Saturday, June 30, 2018

4th of July Saving On Board the Gateway Clipper

4th of July Holiday Celebration!



July 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8
 Come on down to the Gateway Clipper where all kids will ride any Three Rivers Sightseeing Cruise for just $1  Join the 4th of July Celebration - July 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 when all kids 12 and under ride any sightseeing cruise for just $1*! Use 
Promo Code:  KIDS1
*Valid for children 12 & under.  Adult ticket must be purchased to redeem offer. Certain restrictions apply.


Sunset Dinner Cruises
Enjoy an evening sailing the Three  Rivers featuring a delicious buffet, dj entertainment and the beautiful sunset over the stunning city of Pittsburgh!


Captain's Dinner Cruises
Come out on the water and enjoy time with friends and family. Enjoy fabulous foods, DJ entertainment, delicious drinks and great sightseeing all from the decks of our riverboat.


Chicken & Ribs Lock & Dam Dinner Cruises

A combination of two favorite trips make one great cruise featuring the Clipper's WORLD FAMOUS barbecue and a trip through a lock and dam! It's the best BBQ sailing the Three Rivers!

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble Set to Open 43rd Year

PNME’s 43rd year promises to be one for the memory books! With five world premiere commissions in the first two weeks alone by composers David Biedenbender, legendary jazz bassist and composer Rufus Reid, Korean composer JungYoon Wie, Cuban composer Ivette Herryman, and composer and guitarist D. J. Sparr, PNME begins its July 2018 season with topics ranging from the tragedy of infertility to the need for remembrance, from the five stages of grief to a genre bending tribute to Bernstein, Gillespie, and Monk, and all the way to the goofy but poignant remarks of children around the dinner table. 

Born of a collaboration between Pittsburgh visual artists Linda Price-Sneddon and Val M. Cox, week 2 is embroidered and deepened by a rich visual artscape commission only possible at PNME. Week 3 features the often imitated but never duplicated Lindsay Kesselman in a show designed to stretch you in every direction until you feel whole again. Week 4 sees the return of PNME's highly acclaimed and sold-out show The Gray Cat and the Flounder as the ensemble prepares to launch it on an international tour in the summer of 2019! Do not miss your chance to see why people call PNME the Theatre of Music!

“I’m thrilled with the range of emotions, the artistic languages, and all the various artistic media featured this summer," said artistic directo,r Kevin Noe. "With music, visual art, poetry, shadow puppetry, and animation, the varying inspirations and subjects are both wide ranging and universal.”

For tickets, CLICK HERE

WEEK 1: 
Friday, July 6 and Saturday July 7 at 8 pm
American Composers Forum National Competition Winners

Three World Premieres by American Composers Forum national competition winners — chosen from 474 applicants! Part of the American Composers Forum CONNECT  program, this performance shines the national spotlight on PNME’s legacy of more than 300 world premieres to date! (309 as of this season).

David Biedenbender
From Across the Table 
For soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion.
Dinnertime with the children can be both nutty and magical. Ranging from silly and surreal to dark and serious, this collection of vignettes is Biedenbender’s “attempt to capture my life as a parent.” Inspired by the impromptu remarks of his two sons Declan and Izaak (ages 2 and 4), their comments are both nonsensical and epically on point. Kids say the darndest things!

Rufus Reid
For soprano, bass-baritone, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion.

“They are who they are! I am who I am!” opens Reid’s touching tribute to the 100th birthdays of Thelonius Monk, Dizzy Gillespie and Leonard Bernstein — three artists who have influenced the jazz bassist’s work. A piece that knows no genre boundaries, Remembrance showcases each world class member of the PNME with an energetic presence, infectious rhythms, and a unique intimacy. 

JungYoon Wie
Every Bone Has a Memory
For soprano, baritone-bass, clarinet, violin, and cello

Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance. Inspired by Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’s classic model of the Five Stages of Grief, JungYoon Wie’s words and music weave a personal tale about the unbearable emotions wrought upon us by tragedy and loss.  

Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14 at 8 pm 
What I Leave Behind

The need to contribute something greater than ourselves takes myriad forms and is as ancient as it is universal. Paired with newly created work by Pittsburgh visual artists Linda Price-Sneddon and Val M. Cox in PNME's second annual collaboration with art curator Jeffrey Jarzynka, the ensemble presents two world premiere commissions by composers D. J. Sparr and Ivette Herryman, with text by librettist Caitlin Vincent. The evening is a moving meditation ultimately asking the question: “When I’m gone… what remains?”

D. J. Sparr (composer) Caitlin Vincent (librettist)
For Soprano, violin, cello, flute, clarinet, piano, percussion, electronic soundscape
This evocative work traces the emotional journey of a contemporary woman as she struggles to conceive a child. Interweaving traditional fertility myths with key moments in the woman's experience, Nullipara explores the varied and often devastating impacts of infertility, which currently affects more than 6 million women in the United States alone.

Ivette Herryman: 
For Soprano and Piano
Inspired by one of the composer’s favorite works, Dido's lament, from Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, this work gives voice to one of humanity’s most shared yearnings. “I’m particularly touched by the moment in which the singer sings "remember me”--a cry that comes from the deepest part of one's soul," Herryman said.. "I think about it as a collective cry, because we all have a longing to be remembered.” 

WEEK 3: 
Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 at 8 pm 
To Love and Be Loved

Lindsay Kesselman, PNME Resident Soprano
Featuring the music of David Lang, Amy Beth Kirsten, William Bolcom, Lee Kesselman, John Bucchino, Jeffrey Nytch, and Kieren MacMillan

With doses of peculiarity and humor sprinkled throughout the night, soprano Lindsay Kesselman strikes a chord of universal resonance as she takes the audience from triumph to tragedy. With music by David Lang, Amy Beth Kirsten, William Bolcom, Lee Kesselman, John Bucchino, Jeff Nytch, and Kieren MacMillan, this powerful emotional journey illuminates the edges of our most essential human need: to love and be loved. Come ready to laugh, cry, hope, and ultimately know yourself fully once again.

WEEK 4: 
Friday, July 27 at 8 pm
Saturday, July 28 at 1 pm Family Matinee (Children FREE)
Saturday, July 28 at 8 pm
The Gray Cat and the Flounder

For soprano, baritone, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion
Inspired by a true story, The Gray Cat and the Flounder is a touching tale of life, loss, and the true nature of friendship. In this immersive, theatre of music production, headphones provide each audience member with an experience both intimate and communal. Weaving cartoons, poetry, music and imagined ballet, this show reminds us that with a shared sense of silliness, and the freedom to express it, we can draw the world as we wish it to be! Music by Kieren MacMillan, story by Kevin Noe and Kieren MacMillan.

Composition background: Long-time PNME supporters Joe Newcomer and Bernadette Callery had never missed a PNME show since the first day they discovered it. When Bernadette was diagnosed with cancer in the summer of 2011, they decided they wanted to commission a work in her memory.

After Bernadette’s passing, artistic director Kevin Noe and composer Kieren MacMillan spoke with Joe regularly and got to know more about the couple’s unique relationship. While Bernadette was a professional librarian at the Carnegie Library and an expert in botanical science, Joe was a  computer scientist and self-proclaimed “master of puns." To their amazement, Noe and MacMillan learned that, while the rigors of the couples professions may not have afforded them as much time to physically explore the world as they would have liked, Joe had drawn an astounding 4,000 images for a cartoon series entitled “The Gray Cat and the Flounder” — created to chronicle their adventures together. Some were real and some were fantasy but they were all colorful and love-filled in a story in which their imaginations knew no limits. This discovery became the backdrop from which this ultra compelling story was birthed. 

Performance history:  PNME’s “The Gray Cat and the Flounder”, enjoyed two performances during PNME’s 40th season to a packed house in 2015 - closing night was a SOLD OUT performance - the first in the company’s history. The production includes all elements of theatre, and the style is hard to “CAT”egorize. Elizabeth Bloom from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said, “It’s difficult to classify “The Gray Cat and the Flounder,” the first production of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble’s 40th season. Was it an opera? A musical? A chamber music concert? A children’s show, filled with puppetry and cartoons? None of those formats seem to embody Saturday night’s performance at a packed City Theatre, but it’s fitting that a contemporary music ensemble marking a significant anniversary would create a genre before everyone else has had the chance to come up with a term for it”. 

Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble
All performances at City Theater, 1300 Bingham St., Pittsburgh, PA 15203
Curtain times 8 pm, with an additional family matinee at 1 pm as noted on closing weekend. 
For tickets, CLICK HERE

Get Ready for the Summer Gallery Crawl on July 6

Penn Avenue Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to present the complete programming and schedule for the upcoming summer 2018 Gallery Crawl. The event takes place on Friday, July 6 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Cultural District, downtown Pittsburgh.

The Gallery Crawl occurs quarterly and boasts a combination of visual art, multimedia artists, music, live theatre, and dance events that are free and open to the public.

The Cultural Trust’s Gallery Crawl allows the community to participate in an immersive artistic experience throughout the 14-block Cultural District. The Crawl serves to showcase the exhibition openings of the Trust’s visual art galleries (SPACE, Wood Street and 707 Gallery).

Landscapes, Seascapes, Cityscapes

Each Crawl, the Trust partners with local businesses, artists and nonprofits to create a dynamic collaboration to engage artists and the greater Pittsburgh community. To generate a reflection of the community, each business partner selects the artistic content to feature in their space during the Crawl. These collaborative events focus on creating an inclusive environment, as well as a diverse experience, for all.

On one night, local, national, and international artists and their works share the downtown spotlight. “It’s always our goal to ‘light up’ downtown with this event and find new ways to connect people with art,” shares Sarah Gilmer, Program Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Community Engagement at the Trust.

Bombyx Collective Aerial Show
This summer’s Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District boasts an eclectic variety of 25 locations that include activities for children, live music, exhibitions, and performances. One of the evening’s featured events is the Trust-presented art exhibition, Identity Play, in SPACE gallery. This exhibition, curated by Kristen Letts Kovak, utilizes sculptures, paintings, projections, photographs, installations, and poetry in the earnest search for self through the use of childhood strategies to explore and understand the complexities of adulthood.

Katz Plaza will feature the musical genres of South America with performances by local Latin 10-piece
band, Azucar, complete with a dance floor, and Global Beats by local world music specialist and DJ, Carla Leininger.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership are co-presenting a party in the alley of Garrison Way with singer-songwriter, folk band, Buffalo Rose followed by a DJ under the new light exhibition, Garrison Canal by Andrea Polli. DJs Big Phill, Blakk Steel and DJ Bamboo will close out the night with the Crawl After Dark UNION Edition from 10 p.m. – midnight in the Trust Arts Education Center’s Peirce Studio; doors open at 9:30 p.m.

The Crawl offers something for everyone. All locations are wheelchair accessible unless otherwise noted.

MCG Jazz Quintet

For more information and a complete schedule of events, visit: or call 412-456-6666.

About the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District
The quarterly Gallery Crawl in the Cultural District is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and exists to promote inclusion and diversity through collaborative partnerships.

Since its inception in 2004, the Gallery Crawl also serves to promote the exhibition openings of Trust visual art galleries. The partnerships between the Trust and local businesses, artists and nonprofits facilitate an immersive atmosphere for communal artistic expression. Each business partner has creative choice over the content displayed in their space on a Crawl night. The community comes together in this unique event to celebrate and extend Pittsburgh’s local art scene.

Hatch Arts Collective to Stage Pulitzer Prize Nominated "Gloria"

Hatch Arts Collective presents the Pulitzer-nominated Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins from July 20 to August 5, 2018 at Nova Place on Pittsburgh’s Northside. Directed by Adil Mansoor and making its Pittsburgh premiere, Gloria follows a group of young professionals in a gripping story about office work, career ambitions, and the publishing industry.

Erika Cuenca, Dylan T. Jackson, Sami Ma, Max Pavel, Moira Quigley, and Ricardo Vila-Roger assume the complex identities of competitive employees in a race to the top of a popular Manhattan-based magazine. Amid competition, workplace tensions, and overwhelming anxieties, is it still possible to leave a legacy in a world that’s in constant upheaval and distress? Who “owns” a memory, and whose story is deemed worthy of publishing? Gloria demands we look at the dehumanizing cost of our obsession with violence, pain, and the power to tell a story. The production features sound design by Eben Hoffer, set design by Katy Fetrow, lighting design by John A. Mitchell, and costumes by Alexis Carrie. 


Hatch Arts Collective gathers interdisciplinary artist communities to create performance and media-based work. We believe that meaningful, human interaction mediated by an arts experience can be transformative for individuals and communities. Founded in 2012 by Adil Mansoor, Nicole Shero, and Paul Kruse, Hatch creates work that challenges boundaries and creates conversation. Hatch's previous work includes Chickens in the Yard (2013 & Quantum Theatre, 2015) and Driftless (2016).

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Eleven Restaurant Cooking Up a Summer Deck Party

Outside Eleven Credit: Courtesy Photo

Tuesday, July 3
Join us on Eleven's out-of-doors second floor for a festive Independence Day Eve dinner. Courses are paired with beers from Dogfish Head and will be served family style at 6 pm.


Passed Hors d'oeuvres

Served with Dogfish Head Namaste

Deviled Eggs, pepper bacon crumb
Pink Moon Oysters, Meyer lemon mignonette
Mini Maine Lobster Roll, smoked paprika


Served with Dogfish Head Lupa-Luau IPA

Who Cooks for You Farm Heirloom Tomato Salad
baby romaine lettuce, basil seed vinaigrette, brioche croutons, burrata, saba

Cucumber & Spelt Salad
pickled red onion, mint, raw honey vinaigrette, Calabrian chili, feta


Served with Dogfish Head Burton Baton

Smoked Beef Short Ribs
bourbon maple glaze, rhubarb-pink peppercorn

Fennel Pork Sausage
pickled ramps, herb salad, whole grain mustard

Side Dishes

Braised collard greens
Roasted potatoes, herbs, lemon, Aleppo pepper, garlic, benne
Sweet corn, sorghum glaze, puffed grains


Lemon Meringue Pie
Strawberry Short Cake

Price per person is $50 including paired beers; excludes tax and tip. Seating is limited to 50 guests. Please call (412) 201-5656 for reservations.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Fabulous Cocktails for the 4th of July

Watermelon Granita

Frozé Watermelon Granita

1 bottle Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé
1 quart watermelon-rosemary sorbet (store bought or recipe below)
2 cups diced, seedless watermelon
Spoon a scoop of sorbet into the bottom of a chilled glass and top with a tablespoon or so of the watermelon cubes. Pour the Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé over the sorbet and melon. Garnish with mint. Serve immediately with a silver spoon.
Purchase sorbet from a gourmet market instead of making your own.
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
1 cup water
3 sprigs of rosemary
3 pounds seedless watermelon cut into cubes (about 10 cups)
½ cup lime juice
¼ cup and 2 tablespoons tequila
In a small saucepan bring the sugar, water, and rosemary to a boil. Remove it from the heat and let it cool to room temperature, then strain. Combine the rosemary syrup, watermelon, lime juice, and tequila in a blender and process until smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve and refrigerate overnight. Freeze the sorbet "granita-style" by putting it in the freezer and stirring every hour for five hours.

Blackberry Smash

Blackberry Smash

2 oz Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG
Fresh blackberries
Fresh basil leaves
1 oz gin
½ oz simple syrup
½ oz fresh lemon juice
Find some fun glasses to use – rocks glasses or stemless wine glasses look great. Muddle 6 blackberries and 3 basil leaves. Add gin, simple syrup, and lemon juice. Top off with Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Garnish with an extra few blackberries and a sprig of basil.

Aperol Spritzer

Aperol Spritzer

2 oz Aperol
6 oz Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime
Orange twist, for garnish
In an ice filled Collins glass, add Aperol and float with Sparkling Ice Lemon Lime. Garnish with an orange twist and serve.

Soaked Watermelon Slice Popsicles
¾ cup tequila
½ cup Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon
¼ cup lime juice
1lb watermelon
Stir together tequila, Strawberry Watermelon Sparkling Ice, and lime juice in a large bowl. Cut watermelon into wedges and soak in Sparkling Ice mixture for 15 minutes. Insert popsicle sticks into wedges then freeze on a rack-lined baking sheet for 1 hour.

Purity Berry

Purity Berry

3 parts Purity Vodka
1 cup mixed berries
1 long piece of lemon zest
4 parts distilled water
Combine the ingredients in a glass pitcher and let sit, refrigerated, for at least 4 hours – or preferably overnight, before serving.
Serve the vodka mixed with the berry water either shaken or served strained or combined over ice.

Red, White and Blue Berry Mule

Red, White and Blue, Berry Mule

2 oz berry Vodka (blueberry or raspberry)
6 oz Extra Spicy Brooklyn Crafted Ginger Beer Mini
Muddle blueberries and blackberries in shaker. Add vodka and shake. Fill Moscow mule mug with ice. Pour in muddled berries and vodka and fill with Brooklyn Crafted (roughly 6oz). Garnish with blueberries and blackberries.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Pittsburgh Festival Opera to Open 41st Season

Jonathan Tetelman as Rudolph and Jessica Sandidge as Mimi in La Bohème Warhola.Credit: Pittsburgh Festival Opera

WHO: Pittsburgh Festival Opera

WHAT: 41st Festival Season

WHERE: Falk Auditorium at Winchester Thurston
555 Morewood Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

WHEN: July 6th 2018 through July 22nd, 2018

TICKETS: Ranging from $5 to $65 can be purchased at   
                        or by calling 412-326-9687.

Pittsburgh Festival Opera will begin it’s 41st festival season on July 6th in residency at the Falk Auditorium of the Winchester Thurston School in Shadyside.  The Festival spans the first three weeks of July, featuring four major operatic productions and a diverse series of lectures, recitals, and opera performances for children.

Jonathan Tetelman as Rudolph and Jessica Sandidge as Mimi in La Bohème Warhola.
Credit: Pittsburgh Festival Opera
The season opens with La Bohème Warhola, which takes the Puccini classic from nineteenth century Paris, to the 1960’s at Andy Warhol’s infamous New York City Factory.  Rhinegold will mark the beginning of a new presentation of Richard Wagner’s Ring Cycle of operas, with an installment of the series to be performed each year through 2021.  

In celebration of acclaimed composer and lyricist Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday, cabaret performances of Bernstein on Broadway, will combine old favorites, as well as rarely heard songs from the composer’s extensive Broadway catalog.  For the fifth year, the Festival will showcase an opera by Richard Strauss with its production of Arabella, the romantic comedy involving the mistaken identity of two sisters in 1860’s Vienna.

Hanna Brammer, Kathleen Shelton, and Emily Hopkins as the Rhinemaidens in Rhinegold
Credit: Pittsburgh Festival Opera

Pittsburgh Festival Opera also continues its tradition of children’s operas with Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears, the classic children’s fairytale updated and composed of music by Mozart and Offenbach.  

Cabaret artist Daphne Alderson will return to the Festival stage with a concert of songs made famous by Marlene Dietrich, and in continuation of the Music That Matters series, composers and librettists will be showcasing parts of their new works on the topic of women and education in the Fight for the Right Workshop, to which audiences are invited to help decide which work will go on to be produced in the 2020 season.

The 2018 Festival runs from July 6th to July 22nd with performances at various locations on the campus of the Winchester Thurston School, 555 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, and at the First Unitarian Church, 605 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213.  

Katie Manukyan as Zdenka and Melinda Whittington as Arabella in Arabella
Credit" Pittsburgh Festival Opera.


 Tickets, and a complete schedule of Festival events can be found at  All operas are sung in English, with surtitles available for La Bohème Warhola, Rhinegold, and Arabella.


Pittsburgh Festival Opera, founded in 1978 as Opera Theater of Pittsburgh by internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Mildred Miller Posvar, presents innovative opera, including American works, reinterpretations of older works, and new works, for the widest possible audience. 

The company focuses on diversity in programming and casting, on crossing boundaries and bringing together talents from all the arts, on encouraging new talent, and on broadening audiences through outreach and education, to create a body of work that is original, entertaining, contemporary and relevant.

Friday, June 22, 2018


Guests Admiring the "Art of the Brick"  Exhibit Credit: Christina Montemurro

Explore the world’s largest LEGO® art exhibition, challenge friends to a game of axe throwing, and test your balance on a LEGO Fire Walk at Carnegie Science Center’s next 21+ Science After Hours event. 21+ Night Block Party happens on Friday, June 29 from 6–10 pm and features aerial silk demonstrations, free whiskey samples, and other summer games, as well as access to THE ART OF THE BRICK. 

At 21+ Night Block Party, guests can also meet and try to beat the players from Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at a game of GIANT soccer pong! Plus, all 21+ Night guests will receive an exclusive ticket offer for one of their upcoming home games in August.

After 21+ Night, guests can head over to an after party at the Drum Bar at Rivers Casino and enjoy a special “Block Party” themed cocktail, plus receive $20 TABLE GAMES MATCH PLAY! Gambling problem? Call 1-800-Gambler.

21+ Night features cash bars, snacks available for purchase in the newly remodeled RiverView Café, and the chance to experience four floors of hands-on exhibits, Highmark SportsWorks®, and USS Requin Submarine – with no kids!

Proper identification is required, and all guests must show ID at the door. Tickets cost $24 in advance online and $29 at the door.

21+ Nights are sponsored by UPGRUV, Green Mountain Energy, Miller Lite, Full Pint, Dos Equis, and Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC.

For more information and to register, visit or call 412.237.3400.

Monday, June 18, 2018

Flight 93 National Memorial to Host Pennsylvania WoodMobile

SHANKSVILLE, PA – Join Flight 93 National Memorial Park Rangers and Educators from the Pennsylvania Hardwoods Council to discover why Pennsylvania is named “Penn’s Woods” and learn about the importance of trees in the national memorial design. The National Park Service and volunteers have planted over 157 acres of the national memorial with 116,358 trees between 2012 and 2018 as part of the reforestation initiative for the national memorial. Through activities and lessons hosted in the Pennsylvania Woodmobile and at the Flight 93 Discovery Table, visitors will learn about the importance of trees and forests. Join us on June 23 and June 24 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Learning Center, located in the Visitor Center Complex of Flight 93 National Memorial.

An outreach tool of the Pennsylvania Hardwoods Development Council, the WoodMobile educates the public about Pennsylvania’s forests and sustainable forest management – securing the wood products we need today while protecting the trees of tomorrow. The mobile classroom uses interactive activities and displays to promote the responsible use of forest resources and an understanding of the forest industry to the public.

“The WoodMobile is an outstanding educational resource,” said Jon Geyer, Hardwood Development Specialist with the council. “Our timber industry is doing great things today to secure our forest resources for decades to come. It’s important that we teach our youth about responsible use of environmental resources.” Pennsylvania is home to the largest hardwoods forest in the United States, providing more than 10 percent of the nation’s hardwood lumber supply. While Pennsylvania’s timber industry accounts for more than $19 billion in sales annually and provides 65,000 direct jobs, the state has more forested acres today than it did 100 years ago thanks to the sustainability efforts of the industry.

Within the 34-foot long WoodMobile are numerous panels showing the history and industry surrounding Pennsylvania’s forests. Interactive exhibits on leaf and wood identification and touch screens providing information about threats to the forest from invasive insects and plants capture children’s attention, keeping them engaged in learning about Penn’s Woods. In the front of the WoodMobile, videos show the transformation of a log from the forest to the furniture in your home.

Operated by the Pennsylvania Hardwoods Development Council in the Department of Agriculture and sponsored by the Pennsylvania Forest Products Association, the WoodMobile travels nearly 150 days of the year from April to November, delivering free, educational programs to elementary and middle school students and members of the public. Since its unveiling, the WoodMobile has exhibited at more than 900 events hosting more than one million visitors, including more than 175,000 students who participated in school programs.


The Pennsylvania WoodMobile is a project of the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Hardwoods Development Council, with the support of the state’s hardwoods industry. For more information on the WoodMobile, including a schedule and request form, visit and search “WoodMobile.”


On September 24, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Flight 93 National Memorial Act. The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who, on September 11, 2001, courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our nation’s capital. The memorial is located near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew. For more information about Flight 93 National Memorial, visit

An Evening of World Music with Brazilian Jazz Vocalist Kenia in Carnegie

Listen Locally Downstairs continues at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie as Kenia brings the world beat from her native Rio de Janeiro to her hometown of Pittsburgh. Her sultry voice and expert vocal phrasing showcase Brazilian samba, bossa nova, choro and jazz with unique style and infectious joy.

Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Join us in the Studio and imagine yourself somewhere else!
Start your evening with us. Light refreshments and drinks by donation.
Doors open at 6:00. Music begins at 6:30
Tickets: $10

Listen Locally is generously supported by the Opportunity Fund

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Dan Savage and More at the New Hazlett Theatre

Dan Savage

Savage Love Live
Presented by Pittsburgh City Paper
June 21  |  7:30PM (Doors open at 6:30)

City Paper and AIDS Free Pittsburgh are proud to bring you Savage Love Live, a live taping of Dan Savage’s popular sex-and-relationship-advice podcast. Join Dan for a very special sexy spring extravaganza and get all your sex-and-relationship questions answered live on stage.

 Local legend Lynn Cullen will emcee the event, and Dreams of Hope performers will share an inspiring performance of their own. Dreams of Hope uses the power of art to create a welcoming environment for LGBTQA+ youth.
This show is 18+ only, please!


The Bridges of Madison County
Presented by Carnivale Theatrics
June 29-July 7

The Bridges of Madison County captures the lyrical expanse of America’s heartland along with the yearning entangled in the eternal question,”What if…?”

Tickets available now

Summer Musical Theater 2018
Presented by Pittsburgh
Musical Theater
July 11-14

Summer Musical Theater is a fun, immersive, and educational summer day camp for ages 4-18 that ends with fully produced shows in the New Hazlett Theater! Performances this year are Pippin and Mary Poppins Jr.

For ticket information, please call 412-539-0900 x232

There's always something new going on at the New Hazlett Theater. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for up-to-the-minute behind the scenes photos, videos, and more.  

The New Hazlett Theater is located in Allegheny Center on Pittsburgh's North Side. Detailed driving and transit directions on our website.


On-street parking in Allegheny Square is available at no cost after 6pm Monday-Saturday and all day Sunday. Paid parking is available in the Allegheny Health Network garage for evening events and weekend matinees.

The paid lot costs $7 (cash only) and closes one hour after the performances.

The New Hazlett Theater is more than just a beautifully restored historic building.  We're a nonprofit organization working to nurture and promote art in Pittsburgh. We are an incubator for the arts, and we're passionate about providing a space for our amazing pool of creative talent to develop, collaborate, grow and flourish. Support the New Hazlett by making a tax-deductible donation.

From the open aired food hall of Federal Galley to authentic Asian cuisine at Nicky's Thai Kitchen or even a savory traditional German meal at Max's Allegheny Tavern, you are sure to find something that suits your taste buds.  Download a full list of area restaurants.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Prioriry Ticket offer - Derek Hough

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 • 7:30 pm
Benedum Center
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From the EMMY® award winning mind of Derek Hough, the live dance show is the first-ever solo tour for the dynamo. The show features brand-new stage production, astounding versatility and, as always, Derek’s magnetic stage presence. 


\Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hop-hop and everything in between. 

Creative team and two-time EMMY® winners, Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo, also known as NappyTabs (Jennifer Lopez: All I Have Residency; Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour; GRAMMYs® creative direction), will co-create, direct and supervise choreography for the tour.

Enter promo code DEREK2019 to purchase tickets before
they go on sale to the public on Friday, June 15 at 10:00 am.

To Purchase Tickets:
Online at
Call 412-456-6666
Box Office at Theater Square

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Tony Award® Winner for Best Musical 
to Set Sail June 22 - July 1 at the Benedum Center 

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to produce the Tony Award® winner for Best Musical, TITANIC for the first time in the organization’s history. The production is set to sail June 22 - July 1 at the Benedum Center. TITANIC weaves the tragic tale of the ship’s fateful journey into a sweeping story of love, loss and the American dream, set to the finest score this side of the Atlantic. 

The Spectator hails TITANIC as "The greatest American musical to have been written in 15 years. A triumph. A score which soars, a masterpiece." Pittsburgh CLO’s production features a “first class” cast of Pittsburgh CLO and Broadway veterans. Tickets are now available at, at the Theater Square Box Office or by calling 412-456-6666.

In 1985, Robert Ballard found the physical wreckage of the RMS Titanic on the ocean’s floor. In 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger tragedy occurred. It was these two events which caused composer and lyricist Maury Yeston to begin work on Titanic. For Yeston, the story of Titanic was less about the sinking of the ship and more about the nature of dreams — “Mankind has big dreams and every once in a while, despite our good intentions, the dream fails but that doesn’t make us stop dreaming.” 

Titanic opened on Broadway in April of 1997 and won all five Tony Awards® for which it was nominated: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score, Best Scenic Design and Best Orchestrations. The First National Tour of the show ran in 1999, and in February of 2014, the original Broadway cast performed the show in concert at the Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. Titanic has also been translated into seven different languages, including Japanese, Dutch, Korean, French, German, Finnish, Norwegian and Danish. 


BRADLEY DEAN (Andrews) is returning to the town of his alma mater (CMU) and Pittsburgh CLO where he has performed in over a dozen shows including: 1776 (John Dickinson), The Desert Song (Sid El Kar) and Jesus Christ Superstar (Peter). His Broadway credits include: Dear Evan Hansen, A Little Night Music, Spamalot, Doctor Zhivago, Evita, The Last Ship, Company, Jane Eyre, The Story of My Life and Man of La Mancha. In NYC he has performed in: The Most Happy Fella, A New Brain (City Center Encores), Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic) and The Fantasticks.

JULIE GARNYÉ (Alice Beane) can currently be seen as Bulda/Queen Iduna in Frozen Live at Disneyland. Other appearances include Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Closer, the 2013 Academy Awards, Cats (National Tour), First Things Last (London’s Garrick Theatre) and Les Misérables, Chicago and Mamma Mia! at The Hollywood Bowl. She has sung with numerous symphony orchestras and is currently recording her first album, entitled &.

CHRISTOPHER GURR (Captain Edward J. Smith) starred as Gus in last season’s Trevor Nunn/Andy Blankenbuehler Broadway revival of Cats. Other Broadway credits include: Tuck Everlasting, Kinky Boots, Amazing Grace and All The Way with Bryan Cranston. His First National Tours include Memphis and Spamalot. Regional credits include: The Sting (Paper Mill), Copenhagen, 1776, Twelve Angry Men (Geva), Tommy, Oklahoma! (Berkshire Theatre Festival), The Lion in Winter (Indiana Rep) and The Drowsy Chaperone (Human Race). TV: Madam Secretary. He is a union member of Actors’ Equity, SAG/AFTRA, and Stage Directors & Choreographers Society.

HUNTER RYAN HERDLICKA (Charles Clark) has been seen on Broadway in the Tony Award®-winning production of A Little Night Music (Henrik) opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Angela Lansbury, followed by Bernadette Peters & Elaine Stritch. Off-Broadway credits include Once Upon A Mattress (The Minstrel) and Dear World (opposite Tyne Daly). Select regional credits include: The Pirates of Penzance (Frederic) at the 5th Avenue Theatre and the Ordway Center, Cabaret (Cliff) at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Cincinnati Playhouse, Sacramento Music Circus, The Tempest (Ariel) at the Dallas Theater Center and Fiddler on the Roof (Fyedka) at Pittsburgh CLO. He is a Carnegie Mellon University graduate.

JEFFREY HOWELL (Robert Hitchens/Isidor Straus) includes among his latest projects: Citizens Market at City Theatre and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. Last summer, he appeared in Damn Yankees at Sacramento Music Circus and Disney’s Newsies at Pittsburgh CLO. His more than eighty productions at CLO also include Bells Are Ringing, Hello Dolly, Sunset Boulevard, South Pacific and Me and My Girl. Other productions include Souvenir, Choir Boy, Tigers Be Still, Worksong and Red Herring. Television: All My Children and The Young and the Restless. Film credits include: The Dark Half and The Cemetery Club.

LAIRD MACKINTOSH (J. Bruce Ismay) is performing with the Pittsburgh CLO for the first time. He currently plays Monsieur Andre and covers the Phantom in Broadway's Phantom of the Opera. He was previously on Broadway as John Utterson in Jekyll & Hyde and Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins. Other credits include 1776 (James Wilson) at Encores City Center NY and Private Lives (Victor Prynne) at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. He was also seen in eight seasons of the Stratford Festival of Canada and ten productions with Toronto’s Opera Atelier.

CHARLOTTE PERRY MALTBY (Kate McGowan) was seen in the national tour of The Sound Of Music (Maria Von Trapp), directed by three time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien. Off-Broadway credits include Starting Here Starting Now (York Theatre) and Icon (The Duke Theatre). Regional credits include: The Muny, Theater Under the Stars, Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, The New Theater and La Mirada Theater. Film credits include: Ithaca (Dir. Meg Ryan), AWOL, The Last Five Years (Dir. Richard Lagravenese), People People and Work It, Honey. Television: Aquarius (Dir. David Duchovny/NBC). Charlotte has performed with the Houston and Omaha Symphony Orchestras. She is a University of Michigan graduate.

KEVIN MASSEY (Harold Bride/ Joseph Bell) has been seen on Broadway/NYC in: Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Memphis, Tarzan, Deaf West’s Big River, NYCO’s Antony & Cleopatra, and Playwrights Horizons’ Bella, An American Tall Tale. His European credits include Tarzan and Grease!. Regional/Tour credits include: Gentleman's Guide (First National), Little House on the Prairie (1st National, Paper Mill, Guthrie), Three Musketeers (Chicago Shakespeare), Bonnie & Clyde (Asolo Rep) and Pippin (Utah Shakespeare & KC Rep). UNC Morehead-Cain Scholar.

CHRIS PELUSO (Frederick Barrett) returns to Pittsburgh CLO after first appearing as Peter Cratchit in the 2002 production of A Musical Christmas Carol. He is also a former Gene Kelly Award winner for Best Actor. On Broadway, he was a member of the original cast of Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at Stephen Sondheim Theatre. His Broadway/NY credits include: Assassins at Studio 54, Mamma Mia! (Sky) at Winter Garden Theatre, Elton John’s Lestat at Palace Theatre and The Glorious Ones at Lincoln Center. West End/UK credits include: Show Boat (Gaylord Ravenal) at New London Theatre, Miss Saigon (Chris) at Prince Edward Theatre, Death Takes a Holiday (Death) at Charing Cross Theatre, Funny Girl (Nick Arnstein) U.K. Tour and The Woman in White (Sir Percival Glyde) at Charing Cross Theatre. Other theater credits include: Wicked (Fiyero) US national tour, West Side Story (Tony) at Barrington Stage Company, Les Misérables (Marius) at Marriott Lincolnshire, Frank Wildhorn’s Bonnie and Clyde (Ted Hinton) at La Jolla Playhouse, Romeo and Juliet (Romeo) at Gulfshore Playhouse and Sunset Boulevard (Joe Gillis) at Music Theatre of Wichita.

TITANIC features a talented ensemble including Katie Anderson, Becky Barta, Jerome Doerger, Joseph Domencic, Alex Dorf, Luke Halferty, Zach Herman, Quinn Patrick Shannon, Allan Snyder, Erika Strasburg, Olivia Vadnais, Gianni DelMastro, Lauren Ivory Vail and Mario Williams.


DAVID BELL (Director/Choreographer) is currently the Director of the Music Theatre Program at Northwestern University and the Artistic Director of the American Music Theatre Project. David has worked on and off Broadway, Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center and internationally. He was the Artistic Director of Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC and the Associate Artistic Director of the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta (with Kenny Leon). David directed Atlantic at last year’s Edinburgh Festival in Scotland. His work in Chicago has earned him 44 Joseph Jefferson Award nominations as a director, choreographer or author (winning 11). He has also been nominated for the Olivier Award (for the London Production of his Hot Mikado).

JAMES CUNNINGHAM (Music Director) is back for his second season as music director for Pittsburgh CLO. His New York credits include: Avenue Q (conductor), music director for Bunnicula (TheaterworksUSA and original cast recording) and Happy Birthday (TACT). National Tours: Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Spamalot, Evita and Cats. Regionally, he has conducted productions for Arena Stage, Casa Mañana, North Carolina Theatre, Sharon Playhouse, Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Engeman Theater, Paper Mill Playhouse, The MUNY and Cape Fear Regional Theatre. He holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and New York University. 


PETER STONE (Story & Book) was an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. He was a member of the Dramatists Guild (member of executive council; president, beginning in 1981), Authors League of America and the Writers Guild of America. He received an Emmy Award in 1962 for The Defenders, a Writers Guild Award nomination, Writers Guild of America awards in 1962 for The Benefactors, a Writers Guild Award for best comedy film, and an Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Motion Picture Screenplay. He also went on to earn a Mystery Writers of America Award in 1964 for Charade, Academy Award for best original screenplay (with S. H. Barnett and Frank Tarloff) in 1964 for Father Goose, Antoinette Perry Award for best musical, New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Plays and Players Award, and Drama Desk Award for best musical book writer (with Sherman Edwards), a Christopher Award in 1973, honorary Litt.D., Bard College in 1971, Writers Guild Awards for best comedy film in 1974 for Father Goose, and 1978 for Who's Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, an Antoinette Perry Award for Best Musical Book in 1981 for Woman of the Year, a Grammy Award, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences in 1991 for The Will Rogers Follies, and finally, an Antoinette Perry Award for Best Musical in 1997 for Titanic.

MAURY YESTON (Music & Lyrics) is a composer, lyricist, author and teacher, and moves easily between the worlds of theater, film, and academia, writing concert music, Broadway shows, and holding teaching posts as a musicologist and music theorist. In addition to winning his second Tony Award for Best Score for Broadway’s Titanic (which won five Tonys including Best Musical), Yeston won a Tony Award and two Drama Desk Awards for his music and lyrics to Broadway’s Nine (based on Fellini’s 8 ½). That production won four additional Tonys, including Best Musical. The Broadway revival of Nine, starring Antonio Banderas, won the Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. Yeston’s contribution to the score for Broadway’s Grand Hotel was nominated for a Tony and two Drama Desk Awards and the Donmar Warehouse London production of this show won the Olivier Award.  His score for Phantom has received national and international acclaim and is currently in production across America and Europe and Japan. The film adaptation of Nine, directed by Rob Marshall, features Daniel Day-Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Dame Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Fergie and Sophia Loren, with a screenplay by Anthony Minghella and Michael Tolkin, and was nominated for five Golden Globes and four Academy Awards. Yeston was nominated for a Critics Choice and Golden Globe for Best Original Song (“Cinema Italiano”) and an Academy Award for Best Original Song (“Take It All”).

Performance Schedule for TITANIC
Friday, June 22 8:00pm
Saturday, June 23 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday, June 24 2:00pm & 7:00pm
 Tuesday, June 26 7:30pm
Wednesday, June 27 7:30pm
Thursday, June 28\ 7:30pm
Friday, June 29 8:00pm
Saturday, June 30 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sunday , July 1 2:00pm

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