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Theatre

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.

Hail to thee, Blithe Spirit – a review of “Blithe Spirit”

By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh Vivant The Condomines are hosting an unusual dinner party. Charles (Eric Leslie) and Ruth (Stacey Rosleck) have invited the Dr. & Mrs. Bradman (Rick Bryant and Aleta Richmond) and the eccentric Madame Arcati (Ina Block) to hold a séance in Noël Coward’s “Blithe Spirit.” Charles, a skeptic, is researching mediums… Read more »

ALEC SILBERBLATT – actor, playwright


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Actor and playwright Alec Silberblatt returns to Pittsburgh for cocktail conversation on ‘Burgh Vivant and for his new show THE MON VALLEY MEDIUM, a darkly comedic murder mystery set in the hills of southwestern Pennsylvania. THE MON VALLEY MEDIUM will have two performances only, November 8 and 9 at Carnegie Stage. For tickets and more… Read more »

Fleeced – a review of “Not Medea”

By Michael “Buzz” Buzzelli, ‘Burgh In 431 B.C., Euripides shocked theater-goers in Athens with a sympathetic portrayal of one of Greece’s great mythological characters, Medea, a woman who decides to enact vengeance after her husband spurns her for another woman. But playwright Allison Gregory revisits this story in a unique and unusual way in “Not… Read more »

Inked in Blood – a review of “Evil Dead: The Musical”

by Tiffany Raymond, ‘Burgh Vivant  Pittsburgh Musical Theater brings “Evil Dead: The Musical” to life – or is that to death? “Evil Dead: The Musical” (book and lyrics by George Reinblatt) was first performed in 2003. It’s an amalgamation of the four-film series written and directed by Sam Raimi, which spanned 1978 to 1992. Not… Read more »

Review: CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND, City Theatre


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Lonnie the Theater Lady rocks out to CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND, by Lauren Yee, directed by Marti Lyons, performing at City Theatre through October 6, 2019. For tickets and more information, visit www.citytheatrecompany.org

Opposites attack – a review of “True West”

By Tiffany Raymond, ‘Burgh Vivant In a city where people are oddly resistant to crossing bridges, it’s easy to wonder if a drive to Braddock for theater is worth your time. Barebones Productions unequivocally affirms the answer is a resounding “Yes!” with their newest production, Sam Shepard’s “True West.” Their Black Box Theater is an… Read more »