbed musical farce is the next best thing.

BWW Review: THE LION KING is an Old Cat, but a Good One, at Benedum Center
September 15, 2019

I can't quite explain why this is the most successful musical of all time, but I can't deny that it works.

BWW Review: Pittsburgh CLO's ROCK OF AGES at Benedum Center Is (Almost) Just Like Paradise
July 25, 2019

Leave your thinking caps and your good taste at home. Just go for the hairspray-scented ride, people.

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at ST VINCENT SUMMER THEATRE
July 5, 2019

Though a part of me misses the annual summer farce usually staged at this time, it's hard to fault Gregg Brandt for staging one of the most crowd-pleasing musicals of all time

BWW Review: Pittsburgh CLO's GREASE Is Still the Word at Benedum Center
June 16, 2019

Though the actual libretto is long past its expiration date, there's no denying that this nostalgic throwback is a great musical revue if nothing else.

BWW Review: BILLY KIDD: BRIDGING THE GAP Fuses Magic, Comedy, Surrealism at Liberty Magic
June 13, 2019

It's something of a cliche to compare magicians to Harry Potter, especially youthful, energetic British ones. Luckily, Billy Kidd bears no resemblance whatsoever to the fabled boy wizard; no, she's more of a female Daniel Radcliffe. (Anyone who has seen Radcliffe in ANYTHING other than his most famous role knows the kind of joyfully off-kilter blend of enthusiasm and weirdness this comparison should bring to mind.) Headlining at the Cultural Trust's Liberty Magic cabaret theatre, Billy Kidd manages to fuse sleight of hand, comedy and theatre into something unique and unforgettable.

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Is So Big/So Small
May 29, 2019

Pasek and Paul's teen musical sensation has style, substance and a great cast, though the score is sometimes a little generic.

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT Is Farcical Fun at Prime Stage
May 9, 2019

It's the Bard more or less as you know and love him... but with a dash of Jerry Lewis.

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 Goes Round in Circles at Pittsburgh Public
March 20, 2019

Henrik Ibsen's characters go HBO mumblecore in this electric reimagining of the classic melodrama.

BWW Review: Crime Only Sometimes Pays in Split Stage's BONNIE AND CLYDE
February 15, 2019

This Frank Wildhorn crime romp is a quirky production of an imperfect show, but buoyed by solid, charismatic and untraditional performances from the central duo.

BWW Feature: It's Valentine's Weekend in Pittsburgh! Go See a Show!
February 12, 2019

With the weekend of romance upon us, here are some shows you might want to attend- plus the restaurant option that best suits each event.

BWW REVIEW: THE TEMPEST at Pittsburgh Public is a Dream Within a Dream
February 11, 2019

Don't think too hard about the symbolism or implications of the framing device here- just let Marya Sea Kaminski's all-female nautical fantasy sweep you away.

BWW Review: Brian Quijada Remixes the One-Man Show in WHERE DID WE SIT ON THE BUS? at City Theatre
February 7, 2019

Pittsburgh's OTHER hip-hop Hispanic identity musical autobiography may not be as big and splashy as 'In the Heights,' but it's rawer, realer, and way more DIY-inspiring.

BWW Review: HAMILTON in Pittsburgh Is Everything You Hoped It Would Be
January 4, 2019

What do you want me to say? HAMILTON is in Pittsburgh. If that doesn't sell you already, you already knew you weren't interested.

BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Pittsburgh Public Is a Game Worth Playing
October 11, 2018

There are plenty of ways of describing Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Sophisticated, approachable, elegant, witty. But very few would describe it as wacky... unless those lucky few had seen Kate Hamill's production, as directed by Desdemona Chiang at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. I can't remember the last time I had quite as much fun at a 'classical' period piece, even while realizing that this was certain to be one of the most divisive shows in PPT history. Throughout the evening I heard audiences laughing, clapping, even cheering the production's gleeful ingenuity, while at intermission I heard several people complain that 'it's a wonderful production of a stupid play' and that they 'thought it would be more Masterpiece Theatre.'

BWW Review: ALADDIN Is A New Take on an Old-Fashioned Genre at the Benedum
August 29, 2018

The recent Disney smash feels like it's eighty years old rather than less than ten- but in this case, that's a good thing.

BWW Review: LEADING LADIES Drags Up, But Never Drags, at St. Vincent
August 7, 2018

'Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme, dudes dressed up as chicks.'

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Brings Cartoons to Life at CLO
July 31, 2018

After a more realistic, but less interesting, live-action film, Pittsburgh CLO returns to the original- and cartoons in general- for inspiration.

BWW Review: BRIGADOON at CLO Is a Highland Fling
July 20, 2018

A sentimental, old-fashioned musical can be corny and slow in the wrong hands, but this production is as fresh as the heather on the hill.

BWW Review: Old Habits Die Hard in NUNSENSE at St. Vincent
July 11, 2018

The success of the 'Nunsense' franchise may be a bizarre fluke, but there's no denying the charm of Gregg Brandt's production.



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