COHEN & GRIGSBY TRUST PRESENTS SERIES: March 2017 Events

PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES

COHEN & GRIGSBY TRUST PRESENTS SERIES

MARCH 2017 EVENTS

Pittsburgh, PA – The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce March 2017 events, part of the 2016-2017 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.  The Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series brings a diverse array of talented performing artists to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.

Tickets are available at these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: online at www.TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666, or in person at the Theater Square Box Office at 655 Penn Avenue.

The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, production by Druid Theatre Company
Thursday, March 2 & Friday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 4, at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222

Jackie Evancho
Sunday March 5, 7:00 p.m.
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Brain Candy Live!: Starring Adam Savage and Michael Stevens
Tuesday, March 7, 7:30 p.m
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

BRIT FLOYD’s Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017
Friday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. & Saturday, March 11 at 8:00 p.m.
Benedum Center 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

DRUMLine LIVE
Sunday, March 12, 7:00 p.m.
Benedum Center, 237 7th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Shaolin Warriors
Tuesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.
Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

One Night of Queen performed by Gary Mullen and The Works
Monday, March 27, 7:00 p.m.
Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Graeme of Thrones
Tuesday, March 28, 7:30 p.m.
Byham Theater, 101 6th Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

ABOUT UPCOMING MARCH 2017 EVENTS

MARTIN MCDONAGH’S
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE

PRODUCED BY DRUID THEATRE COMPANY

MULTI-AWARD WINNING PLAY, CELEBRATING 20TH ANNIVERSARY
WILL MAKE A STOP IN PITTSBURGH AS PART OF A SELECT CITIES U.S. TOUR

THURSDAY, MARCH 2 THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 4 | AUGUST WILSON CENTER

The 20 year anniversary tour of THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE reunites Garry Hynes, Tony Award winner-Best Director from the original production, with Marie Mullen (now playing role of Mag-the mother), Tony Award winner-Best Actress also from the original production.  The 20th anniversary production and touring cast will also feature Aisling O’SullivanAaron Monaghan and Marty Rea.

The 20th anniversary production was presented at select cities in Ireland, including Cork, Limerick and Dublin before it began its select cities Unites States tour in November 2016.  From Druid Theatre Company’s cast announcement, Artist Director Garry Hynes commented, “It’s thrilling to bring ‘The Beauty Queen’ to life again, two decades on, here in Galway. The first outing of the production in 1996 took the world by storm and was a real whirlwind for Druid. Our audiences still speak about that experience. We’re really looking forward to revisiting it with them and having a new generation experience the production for the first time.”

Druid regularly tours the United States. Over the past ten years, the company has presented four productions at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York City and three productions at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York.  The company has presented three U.S. national tours including The Playboy of the Western World and The Shadow of the Glen by JM Synge in 2009, The Walworth Farce by Enda Walsh in 2010 and The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh in 2011. 

Tickets ($21-$46) are available at TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. Group discounts for 10 or more tickets are available at TrustArts.org or by calling 412-471-6930.

PLATINUM-SELLING VOCAL SENSATION
JACKIE EVANCHO
IN HER RETURN TO PITTSBURGH

SUNDAY, MARCH 5 | 7:00 PM | BENEDUM CENTER 

“She is a prodigy; they break the rules by definition,” wrote Andrew Duckenbrod of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette after Jackie performed for a sold-out crowd in Pittsburgh. “[Her] voice mesmerizes. She has become one of the performers who have been defining the “crossover classic” category of singers – those who are equally comfortable with Puccini or pop.”

Jackie Evancho dazzled American television audiences at age ten, gaining global recognition with her stunning debut on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Since then, she has released a string of platinum and gold albums, with sales of over 2.5 million in the U.S. Along the way the singer accomplished numerous accolades, including: youngest solo Platinum artist, youngest top 5 debut artist in UK history, youngest artist to give a solo concert at Lincoln Hall, and highest debut artist of 2010. She has had six consecutive number 1’s on the Billboard Classical charts. Her broad successes led Billboard Magazine to include Jackie on their list of “music movers and shakers under the age of 21” in 2010 and 2012.

During her impressive five year career, she has also had the privilege to perform for numerous dignitaries around the world, including:  twice for President Obama and the First Lady, the Pope, and the Imperial Family of Japan. She was also invited to perform on Oprah’s farewell special. In January, she performed the national anthem for a worldwide audience at the presidential inauguration. Jackie has recorded duets with notable artists such as Tony Bennett, Susan Boyle, Il Volo, Placido Domingo, Barbra Streisand, Chris Botti, The Tenors and Joshua Bell.  Jackie acted in Robert Redford’s The Company You Keep alongside Susan Sarandon and was a featured Guess Kids model in 2012. She was also named one of the best mannered people of 2011.

Jackie Evancho is now a 16-year-old with a driver’s license. The singer is still recording classical crossover songs in her beautiful soprano voice, but 2016 saw the teenager evolve musically with the release of new pop-sounding music.  She received rave reviews for her single “Apocalyse” and for interpretations of recordings “Safe and Sound” and “Writing’s on the Wall.” She ended 2016 with a well-received Christmas CD, Someday at Christmas, which saw her once again at number one on the Classical charts. 2017 will see new music and new tour dates for Jackie Evancho.

Tickets ($53.75-$83.75) are available at these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: online at www.TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666, or in person at the Theater Square Box Office at 655 Penn Avenue.

BRAIN CANDY LIVE! STARRING ADAM SAVAGE AND MICHAEL STEVENS
TUESDAY, MARCH 7 | 7:30PM | BENEDUM CENTER

BRAIN CANDY LIVEis an outrageous evening of entertainment from two of the most amazing minds of our times.  Adam Savage, one of television’s most loved personalities, has joined forces with Michael Stevens, one of YouTube’s biggest stars. Together, the two are bringing along more than 3 tons of their crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that’s been described as a cross between TED Talks and the Blue Man Group.

Savage and Stevens can’t wait to unleash their collective sense of wonder, curiosity and fun for audiences to join-in and get their minds messy. Adam and Michael’s BRAIN CANDY LIVE! experience is like a two-hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein.

Ask yourself, “Is it possible to 3D print a human – live onstage?” “Can you slow down the effects of gravity with something we throw away every day?” “What happens if everyone on earth jumps in the air at exactly the same time?” Discover all this and more as Adam and Michael entertainingly answer questions, question answers and talk Mother Nature into doing some things she’s never done before!

The tour will play 40 venues across the United States for a three-month run. This is the first time these two explosive minds bring their version of interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience to cities across the US.

About Adam Savage
One of the most highly regarded and watched series on Discovery Channel, “MythBusters” ran for 14 earth-shattering years. Co-hosted by Savage, the show mixed scientific method with gleeful curiosity and plain old-fashioned ingenuity to confirm or bust myths, creating its own signature style of explosive experimentation. Today, in addition to creating content for his website Tested.com, Adam has become a proponent for making, working with the White House to encourage kids and adults alike to get their hands dirty. He’s also a regular at conventions across the country, where his elaborate and handmade costumes (such as Totoro at New York Comic Con) attract much attention … and hugs.

About Michael Stevens
Michaels’ passion for learning, science and making curiosity contagious led him to create Vsauce in 2010. The YouTube channel captures attention with fun questions like, “What Color is A Mirror?” “Can You Count Past Infinity?” and “Why Are Things Creepy?” Now reaching a collective 17 million subscribers with video views in excess of 2 billion, Vsauce has grown into one of the largest educational networks on the web. Last year, it received the Webby for Best Science and Education Network.

Tickets ($33.75-$53.75) are available at these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: online at www.TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666, or in person at the Theater Square Box Office at 655 Penn Avenue.

BRIT FLOYD
PINK FLOYD IMMERSION WORLD TOUR 2017
FRIDAY, MARCH 10 & SATURDAY, MARCH 11, 2017 | 8:00PM |BENEDUM CENTER

“The perfect rock show.” ̶ LA Times

This event is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, as part of the 2016-2017 Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, with support from media partner 102.5 WDVE.

The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as BRIT FLOYD brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017. The spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert experience is truly recaptured in high-definition sound, and with a stunning million dollar light show and state of the art video design. As well as performing the favorite moments from The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, The Wall and The Division Bell, BRIT FLOYD will also pay special tribute to the Animals album, in its 40th anniversary year, with a show stopping rendition of Dogs, as well as a host of other Pink Floyd musical gems.

The BRIT FLOYD show has truly become a phenomenon, widely regarded as the world’s greatest live tribute to Pink Floyd. Faithfully recreating the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Division Bell tour, complete with circle screen and multiple moving light design, lasers, inflatables and theatrics, a BRIT FLOYD show really is as close as fans will ever get to experiencing the magnificence of a Pink Floyd show live.  More than a tribute, it’s as good as they say. Believe the hype and don’t miss it! The new Pink Floyd Immersion show promises to be Brit Floyd’s most ambitious and best production yet. The BRIT FLOYD Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017 is a Chas Cole for CMP Entertainment presentation.

For more information, visit:

www.britfloyd.com

www.facebook.com/britfloydshow

www.youtube.com/britfloydshow

www.twitter.com/britfloyd

Tickets ($38.75-$73.75) are available at these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: online at TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue.

DRUMLINE LIVE WORLDWIDE TOUR
SUNDAY, MARCH 12, 2017 | 7:00PM | BENEDUM CENTER

DRUMLine Live Worldwide Tour kicked off in the USA in January 2017 and makes a stop in Pittsburgh this March!

DRUMLine Live, the show stopping attraction created by the musical team behind the hit the movies, “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat,” embodies the soulful, high-stepping style of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band experience. With its riveting rhythms, bold beats, and ear grabbing energy, DRUMLine Live is a high octane musical roller coaster ride that is guaranteed to touch every emotion in your body.   We’re back with a BRAND NEW show for the entire family and we promise… you will be on your feet by Halftime!

Represented by Christine Barkley, CEO of Creative Booking Agency in New York City, “DRUMLine Live” will allow children and adults to experience the intense musical rollercoaster of a Historically Black College and University (HBCU) halftime show.

“I guarantee people have never seen a show like this before,” said Don P. Roberts, CEO of “DRUMLine Live” and Executive Band Consultant of “Drumline” and “Drumline: A New Beat.” “The cast of musicians and singers, led by an all-star group of percussionists, will perform extraordinary choreography that will have the audience on their feet, and dancing in the aisles, throughout the entire show!”

“DRUMLine Live” has toured all over the world and has already gained substantial worldwide attention. U.S. President, Barack Obama’s daughter, Malia, and her secret service attended the 2012 sold out performance in Bethesda, Maryland. Furthermore, the sensational show has achieved an incredible overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Ticketmaster.com.

The Star-Ledger, Newark, NJ reported, “DRUMLine Live has made its way across the country, showing the thrill, the musical genius and the true flavor of the ever-exciting HBCU halftime show.” “The energy level – including among pretty much the entire crowd, and starting relatively soon after the show began – never dissipated…” said Adam Taxin of the Philadelphia Jewish Culture Examiner.

For more information about DRUMLine Live, please visit: www.drumlinelive.com.

To watch a video clip, visit https://youtu.be/ZfIh0Y0ZTSo

Tickets ($28.50-$53.50) are available at these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: online at TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666, or in person at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue.

SHAOLIN WARRIORS
A Theatrical Production of Kung Fu and Zen
TUESDAY MARCH 21 | 7:00PM | BYHAM THEATER

Shaolin Warriors is a unique show performed by masters of Kung Fu. In this fully choreographed theatrical production, Shaolin Warriors brings the remarkable skill, stunning movement and death-defying martial-arts prowess to stages throughout the world. These Kung Fu masters have trained from a very young age in mental and physical disciplines, perfecting the art of hand-to-hand and weapons combat, which allow them to perform feats once thought only possible in the movies. Shaolin Warriors have performed for over a million people in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.  The Washington Post says Shaolin Warriors “combine the ability and grace of the showmanship of Cirque de Soleil performers.” While The West Australian claims Shaolin Warriors is “(for) anyone seeking rip-roaring entertainment with a dab of spiritual enlightenment.”

Tickets ($25-$45) are available at these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: online at www.TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666, or in person at the Theater Square Box Office at 655 Penn Avenue. 

ONE NIGHT OF QUEEN
Performed by
GARY MULLEN AND THE WORKS
MONDAY, MARCH 27 | 7:00PM | BYHAM THEATER

In 2000, Gary Mullen won ITV’s “Stars In Their Eyes” Live Grand Final, with the largest number of votes ever received in the shows history.  The record of 864,838 votes was more than twice that of the runner-up.  Gary began touring on his own, and in 2002, formed a band, The Works, to pay tribute to the rock legends that are Queen.

Join One Night of Queen Performed by Gary Mullen and the works in celebrating their 10th consecutive US tour.

Having played over 2000 shows throughout the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Mexico, and Asia, to name a few.  One Night of Queen are still rocking audiences worldwide.

The show captures the lights, sound, pomp and showmanship, paying tribute to, arguably the greatest rock band of all time QUEEN.

The show does go on!

Tickets ($25-$45) are available at these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: online at www.TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666, or in person at the Theater Square Box Office at 655 Penn Avenue.

GRAEME OF THRONES
TUESDAY, MARCH 28 | 7:30PM | BYHAM THEATER

Direct from a 4-star, sold-out run in London’s West End, this hilarious parody received the “Critics Choice” award from both the London Evening Standard and The Times, who called it “charming, funny” and “spot on”.

Avid ‘Thrones’ fan Graeme just wants to recreate his favourite fantasy saga on stage aided and abetted by his best friend Paul and the woman he used to like in school, Bryony. While he does not quite have the same budget as the TV show, or as many cast members, or the performance skill required, he is sure George RR Martin would approve and that is what matters. When news reaches them that an influential theatrical producer is in the building, Graeme decides that this could be his big break — as long as nothing goes wrong.

Original cast members Ali Brice (Graeme) and Libby Northedge (Bryony) are joined by Canadian born, Michael Condron (Paul), who has appeared in Seasons 5 and 6 of Game of Thrones as Bowen Marsh.

Created by the UK’s top comedy writers including Jon Brittain, Andrew Doyle, “Britain’s hottest young comedian” – GQ Magazine, and Dan Evans, “Original and inventive” – The Times. GRAEME OF THRONES is an original and un-authorized parody on the international phenomenon that is Game of Thrones, a treat for fans and an introduction for the unenlightened.

For more information:

Hashtag: #GraemeTO

Instagram: @graemetheshow

Twitter: @Graemetheshow

Facebook: Graeme The Show

Website: www.graemeofthrones.com

Tickets ($35, $45) are available at these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: online at www.TrustArts.org, by phone at 412-456-6666, or in person at the Theater Square Box Office at 655 Penn Avenue. Show includes Adult Content (mature themes and language).

Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series
The Cohen & Grigsby Trust Present Series brings an exceptional season of events for all ages featuring area premieres and returning favorites by national and international performing artists.  Music, dance, comedy, theater, and more will take place at various venues in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, as presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts. For more information, visit TrustArts.org.

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