“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.
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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.
High praise for Sam Tsoutsouvas and his portrayal of Andre in Kinetic Theatre Company’s production of THE FATHER, written by Florian Zeller, directed by Andrew Paul, and performing through September 23, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.kinetictheatre.org.
Men may be from Mars, and women may be from Venus, but in this segment, they both enjoy a good cocktail and talking theater. It’s a “pleasant evening, filled with laughter” at Pittsburgh CLO’s MEN ARE FROM MARS WOMEN ARE FOM VENUS LIVE!, performing through October 14th. For tickets and more information, visit www.pittsburghclo.org.
The sun is shining and so is Lonnie the Theatre Lady over Little Lake Theatre’s production of LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, directed by Sara Barbisch with music direction by Holly Jones, performing through September 15th, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.littlelake.org.
“Everything works” in Front Porch Theatricals’ latest production, GREY GARDENS the musical, directed by Robyne Parrish, playing at The New Hazlett Theater through August 26th, 2018. Get Lonnie the Theatre Lady’s take on the experience here tonight on ‘Burgh Vivant. For tickets and more information, visit www.frontporchpgh.com. Photos by Deana Muro.
Inspect THIS: Lonnie The Theatre Lady takes time out of her busy theatre-going schedule to sit down for a cocktail and discuss Throughline Theatre’s production of Nikolai Gogol’s THE INSPECTOR GENERAL, directed by Connor McCanlus, performing at Pittsburgh Playwrights Theater through August 18th. For tickets and more information, visit www.throughlinetheatre.org
Buzzelli’s got the buzz on STEEL MAGNOLIAS, written by Robert Harling, directed by Lora Oxenreiter, performing at Little Lake Theatre through August 18th, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.littlelake.org.
“Wild, wacky, crazy, loud, fast-paced, silly, and sometimes a little crude” are just a few words with which Lonnie The Theatre Lady describes Throughline Theatre Company’s production of UBU ROI, by Alfred Jarry, directed by Shannon Knapp, performing through June 30th, 2018. For tickets and more information, visit www.throughlinetheatre.org
Tonight it’s Lonnie The Theatre Lady on City Theatre’s production of NOMAD MOTEL, written by Carla Ching, directed by Bart DeLorenzo. See it through June 3rd, 2018. Tickets and more information at www.citytheatrecompany.org