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: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Pittsburgh Musical Theater


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Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is a rockin’ good time in the West End, starring Braden Chapman and Lacey Petrucci, performing through November 17th at the Gargaro Theater. For tickets and more information, visit www.pittsburghmusicals.com. Photos: Melissa Wallace.

Review: GUYS & DOLLS, Stage 62


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TONIGHT: A guy and a doll review GUYS & DOLLS at Stage 62, directed by Seth Laidlaw, performing through November 17, 2018 at the Andrew Carnegie Free Library and Music Hall in Carnegie. For tickets and more information, visit www.stage62.com. Photos: Friedman Wagner-Dobler of Image 42.

BRADEN CHAPMAN – Drag persona Mimi Imfurst, theatrical artist


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You may know him as Mimi Imfurst, appearing on the acclaimed RuPaul’s Drag Race, but this month, theatrical artist Braden Chapman is the title role in Pittsburgh Musical Theater’s production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH! Learn about Braden’s touching early attachment to the musical, how RuPaul’s Drag Race changed his life, and if you… Read more »

Review: OF MICE AND MEN, Prime Stage Theatre


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Things just keep getting better and better at Prime Stage Theatre, according to Lonnie the Theatre Lady. The company’s production of OF MICE AND MEN performs at The New Hazlett Theater through November 11, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.primestage.com  

MARIANNE CORNETTI – Mezzo-soprano, Pittsburgh Opera


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The witch is back! Super-star mezzo-soprano Marianne Cornetti is back on ‘Burgh Vivant tonight to talk about her role as The Witch in Pittsburgh Opera’s production of HANSEL AND GRETEL. But which witch is which? Which Humperdink is which? And how have you never heard Marianne sing in English?? Find out here tonight! Pittsburgh Opera’s… Read more »

Review: SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WEST END HORROR, Little Lake Theater


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There’s a mystery afoot in Little Lake Theater’s SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE WEST END HORROR, performing through October 27th, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.littlelake.org

LAUREL SEMERDJIAN – Mezzo-soprano, Pittsburgh Opera


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TONIGHT: Cocktails with mezzo-soprano Laurel Semerdjian as she prepares for her role as Suzuki in Puccini’s classic opera MADAMA BUTTERFLY, performing October 6th through 14th at Pittsburgh Opera. For tickets and more information, visit www.pittsburghopera.org. Photos by David Bachman Photography.

Review: MACBETH, Little Lake Theatre Company


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“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 www.littlelake.org.  

Review: THE REVOLUTIONISTS, City Theatre


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“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 www.citytheatrecompany.org.

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


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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 www.pghplaywrights.org.