Archive for category 2011-2012

Behind The Scenes of POP!

Get an exclusive behind the scenes look at POP!

Superstars, Brian Charles Rooney (Candy Darling), Courtney Bassett (Edie), Jesse Carrey-Beaver (Gerard), Alyse Alan Louis (Valerie), Paul Victor (Ondine) and Bria Walker (Viva), rehearse “Big Gun”.

Special $20 Mothers Day Ticket. CLICK HERE and use Promo Code WARHOLA to redeem your $20 Mothers Day Ticket.

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Anthony Rapp Discusses POP! A New Musical by Maggie-Kate Coleman and Anna K. Jacobs

Anthony Rapp returns to Pittsburgh this May to play the iconic pop artist, Andy Warhol, in City Theatre’s season finale POP! Anthony took an hour out of his busy rehearsal schedule to paint a picture, no pun intended, of what audiences can expect from POP!. Check out the videos below and stay tuned for more from City Theatre.

POP! MUSIC AND STORY

BEING ANDY WARHOL

THE STYLE

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Tigers Be Still at City Theatre Company in Pittsburgh

Tigers Be Still is a comedy from writer Kim Rosenstock, currently writing for the Fox TV series New Girl, and runs from March 31st – May 6th at City Theatre. Variety commends Rosenstock’s “clever comic dialogue in a voice that is too smart to be cute.”    

The Plot:

Sherry’s art therapy degree didn’t launch her dream career, so she moved back into her childhood bedroom. Her mom won’t come downstairs. Her sister won’t leave the couch. Her very first patient won’t stick around for a session. Her boss brings a rifle to work. And an escaped tiger roams the streets … but Sherry’s life is looking up.

The Trailer:

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City Theatre holds Pittsburgh auditions for POP!, the new musical on stage this May

City Theatre held auditions January 23rd for the rock musical POP!, by Maggie Kate Coleman and Anna K. Jacobs. POP! is a classic “who done it” about a Pittsburgh icon.  Who shot Andy Warhol?

This May 5-27, City Theatre takes you back to Warhol’s legendary Factory, where every artist has  talent, ego, and a motive to pull the trigger.

As the Pittsburgh pop icon’s life flashes  before his eyes, he confronts an unforgettable cast of outrageous suspects and  wrestles with the meaning of his own legacy. Variety calls this wild  musical collage “vibrant, hip, fresh, and a hell of a lot of fun.”

See the auditions here.  Can you guess who made the cut?

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Help us welcome Jen Childs to City Theatre!

Jen Childs stars in her hilarious and heartwarming one-woman comedy, Why I’m Scared of Dance.

Help us welcome Jen!

We thought it appropriate to extend her a heartfelt welcome by sharing our own horror stories of dance.  Maybe you have an embarrassing photo or anecdote that you would be willing to share on our Facebook wall?  Just click below to post your photos and stories.

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Two Questions for City Theatre Audiences

“What does it mean to be a man?”

“What gets you through the night?”

City Theatre’s latest play, Through The Night, features Daniel Beaty, one of the most audacious and poetic voices in today’s American theatre. Beaty transforms into many different characters in this inspiring, joyous, and unforgettable one-man-show. The New York Times calls Through the Night “a thing of beauty.”

Six characters … three generations … one extraordinary performer!

Beaty’s kinetic one-man show tells six intersecting tales about what it means to be a black man in America today. Equal parts poetry and soul, this virtuosic feat of acting presents a range of eclectic characters — a precocious 10-year-old boy, an overweight bishop, a college student escaping the projects, and more.

To get at the heart of the play we asked the good people at Bat’s Barbershop to share their opinion on two questions. What does it mean to be a man? What gets you through the night?

This is what they had to say…

What do you think it means to be a man?  What gets you through the night?

Submit your answers here to join the conversation.

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Create ’58 Theme 2: “The Fashion”

1958

Eisenhower was president, Elvis joined the Army, a gallon of gas was a quarter, and Sam Bendrix took the stage at the Bon Soir for his last performance.

City Theatre transformed the Lester Hamburg Studio Theatre to take you back to the legendary 1958 Greenwich Village nightclub, The Bon Soir.  Luke Macfarlane, star of ABC’s Brothers & Sisters, channels his inner crooner in an unforgettable performance.

Let’s honor that golden year with a streaming archive of the people, places, and culture of ’58.  Every Thursday during Sam Bendrix at the Bon Soir, City Theatre will ask Facebook fans to help us create ’58 on our Facebook wall.

We will post a theme to our wall and our blog.  For example:  “Create ’58 theme: The Cars” — our Facebook fans will post iconic images and videos to our wall with that theme in mind.  So let’s start creating!

Click the image below to go to City Theatre’s facebook wall… see you in ’58!

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