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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The company of “Pretty Woman: The Musical” rehearse in the Benedum Center on Oct. 8, 2021.

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ premieres at the Benedum Center with a familiar formula

By Katelyn Kruszewski, Staff Writer February 3, 2022
Staff writer Katelyn Kruszewski argues that “Pretty Woman: The Musical” is a fun and familiar rendition of the movie, but does little to improve the characters’ shortcomings.
Headdresses for use in the Benedum Center’s production of Disney’s “The Lion King.”

Review: ‘The Lion King’ delights audiences at the Benedum Center

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor September 9, 2019
“The Lion King,” which runs Sept. 4 through Sept. 29 at the Benedum Center, is a fantastic production. While the most memorable parts of the original Disney movie are maintained, the stage production keeps it fresh — balancing fantastic performances and amazing technical marvels from the puppetry, costuming and set pieces.
Actor Austin Scott (center) takes the titular role of Alexander Hamilton in the musical Hamilton.

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

By Alex Dolinger, For The Pitt News January 6, 2019
The musical “Hamilton” is easily the most popular Broadway musical at the moment, with every show of the Pittsburgh stop on its tour sold out.
Trevor Dion Nicholas plays the role of Genie in Disney’s “Aladdin,” presented by PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh. The production runs from Aug. 22 until Sept. 9. (Photo by Deen van Meer/courtesy of Pittsburgh Cultural Trust)

Enchantment runs rampant at the Benedum Center in Disney’s ‘Aladdin’

By Victoria Pfefferle-Gillot, Staff Writer August 27, 2018
The North American tour of Disney's hit Broadway musical "Aladdin" delighted a Pittsburgh audience on Aug. 23.
Gibson was called the Black Babe Ruth for his power-hitting prowess, and was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Courtesy of David Bachman Photography

Josh Gibson: Unsung, until now

After decades of relative obscurity, a Pittsburgh legend will finally have his story told — albeit in an unlikely place. The Pittsburgh Opera will perform the world premiere of “The Summer King,”...

Pitt a plentiful, collegiate playground

Ready to experience the magic of the Steel City? Pittsburgh has a lot to offer. From PNC Park to the Andy Warhol Museum, the city has something for everyone’s bucket list. Here are the top five things...

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