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VIDEOS: Watch Next on Stage Season 3 Winner Mia Cherise Hall's Journey to the To Photo Watch Next on Stage Season 3 Winner Mia Cherise Hall's Journey to the Top
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling on June 11, 2021 in Pittsburgh

Congratulations to Mia Cherise Hall, the college winner of Next on Stage! Look back at her journey throughout the competition from week 1 to the grand finale.
VIDEOS: Watch Next on Stage Season 3 Winner Jackson Perry's Path to Victory Photo Watch Next on Stage Season 3 Winner Jackson Perry's Path to Victory
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling on June 11, 2021 in Pittsburgh

Congratulations to Jackson Perry, the high school winner of Next on Stage season 3! Look back at his journey throughout the competition from week 1 to the grand finale.
VIDEOS: Get Ready For Matthew Morrison on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday Photo VIDEOS: Get Ready For Matthew Morrison on THE SETH CONCERT SERIES Sunday
by Team BWW on June 10, 2021 in Pittsburgh

Matthew Morrison is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before his show on Sunday!
VIDEO: Our Next on Stage Contestants Sing from DEAR EVAN HANSEN! Photo VIDEO: Our Next on Stage Contestants Sing from DEAR EVAN HANSEN!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling on June 10, 2021 in Pittsburgh

Broadway's Next on Stage Season 3 returns tonight with our finale episode of season 3 in our online musical theatre singing competition sponsored by The International College of Musical Theatre. Our high school and college contestants came together to sing You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hansen as our opening number!
VIDEO: Broadway's Next on Stage Season 3 Winners Announced - Watch Now! Photo VIDEO: Broadway's Next on Stage Season 3 Winners Announced - Watch Now!
by Team BWW on June 10, 2021 in Pittsburgh

Broadway's Next on Stage Season 3 returns tonight with our finale episode of season 3 in our online musical theatre singing competition sponsored by The International College of Musical Theatre.
Laura Bell Bundy Joins Our June Stage Door Masterclass Lineup Photo Laura Bell Bundy Joins Our June Stage Door Masterclasses Lineup
by Team BWW on June 09, 2021 in Pittsburgh

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Wicked) will join the BroadwayWorld Stage Door masterclass lineup in June!
Last Chance to Vote for Next on Stage Finale! Photo Last Chance to Vote for Next on Stage Finale!
by Team BWW on June 09, 2021 in Pittsburgh

Don't miss your chance to vote for the Broadway's Next on Stage winners! Who do you want to win season 3? Place your vote before tonight, June 9 (11:59pm ET) for the High School and College winners.
Comedian John Crist Announces Dates For His 2021 JOHN CRIST: FRESH CUTS COMEDY T Photo Comedian John Crist Announces Dates For His 2021 JOHN CRIST: FRESH CUTS COMEDY TOUR
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 07, 2021 in Pittsburgh

John Crist announced today his 2021 John Crist: Fresh Cuts Comedy Tour that will have John embarking on a 100-show tour all over the country.
Broadway's Next on Stage: Dance Edition Returns for Season 2! Photo Broadway's Next on Stage: Dance Edition Returns for Season 2!
by Team BWW on June 10, 2021 in Pittsburgh

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that Broadway's Next on Stage: Dance Edition is back for Season 2 sponsored by LaDuca Shoes! Inspired by your favorite network TV dancing contests, BroadwayWorld is inviting high school and college aged students to submit videos of themselves performing to a song from the musical theatre canon to enter the competition.
Adrianna Hicks, Matthew Morrison, & More Streaming This Week on BroadwayWorld Ev Photo Hicks, Morrison & More Streaming This Week on BroadwayWorld Events
by Team BWW on June 07, 2021 in Pittsburgh

BroadwayWorld Events is bringing you incredible talent right into your home! This week includes Matthew Morrison on The Seth Concert Series, a masterclass with Adrianna Hicks, and our 54 Below On Demand offerings!
Voting Now Open for the Finale of Broadway's Next on Stage! Photo Voting Now Open for the Finale of Broadway's Next on Stage!
by Team BWW on June 07, 2021 in Pittsburgh

Our contestants are back for one more time this week with brand new performances after making it through to the finale! Which contestant do you want to win? Make sure your favorite takes home the crown by voting before Wednesday, June 9 (11:59pm). Our season 3 winners will be announced on Thursday, June 9.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Departure of Murray Horne, Head Curator Photo Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces Departure of Murray Horne, Head Curator
by Stephi Wild on June 04, 2021 in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust bids farewell to its Head Curator of 25 years, Murray Horne. Mr. Horne became Curator of Wood Street Galleries in 1996 to oversee all visual arts programming for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
Student Blog: Fandom Purity Culture on Broadway and Beyond Photo Student Blog: Fandom Purity Culture on Broadway and Beyond
by Student Blogger: Sydney Emerson on June 03, 2021 in Pittsburgh

When purity culture devotees suggest that the author must spoon-feed the moral status of every single character to the audience, they undermine both the intelligence of the viewers as well as the skill of the author.
Pittsburgh Opera Announces 83rd Season Photo Pittsburgh Opera Announces 83rd Season
by Stephi Wild on June 02, 2021 in Pittsburgh

For the upcoming 2021–22 season, the company will be returning to larger venues such as the Benedum Center and August Wilson African American Cultural Center, while also having programming in its own headquarters building and some digital offerings.
Broadway Pros Named Co-Chairs Of The Musical Theatre Department At Westinghouse Photo Broadway Pros Named Co-Chairs Of The Musical Theatre Department At Westinghouse Arts Acadmeny
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 01, 2021 in Pittsburgh

As in a lot of things, it matters who you know. And at Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School - a tuition-free public arts school near Pittsburgh - teachers Lindsey Carothers and Jarrett Reiche know everybody. Reiche works for the legendary Binder Casting - which cast the original 1999 Broadway production of 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.'
Broadway Takeover Summer Intensive Program Announced At Westinghouse Arts Academ Photo Broadway Takeover Summer Intensive Program Announced At Westinghouse Arts Academy
by Alexa Criscitiello on June 01, 2021 in Pittsburgh

If you're serious about a career on the stage, you want to learn from the very best. And this summer, students in Pittsburgh will actually get this experience, as Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School brings a panoply of Broadway stars to town for a four-week intensive Broadway Takeover course in dancing, singing and acting, culminating in a production of 'Into the Woods' for the public.
BWW Proscenium Series: Pittsburgh Tamburitzans Announce Accessible 85th Season Photo BWW Proscenium Series: Pittsburgh Tamburitzans Announce Accessible 85th Season
by Dylan Shaffer on June 01, 2021 in Pittsburgh

The Tamburitzans' 85th season will be its first hybrid season, offering both in-person and live-streamed events.
Student Blog: Pittsburgh Playhouse's Dance Nation: Final Curtain Call Photo Student Blog: Pittsburgh Playhouse's Dance Nation: Final Curtain Call
by Student Blogger: Mary Felix on June 01, 2021 in Pittsburgh

All in all, the filming of the Playhouse's performance successfully translated the work of the stage onto the screen. Utilizing only minor adjustments, such as zoom-ins and close-ups, the piece remained a theatrical performance, captured by the work of three different cameras on two separate runs of the show.
Pittsburgh CLO's 2021 Gene Kelly Award Winners Announced Photo Pittsburgh CLO's 2021 Gene Kelly Award Winners Announced
by Stephi Wild on May 30, 2021 in Pittsburgh

The event featured performances from the 2021 nominees and students from the participating schools as well as a special message from guest of honor, Patricia Ward Kelly, the wife of the late actor for whom the awards are named.
Vocalist Allan Harris Announces Summer Tour Photo Vocalist Allan Harris Announces Summer Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 25, 2021 in Pittsburgh

Critically acclaimed soulful crooner Allan Harris will be bringing his hit album Kate's Soulfood on the road this summer! As a recipient of a prestigious SouthArts Jazz Road touring grant, Harris will utilize these funds to take his Harlem-inspired studio recording down the East Coast.
Student Blog: Look For the Opportunities Photo Student Blog: Look For the Opportunities
by Student Blogger: Sydney Emerson on May 25, 2021 in Pittsburgh

A future in the arts is precarious. It involves overwhelming self-motivation and internal strength. It means that you must constantly advocate for yourself. It means being okay with the fact that you may not succeed right off the bat—and if you’re a worrier like me, existing in this world can sometimes feel like running a marathon with a blindfold on.
What Questions Do You Have About Live Theater's Return? Photo What Questions Do You Have About Live Theater's Return?
by Alan Henry on May 24, 2021 in Pittsburgh

What do you want to know about live theater's return? Let us know and our industry experts may answer your question in our next article!
QUEST AND THE GIRL WITH THE YELLOW JACKET to be Presented by New Hazlett Theater Photo QUEST AND THE GIRL WITH THE YELLOW JACKET to be Presented by New Hazlett Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz on May 21, 2021 in Pittsburgh

'Quest and the Girl with the Yellow Jacket' is a Pittsburgh's first digital hip-hop musical that will premiere tomorrow, during Mental Health Awareness Month, through the New Hazlett Theater. The musical borrows from the unflinching narratives inspired by two musical works of Pittsburgh's leading hip-hop artists-- Jon Quest and Dr. HollyHood.
Pittsburgh CLO's Van Kaplan Will Step Down After 24 Years Photo Pittsburgh CLO's Van Kaplan Will Step Down After 24 Years
by Stephi Wild on May 21, 2021 in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh CLO announced today that Van Kaplan, CEO, will be retiring from his position as the head of the 75-year-old arts organization in September 2021. Mr. Kaplan will remain as a consultant helping to oversee new projects and development opportunities.
Student Blog: Want to Be a Better Writer? Do Improv. Photo Student Blog: Want to Be a Better Writer? Do Improv.
by Student Blogger: Sydney Emerson on May 17, 2021 in Pittsburgh

This is a plea to all of the writers out there-the introverted, hiding-behind-a-laptop, don't-look-at-me writers. Do improv. Join a troupe. Do it with your friends. Do it by yourself. (Robin Williams did!) There's the obvious benefit that everybody points to with improv-an increased ability to think and speak on the fly, growing more comfortable with public speaking.