Friday, January 25, 2013

Moulin Rouge Adds Performance


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 January 25, 2013
Contact: 
Meghan McNamara
Marketing Coordinator
412-454-9117

PBT ADDS EXTRA PERFORMANCE OF MOULIN ROUGE®—THE BALLET
Pittsburgh Premiere of Moulin Rouge® — The Ballet  Opens Valentine’s Day
PITTSBURGH, PA –  Due to popular demand, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre announces the addition of a fifth performance of Moulin Rouge® — The Ballet, which makes its Pittsburgh premiere this Valentine’s Day at the Benedum Center.
Onstage Feb. 14-17, PBT has added a 2 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday, Feb. 16, to accommodate demand  throughout Valentine’s Day weekend for the most-talked-about show of the PBT season. PBT will perform Moulin Rouge® — The Ballet at the following times:
· Thursday, February 14, at 7:30 p.m.
· Friday, February 15, at 8 p.m.
· New! Saturday, February 16, at 2 p.m.
· Saturday, February 16, at 8 p.m.
· Sunday, February 17, at 2 p.m.
Experienced by more than 100,000 people across North America, Moulin Rouge®—The Ballet had its world premiere in 2009 at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. At the time of its premiere,  additional performances were required due to box office demand and the ballet soon became the RWB’s biggest box office success to date.
The iconic cabaret, high-kicking cancan and extravagant excesses of  turn-of-the-century Paris set the scene for a story of love, ambition and heartbreak in Moulin Rouge®—The Ballet. Drawn to Paris by the city’s passion, struggling artist Matthew and launderette-turned-performer Nathalie find themselves swept into a passionate romance and the intoxicating nightlife of the Moulin Rouge®.
Choreographer Jorden Morris, the creator behind PBT’s 2011 production of Peter Pan, laces contemporary and classical ballet with international influences from the vivacious French cancan to the fiery partnering of the Tango Café. The passion peaks with an intimate pas de deux set to  Debussy’s Claire de Lune on a bridge by the Eiffel Tower. The cabaret’s possessive proprietor Zidler, however, casts a shadow over their romance as he ensnares his newly-discovered performer and her lover in a dangerous love triangle.
A number of historic figures from the origins of the Moulin Rouge® also find roles in the ballet. French painter HenriToulouse-Lautrec, who immortalized the Moulin Rouge® with depictions of its performers, takes the role of Matthew’s mentor, and the cabaret’s co-founder Charles Zidler becomes Matthew’s adversary. 
With a score spanning 27 different works by 14 different composers — including some well-known titles such asClair de Lune, La Vie en Rose, or the Can-Can — Morris selected the majority of music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries during the rise of the Moulin Rouge®. 

Moulin Rouge® — The Ballet features more than 70 vibrantly-colored costumes, created by Anne Armit, Head of Wardrobe at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Shannon Lovelace, a freelance designer, who drew inspiration from the fashions of the era and from Toulouse-Lautrec’s paintings of the Moulin Rouge®. A luminous red windmill and Eiffel Tower  top the onstage scenery, designed by Andrew Beck. 
The Moulin Rouge® was co-founded  in 1889 — the same year the Eiffel Tower was constructed —by builder Joseph Oller and manager Charles Zidler in the Monmartre district of Paris. The cabaret’s iconic red windmill, and namesake, became a symbol of the city’s thriving nightlife. Today, among other performance requirements, all of the Moulin Rouge’s performers must possess a solid base in classical ballet training.
This  production of Moulin Rouge® — The Ballet is generously sponsored by UPMC and PPG Industries Foundation.In the spirit of the Moulin Rouge of Paris, Moulin Rouge® is a registered trademark of Moulin Rouge S.A. 

Tickets
Tickets range in price from $25.75 to $95.75, and are available online at www.pbt.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting The Box Office at Theater Square.
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Love 3 Ways Valentine's Concert




Tuesday, February 12
7:30pm & 9:30pm
Cabaret at Theater Square

Sean Jones Quintet is one of the hottest jazz ensembles in the world, with a awards and accolades across the globe. They are joined by another worldwide jazz sensation, jazz vocalist Gregory Porter, who has won Best Jazz Vocal Album in France, Germany, and who has become jazz royalty in the UK. Joining them on this set is a rising star to watch, Carolyn Perteete, who has caught the ear of those in the know. This is a Valentine's JazzLive Session not to be missed.

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WQED-FM Celebrates 40th Anniversary


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 January 22, 2013

CONTACT:
 George Hazimanolis
 412-622-1366
 ghazimanolis@wqed.org

Maria Pisano
 412-622-1459
 mpisano@wqed.org

CLASSICAL RADIO STATION CELEBRATES ANNIVERSARY AS
“THE VOICE OF THE ARTS IN WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA”
 Classical WQED-FM 89.3 in Pittsburgh Kicks-Off Yearlong
 40th Anniversary Festivities on Friday, January 25, 2013

It was said best by Goethe: "Men are so inclined to content themselves with what is commonest; the spirit and the senses so easily grow dead to the impressions of the beautiful and perfect, that every one should study, by all methods, to nourish in mind the faculty of feeling these things ... for this reason, one ought every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words." Ladies and Gentlemen, such is the purpose of WQED-FM." -- Leland Hazard, Honorary Chairman of the WQED Board, Noon, January 25, 1973

PITTSBURGH—On January 25, 2013 Classical WQED-FM 89.3 will kick-off the yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary as “The voice of the arts in western Pennsylvania.”

“For forty years Classical WQED-FM 89.3 has broadcast the region’s finest musical and artistic performances to the community free of charge,” said Deborah L. Acklin, WQED President and Chief Executive Officer. “In return for this service WQED has been fortunate to have so many of our listeners and neighbors consistently support our efforts to be the voice of the arts in western Pennsylvania at a time when funding for and access to fine arts have been challenged.”

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, January 25, WQED-FM 89.3 will broadcast its annual “birthday” celebration in recognition of its fortieth anniversary. The broadcast will include a look back at the year 1973, well wishes from members of the community and a ticket giveaway for the premiere of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 2013-2014 Season with Mozart’s Symphony No. 40.

A television special called, WQED-FM 40th Anniversary Celebration will be broadcast LIVE the following day on Saturday, January 26 from 8 – 11 p.m. on WQED-TV and simulcast on Classical WQED-FM 89.3. Special performances and interviews will be heard from local groups and musical greats including: Chatham Baroque; Pittsburgh Children’s Festival Chorus; Mendelssohn Choir; Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Brass; Noah Bendix-Balgley, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Violinist and Concertmaster; Sarah Botkin, soprano soloist; Sasha Voinov, teen pianist and composer and many more. Interviews with the station’s founder Ceci Sommers, archival footage, and pictures and appearances from the station’s on-air talent including Artistic Director and QED Morning Show host Jim Cunningham will round out the program. Viewers are asked to share their celebratory messages and feedback on social media using hashtag #WQEDFM40.

Broadcasting 24-hours-a-day from both WQED’s Oakland headquarters on Fifth Avenue and in the afternoons and evenings from the Carolyn M. Byham Studio in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, WQED-FM 89.3 provides quality programming through its radio stations including: Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown, and WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM).

WQED provides local coverage of music and the arts from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday including Performance in Pittsburgh with Stephen Baum heard Fridays at 7:00 p.m. National classical program favorites From the Top with Christopher O’Riley, A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and Sunday Baroque can be heard on the weekend. For a full schedule of Classical WQED-FM 89.3’s programming visit wqed.org/fm.

Classical WQED-FM 89.3 is the official broadcaster of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Heard on more than 100 classical stations nationwide, Pittsburgh Symphony Radio is produced in partnership with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and WQED consisting of 26 two-hour programs hosted by WQED-FM 89.3’s Jim Cunningham. Cunningham is in his 25th year as executive producer and host of Pittsburgh Symphony Radio now celebrating its 31st anniversary. WQED has had a long-term on-air relationship with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in regular series or specials since the television station went on the air in 1954 and WQED-FM 89.3 has been showcasing the Orchestra since it went on the air in 1973.

WQED-HD, the Pittsburgh Concert Channel signed on in spring of 2012 and is a partnership between the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and WQED. On HD Radio and online at wqed.org/fm, the Pittsburgh Concert Channel broadcasts archived local performances from Pittsburgh Symphony Radio, and select concerts from Chatham Baroque, CMU School of Music, and other local orchestras; it will also be adding more performances from local arts groups to its roster. All three stations offer classical and fine arts and cultural programs for the region, allowing listeners to hear live and recorded classical performances and learn the latest arts news from around the world.

Listeners can join the conversation and follow updates from Classical WQED-FM 89.3 on Facebook® and Twitter® at @WQEDFM.

WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 134 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).


 | WQED-FM 89.3 | website


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Steve Martin, Edie Brickell Announce July Performance


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    
Jan. 22, 2013
Steve Martin with Steep Canyon Rangers

STEVE MARTIN AND THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS FEATURING EDIE BRICKELL TO PERFORM AT HEINZ HALL IN JULY

Tickets for bluegrass concert go on sale Friday, Feb. 1

Martin and Brickell’s new collaborative album ‘Love Has Come for You’ out on Rounder Records April 23
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell

PITTSBURGH – Renowned actor, comedian, author and musician Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell, will perform a bluegrass music concert at Heinz Hall in July, as part of a national tour.

The concert will be at 7:30 p.m., Monday, July 1. Tickets, ranging from $45 to $150, go on sale at 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 1. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Heinz Hall box office at 412.392.4900, or visiting www.pittsburghsymphony.org. This is not a stand-up comedy show. The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will not be performing at this event.

The North American tour of Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, featuring Edie Brickell, kicks off May 22 at Fort Myers, Fla. The highly anticipated tour is the first for Martin and Brickell, who will perform songs from their album Love Has Come for You. The remarkable new collaboration is set for release on April 23 on Rounder Records.

Love Has Come for You features 13 eloquently rootsy compositions that combine Martin’s inventive five-string banjo work with Brickell’s distinctive vocals and vivid, detail-rich lyrics. The album was produced by legendary producer Peter Asher (James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Linda Ronstadt) and features notable players, including rising-star Esperanza Spalding on bass, veteran studio guitarist Waddy Wachtel, and Nickel Creek alumni Sara and Sean Watkins. The album also features the esteemed bluegrass combo the Steep Canyon Rangers with whom Martin recorded his latest Grammy-nominated album, Rare Bird Alert.

In a genre that prizes musicianship above all else, Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers have risen to national prominence with their dynamic stage show. The tour will showcase new material performed by Martin and Brickell, along with the unique hybrid of bluegrass and comedy that Martin and The Steep Canyon Rangers have been delighting audiences with at their sold-out, critically acclaimed shows.

The Pittsburgh concert is presented by Drusky Entertainment (www.druskyentertainment.com) and Kirschner Concerts (www.kconcerts.com).

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Monday, January 21, 2013

Workshops for Innovative Game Creators Revised


WQED PITTSBURGH HOLDS WORKSHOPS TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS TO CREATE INNOVATIVE GAMES
Workshops in conjunction with the 2013 Global Game Jam in Pittsburgh will prepare students and educators to build original games in support of The National STEM Video Game Challenge


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
 January 14, 2013

CONTACT:
 George Hazimanolis
 412-622-1366
 ghazimanolis@wqed.org

Maria Pisano
 412-622-1459
 mpisano@wqed.org

UPDATE: This Workshop has been moved to Saturday, February 9 from noon to 6 PM at the Art Institute 

PITTSBURGH – In an effort to innovatively encourage middle school students and teachers to use games as an educational tool, WQED will host workshops about creating digital games on January 26. These game design workshops, for students interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), are sponsored by Chevron Corporation. Information on WQED’s innovative efforts around gaming can be found at www.wqed.org/gaming.


“We hope to empower teachers and students with tools that can encourage problem solving and creativity while providing a new vehicle for classroom assessment,” says Jennifer Stancil, Executive Director of Educational Partnerships. “In the 21st century, we need new strategies to help our kids prepare for the future. Let’s meet kids where they are...playing games that are cooperative, help improve their self-confidence, and give them awe, wonder and creativity.”

In January 2012, WQED and its partners piloted a program that paired youth with game developers and gaming companies at the 2012 Global Game Jam (GGJ). The pilot workshop facilitated a winning entry, “Archers and Aliens” (out of 3700+ applications!) by local middle school students. In 2013, WQED will recruit students in grades 5 through 8 to participate in the workshops to be held Saturday, January 26 at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Students will learn about the game design process, try out design software, play-test games being developed by the professional designers at the 2013 GGJ, and learn effective strategies to enter the National STEM Video Game Challenge. Teachers may also be eligible for participation and Act 48 credit. Please email education@wqed.org for additional information.

WQED will also promote participation in the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge, in schools throughout the region. WQED Pittsburgh is collaborating with PBS, E-Line Media, the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Schell Games, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Pittsburgh International Game Developers Association to hold local workshops in conjunction with the 2013 GGJ.

The 2013 GGJ in Pittsburgh is one of many global events being held for gamers to come together and build new, innovative gaming experiences for adults. GGJ will be held Friday, January 25 through Sunday, January 27 and located at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh (420 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15219). Space is limited.

More information regarding the WQED’s gaming initiatives may be found at wqed.org/gaming or by contacting education@wqed.org.

About WQED Pittsburgh
 WQED Pittsburgh has a proud history of honors, including 134 National and Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Awards, an Academy Award, and many, many others, including two Emmy® Awards for Station Excellence. WQED was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. The people of WQED create, produce and distribute quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within their community and around the world. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The Create Channel; WQED Showcase; Classical WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; Classical WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; the Pittsburgh Concert Channel at WQED-HD2 (89.3-2FM) and online at www.wqed.org/fm; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org) and iQ: smartmedia, WQED’s Educational initiative (www.wqed.org/edu).

About Chevron Corporation
Chevron is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels. Chevron’s Marcellus natural gas operations are headquartered in Moon Township, PA. More information about Chevron is available at www.chevron.com.

About 2013 NATIONAL STEM VIDEO GAME CHALLENGE
 The Cooney Center and E-Line Media are preparing for the third year of the National STEM Video Game Challenge. This year’s competition is open to middle and high school youth, who are invited to submit original game designs beginning in January 2013 for the opportunity to earn recognition and prizes for themselves, as well as monetary prizes for their schools.

New this year will be opportunities for mentors to get involved through a new website featuring toolkits, resources and curriculum. The site will also feature some exciting words of wisdom from top game design professionals, as well as offering a forum for aspiring youth designers to get feedback, advice and encouragement from pro mentors.

For more information on the prize categories, eligibility and streams for 2013 go to stemchallenge.org. To learn more about the many tools available to make a game and start designing checkout the Resources section!

This year’s all-star group of sponsors includes: the AMD Foundation, Microsoft’s Xbox 360, the Entertainment Software Association, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the HIVE NYC Learning Network, who will reach out to underserved youth across the country through hands-on game design workshops and other supplemental curriculum activities.

This year’s Challenge will also unite a corps of outreach partners and mentors who will be instrumental in supporting youth and teacher participation including BrainPop, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting PBS KIDS Ready To Learn Initiative, Learning Games Network and Edmodo.


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PSO Announce European Festivals Tour


For Immediate Release
Jan. 16, 2013



PSO ANNOUNCES 2013 EUROPEAN FESTIVALS TOUR – MUSIC DIRECTOR MANFRED HONECK LEADS ORCHESTRA IN 12-CONCERT, 6-NATION TOUR THIS SUMMER

Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, pianist Yuja Wang, percussionist Martin Grubinger to join tour; PSO to perform in Romania for the first time

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO) today announced that Music Director Manfred Honeck will lead the PSO on a 12-concert European Festivals Tour from Aug. 26 to Sept. 15, 2013.

The tour will take the orchestra to Austria, Germany, Romania, France, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.


The tour opens at the Grafenegg Festival in Austria, where Honeck will lead the PSO in two concerts on Aug. 29 & 30. The PSO performed in Grafenegg for the first time in September 2011. The PSO will next perform at the popular Berlin Festival on Aug. 31, before traveling to Bucharest, Romania, to debut at the George Enescu International Festival on Sept. 3.

The orchestra will perform in Paris (Sept. 6), and Dusseldorf (Sept. 7) and Frankfurt, Germany (Sept. 8) before traveling to Switzerland for two concerts at the Lucerne Festival on Sept. 10 & 11. The tour concludes with concerts at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, Germany, on Sept. 12 & 14. An additional concert in the United Kingdom will be announced at a later date. The PSO performed in Lucerne, Bonn, Berlin and London in 2011.

Famed violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will appear with the PSO in Grafenegg, Berlin, Frankfurt, and Lucerne, while piano virtuoso Yuja Wang will be in Grafenegg, Bucharest, Paris, Dusseldorf and Bonn. Percussionist Martin Grubinger will be the guest soloist at the PSO performances in Lucerne on Sept. 11, and Bonn on Sept. 14.
The tour program will feature Richard Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5, a suite from Leo¹Janáèek’s Jenùfa, Ravel’s Bolero and Rapsodie Espagnole, and Witold Lutoslawski’s Chain 2 for Violin and Orchestra. Mutter will perform Dvoøák’s Violin Concerto; Wang will play Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Grubinger is scheduled to be the guest soloist when the PSO performs John Corigliano’s “Conjurer” concerto.

“Going on tour with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra is always a fantastic experience. I am looking forward to returning to these wonderful cities, as well as visiting Bucharest with the PSO for the first time,” Honeck said. “We are honored that we all get to make magnificent music in some of the great concert halls in the world.”

“The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Manfred Honeck were greeted with great applause and acclaim during our recent European Residency Tour earlier this year,” PSO President and CEO James A. Wilkinson said. “Our previous European Festivals Tour in 2011 was a huge success and it is a tremendous honor to be invited back to these renowned festivals and venues in Europe.”

International touring is made possible, in part, by the Hillman Endowment for International Performances.
Information about the PSO tour can be found at www.pittsburghsymphony.org/2013tour. The website will be updated as more information becomes available.

2013 EUROPEAN FESTIVALS TOUR CONCERT SCHEDULE

Aug. 29: at Auditorium Grafenegg, Grafenegg Festival, Austria
Aug. 30: at Grafenegg Wolkenturm (outdoor stage), Grafenegg Festival
Presented by Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich

Aug. 31: at Berlin Philharmonie, Berlin Festival, Germany
Presented by Musikfest Berlin

Sept. 3: at Salla Palatului, George Enescu International Festival, Bucharest, Romania
Presented by Artexim "George Enescu"

Sept. 6: at Salle Pleyel, Paris
Presented by Salle Pleyel

Sept. 7: at Tonhalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
Presented by Konzert Theater Kontor Heinersdorff GmbH

Sept. 8: at Alte Oper Frankfurt, Germany
Presented by Alte Oper Frankfurt

Sept. 10: at Kultur und Kongresszentrum Luzern, Switzerland
Sept. 11: at Kultur und Kongresszentrum Luzern
Presented by Lucerne Festival

Sept. 12: at Beethovenhalle, Beethoven Festival, Bonn, Germany
Sept. 14: at Beethovenhalle, Beethoven Festival, Bonn
Presented by Internationale Beethovenfeste Bonn GmbH

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In Pittsburgh
Contact: James Barthen. Vice President of Public Affairs
Phone: 412.392.4835 | email: jbarthen@pittsburghsymphony.org

Contact: Ramesh Santanam, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: rsantanam@pittsburghsymphony.org

Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Associate Vice President of Public Affairs
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org

In Europe
Contact: PR2 classic
Gabriele Schiller & Anna Frankenberg
Phone: +49 221 38 10 63 | email: office@pr2classic.de

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Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Pavement at Byham


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today's date: January 16, 2013
Contact:
Diana Roth
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
(412) 471-8717
roth@trustarts.org


Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Pavement
Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8:00 p.m., Byham Theater


 Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Dance Council, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, will present Kyle Abraham/Abraham.In.Motion: Pavement on Saturday, February 16, 2013, at 8:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater.

Pittsburgh native, Kyle Abraham, brings his company home for a special evening of dance showcasing his latest work, Pavement, a choreography that expresses changes taking place in Pittsburgh’s historically black neighborhoods. Abraham’s work is influenced by growing up African American in Pittsburgh. From his beginnings at the Civic Light Opera Academy and the Creative and Performing Arts High School in Pittsburgh, Abraham moved to New York City and received his BFA from SUNY Purchase and MFA from NYU Tisch School of the Arts. In 2009 Dance Magazine named Kyle Abraham one of the “25 to watch.”

Steve Sucato of City Paper wrote, “Whether he’s talking on social issues or making even bigger splashes on the local and national scenes, the sense that Abraham is on the verge of breakthrough looms primarily because his talent is just too big to ignore.”  In Pavement Abraham uses these talents to express his view of the current social stigmas of African Americans.

 Abraham’s choreography features early hip-hop musicians, like Kriss Kross,- that offer some comic relief, and challenges the progress made over the past twenty years among African American communities.Abraham.In.Motion dancers have varied backgrounds, bringing their unique styles into the composition such as ballet, hip-hop, and African dance. Pavement is performed to a diverse score of opera, rhythm & blues, soul, country, essays from W.E.B. DuBois’ The Soul of Black Folk, and excerpts from the 1991 film by John Singleton, Boyz n the Hood, all mixed with sounds of the city bringing this powerful dance to life.

Tickets ($19-$48) may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at www.trustarts.org, or by calling (412) 456-6666. Subscribe to the 2012-2013 Dance Council season by calling (412) 456-1390 or online at www.trustarts.org/dance.

Each year the Pittsburgh Dance Council, a division of The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, showcases a world-class season of dance. As the largest presenter of international performances in the city, the Dance Council continues to help make our Cultural District one of the country’s leading arts and entertainment centers.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit organization whose mission is the cultural and economic development of Pittsburgh’s 14-block Cultural District through public and private support.  The Trust presents and encourages diverse performing and visual arts programs within the District, and is an impetus for additional development in downtown Pittsburgh. www.Trustarts.org

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New Year, New Stores at South Hills Village


New Year, New Stores at South Hills Village


PITTSBURGH, PA—2013 promises another year of exciting changes for South Hills Village. Last year was full of retailer additions, renovations and expansions—the new two-level Dick’s Sporting Goods at the North end of the mall, redesigned stores like The Limited, New York & Company, Victoria’s Secret, and Bath and Body Works, and brand new retailers such as Bare Minerals and 2b. South Hills Village is starting off 2013 by adding more to the growing list of shopping and dining destinations for the South Hills Community.

The Upper St. Clair Target—set to open March, will offer guests the everyday essentials and exclusive brands they have come to expect from Target. In addition, it will include a selection of fresh produce, fresh packaged meat and pre-packaged baked goods to further enhance the shopping experience for Target guests.


On Monday, January 14th, Bonefish Grill will open its first restaurant in the Pittsburgh market at South Hills Village.  This freestanding, contemporary establishment, located between Target and Route 19, features an innovative, seasonal menu—including traditional and unique varieties of fresh fish and seafood. Diners will enjoy the house specialty, Bang Bang Shrimp, and Pecan Parmesan Crusted Rainbow Trout, as well as wood-grilled, non-seafood selections. They also offer tasty libations such as the Winter White Cosmopolitan and the Bonefish Martini, craft beers and adventurous wines.  Bonefish Grill will be open for dinner seven days a week.  Their hours will be Monday through Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 4:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. with a Sunday brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Vera Bradley infuses vibrant color into all aspects of women’s lives and now will be bringing a pop of color to the mall in their new space, on the lower level South Wing.  The store will feature many of the brand’s favorite offerings including handbags, luggage, totes, and desk and cell phone accessories.
 “It is so exciting to begin the New Year with the opening of these new shopping and dining attractions for the South Hills Community,” said Jennifer Carroll, South Hills Village Marketing Director. “These new retailers will be key destinations for our customers and are just the first in 2013 to be added to the already-impressive list of shops and eateries at South Hills Village.”

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Pittsburgh Fashion Nominations Sought


Nominations Sought For
Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame 2013 

Immediate Release
January 17, 2013
Pittsburgh Fashion Week - Fashion Hall of Fame Nominations

Pittsburgh Fashion Week is looking for the next six Fashion Hall of Fame Inductees


(PITTSBURGH) -- Nominations are being accepted for the fourth year inductees into the Pittsburgh Fashion Hall of Fame at Pittsburgh Fashion Week this fall.

Are you considered a fashion icon or know someone who is?

Pittsburgh Fashion Week (PFW) is looking for individuals who have impacted Pittsburgh through fashion, style or beauty.

The public is invited to nominate anyone with roots in Pittsburgh for the award. Nominations must include the name of the nominee, explanation of why the person is deserving, and contact information of the nominee. Nominations are due February 20 and may be submitted via email to halloffame@pittsburghfashionweek.com or by snail mail to Pittsburgh Fashion Week, P.O. Box 17947, Pittsburgh, PA, 15235-7947. Please keep submissions brief. Bullet points are preferred.

Nominees will be evaluated based on longevity and significance of contribution in the general areas of fashion or beauty and must have at least 10 years in the industry. They can be persons living in Pittsburgh, or persons born or raised in Pittsburgh and currently living elsewhere. Five to eight honorees may be culled from what are expected to be scores of nominees.

The purpose is to shine a spotlight on fashion icons from the city of Pittsburgh. We want to bring them to the forefront, honor them and continue to inform Pittsburghers we have persons who have greatly impacted the World of Fashion. That is why we are honoring these iconic figures.

In addition to this induction and for the time, we will announce a NEW component the “Exceptional Artist Award”. This award will be given to an up and coming artesian exhibiting similar qualities of the nominees. Honorees will be announced in March and will be inducted at a luncheon held at the Omni William Penn hotel, downtown, on the last day of the fashion week.  In which, we invite you to share another historic moment with us. The September 29th luncheon will be open to the public and will culminate a week of activities beginning Monday, September 23.

The public can keep up with the latest developments of Pittsburgh Fashion Week at www.pittsburghfashionweek.com and on both the Friends of Pittsburgh Fashion Week page on Facebook and Twitter social media sites.

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CONTACT:
Diane Withrow
Fashion Hall of Fame Committee Chairperson
halloffame@pittsburghfashionweek.com
dwithrow.pghfashionwk@gmail.com


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Moulin Rouge Opens Valentine's Day at the Benedum


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                 January 14, 2013

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Marketing Coordinator
412-454-9117
mmcnamara@pittsburghballet.org

Pittsburgh Premiere of Moulin Rouge® — The Ballet  Opens Valentine’s Day
PBT Presents a Story of Love, Ambition and Heartbreak Valentine’s Day Weekend

PITTSBURGH, PA –  Opening on Valentine’s Day, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre brings the mystique of Paris’ famed cabaret to the Benedum Center stage for the Pittsburgh premiere of Moulin Rouge® — The Ballet, Feb. 14-17, 2013.

The iconic cabaret, high-kicking cancan and extravagant excesses of  turn-of-the-century Paris set the scene for a story of love, ambition and heartbreak in Moulin Rouge®—The Ballet. Drawn to Paris by the city’s passion, struggling artist Matthew and launderette-turned-performer Nathalie find themselves swept into a passionate romance and the intoxicating nightlife of the Moulin Rouge.

Choreographer Jorden Morris, the creator behind PBT’s 2011 production of Peter Pan, laces contemporary and classical ballet with international influences from the vivacious French cancan to the fiery partnering of the Tango Café. The passion peaks with an intimate pas de deux set to  Debussy’s Claire de Lune on a bridge by the Eiffel Tower. The cabaret’s possessive proprietor Zidler, however, casts a shadow over their romance as he ensnares his newly-discovered performer and her lover in a dangerous love triangle.

A number of historic figures from the origins of the Moulin Rouge® also find roles in the ballet. French painter Henri Toulouse-Latrec, who immortalized the Moulin Rouge® with depictions of its performers, takes the role of Matthew’s mentor, and the cabaret’s co-founder Charles Zidler becomes Matthew’s adversary.

With a score spanning 27 different works by 14 different composers — including some well-known titles such as Clair de Lune, La Vie en Rose, or the Can-Can — Morris selected the majority of music from the late 19th and early 20th centuries during the rise of the Moulin Rouge®.

Moulin Rouge® — The Ballet features more than 70 vibrantly-colored costumes, created by Anne Armit, Head of Wardrobe at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, and Shannon Lovelace, a freelance designer, who drew inspiration from the fashions of the era and from Toulouse-Lautrec’s paintings of the Moulin Rouge®. A luminous red windmill and Eiffel Tower  top the onstage scenery, designed by Andrew Beck.

Experienced by more than 100,000 people across North America, Moulin Rouge®—The Ballet had its world premiere in 2009 at Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet, where Morris trained and later danced professionally.

The Moulin Rouge® was co-founded  in 1889 — the same year the Eiffel Tower was constructed —by builder Joseph Oller and manager Charles Zidler in the Monmartre district of Paris. The cabaret’s iconic red windmill, and namesake, became a symbol of the city’s thriving nightlife. Today, among other performance requirements, all of the Moulin Rouge’s performers must possess a solid base in classical ballet training.

This  production of Moulin Rouge® — The Ballet is generously sponsored by UPMC and PPG Industries Foundation.

In the spirit of the Moulin Rouge of Paris, Moulin Rouge® is a registered trademark of Moulin Rouge S.A.

Tickets
Tickets range in price from $25.75 to $95.75, and are available online at www.pbt.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting The Box Office at Theater Square.

Media Note: For interview or photo requests, please contact Meghan McNamara, marketing coordinator, at 412-454-9117 or mmcnamara@pittsburghballet.org.

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Cunningham Named Athlete of the Week


Cunningham earns PSAC-Western Division "Athlete of the Week" honor

Rock senior guard Erinne Cunningham was named Monday as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division "Athlete of the Week" after averaging 16.5 points per game in two victories last weekend

1/14/2013

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Slippery Rock University senior guard Erinne Cunningham was named Monday as the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference-Western Division women's basketball “Athlete of the Week.”
Erinne Cunningham
Cunningham earned the honor by averaging 16.5 points per game in a pair of Rock wins last weekend over PSAC rivals in Morrow Field House. She scored 10 points in SRU's 58-46 win over East Stroudsburg last Friday and poured in 23 points in last Saturday's 66-60 win over Kutztown.

A 5-foot-7 native of Jamestown, N.Y. and graduate of Jamestown High School, Cunningham made nine of 25 shots from the field in the two games. She was 6-of-16 from 3-point range and 9-of-10 from the foul line.

Cunningham grabbed 12 rebounds, handed out six assists, recorded four steals and blocked one shot in the two games for The Rock, who own a 4-9 overall record and are 3-6 in conference games.

A former standout at Monroe Community College in Michigan, Cunningham played 72 of a possible 80 minutes in last weekend's games.

The back-to-back wins last weekend moved SRU into a tie for sixth place in the PSAC-Western Division standings and gave The Rock their longest string of success since they put together three consecutive wins from Dec. 19, 2011 to Jan. 6, 2012.

The top six teams in the division at the end of regular-season competition Feb. 27 will earn berths in the conference tournament. The Rock hope to earn their first playoff berth since the 2005-06 season.

Cunningham and her teammates start at string of 13 consecutive PSAC-West games Wednesday with a 6 p.m. game at Lock Haven.

The Rock, led by third-year head coach Tanya Longo, return home to entertain Mercyhurst in a 1 p.m. game Saturday and host California (Pa.) in a 6 p.m. game next Wednesday, Jan. 23.
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Bob McComas
Sports Information Director
Slippery Rock University
1 Morrow Way - Room 201 Old Main
Slippery Rock, Pa. 16057
Office: 724.738.2777
Cell: 724.421.5658
Email: robert.mccomas@sru.edu
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Cultural District Gallery Crawl



The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
Downtown Pittsburgh
Friday, January 25, 2013

Pittsburgh, PA—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the upcoming Gallery Crawl to take place Friday, January 25, 2013, from 5:30-9:00 p.m., in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. The Gallery Crawl is an urban showcase featuring a wide variety of thought provoking art exhibitions, live bands, DJs, dance, theater, and more. Everything from the traditional to the avant garde is on display for art lovers of all ages.


The evening will kick off with Miguel Chevalier’s Power Pixels, two self-generative video installations located in Wood Street Galleries. Chevalier is an internationally known artist and an innovator of digital arts whose work is sure to excite the masses. The night will also mark the premiere of the Arcade Comedy Theater at 811 Liberty Avenue. The comedy club will feature improvisation jams and comedy performances within a newly renovated 60-seat performance space. In addition, the Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra (E.L.C.O.) will play music in the Trust Arts Education Center from Beck’s brand-new only-available-as-sheet-music album,Song Reader, along with their energetic and contemporary sound. This is the first time the E.L.C.O. will be performing at the Gallery Crawl.

“We are excited to present our interpretation of the music,” said Heidi Matthews, Co-founder and Operations Director of E.L.C.O. “The E.L.C.O. does a great job at presenting a fresh perspective to older songs and giving a new twist to pop pieces.”

Gallery Crawl events are free and open to the public. CONSOL Energy Inc. is the lead sponsor of the January 2013 Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District. Other sponsors include Pittsburgh City Paper, WYEP 91.3FM, Table Magazine and Kreider Printing. For more information and a map of the Gallery Crawl events, visitwww.TRUSTArts.org or call (412) 456-6666.

The following is a line-up of Gallery Crawl highlights and happenings on Friday, January 25, 2013:

Wood Street Galleries
Wood Street Galleries
601 Wood Street

Power Pixels 2013
Miguel Chevalier
Two new self-generative video installations including the world premiere of his latest work, "Digital-Archi" (Meta Cities).

SPACE
812 Liberty Avenue
Romper Room
Guest curated by Ladyboy
Jen Cooney, Jae Ruberto, Jacob Ciocci, Matt Barton, Thad Kellstadt, Jim Lingo, and Ladyboy

Romper Room - blanket forts, cubby holes, night lights, clubhouses, burnouts, hippies, hangouts in the woods, glow sticks, sweet jams, jam jigglers, schralping, cosmic cats, impossibles, glitches, munchies, diamonds, sasquatch, joy rides, cocoons, etc.

Music by DJ Dave Zak

Human Touch Project
The Human Touch Project is the newest body of sculptural work currently under development by artist Phoenix Savage. Human Touch is a participatory project translating the aesthetics of physical and ethereal human connectivity.

Tito and Exchange Way
Cell Phone Disco
A surface that visualizes the electromagnetic field of an active mobile phone. Several thousand lights illuminate when you make or receive a phone call in the vicinity of the installation.

Shaw Galleries
805 Liberty Avenue
2nd Annual Bad Art Sale!
Bad art, picture frames, mats, art books, gently used art supplies...All at rock bottom prices!

Trust Arts Education Center
805-807 Liberty Avenue
Peirce Studio (Lower Level):
CONSOL Energy Hot Spot: Re-energize with this Pittsburgh-based producer of coal and natural gas.

Continuum Dance Theater
Excerpts of THE MOVEMENT. Created by Sarah Parker, THE MOVEMENT exposes the duality between versions of ones’ self; revealing an autobiographical examination of the distinction between public lives and what lies beneath. 6pm, 7pm, 8pm
Third Floor:
Celebration
Associated Artists of Pittsburgh
Showcasing AAP's members' work

Fourth Floor:
Pittsburgh Print Group
Exhibit examining the end of time
Carnegie Library
Button-making: We supply the materials, you supply the creativity!

Eclectic Laboratory Chamber Orchestra (E.L.C.O.)
Music from Beck's brand-new, only-available-as-sheet-music album, Song Reader, as well as high-energy, rhythmically charged interpretations from their contemporary alt-classical repertoire. 6:15pm, 7:15pm, 8:15pm

Harris Theater
809 Liberty Avenue
Harris Theater Short Films
Official selections from the 2012 Three Rivers Film Festival competitive shorts program.  All Filmmakers are regional artists.

Tiny Harris Gallery
Loren Kantor
Original prints from carved woodcuts & linocuts inspired by classic films.

811 Liberty Avenue
Arcade Comedy
Be among the first to visit the brand new Arcade Comedy Theater in the Cultural District, which will feature Pittsburgh’s best improvisational, sketch and alternative comedy year-round!  Pop-up games, performances and mini-workshops will be held throughout the evening.  Time to Play! www.arcadecomedytheater.com

Catholic Charities Susan Zubik Welcome Center
212 Ninth Street
Creative Reuse
During the fall of 2012, students at Manchester Craftsmen's Guild took part in a unique after-school art course, creating art from materials supplied by the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse.

Awesome Books
929 Liberty Avenue
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown

Moon Calling, an exhibition of paintings by Richard Rappaport
A gifted portraitist, Rappaport's images work their emotional force on the subjective sensibility of the viewer.

937 Liberty Avenue
2nd floor:
Six x Ate: Sound, Time, Space
SIX x ATE features the work of local artists who have participated in an ongoing dinner and lecture series of the same name.

3rd floor: Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Lobby:
Twinning Photography
The first of a series of exhibitions trying to twin one hundred Africans with their African American lookalikes.
Toonseum

Toonseum
947 Liberty Avenue
Visit the new StarKist Charlie's Hall of Legends. This new exhibition presents original pieces from the ToonSeum permanent collection, featuring some of the world's most iconic cartoon characters.

August Wilson Center for African American Culture
980 Liberty Avenue
Glamazonia by Mario Epanya
This glorious showcase of beauty features over 30 images of Black women from contemporary full color photography to vintage black-and-white images, celebrating the beauty and diversity of the Diaspora.

The Nazi Olympics: Berlin 1936
This stirring exhibition, on loan from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and presented in collaboration with the Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, explores the courage and triumph of athletes who boycotted, participated in, or were barred from the Games.

Pittsburgh: Reclaim, Renew, Remix
Our core exhibition dedicated to honoring and preserving Black culture in Southwestern Pennsylvania. This modular exhibit uses imagery, film and oral history narratives to explore communities, cultures, and innovations

Tonic
971 Liberty Avenue, 2nd floor Gallery.  NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE
Work from artist Keith Schmiedline
Live music by Dylan Reynolds.

Urban Pathways 6-12 Gallery
914 Penn Avenue
The Heart is Lonely…
Student artwork based on the works of Jacob Lawrence; plus Ceramics & Photography.
Poetry Slam at 6pm & 7:30pm, plus the Sounds of Steel steel pan band

CAPA
111 Ninth St.
Future Memories, Future Myths
Works by CAPA Visual Arts students, curated by Rafael Abreu-Canedo

Abby McGeehan, Assan Jackson, Brianne McKaine and Adam Linn, Elan Kandel, Libby Musacchio, Maddi Johnson, Miller Goughneour, Miller Schulman, Ron Turner, Sara Gaitens, Stacey Thomas, Todd Koger, Tyler Sing interpreting the world around them, navigating the past and the present, these young and talented minds are not satisfied with the one-size-fits-all culture that is being handed down to them.

Future Tenant
819 Penn Avenue
Best of Arbor Aid with Tree Pittsburgh
A best-of collection of works created from reclaimed and urban wood that focuses on the theme of Story/Legacy.

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council
810 Penn Avenue, Suite 200
Art on the Walls
Steel-Life II: photo assemblages
Fran Gialamas
Archival-flash-backs of men and women steel workers—their neighborhoods, homes and the mills. The work reflects the steel
industry in its heyday. Found images seduce the viewer’s eye and memory. The past is layered with the present in counterpoint to create a quiet industrial beauty.


Bend Yoga
808 Penn Avenue, 2nd floor
Join Bend Yoga for free yoga at 7:00pm.  Pre-registration is recommended by emailingmcallan@bendyoga.com.

709 Penn Gallery

709 Penn Gallery
709 Penn Avenue
Fabrizio Gerbino
New works by the Italian-born artist, now well-known for his paintings, drawings, and installations inspired by the post-industrial landscape of Pittsburgh, where he has lived for nearly a decade.

707 Penn Gallery
707 Penn Avenue
Craig Freeman: Cartoon Nihilism
Explores themes of nihilism, depression, and suicide through the cartoon world.

131 Seventh Street
Symbiotic Collusion
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
AC/VC: Appalachians in Charge of Visual Culture
Derek Reese

Project Pop Up: Night Market 3
Once again bringing together some of Pittsburgh’s most creative independent vendors, artists, and desserts to an indoor market.
Katz Plaza
             
Katz Plaza
7th St. and Penn Avenue
Steel Town Fire: Pittsburgh’s premier Fire Art performance wows the crowd with dancing and intricate moves on poi, snakes, swords and other burning props. 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30pm.

Backstage Bar
655 Penn Avenue
Symphony of Colours
Kim Freithaler, June Kielty, Nadya Lapets and Vickie Schilling

Live Music by Jason Kendall Duo

Dream Cream Ice Cream Parlor
539 Liberty Avenue
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
More than just a great place for a scoop. A portion of designated flavor sales will be contributed to causes in exchange for community service of the recipient, aka “the dreamer.”

Robot Repairs
210 Sixth Street
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
Is your robot experiencing technical difficulties? Consider visiting this place for a potential fix.

Boutique 208
208 Sixth Street
Part of Project PopUp: Downtown
A retail boutique featuring handmade wares from local artisans.

Arthur Murray Dance Studio**
136 Sixth Street (above Melange Bistro) NOT UNIVERSALLY ACCESSIBLE

Free Dance Lessons and Demos:
Swing at 7:30pm. Bachata at 8pm. Salsa at 8:30pm.

 ALL INFORMATION AND LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE!  Visit www.trustarts.org for updated and more detailed information
Lead sponsor: CONSOL Energy Inc.
Sponsors: City Paper, WYEP 91.3 FM, Kreider Printing, Table Magazine

All official Gallery Crawl locations will be marked with a Cultural District Stop sidewalk sign.

TEXT “CRAWL” TO SMASH (76274) to receive special exclusive offers and more!

**All locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted

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Award Winning Green Day's American Idiot


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Diana Roth
412-471-8717
roth@trustarts.org


PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh
THE NATIONAL BROADWAY TOUR

 Green Day's American Idiot

Makes Pittsburgh Premiere
At Heinz Hall February 19-24, 2013
Tickets On Sale Now!


Pittsburgh, PA: The national tour of GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT is coming to the Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, PA from February 19-24, 2013.

The performance schedule is Tuesday-Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 2:00 and 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at 1:00 and 6:30 p.m.  Tickets for this production are on sale now.

Tickets ($20-$62) are available at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, by visiting www.TrustArts.org, or by calling (412) 392-4900. Groups 10+ tickets are available by calling (412) 471-6930.Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.

GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT is part of the PNC Broadway Across America – Pittsburgh series presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America.

GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT, a 2010 Tony Award®-nominated Best Musical and 2010 Grammy Award winner for Best Musical Show Album, features the music of Green Day with the lyrics of its lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong. The book is by Armstrong and Michael Mayer and direction is by Tony Award®-winner Mayer (“Spring Awakening”).

Green Day's American Idiot Company (Photo by Litwin)

The acclaimed creative team also includes choreography by Olivier Award-winner Steven Hoggett (“Black Watch”) and orchestrations and arrangements by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”). The Tony Award®-winning scenic design by Christine Jones and the Tony Award®-winning lighting design by Kevin Adams will also be featured in the tour.

Winner of two Tony Awards®,  GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT is the story of three boyhood friends, each searching for meaning in a post 9-11 world. Through incredible spectacle, thrilling performances and with the hope embodied by a new generation, GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT has given audiences the time of their lives night after night since its Broadway run at the St. James Theatre (March 2010 – April 2011) and its subsequent national tour, which launched December 2011 in Toronto.

The musical features the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday” and the blockbuster title track “American Idiot” from Green Day’s 2004 Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum album. Also included in the score are several songs from Green Day’s 2009 release “21st Century Breakdown,” and an unreleased love song, “When It’s Time.”

Green Day's American Idiot Company (Photo by John Daughtry)
GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT premiered at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in September 2009 and played through November of that year. In April 2010, the musical opened on Broadway where reviews were unanimously positive with Charles Isherwood of the New York Times calling the show “the most adventurous musical to brave Broadway in the past decade” and the Toronto Star naming it “the first great musical of the 21st century!”


Cast Biographies:

ALEX NEE (Johnny) is a Bay Area native and a senior (on leave) at Northwestern University. Recent credits include Spring Awakening (Melchior), Rent (Roger) and The Who’s Tommy (Hawker). He’s thrilled to join such an amazing team for his first tour. Love and thanks to his family, friends and all of the Idiots.

TRENT SAUNDERS (St. Jimmy) could not be more excited to be a part of this incredible production. He just graduated with a BM from UMiami. Thanks to the entire team and cast. Love to the family and all of you guys! Rock on!

THOMAS HETTRICK (Tunny) is proud to be a part of this tour. He recently graduated from Marymount Manhattan College with a BFA in Acting. He is a member of Less Than Rent Theatre Company as well as the Lust & Liberty Theatre Company. He would like to thank his mother, step-father, sister and girlfriend for their love and support.

CASEY O’FARRELL (Will) is super psyched to join the Idiot family! He has been seen rockin’ it in the theatre from Rent (Roger) to the stages of the Sunset Strip with Side/Winders! So much love to the Family, sidewindersmusic.com for the Rock, and Ron Kellum for his trust. RAGE and LOVE!

ALYSSA DiPALMA (Whatsername) is a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She was seen in productions in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival such has Realm of the Unreal (Daily) and Dog Sees God (Van’s Sister). Endless love and gratitude to Mom, Dad, Quigleys and Rachel!

JENNA RUBAII (The Extraordinary Girl) is a recent graduate of the University of Miami with a BM in musical theatre and could not be more ecstatic to rock out with the IDIOT team. Special thanks to the creative team, JV, Cynthia, Joy and family and friends for their support. For my rock star, LW. www.jennarubaii.com

KENNEDY CAUGHELL (Heather) is thrilled to be joining the Idiot family! She has just come from creating the role of Olive in Sidekicks! (NYMF). Regional: Guys and Dolls (New London Barn Playhouse) and Into the Woods (CPCC). BFA Elon. Thanks to God, Mom, Dad, Caitlyn, the K’s and DGRW for being in my corner!

AURIE CEYLON (Ensemble; u/s Whatsername, The Extraordinary Girl) could not be more pumped to rock out with the cast of American Idiot! Rage and Love to Jim Carnahan Casting, the American Idiot fam and the amazing rock stars that share the stage. Many thanks and eternal love to her family. Howard University: BFA-Acting. Selah.

CARSON HIGGINS (Ensemble; u/s Will, St, Jimmy) is thrilled to be a part of this cast of IDIOT! He is a native Californian and graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts Los Angeles. Carson was featured on season 10 of American Idol and just finished shooting Without Ward. He thanks his parents and his hometown of Malibu for their love and support.

ANTWAUN HOLLEY (Swing) is ardently impassioned about his touring debut in American Idiot. Favorite credits: Youth in Passing Strange, Seaweed in Hairspray and Angel/Benny in Rent. Training: Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music. S/o to Carnahan Casting, my girls at CESD and my amazing father, family and friends! www.antwaunholley.com #dreamscometrue

DANIEL C. JACKSON (Ensemble; u/s St. Jimmy). A native of Birmingham, AL, Daniel is amped to be part of this punktastic show. Fav Roles: Enjolras (Les Mis), Buddy (Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story), Troy Bolton (HSM 1 and 2). Thanks to Dave at Shirley Grant. Love to family, and AG. Proud to be an IDIOT. @danielcjackson

BRANDON KALM (Ensemble; u/s Johnny) is so excited to be making his first professional debut in American Idiot! Musical Theater junior at Pace University. Plano, Texas native. Love and appreciation to Carnahan, Amy, his family and mother Karen for always believing in him! Love my Pace MT family! With drive and passion anything is possible!

JOHN KRAUSE (Ensemble; u/s Johnny, Will, Tunny) could not be more thrilled to be an IDIOT! He would like to thank Carnahan Casting for this amazing opportunity, his family and friends for their unending love and support, and Jim and Joan for being his #1 fan. This performance is dedicated to Boco 2012. Much love!

ALISON MOROONEY (Swing; u/s Heather) is thrilled to make her post-PSU debut on the American Idiot tour!  She graduated in 2012 from Penn State. Some favorite roles include Mimi in Rent and Wendy in Peter Pan. Thanks to everyone on the tour, to her family and friends for all of their love.

TURNER ROUSE, JR. (Swing) is thrilled to be making his professional debut. Graduate of the BFA Music Theatre Class of 2012 from Elon University. Elon: Children of Eden (Abel), It’s Only Life with John Bucchino, Hair (General MacNamara). Turner is also a photographer and songwriter/composer under the alias Logical Confusion. www.soundcloud.com/logical-confusion

JAMAL SHURIAH (Ensemble) graduated from the Hartt School with a BFA in Musical Theatre. His most recent accomplishments have circulated around Disney Cruise Lines playing roles such as Simba in Golden Mickeys and Jaq in Twice Charmed. He is very excited to be a part of this amazing production and thanks his family and friends for their love and support!

DUSTIN HARRIS SMITH (Ensemble; u/s Tunny). Int’l: Urintown, Bobby (Edinburgh, Scotland). Off Broadway: The Who’s Tommy (Abrams Arts Center). Selected Regional: Idaho! The Musical, Chicago, Biloxi Blues (Forestburgh Playhouse, NY), Batboy (Alliance Theatre, Atlanta). Favorite Roles: Radames/Aida, Al/A Chorus Line, Jimmy/Thoroughly Modern Milly. TV: Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns. BFA Drama NYU: Tisch. Love to my family for their support. www.dustinhsmith.com

ASHLEY TOBIAS (Ensemble; u/s Whatsername, The Extraordinary Girl) is extremely excited to be in the UK/National Tour of American Idiot! Graduate of Montclair State. Credits: The Unexpected Dreams. Off-Broadway: Freckleface, The Musical (Emily), The Ohmies (original Daisy Dog), Virtually Me (Lindsey, US Tour-Original Cast). Special thanks to the American Idiot team, my manager and of course her parents! www.ashleytobias.com.

CHELSEA TURBIN (Ensemble; u/s Heather) is psyched to make her National Tour debut with American Idiot! Recently seen at The MUNY in Thoroughly Modern Millie (Ethel Peas). She received a BFA from The Boston Conservatory where credits included 42nd Street and Strike up the Band (Anne). Thanks and love to family, friends and this AWESOME cast!

JARED YOUNG (Ensemble) has starred alongside Audra McDonald in 110 in the Shade (Jimmy). He studied Media Music at BYU and has ROCKED Europe, China & Australia. Special thanks to Carnahan Casting for believing in me. Super LOVE to Family, Jers & Germy! This one's for Gilmores.


For more information on GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT, visit www.americanidiotthemusical.com.

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