Thursday, August 29, 2013

Live Online Performance of PSO at MusikfestBerlin

For Immediate Release
August 27, 2013
             
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PITTSBURGH – As part of their European tour, Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will give the inaugural performance at this year’s Musikfest Berlin on August 31 at 2:00 p.m. EST. The concert with violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter at the Philharmonie Berlin can be seen live online on arteliveweb.com and on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Web site (pittsburghsymphony.org/berlin2013).
The complete concert will be available for three weeks; the orchestral works will stay online for six months in the archive of ARTE Live Web and on the Web sites of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and American Public Media.

The program will feature:
Janáèek: Suite for string orchestra
Lutos³awski: Chain II, Dialogue for violin and orchestra
Strauss: Ein Heldenleben      

The streaming is produced by the Digital Concert Hall. The Digital Concert Hall is the virtual concert venue of the Berliner Philharmoniker on the Internet.

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s European Tour begins with two concerts at the Grafenegg Festival on 29 and 30 August 20 and 30. On September 3, they will be making their debut at the George Enescu Festival Bucharest. Concerts will also take place in Paris (September 6), Düsseldorf(September 7) and Frankfurt am Main (September 8), as well as to the Lucerne Festival (September 10/11) and the Beethovenfest Bonn (September 12/14).


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Contact: Louise Sciannameo, Associate Vice President for Public Affairs
Phone: 412.392.4866 | email: lsciannameo@pittsburghsymphony.org
Contact: Joyce DeFrancesco, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org
Contact: Kevin DeLuca, Director of Information Technology
Phone: 412.392.4805 | email: kdeluca@pittsburghsymphony.org

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2013 Racial Justice Awards Seek Nominations

2013 Racial Justice Awards

 
Now accepting nominations!
 
Do you know an individual, company, or organization that has demonstrated a commitment to eliminating racism?  Nominate them for a 2013 Racial Justice Award.

22nd Annual Racial Justice Awards Dinner
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Westin Hotel, Pittsburgh, PA
 
 
RJA 2013 Nomination Form
 
Award Categories/Selection Criteria
 
 
 

Cocktails + a cause = good and good for you. Don't miss the YWCA Young Leaders Board 2nd annual Cocktails for a Cause Party, 9/12/13 at Tavern 245. Food, fodder, fun, raffles and you.

Take advantage of this evening to connect with other like-minded, motivated women and men on September 12th at Tavern 245, Downtown, at 5:30 pm.

Tickets are $25, and raffle tickets are $10. For more information, please visit ywcapgh.org

Presented by YWCA Young Leaders Board and Pittsburgh Magazine.
 
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard Premieres

For Immediate Release

Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-1578/Miles@TrustArts.org      
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717/Roth@TrustArts.org



U.S. PREMIERES WILL FEATURE
MODERN DANCE WORKS INSPIRED BY POETRY AND
CHOREOGRAPHY SET TO CLASSIC PIANO SCORE

Pittsburgh Dance Council
Presents
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
8:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Byham Theater


Pittsburgh, PA: The Pittsburgh Dance Council, a division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, brings you Compagnie Marie Chouinardon Saturday, September 28, 2013, at 8:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater.  Marie Chouinard and her Compagnie will open the Dance Council’s 2013-2014 season and launch the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts*, performing two U.S. premieres Michaux Mouvements and Gymnopedia.

Inspired by the book Movements, by Belgian artist Henri Michaux, Marie Chouinard creates dreamlike and interpretative dance using the poetics of the body in Michaux Movements.  The dancers form silhouette projections portraying the books India-ink drawings and poetry pieces.  Gymnopedia features eleven dancers with music set to the glorious piano pieces by Eric Satie.   Please note, these performances contain nudity.

Through a combination of movements and imagination, Montreal artist Marie Chouinard achieves an international reputation for originality preceding a twenty-eight year artistic dance career. From 1978-1990, Marie performed over fifty productions as a singular entity beginning her career with a solo piece known as Crystallization. In 1990, she formed the Compagnie which now consists of twelve dancers performing different pieces of interpretative and expressive dance. The Vancouver Sun writes that Marie Chouinard’s pieces, “felt like experiencing an event rather that watching a performance.  Marie Chouinard breaks boundaries….”


Marie Chouinard has been honored with opening and closing many art festivals that feature the company’s unique style of dance. She has collaborated with prestigious names in the art community including the Biennale de Venise, the ImPulsTanz-Vienna International Dance Festival, the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbonne, Movimentos Festwochender Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Fondazione Musica Per Roma in Rome, as well as Festival TransAmériques, the Place des Arts in Montreal, and the National Arts Centre in Ottawa.


Tickets ($19-$55) may be purchased at the Box Office at Theater Square, online at www.TrustArts.org, or by calling (412) 456-6666. Subscribe to the 2013-2014 Dance Council season by calling (412) 456-1390 or online at www.TrustArts.org/dance.

* Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts (PIFOF), a project of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, is a city-wide, 16-day performing and visual arts festival featuring exclusive U.S. and World premieres by highly-acclaimed international artists and contemporary performing arts companies. Festival events are presented in association with other Pittsburgh cultural organizations and offer intimate experiences for audiences at various traditional and non-traditional performance venues within the downtown Cultural District and throughout the city.

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, now celebrating its 44th season, continues to help make our Cultural District one of the country’s leading arts and entertainment centers.

About The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.


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Pgh Ballet Theatre Unveils 44th Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Aug. 28, 2013
Contact: Meghan McNamara
Marketing Coordinator
412-454-9117
mmcnamara@pittsburghballet.org

Single Ticket Sales Open Sept. 3, for Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 2013-2014 Season
PBT’s 44th
Season Premieres with “An Evening of Twyla Tharp” at the Benedum


(Pittsburgh, PA) – In anticipation of Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s season opener this fall, Tuesday, Sept. 3, marks opening day for single ticket sales to 2013-2014 Season productions.  The 2013-2014 Season premieres with “An Evening of Twyla Tharp,” onstage Oct. 25-27, at the Benedum Center.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s 2013-2014 Season features a PBT world premiere by choreographer Viktor Plotnikov, a mixed repertory performance at the August Wilson Center and two of classical ballet’s most masterful stories. The five-production lineup includes An Evening of Twyla Tharp, The Nutcracker,Swan Lake with the Orchestra, 3x3 and Don Quixote with the Orchestra.

Tickets start at $25.75, and can be purchased online at www.pbt.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. Season subscriptions for three, four or five ballet packages also are available online at www.pbt.org or by calling 412-454-9107.


2013-2014 SEASON
An Evening of Twyla Tharp | October 25-27, 2013 | Benedum Center
Choreography:  Twyla Tharp
Music (In the Upper Room): Philip Glass
Music (Nine Sinatra Songs): Various compositions sung by Frank Sinatra (Softly, As I Leave You, Strangers in the Night, One For My Baby, My Way, Somethin' Stupid, All the Way, Forget Domani, That's Life. later version of My Way)
Costumes (In the Upper Room): Norma Kamali
Costumes (Nine Sinatra Songs): Oscar de la Renta

Set to the iconic hits of Frank Sinatra and riveting works of Philip Glass, PBT presents a choreographic power couple by Tony and Emmy award-winning choreographer Twyla Tharp. Described by Tharp as “fierce, driving and relentless,” “In the Upper Room” melds ballet and modern dance in a powerful tour de force driven by Philip Glass’s rhythmic score. In “Nine Sinatra Songs,” Tharp blends ballet and ballroom movement, elevating the glamour and finesse of social dancing to a dance theatre quality. Find additional choreography notes at www.pbt.org/about-us/repertoire.

Nutcracker 2012  Photo Credit:  Rich Sofranko

The Nutcracker | December 6-29, 2013 | Benedum Center
Concept and Choreography: Terrence S. Orr
Music: Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Scenic and Costume Design: Zack Brown

The magic of “The Nutcracker” illuminates the stage with more than 150 performers, hundreds of costumes and choreography that displays the versatility of PBT dancers like no other season production. With more than 20 unique casting combinations and 100 exuberant characters, an aura of excitement surrounds each performance of this timeless holiday tradition for dancers and audiences alike. Find additional choreography notes at www.pbt.org/about-us/repertoire.

Swan Lake with the Orchestra | Feb. 13-16, 2014 | Benedum Center
Choreography after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov
Staged by: Terrence S. Orr
Music:  Peter I. Tchaikovsky
Costumes: Peter Farmer
Set Design: Julia Trevelyan Oman

One of Tchaikovsky’s most famous ballets, “Swan Lake” symbolizes more than 100 years of tradition and some of the most revered roles in classical ballet. In a performance of emotional intensity and technical mastery, the ballerina captures the essence of both eternal love and deception in the coveted dual role of Odette and Odile. Considered the most popular of all classical ballets, “Swan Lake” showcases the company’s female dancers with intricate choreography for the Corps de Ballet and the dramatic power of its male dancers in the roles of the evil Von Rothbart and the chivalrous Prince Siegfried. Find additional choreography notes at www.pbt.org/about-us/repertoire.

3x3 | March 7-16, 2014 | August Wilson Center
Choreography: Dwight Rhoden, Julia Adam, Viktor Plotnikov

PBT pushes the boundaries of ballet in a mixed repertory program showcasing three of today’s most compelling choreographers. Experience an unconventional exploration of ballet musicality and movement featuring a PBT world premiere by Viktor Plotnikov, the cross-cultural fusion of Julia Adam’s “Ketubah” and the expressive syncopation of Dwight Rhoden’s “Smoke ‘n Roses” set to the live vocals of Pittsburgh’s own Etta Cox. In “Ketubah” – a 2014 Pittsburgh premiere – Adam draws from her own heritage to set in motion a series of Jewish marriage customs through a hybrid of ballet, modern and Israeli folk dance accompanied by traditional Klezmer music.

Don Quixote with the Orchestra | April 11-13, 2014 | Benedum Center
Choreography after Marius Petipa and Alexander Gorsky
Staged by: Terrence S. Orr
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Costumes & Set Design: Santo Loquasto

Ranked among ballet’s most complex choreography, “Don Quixote” weaves a rich tapestry of love, illusion and adventure based on Cervantes’ classic Spanish novel. Packed with balletic bravado, intricate footwork and virtuoso variations, “Don Quixote” claims one of the most breathtaking grand pas de deux in classical ballet. Find additional choreography notes at www.pbt.org/about-us/repertoire.
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412.454.9117 (P)
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Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre 2013-2014 Season
Timeless Stories, Pittsburgh Premieres, Cutting-Edge Choreography

An Evening of Twyla Tharp. Experience powerhouse choreography by an American icon.
The Nutcracker. Illuminate the holidays with this seasonal spectacular.
Swan Lake with the PBT Orchestra. Plunge into classical ballet’s most revered love story.
3x3. Push the boundaries of ballet with a trio of today’s most compelling choreographers.
Don Quixote with the PBT Orchestra. Embark on an adventure of love, illusion and balletic bravado.

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Legend of Zelda Exclusive Presale with Promo Code

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The Last Chance to See Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses – One of the Final Dates on the Tour!
The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses returns to Heinz Hall by popular demand with SECOND QUEST! Expect breathtaking new visuals and music exploring additional characters from the Zelda franchise, as well as the beautifully orchestrated four-movement symphony recounting the classic storylines from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Walker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

All My Sons at Pittsburgh Playhouse

For Immediate Release
Aug. 19, 2013

The REP opens 2013-2014 season with Arthur Miller’s ‘All My Sons’ at Pittsburgh Playhouse

Acclaimed producer, writer Robert A. Miller directs; show previews Sept. 5, runs Sept. 6-22

PITTSBURGH – The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, opens its 2013-2014 season with All My Sons, Arthur Miller’s riveting story of a seemingly All-American family caught up in the struggle between personal responsibility and their duty to the nation.

Directed by Robert A. Miller, All My Sons previews on Thursday, Sept. 5, and runs Sept. 6-22, in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave. Performances are 8 p.m., Thursday – Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Arthur Miller’s first commercial success, All My Sons, tells the story of Joe Keller, a loving family man and successful businessman who harbors a tragic secret. While one son is presumed dead, missing in action during the war, his other son prepares to propose to the woman he loves, and, in one emotional day, Joe’s world begins to unravel before his very eyes. The play opened on at the Coronet Theatre in New York City in January 1947 and won Tony Awards for best author and best direction of a play.

The REP’s production of All My Sons features Philip Winters as Joe Keller, Penelope Miller Lindblom as Kate Keller, Shaun Cameron Hall as Chris Keller, Daina Michelle Griffith as Ann Deever, Justin Fortunato as George Deever, David Cabot as Dr. Jim Bayliss, Amy Landis as Sue Bayliss, Mark Tinkey as Frank Lubey, Erika Cuenca as Lydia Lubey, and Nicholas Vanhorenbeck as Bert. Scenic design is by Stephanie Mayer-Staley, lighting design by Lloyd Sobel, sound design by Steve Shapiro, and costume design by Joan Markert. Alicia DeMara is the stage manager.

Robert A. Miller has served as a Distinguished Master Artist in Residence at the Point Park University’s Conservatory of Performing Arts since 2009. An acclaimed Hollywood producer, director and screenwriter, he is best known for producing The Crucible, nominated for two Academy Awards and featuring Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Joan Allen and Paul Scofield. Miller also produced Focus, starring William H. Macy, Laura Dern and David Paymer. His directorial credits include Company of Angels in Hollywood, and Bend in the River, a live PBS broadcast featuring Ken Kesey. Miller has directed several plays for The REP, including his first-ever production of his father’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Death of a Salesman in 2008. He also directed The REP’s world premieres of The Umbrella Man in 2010 and A Child’s Guide to Heresy in 2011, and is a producer of the movie The Umbrella Man, filmed in 2012 in Pittsburgh and Dallas.

Tickets range from $24 to $27; preview tickets are $15. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Pittsburgh Playhouse box office at 412.392.8000, or online at www.pittsburghplayhouse.com. Patrons can take advantage of the “Pay what you will” performance at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, subject to availability.

New in 2013-2014, The REP’s Talkback series, where the audience is invited to stay after the performance and discuss the show, has been moved to the matinee performance on the second Saturday of every show. For All My Sons, the Talkback session will be held after the 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, Sept. 14.

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Contact:
Ramesh Santanam | Director of Marketing & Public Relations
rsantanam@pointpark.edu | 412.392.8106

Laura Greenawalt | Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
lgreenawalt@pointpark.edu | 412.392.3175

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PSO Launches Music Wellness Website

For Release on August 20, 2013


PITTSBURGH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA LAUNCHES NEW MUSIC AND WELLNESS WEBSITE

PITTSBURGH – The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra will launch its new Music and Wellness website today.  The site is a free and comprehensive resource center for musicians, arts administrators, healthcare providers and other individuals interested in starting or accessing music and wellness programs in their communities.  Visitors can explore this informative and inspiring website athttp://wellness.pittsburghsymphony.org.

During the past year, the symphony’s Education and Community Engagement Department collaborated with musicians, music therapists and other healthcare professionals in the Pittsburgh community to create the site.  The website provides multiple handbooks for people interested in designing, implementing or evaluating music and wellness programs.  It also includes a gallery with photos of the Music and Wellness Program in action, as well as video interviews of personal Music and Wellness experiences.  Finally, site visitors can enjoy a weekly blog written by Jessica Ryan, manager of education and community programs, and various guest bloggers who work in the arts and healthcare field.  The blog will inform and encourages anyone interested in using music to live a healthier lifestyle. 

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra would like to recognize and thank the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation and the League of American Orchestras, the Michael Baker Corporation and the Scaife Family Foundation for their generous support of the Music and Wellness Program.

Through the Music and Wellness Program, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra works with music therapists and other healthcare professionals to bring therapeutic, live music to individuals at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and other facilities in the Pittsburgh area and abroad. PSO musicians lead music and wellness sessions for small yet diverse groups of participants, including patients, their families and healthcare staff. By interacting with participants and performing relevant and meaningful music, PSO musicians help participants meet their physical, emotional and social needs.

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


Contact: Joyce DeFrancesco, Director of Media Relations
Phone: 412.392.4827 | email: jdefrancesco@pittsburghsymphony.org

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Dynamic Season of Diverse Performances for the Cultural Trust

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
Shaunda Miles, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust - 412-471-1578 / Miles@TrustArts.org      
Diana Roth, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust - 412-471-8717 / Roth@TrustArts.org
Images available: http://TrustArts.org/press
Search: Trust Presents


PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 23
FOR DYNAMIC SEASON OF DIVERSE PERFORMANCES
2013-2014
Pittsburgh Dance Council
Trust Cabaret Series
Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents

PITTSBURGH, PA: The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced tickets will go on sale, August 23, for an outstanding season of performances including Pittsburgh Dance Council, Trust Cabaret Series, and Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents presentations. For more information and tickets, call (412) 456-6666, visit the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue or purchase online at www.TrustArts.org. Group sales are available by calling (412) 471-6930.

PITTSBURGH DANCE COUNCIL SEASON
The Pittsburgh Dance Council, a programming division of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, brings the best contemporary dance companies from around the world to the Cultural District. Each season, Pittsburgh Dance Council presents diverse, world-class contemporary works, including U.S. and world premieres. “This season, with a focus on delivering new and fresh experiences and international flair, the Dance Council brings a snapshot of contemporary dance and performance,” comments Paul Organisak, Executive Director. For more information: TrustArts.org/Dance. All tickets start at $19.

Compagnie Marie Chouinard: Henri Michaux: MOUVEMENTS and GYMNOPEDIES
U.S. Premiere
Saturday, September 28 at 8 p.m.
Byham Theater
Marie Chouinard creates dance conceived from primeval dreams — earthy and strong, yet shaped by irrepressible secrets and unseen dimensions in time. Selected to launch the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts, the evening’s program will include Henri Michaux; MOUVEMENTS, inspired by a book of poetry and drawings by Belgian artist Henri Michaux, and the U.S. premiere of GYMNOPEDIES, set to glorious solo piano works by Eric Satie. In Henri Michaux: MOUVEMENTS, dancers form a stunning silhouette to projections, exuding a haunting sense that they, in the artist’s words, are connected to “the strangeness of natural things and the naturalness of strange things.” *Contains nudity.

Zimmermann & de Perrot: Hans was Heiri
U.S Premiere
October 18 at 8 p.m. | October 19 at 2 p.m.
Byham Theater
The duo Zimmermann & de Perrot have crafted an original and mischievous marriage of theater, circus and dance. Poets as well as magicians, their choreography overflows with cunning depth and humor. In Hans was Heiri, the stage design revolves on a horizontal axis, forcing the performers into the most unlikely positions. All this is put at the service of a caustic story, which makes Hans was Heiri a work that breaks down barriers to an extent rarely seen. This performance is also part of the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.

Compagnie Käfig: Correria and Agwa
Saturday, February 1 at 8 p.m.
Byham Theater
This innovative hip-hop ensemble has become an international phenomenon. Inspired by an encounter with young dancers from the shantytowns of Brazil, director and choreographer Mourad Merzouki created Correria and Agwa — two heart-stopping works showcasing a sensational combination of samba, hip-hop and capoeira dance styles. The all-male Brazilian company exhibits theatrical intelligence, an irresistible personality and astonishing dancing. Bursting with humor and vitality, this performance pulses to an energetic samba and bossa nova soundtrack.

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève: Glory and Sed Lux Permanet
Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m.
Byham Theater
This world-class dance company is renowned for its exquisite works and far-reaching artistic collaborations. The performance showcases works by two emerging choreographers from the international contemporary dance scene. Glory, choreographed by Andonis Foniadakis, is symbiotic in its fluctuations between fluidity, intensity, expansiveness and minimalism, and is craftily paired with Handel’s flamboyant music. The hypnotic quality of choreographer Ken Ossola’s Sed Lux Permanet, weaves a sculpted shadow play of delicate physicality accentuated by the sensitive, ethereal sweetness of Fauré’s Requiem.

Wendy Whelan Project: Restless Creature
Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m.
Byham Theater
“America’s most celebrated contemporary ballerina” (The New York Times) joins forces with four of today’s top male choreographers, Pittsburgh’s own Kyle Abraham, along with Joshua Beamish, Brian Brooks, and Alejandro Cerrudo. Arguably the finest ballet dancer of our time, Whelan danced with New York City Ballet for more than 25 years. She embarks on a new dance adventure with this vibrant suite of four contemporary duets, each with its own distinct style and artistry.

Wayne McGregor / Random Dance: FAR
Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m.
Byham Theater
Award-winning, anatomy-defying British choreographer Wayne McGregor’s groundbreaking vision embraces dance, science, film, music, visual art and technology to create intriguing, expansive works. And FAR is no exception. Staged in a mesmerizing environment of shadow and light, FAR binds innovative design with choreography inspired by radical cognitive research
process. It will make you think differently about dance.

TRUST CABARET SERIES
Enjoy the rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square. Trust Cabaret Series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. Season subscriptions are also available to this series. Subscriptions offer the opportunity to see five performances for the price of four. For more information: TrustArts.org/CabaretSeries or call 412-457-1390. All tickets start at $50.

Marilyn Maye
Monday, October 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Cabaret at Theater Square
Legendary pop-song diva Marilyn Maye holds the record for number of appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson -76 times. She appeals to Broadway and cabaret audiences eager for dramatic, theatrical numbers, as well to the jazz crowd, who want everything cool and understated. This consummate performer has won the “Celebrity of the Year” award from the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs, and recently received the “Legend” award from New York’s Nightlife Critics Association.

Maureen McGovern
Monday, November 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Cabaret at Theater Square
Maureen McGovern’s 40-year career has taken her from “The Disaster Theme Queen” to “The Stradivarius Voice.” She is best known for the pop hits “The Morning After” from The Poseidon Adventure and “We May Never Love Like This Again” from The Towering Inferno. Ms. McGovern made her Broadway debut as Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance. She subsequently starred in Nine with Raul Julia, 3 Penny Opera with Sting and Little Women, The Musical. Ms. McGovern is currently touring her musical memoir, Carry It On.

Carol Woods
Monday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Cabaret at Theater Square
Singer/actor Carol Woods has captivated audiences around the world, including an outstanding performance in the London production of Blues In The Night. In New York, she has appeared at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, The Village Gate, B. Smith’s, Rainbow and Stars, Michael’s Pub and Town Hall. Her Broadway credits include Chicago, One Mo’ Time, the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies, Smokey Joe’s Café, Stepping Out, The Goodbye Girl, Grind, Big River and The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas.

Liz Callaway
Monday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Cabaret at Theater Square
Tony® Award nominee and Emmy® winner Liz Callaway made her Broadway debut in Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along and received a Tony nomination for her performance in Baby. Liz starred in the original cast of Miss Saigon and, for five years, appeared as Grizabella in Cats. She recently starred as Norma Desmond in Pittsburgh CLO’s production of Sunset Boulevard and subsequently released the recording Boom! Live at Birdland with her sister Ann Hampton.

Clint Holmes
Monday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Cabaret at Theater Square
Clint Holmes is a rare performer, moving effortlessly between the worlds of music, television and theater. Whether headlining New York’s Café Carlyle, in Las Vegas or performing with America’s most prestigious orchestras, every Clint Holmes performance is an unforgettable experience with selections from the Great American songbook, standards from Sinatra’s legendary repertoire, contemporary classics and stirring original music. Holmes’ career soared with his hit single “Playground in My Mind” in 1973. Last year, he released “This Thing Called Love – The Music of Cole Porter and Paul Simon.”

COHEN & GRIGSBY TRUST PRESENTS SERIES
Presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series offers diverse performances in the Cultural District by national and international artists-dance, lecture, comedy, and music. For more information: TrustArts.org.

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody
September 19 – 20 at 8 p.m. | Saturday, September 21 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Byham Theater
The hilarious musical brings out all of the naughty fun from the best-selling book. In SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, the book characters come to life through sharp-witted comedy, saucy musical numbers and a few surprises. Tickets start at $35.50 and are currently on sale.

Terry McMillan
Monday, September 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Byham Theater
The best-selling African American author Terry McMillan is widely known for her popular novels Waiting to Exhale, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Disappearing Acts. Who Asked You? is her latest hilarious and heartfelt novel, which introduces a new cast of Terry McMillan characters. Presented in collaboration with Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. For tickets, call 412-622-8866. Tickets start at $10 and are currently on sale.

Celtic Thunder: Mythology
Sunday, October 6 at 8 p.m.
Benedum Center
The world-renowned musical group takes live performance to the next level with spirited translations of traditional Irish folk, adult contemporary, rock and roll and classical crossover. In addition to an eclectic song repertoire, Celtic Thunder’s live shows are recognized for their dramatic Celtic lore-influenced staging. Presented in collaboration with WQED. Tickets start at $37.75 and are currently on sale.

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK®
Saturday, November 9 at 8 p.m.
Byham Theater
Rooted in African American traditions, the legendary a cappella ensemble SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® beautifully captures elements of Blues, spirituals, traditional gospel hymns, rap, reggae, African chants, Hip Hop, ancient lullabies and jazz improvisation. Sweet Honey’s collective voice, occasionally accompanied by hand percussion instruments, produces a sound filled with soulful harmonies and intricate rhythms. Tickets start at $25.

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience
A Parody by Dan and Jeff
November 20 – 24, Various Times
Byham Theater
Playing to sold out theaters all over the world, Potted Potter – The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff takes on the ultimate challenge of condensing all seven Harry Potter books (and a real life game of Quidditch) into 70 hilarious minutes. Even if you don’t know the difference between a “horcrux” and a “hufflepuff,” Potted Potter will make audiences roar with laughter. Tickets start at $35 and are currently on sale.

The Fresh Beat Band Live In Concert
Thursday, November 21 at 6 p.m.
Benedum Center
The popular Nickelodeon preschool TV series musical group returns by popular demand. Kiki, Shout, Marina and Twist perform hits from the music series that teach preschoolers about music appreciation, and how to express feelings through movement, song and instrumental music. Tickets start at $32.75 and are currently on sale.
Photo Credit:  Andrew Zaeh

Straight No Chaser
Wednesday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Benedum Center
Neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, the popular musical group is reinventing a cappella on the contemporary pop landscape. Straight No Chaser is the real deal – the captivating sound of 10 unadulterated human voices making extraordinary music, and with a sense of humor. The group is touring in support of its eighth studio recording, Under the Influence. Tickets start at $32.25 and are currently on sale.

Photo Credit:  Luis Leal

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Wednesday, January 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Byham Theater
For more than 50 years, Ladysmith Black Mambazo has created uplifting music that marries the intricate rhythms and harmonies of their native South African musical traditions to the sounds and sentiments of Christian gospel music. In the 1980s, Paul Simon incorporated Black Mambazo’s rich tenor/alto/bass harmonies into his landmark recording Graceland, which introduced the South African ensemble to a much broader audience. Tickets start at $24.


Alton Brown Live
The Edible Inevitable Tour
Sunday, February 23 at 8 p.m.
Benedum Center
The quirky, culinary wizard Alton Brown is known for reinventing the food show with Food Network’s award winning Good Eats. Alton Brown cooks up a live foodie variety show blending comedy, science, puppetry, storytelling and music. Foodie audiences are sure to be amazed, amused and satisfied. Tickets start at $32.25 and are currently on sale.

Soweto Gospel Choir
Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Byham Theater
Mixing African gospel with traditional hymns, Jamaican reggae and American pop, Soweto Gospel Choir presents a rich live music experience. Formed in Soweto in 2002, the 30-member chorus powerfully expresses messages of hope and joy with its gorgeous South African vocal harmonies. Tickets start at $25.


Celtic Nights
Thursday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m.
Byham Theater
Live from Ireland, Celtic Nights expertly weaves together beautiful ballads, striking choreography and a compelling storyline. Celtic Nights create a vivid and stirring connection with Ireland’s exuberant ancient heritage. Tickets start at $25.

Brit Floyd
March 7 & 8 at 8 p.m.
Benedum Center
The world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute brilliantly celebrates the band’s amazing musical legacy, taking the tribute genre to even greater heights.

David Garrett
Friday, March 21 at 8 p.m.
Benedum Center
The musically ambitious violinist David Garrett craftily combines classical music elements with those of pop and rock, as well as rhythm and blues. Tickets start at $30.50

ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.www.TrustArts.org

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Calliope Presents Tim Farrell

For Immediate Release                
Contact:  Lisa Alexander, PR Coordinator
Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society
(412) 361-1915, lalexander@calliopehouse.org        

CALLIOPE PRESENTS
TIM FARRELL

(Pittsburgh, PA)- Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society welcomes TIM FARRELL to THE ROOTS CELLAR, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Shadyside, on September 19, 2013, 7:30 PM.
Tickets and information are available online at www.calliopehouse.org or by contacting the Calliope office at (412) 361-1915: $17 / $12 (student rush w/ID at door) *includes handling fees.

“One of the new trailblazers …”
 - John Schroeter, Founder of Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine

With so many guitarists trying to make their mark these days, it’s not easy being a “trailblazer.” Yet, that perfectly defines Tim Farrell.  His fingerstyle playing and original compositions display an elegant simplicity that celebrates the purity of the acoustic guitar. Tim is a rare kind of musician, with the ability to both entertain an audience and inspire future generations of players.

As a performer Tim has entertains audiences internationally. Maintaining an active performing schedule, he has appeared in a variety of concert venues such as the Kimmel Center, Montreal Guitar Show, Carnegie Center, and Hard Rock Live among others. He also performs benefit concerts, festivals, workshops, corporate events and television programs as well as performing live on many radio programs as a featured artist including Echoes and Kid's Corner, both popular syndicated shows heard on hundreds of Public Radio stations nationwide.

Tim performs as a solo artist and also has shared the stage with such notable artists as Les Paul, George Benson, Jean Luc Ponty, Rick Wakeman, Alex DeGrassi, Jake Shimabukuru, California Guitar Trio and many more. In addition to his solo performances, Tim offers several different concert programs such as "StringSongs" that includes bass player extraordinaire Michael Manring and Grammy Award winner Pat Robinson on keyboards. Tim also offers live multimedia programs such as "America the Beautiful" and "Hearts Content."

In the studio, Tim applies his mastery of technique and precision, while keeping the focus on the melodic power of his compositions. Fans and reviewers alike have praised his recorded works. In describing Tim’s recordings, Carla Van Dyke, a New Jersey radio personality said it conveys “Uncommonly beautiful guitar playing in its delicacy and power … I say it is Five Star Gourmet Guitar Listening.” His most recent album CODAS was voted BEST OF ECHOES 2010 in the Listener’s Poll.

Tim writes "memorable melody lines that go beyond technique," says Billboard magazine. John Diliberto the host of Echoes Radio says "Tim Farrell brings a melodic sensibility to his compositions that makes him stand apart from most of the fingerstyle crowd." And according to NAV Magazine, "Tim Farrell's melodies lay easily on the ear."

Check out his website here: http://www.timfarrellmusic.com/index.cfm.
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Founded in 1976, Calliope is a non-profit music organization that organizes and administers a variety of concert series, a folk music school, and educational outreach programs.  As the premier promoter of roots music in southwestern Pennsylvania, Calliope’s mission is to promote and preserve traditional and contemporary heritage-based music and its allied arts.  Calliope programs are supported in part by the A.W. Mellon Education and Charitable Trust Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, The Allegheny County sales tax revenues awarded by the Allegheny Regional Asset District, The Heinz endowments, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, University of Pittsburgh Library System, and an anonymous donor. Calliope also thanks the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Chatham University.
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Lisa Alexander, MFA
PR Coordinator
Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society
6300 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-361-1915
www.calliopehouse.org

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SPANK! The Fifty Shades of Parody

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Today's date: August 19, 2013
Contact: Shaunda Miles / 412-471-1578 / miles@trustarts.org
                Diana Roth / 412-471-8717 / roth@trustarts.org


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Search Name: Spank 2013
 SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody
September 19-21, 2013
Byham Theater

Pittsburgh, PA: SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud with this clever re-imagining of the characters as they come alive with hysterical comedy, musical numbers, steamy performances from the leading hunk in the grey tie, plus lots of surprises!  Learn more at spankshow.com.

SPANK! returns to the Byham Theater on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 8:00 pm, Friday, September 20, 2013 at 8:00 p.m., and  Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $35.50 and can be purchased at www.TrustArts.org or through the Box Office at (412) 456-6666. To purchase 10 or more tickets at discounted rates, please call (412) 471-6930. This tour is presented by Mills Entertainment and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust as part of the Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series.

Since its premiere in October of 2012, SPANK! has become a huge box office hit with tour dates in over 70 cities across the United States and Canada.

“A sexy, hysterical, rip-roaring good time” - Toronto Stage
“The audience went wild. SPANK! is a raucously hilarious, perfect girl’s night out!” - BroadwayWorld.com
“Wildly entertaining” - Toronto Stage
“A hilarious satire of practically every trope in popular culture” - Chicago Public Radio
“Well written comedy not to be missed” - Oakland Press
“A spankin’ good time” - The Weekender

SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is not associated with, nor authorized by, author E.L. James or Vintage Press.

The story follows the writer and main character, E.B. Janet, as she sends her husband and children away to partake in a weekend of writing. Setting her sites on a tale of erotica, she enlists a bottle of chardonnay as her coauthor for the weekend. Her fantasy builds around the relationship of a young innocent girl, Tasha Wood, and a handsome man that she finds herself involved with, Hugh Hansen. Producer Michael Mills promises “a laugh-filled evening that captures all of the escapist fun and absurdity of the novel, bringing the characters to light with creative and fun musical numbers.”

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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Pgh Playhouse Unveils New Website

For Immediate Release
Aug. 19, 2013
Pittsburgh Playhouse unveils new website; The REP tickets go on sale

PITTSBURGH – Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse has a newly designed website.

The Web address remains www.pittsburghplayhouse.com. Designed by Pittsburgh-based Lava New Media, the website allows patrons to purchase tickets when they become available, and contains several features, including details about the 2013-2014 season, news articles and photographs.

Single tickets for The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, are now on sale.

The REP’s 2013-2014 season opens with Arthur Miller’s All My Sons (Sept. 6-22), followed by the world premiere of Pittsburgh playwright Tammy Ryan’s Soldier’s Heart (Sept. 27-Oct. 13), the Pittsburgh premiere of EM Lewis’ Heads (Jan. 31-Feb. 16) and Lynn Nottage’s By the Way, Meet Vera Stark (March 21-April 6).

Tickets can be purchased on the Pittsburgh Playhouse website or by calling 412.392.8000.

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Contact:
Ramesh Santanam | Director of Marketing & Public Relations
rsantanam@pointpark.edu | 412.392.8106

Laura Greenawalt | Marketing & Public Relations Coordinator
lgreenawalt@pointpark.edu | 412.392.3175

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Pittsburgh Opera Announces 75th Anniversary Season

For Immediate Release August 20, 2013
Contact: Debra L. Bell, Director of Marketing and Communications
Office: (412) 281-0912 ext 214 or dbell@pittsburghopera.org


Pittsburgh Opera puts single tickets on sale August 26
For a limited time: special $5 Kids’ Tickets for Nov. 12 performance of The Magic Flute

Pittsburgh, PA…On Monday, August 26, Pittsburgh Opera offers single tickets to the public for its 75th anniversary season. Opening October 12 with the grandest of all grand operas, Verdi’s Aida, the Pittsburgh Opera season includes three beloved works and three bold new operas, with three of this season’s offerings sung in English. Following Aida in the season are Mozart’s The Magic Flute, Nico Muhly’s Dark Sisters, Gregory Spears’s Paul’s Case, Puccini’s La bohème, and Philip Glass’s Orphée. Single tickets start at $12 and are available at www.pittsburghopera.org, 412-456-6666, or at Theater Square Box Office, 665 Penn Avenue, in the Cultural District.

Pittsburgh Opera thanks the Jack Buncher Foundation for a special offer that also opens August 26: $5 kids’ tickets to the Tuesday, November 12 performance of The Magic Flute at the Benedum Center. Those who wish to bring kids or grandkids (ages 6-12) to the Tuesday 7:00 p.m. performance of Mozart’s The Magic Flute may purchase up to four kids’ tickets at $5 each with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket. The Buncher Foundation sponsors the offer, which is available in all Benedum seating areas except Price Zone A. Available by web, phone, or in person, the offer is good until October 31, 2013 or while supplies last. More information, photos of this “gorgeously whimsical” (The Globe and Mail) production, related events, and FAQs about bringing kids to the opera are available at http://www.pittsburghopera.org/pages/Magic_Flute_Kids.

Pittsburgh Opera celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2013-14 with OPERA FOR A NEW AGE, a season of three beloved favorites and three bold new operas. Established by five intrepid women in 1939, Pittsburgh Opera is viewed as one of the most vibrant opera organizations in the U.S., with a rich artistic tradition, outstanding educational programs, an acclaimed artist training program, and a progressive outlook toward the future. Its green initiative culminated in LEED® Silver certification for its Strip District headquarters, and its capacity as a true community partner has increased significantly under General Director Christopher Hahn’s leadership. Tickets for the 2013-2014 season start at just $12.

2013-14 Season
AIDA •• October 12 – 20, 2013
THE MAGIC FLUTE •• November 9 – 17, 2013
DARK SISTERS •• January 25 – February 2, 2014
SECOND STAGE PROJECT: PAUL’S CASE •• February 22 – March 2, 2014
LA BOHÈME •• March 26 – April 6, 2014
ORPHÉE •• April 26 – May 4, 2014

For ticket information visit our website www.pittsburghopera.org or call (412) 281-0912
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Debra L. Bell
Director of Marketing and Communications
PITTSBURGHOPERA
2425 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh PA 15222
412.281.0912 x 214
412.281.4324 fax
www.pittsburghopera.org

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SRU Tennis Trio Earn Scholar-Athlete Honors

Rock women's tennis trio earns ITA Scholar-Athlete honors

SKILLMAN, N.J. – Three members of the 2012-13 Slippery Rock University women’s tennis team were named Tuesday as recipients of Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athlete honors.


The Rock’s ITA Scholar-Athlete honorees were senior Janelle Krantz (Quarryville/Solanco H.S.) and juniors Samantha Bruggeman (Bethel Park/Bethel Park H.S.) and Lauren Coggins (Canton, Ohio/Central Catholic H.S.).

In addition, The Rock squad coached by Matt Meredith earned ITA All-Academic Team honors.

To qualify for ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, a student-athlete must be a varsity letter winner, have a minimum grade point average of 3.50 on a 4.00 scale and have attended their institution for at least two semesters.

The ITA All-Academic Team award is open to any ITA program that has a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above for all eligible student-athletes who competed in one or more varsity matches during the academic year.

The Rock, who earned the team honor for the third consecutive season and sixth time in the last eight seasons, were one of only four Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference teams to earn ITA All-Academic Team honors in 2013.

Prior to earning their ITA Scholar-Athlete honors, Krantz, Bruggeman and Coggins also received PSAC Scholar-Athlete and Division II Athletic Directors Association Academic Achievement awards.

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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
www.sru.edu

A ROCK SOLID Education

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Ghost the Musical Cast Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contacts:
PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh
Shaunda Miles/Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-1578/ Miles@TrustArts.org
Diana Roth/Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
412-471-8717/ Roth@TrustArts.org

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Search Name: Ghost 2013



FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR
THE FIRST U.S. NATIONAL TOUR OF

GHOST THE MUSICAL
PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh
December 31, 2013-January 5, 2014
Heinz Hall

Pittsburgh, PA:  Troika Entertainment and Michael Coppel in association with Hilary Williams, Margot Astrachan Production/Dennis Grimaldi Productions/Paul Lucas Productions/Robert Sher and Paramount Pictures are pleased to announce casting is complete for the first U.S. National Tour of Ghost The Musical based on the film by Bruce Joel Rubin and Paramount Pictures. The supernatural power of love is taking North America by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, launches its first national tour in Schenectady, NY, at Proctors Theater on September 14, 2013.

Ghost The Musical will premiere in Pittsburgh from December 31, 2013 through January 5, 2014, at Heinz Hall.  Ghost The Musical is part of the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Broadway Across America and Pittsburgh Symphony.  
             
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.; Sunday at 1:00 and 6:30 p.m.  Single tickets go on sale in mid-November and will be available in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, by visiting www.TrustArts.org, or by calling (412) 392-4900.  For group discounts, call 412-471-6930 or Groupsales@TrustArts.org.  To purchase a subscription to the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series, call (412) 456-1390 or Subscriptions@TrustArts.org.

ABOUT THE CAST

Ghost The Musical features Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat, Katie Postotnik as Molly Jensen, Carla R. Stewart as Oda Mae Brown and Robby Haltiwanger as Carl Bruner.
                                                                                                                                     
Featured ensemble are Fernando Contreras, Brandon Curry, Evette Marie White, Nichole Turner, Hana Freeman and Shannan E. Johnson.Rounding out the ensemble are Omar Garibay, Susan Leilani Gearou, Tony Johnson, Beth Stafford Laird, Ben Laxton, Jake Vander Linden, Michael McClure, Jack O’Brien, Andrea Rouch and Maria Cristina Slye.

CREATIVE TEAM

Ghost The Musical is directed by Tony Award-winner Matthew Warchus (Matilda, God of Carnage, The Norman Conquests, Boeing-Boeing) and choreographed by Ashley Wallen (“The X Factor”, Kylie Minogue, Seal, Madonna's film WE). The musical features book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin (Ghost, Jacob’s Ladder, The Time Traveler’s Wife) who has adapted his Academy Award-winning original screenplay for the stage, and original music and lyrics by a team of Grammy Award-winners, including Dave Stewart (half of the multi-Grammy Award-winning Eurythmics) and Glen Ballard (Michael Jackson's Man In The Mirror, Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill). The score also includes the iconic song “Unchained Melody,” written by Hy Zaret and Alex North (Courtesy of Frank Music Corp. ASCAP) and famously performed in the film by The Righteous Brothers.

ABOUT GHOST THE MUSICAL

Set in modern day New York City, Ghost The Musical is a timeless fantasy about the power of love. Walking back to their apartment one night after a romantic dinner, Sam and Molly are mugged, leaving Sam dead on a dark street. Sam is trapped as a ghost between this world and the next and unable to leave Molly, who he learns is in grave danger. With the help of a phony storefront psychic, Sam tries to communicate with Molly in the hopes of saving and protecting her.

Ghost The Musical has been enjoyed by over 1 million people worldwide and has been nominated for numerous awards including five Olivier Awards and three Tony Awards. It is also currently in Hungary and touring the UK and productions in Italy and Korea open later this year. The Associated Press calls Ghost The Musical “Eye-poppingly brilliant” while Variety assures the audience will experience “A limitless array of dazzling effects.” Newsday promises that Ghost The Musical is “Unlike anything seen on stage before” and the Daily Telegraph says that Ghost The Musical “Will keep you gasping!”
                                         
Original Broadway production produced by Colin Ingram, Hello Entertainment/David Garfinkle, Donavan Mannato, MJE Productions, Patricia Lambrecht and Adam Silberman in association with Paramount Pictures. Casting for the U.S. National Tour of Ghost The Musical provided by Joy Dewing CSA, Joy Dewing Casting.

Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film in 1990, Ghost became a blockbuster hit and an instant classic, winning numerous awards worldwide. The film starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg and was directed by Jerry Zucker. Bruce Joel Rubin’s script won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of psychic Oda Mae Brown.


ABOUT THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity.  Using the arts as an economic catalyst, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.

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