The Vivant Vault

Welcome to the ‘Burgh Vivant archives. Here you can scroll through years of features and commentary on Pittsburgh arts & culture. Or search by keyword for segments on a particular company, organization, artist, restaurant, event, or performance.

Review: MACBETH, Little Lake Theatre Company

“Compelling artistic touches by director Jena Oberg” light up Little Lake Theatre Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s MACBETH, playing through October 6th, 2018. Get a full cocktail’s worth of conversation on the tale of the cursed Scottish King with Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli and host Brian Edward. For tickets and more information, visit  

Review: THE REVOLUTIONISTS, City Theatre

“A perfect cast for a very sharp, contemporary play” – In the classic tradition of “Siskel & Ebert” Mike “Buzz” Buzzelli and Brian Edward exchange volleys on THE REVOLUTIONISTS, by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Jade King Carroll, performing at City Theatre through September 30, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit

Review: MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater Company

Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater’s production of August Wilson’s MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, directed by Mark Clayton Southers and starring Vanessa German, has been extended through October 14th, 2018! Lonnie the Theatre Lady was there, and she’s telling all about it tonight on ‘Burgh Vivant. For tickets and more information, visit

Preview: Chatham Baroque, 2018/2019 Season

Take a look inside what Chatham Baroque has in store for its 2018/2019 Season with Andrew Fouts, violinist and Artistic Director. The season kicks off with Vivaldi’s FOUR SEASONS on September 21st, 2018, and reaches its finale in 2019 with Battles and Ballets – with a Spanish Christmas and Cupid’s Harp in between! PULS –… Read more »