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SHE LOVES ME, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS and More Announced in Pittsburgh Public Th Photo SHE LOVES ME, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS and More Announced in Pittsburgh Public Theater's 2020/2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2020

Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski and Managing Director Lou Castelli have announced Pittsburgh Public Theater's 2020/2021 six-play subscription series, two special events, and new programs for the company.

BWW Review: DOWNSTAIRS Isn't the Play You'd Expect at City Theatre Photo BWW Review: DOWNSTAIRS Isn't the Play You'd Expect at City Theatre
by Greg Kerestan - Jan 23, 2020

Something is definitely wrong in Theresa Rebeck's claustrophobic dramedy- but who, or what, is it?

Local Stars Take The Stage In DOWNSTAIRS At City Theatre Photo Local Stars Take The Stage In DOWNSTAIRS At City Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2019

Local stars take the stage as City Theatre continues its 45th season with Downstairs by Theresa Rebeck. This ominous, darkly intriguing new play a?" from Broadway's most produced female playwright a?" confronts family secrets, regrets, and the threat of madness in the search for the good life.

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 Goes Round in Circles at Pittsburgh Public Photo BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 Goes Round in Circles at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Mar 20, 2019

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

Pittsburgh Public Theater Stages A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Photo Pittsburgh Public Theater Stages A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by Julie Musbach - Feb 21, 2019

Pittsburgh Public Theater is honored to welcome back Ted Pappas to direct Lucas Hnath's Broadway hit, A Doll's House, Part, 2. Ted was The Public's leader for 18 years before retiring last fall.

BWW Review: Dying is Easy, Comedy Hard at City Theatre's A FUNNY THING... Photo BWW Review: Dying is Easy, Comedy Hard at City Theatre's A FUNNY THING...
by Greg Kerestan - Oct 4, 2017

Putney and McGeever both nail the sitcom rhythms of their dialogue, Putney channeling Kristin Bell's frayed-around-the-edges perkiness while McGeever strongly recalls Jesse Tyler Ferguson's squirmy tragicomedy in cult classic The Class. The rapport between the two of them is realistically uneasy, feeling alternately welcome and pathetic in both antagonistic and romantic moments. As directed by Joshua Kahan Brody, the balance never slides to firmly for too long to the 'funny' or 'dour' side of the sadcom scale, assisted by the intermittent interjections of Kendra McLaughlin's taciturn Geena.

City Theatre Begins Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC  Photo City Theatre Begins Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY UNIT AT MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 29, 2017

City Theatre dives into a fresh season of new plays with an off-Broadway hit comedy by playwright Halley Feiffer, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City. Directed by City Theatre newcomer Joshua Kahan Brody, the production runs on the Main Stage September 23 - October 15, 2017. Tickets are on sale now.

BWW Review: A Practically Perfect TWELFTH NIGHT at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 9, 2017

Shakespeare's remix of his own work gets masterfully refitted as full-on farce in Ted Pappas's production.

TWELFTH NIGHT, Featuring Mitchell Jarvis, to Play Pittsburgh Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Pittsburgh Public Theater plays on in grand style with William Shakespeare's masterpiece of comedy, Twelfth Night. Directed by The Public's Producing Artistic Director, Ted Pappas, Twelfth Night runs January 26 - February 26, 2017 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District.

TWELFTH NIGHT, Featuring Mitchell Jarvis, to Play Pittsburgh Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Pittsburgh Public Theater plays on in grand style with William Shakespeare's masterpiece of comedy, Twelfth Night. Directed by The Public's Producing Artistic Director, Ted Pappas, Twelfth Night runs January 26 - February 26, 2017 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District.

Remy Zaken to Star in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Pittsburgh Public Theater
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 4, 2015

Pittsburgh Public Theater's season begins with the timeless drama The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Directed by Pamela Berlin (The Glass Menagerie, Clybourne Park, Red), The Diary of Anne Frank runs September 24 - October 25, 2015 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 Diary of Anne Frank is presented by PNC. The "Family Matters" ticket package, especially for families attending the performance, is underwritten by The Fine Foundation. The play is appropriate for ages 12 and up.

Pittsburgh Public Theater Concludes Season With NOISES OFF, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Michael Frayn's hilarious farce, Noises Off, ends Pittsburgh Public Theater's Masterpiece Season with a BANG! Noises Off will be directed by Don Stephenson, who has directed plays across the country and has appeared in numerous Broadway hit productions including A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder, Rock of Ages, and as Leo Bloom in The Producers. Noises Off runs today, May 29 - June 29, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District.

Pittsburgh Public Theater to Conclude Season With NOISES OFF, 5/29-6/29
by Diana Heisroth - May 7, 2014

Michael Frayn's hilarious farce, Noises Off, ends Pittsburgh Public Theater's Masterpiece Season with a BANG! Noises Off will be directed by Don Stephenson, who has directed plays across the country and has appeared in numerous Broadway hit productions including A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder, Rock of Ages, and as Leo Bloom in The Producers. Noises Off runs May 29 - June 29, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District.

BWW Reviews: MADAGASCAR at Quantum Theatre
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 5, 2014

Quantum Theatre's mysterious memory play takes audiences to Rome and beyond in a quest for answers.

City Theatre Kicks Off 2013-14 Season with 'VANYA AND SONIA' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2013

City Theatre opens its 2013-2014 season with the zany Broadway comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Written by Christopher Durang and directed by Tracy Brigden, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spikeruns on City Theatre's Mainstage from tonight, October 12 to November 3, 2013, with an Opening Night performance on Friday, October 18 at 8pm.

City Theatre to Kick Off 2013-14 Season with 'VANYA AND SONIA,' 10/12-11/3
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 11, 2013

City Theatre opens its 2013-2014 season with the zany Broadway comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Written by Christopher Durang and directed by Tracy Brigden, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spikeruns on City Theatre's Mainstage from October 12 to November 3, 2013, with an Opening Night performance on Friday, October 18 at 8pm.

PICT Theatre Presents LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Renowned Oscar Wilde expert Alan Stanford, PICT's interim Producing Artistic Director, will direct his adaptation of the great Irish playwright's comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. Wilde's play, first produced in 1892 in London, satirizes the morality of Victorian society. Stanford has moved the setting forward in time to 1947; in post-World-War II London, Wilde's language and ridicule of high-society still resonate. Oscar Wilde was not so much a writer of polite English comedy, but rather a biting Irish satirist who lampooned the social absurdities and prejudices of the English upper classes, prejudices that lasted well into the Twentieth Century. This production, which runs tonight, July 11 through July 27, is PICT's third show of the season, and features a cast of 17 actors.

PICT Theatre to Present LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Renowned Oscar Wilde expert Alan Stanford, PICT's interim Producing Artistic Director, will direct his adaptation of the great Irish playwright's comedy, Lady Windermere's Fan. Wilde's play, first produced in 1892 in London, satirizes the morality of Victorian society. Stanford has moved the setting forward in time to 1947; in post-World-War II London, Wilde's language and ridicule of high-society still resonate. Oscar Wilde was not so much a writer of polite English comedy, but rather a biting Irish satirist who lampooned the social absurdities and prejudices of the English upper classes, prejudices that lasted well into the Twentieth Century. This production, which runs July 11 through July 27, is PICT's third show of the season, and features a cast of 17 actors.

BWW Reviews: Family Secrets Revealed in PPT's OTHER DESERT CITIES
by Alexandra Strycula - Jun 10, 2013

The prodigal daughter returns home - to Palm Springs, that is - in OTHER DESERT CITIES, Jon Robin Baitz's gripping 2011 drama that examines 'the indentured servitude of having a family.'

OTHER DESERT CITIES Closes Pittsburgh Public Theater's 2012-13 Season, Now thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 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 tonight, 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.

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