PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh:
Diana Roth, Senior Communications Manager, Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, 412-471-8717 / Roth@TrustArts.org
PNC BROADWAY IN PITTSBURGH
|Audience picture provided by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust|
|School of Rock Original London Cast. |
Photography Credit: Tristram Kenton
• BENEDUM CENTERHailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. It’s the musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” This production is the 2016 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical Revival.
Compere and company in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway |
Photography Credit: Matthew Murphy, 2016
Mills as Frank Farmer and |
Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron
in The Bodyguard
Photography Credit: © Joan Marcus
• BENEDUM CENTERBased on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical will star Grammy® Award-nominee and R&B superstar DEBORAH COX! Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A breathtakingly romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.
• BENEDUM CENTERThis irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by 6-time Grammy® nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (I Am Sam) and direction by Tony Award® winner Diane Paulus (PIPPIN, FINDING NEVERLAND). Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
Mueller as Jenna and Cast in the Original Broadway Production of Waitress |
Photography Credit: Joan Marcus, 2016
20th ANNIVERSARY TOUR
• HEINZ HALLIn 1996, an original rock musical by a little-known composer opened on Broadway and forever changed the landscape of American theatre. Two decades later, Jonathan Larson’s RENT continues to speak loudly and defiantly to audiences across generations and all over the world. And now, this Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters—love.
Company of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour|
Photography Credit: RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Carol Rosegg, 2016
THE HIT BROADWAY MUSICAL
• BENEDUM CENTERDiscover a whole new world at ALADDIN, the hit Broadway musical. From the producer
• HEINZ HALLDiscover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Whos, an endlessly cheerful bunch bursting with holiday spirit. Celebrate the holidays with the show The New York Times calls "100 times better than any bedside story!"
|picture courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust|
• BENEDUM CENTERWICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
Vosk as Elphaba in Defying Gravity. |
Photography Credit: Joan Marcus.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the presentation of WICKED will be an autism-friendly performance. For more information, please call Guest Services at 412-456-6666., at
Lubov and Hayden Stanes in Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA. |
Photography Credit: © Carol Rosegg
• HEINZ HALLRodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale. This lush production features an incredible orchestra, jaw-dropping transformations and all the moments you love—the pumpkin, the glass slipper, the masked ball and more—plus some surprising new twists! Be transported back to your childhood as you rediscover some of Rodgers + Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” in this hilarious and romantic Broadway experience for anyone who’s ever had a wish, a dream... or a really great pair of shoes.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to offer pre-show talks for the PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series. How do you prepare to see a Broadway musical? And how do you know you’ve had a good time? Ticket holders are invited to join Christopher Rawson, senior theater critic for KDKA-TV and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for KNOW THE SHOW BEFORE YOUR GO. KNOW THE SHOW BEFORE YOU GO provides educational and background information on each of the Broadway performances, aiming to further deepen each patron’s theatrical experience. Select company members are interviewed at the Trust Arts Education Center (805-807 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222) on certain nights of PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh series performances. Know The Show Before You Go does not take place for Season Special performances. For more information, please visit www.TrustArts.org/
Starting at the $50 level, you can join us at complimentary cast parties, meet and greets and other fantastic events all year long! Every time that you come to the theater, take pride in knowing your support helped to make these exceptional productions possible. We rely on the generosity of people like you to maintain this level of programming. Add your donation to the order • Give online at TrustArts.org/support • Contribute by phone when you call to subscribe. For more information, visit www.TrustArts.org/support.
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