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

Headdresses for use in the Benedum Center’s production of Disney’s “The Lion King.”

By Delilah Bourque, Culture Editor

September 10, 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.

‘Hamilton’ leaves Pittsburgh audiences speechless

Actor Austin Scott (center) takes the titular role of Alexander Hamilton in the musical Hamilton.

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.

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

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)

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.

Josh Gibson: Unsung, until now

Gibson was called the

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

April 20, 2017

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,” which chronicles the life of Negro League baseball star Josh Gibson, from April 29 to May 7 — ticke...

Pitt a plentiful, collegiate playground

By Jai-W Hayes-Jackson / Staff Writer

May 28, 2015

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 you’ll want to check off before your time is up at Pitt.Catch a show at the Benedum Center Whether...

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