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Tony Award-winning musical "Urinetown" opens at Pittsburgh Playhouse

By Jennifer Baron | Next Pittsburgh
Directed and choreographed by Zeva Barzell, Urinetown: The Musical brings an irreverent mix of satire, parody, and song to the Pittsburgh Playhouse's Rauh Theatre for six nights in December.


The New Pittsburgh Playhouse

Point Park U. raises curtain on new Pittsburgh Playhouse: "It showcases what we do"

By Clarece Polke | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The facility will incorporate the University Center and Stock Exchange Building. Buildings at 320, 322, and 330 Forbes Ave. will be deconstructed to make space for the playhouse with the facades being incorporated as a "significant part" of the two-story courtyard of the playhouse.


Point Park has raised $45M for Downtown Pittsburgh Playhouse Project

By Alice T. Carter | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Point Park University could begin construction next spring on its $74 million theatre and education complex planned for its Downtown campus.


Point Park University unveils plans for new Pittsburgh Playhouse

By Sarah Arbogast | KDKA-TV
Poitn Park University is unveiling its designs for the new Pittsburgh Playhouse, and a very special, award-winning actress returned home to help show off those plans.


Point Park unveils design for new Pittsburgh Playhouse

By Justice Coyne | Pittsburgh Business Times
On Thursday, Point Park University unveiled the design for its $74 million Pittsburgh Playhouse project. 


upcoming Playhouse Productions

Conservatory Dance Company remounts unforgettable ballet 'Romeo and Juliet'

Point Park University’s Conservatory Dance Company will present a production of Romeo and Juliet, choreographed by Nicolas Petrov, retired professor of dance, Dec. 5-14 in the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse.


Conservatory Dance Company presents ‘Contemporary Choreographers’

Featuring four cutting-edge choreographers of national and international renown, performances run Nov. 14-23 at the George Rowland White Performance Center, downtown.


Conservatory Theatre Company presents audience favorite ‘As You Like It’

Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company continues its 2014-2015 season with a production of one of the most popular comedies, Shakespeare’s As You Like It.


Preview: Point Park's '21' dramatizes the life of Clemente
Sharon Eberson | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As the title should suggest to Pirates fans, the subject of "21" is right fielder Roberto Clemente, who conjures many things for those who saw the baseball great play -- his rifle arm, his whip-sure bat, his trademark tics as he stepped up to the plate.

'21' musical pays homage to Clemente
Genea L. Webb | Pittsburgh Courier

Point Park Conservatory Theatre opens its 2014-2015 season paying homage to Pirates great Roberto Clemente in the new work “21.”
Written by Pittsburgh native Alki Steriopoulos and directed by seasoned Broadway actor Richard Sabellico, “21” tells the life story and untimely death of legendary Hall of Fame Pittsburgh Pirates player Roberto Clemente and the three women that were instrumental in making Clemente the man that he was—his mother Dona Luisa, wife, Vera and sister, Anairis.


Faculty News

Dancer's Billy Elliot story spins, lands on Point Park campus
Mark Kanny | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Ruben Graciani, the new chair of dance and associate artistic director of Point Park University's Conservatory of Performing Arts, knows the struggle it takes to make a career as a performer. And he gave up a tenured college position to take his new job. He found he loves teaching and wants to help conservatory dancers meet the challenges they will face in a world that has changed a lot since he was starting out.


Point Park Dance Department aims to build upon success with new chair
Sara Bauknecht | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Until a few months ago, Ruben Graciani had never been to Pittsburgh. Now he's leading one of the city's pre-eminent performing arts programs. Mr. Graciani is Point Park University's new dance department chair, a position Susan Stowe held for a decade. Previously he was on faculty at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.


Pittsburgh Playhouse News

Grant gives Pittsburgh Playhouse relocation a boost
Chris Togniere and Tom Fontaine | Pittsburgh Tribune Review

Gov. Tom Corbett is expected on Monday to hand out a $4 million redevelopment assistance capital grant to support two more redevelopment projects in the heart of Downtown.


State Grant secured for new Pittsburgh Playhouse in Downtown
Mark Belko | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The curtain is about to rise on the construction of the new Pittsburgh Playhouse, Downtown. Point Park University hopes to start work on the $75 million complex, to be built on Forbes Avenue between Smithfield and Wood streets, before the end of the year, presidence Paul Hennigan said Friday. 


UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS

Conservatory Theatre Company opens 2014-2015 season with world premiere of "21" a musical about Pittsburgh Pirates legend, Roberto Clemente

Written by Pittsburgh native Alki Steriopoulos and directed by seasoned Broadway actor Richard Sabellico, “21” runs Oct. 17-26 in the Rockwell Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave. Preview will be Thursday, Oct. 16. 


The REP presents 'Souvenir,' uproarious, poignant comedy about eccentric socialite, Florence Foster Jenkins

 Directed by Point Park alum Tome’ Cousin, Souvenir previews on Thursday, Sept. 25, and runs Sept. 26-Oct. 12, in the Studio Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave. Performances are 8 p.m., Thursday – Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 


The REP opens 2014-2015 season with Steinbeck's classic 'Of Mice and Men'

Directed by Robert A. Miller, Of Mice and Men previews on Thursday, Sept. 4, and runs Sept. 5-21, in the Rauh Theatre at the Pittsburgh Playhouse, 222 Craft Ave. Performances are 8 p.m., Thursday – Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday


The Conservatory Dance Company announces 2014-2015 Season

The 2014-2015 season will include six productions, including Contemporary Choreographers featuring works by Luke Murphy, David Morse, Ronin Koresh, and Troy Powell in November. 


The Conservatory Theatre Company announces 2014-2015 Season

Point Park University’s Conservatory Theatre Company will produce five works, including the world premiere of a new musical about the life of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, in the 2014-2015 season.


The REP announces 2014-2015 Season

The 2014-2015 season of The REP, Point Park University’s professional theatre company, will include two world premieres by Pittsburgh playwrights, a classic by Nobel laureate John Steinbeck and a hilarious comedy about an American singer renowned for her lack of rhythm, tone and especially an ability to sing.

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