THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
TRUST CABARET SERIES
TONY AWARD® WINNING BROADWAY STAR
WILL PERFORM AT THE AUGUST WILSON CENTER
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Pittsburgh ̶ The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce Tony Award® winning Broadway star, Kelli O’Hara, will open the 2017-2018 TRUST Cabaret Series. Now celebrating its sixth year, Ms. O’Hara’s concert, as a series special, will take place on Monday, September 25, 2017, at 7:30 p.m., on the acoustically balanced and intimate stage of the August Wilson Center (980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222), a perfect setting for a Cabaret performance.
Tickets ($70, $80) are available online at TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666 or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue.
“We are delighted to be hosting Ms. O’Hara and welcome her to Pittsburgh as part of this year’s Cabaret line-up of award-winning and outstanding vocalists. The series offers an exciting performance opportunity – for both artist and guests- in a relaxed, close, friendly space that will provide an unforgettable music experience,” shares Randal Miller, Director of Dance Programming and Special Projects-Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
About 2017-2018 TRUST Cabaret Series
The following performances in the 2017-2018 TRUST Cabaret Series will offer audiences the rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. New this year, meet and greet time when patrons can meet the artists in between the two shows: between 8:15-8:45 p.m.! The 2017-2018 TRUST Cabaret Series will showcase Tony and Grammy Award winning performers: Cheyenne Jackson (October 16, 2017), Lucie Arnaz (November 13, 2017), Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley (February 12, 2018), Carmen Cusack (March 12, 2018) and LaChanze (April 16, 2018). For subscription information call (412) 456-1390. Groups of 10+ call (412) 471-6930. Accessible services are available. Table seating for single tickets: $65; Theater seating single tickets: $55. Full tables are also available. For information, call (412) 456-6666, visit TrustArts.org/Cabaret Series. Additionally, food and beverages are available for purchase. Enjoy fabulous entertainment, a great menu, delicious desserts, coffee and a full bar.
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust gratefully acknowledges the Benter Foundation and Richard E. Rauh for their generous support of the TRUST Cabaret Series, which is arranged in cooperation with rj productions.
About Kelli O’Hara
Kelli O’Hara has unequivocally established herself as one of Broadway’s great leading ladies. Her portrayal of Anna Leonowens in the critically acclaimed revival of THE KING AND recently garnered her the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, along with Drama League and Outer Critics nominations. The year before was an exceptionally busy year. She starred as Mrs. Darling in NBC’s Live Telecast of Peter Pan, alongside Allison Williams, Christopher Walken and Christian Borle and on New Years Eve, Kelli made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the production of THE MERRY WIDOW with Renee Fleming.
In 2015 she opened in Broadway’s musical adaptation of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. Her performance of Francesca earned her nominations for a Tony®, Drama Desk, Drama League, and Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical. Recently, she joined Showtime’s Master of Sex as Michael Sheen’s long-lost love, Dody, completed shooting the upcoming series The Accidental Wolf, and can be seen in on CBS All Access’ The Good Fight.
A native of Oklahoma, Kelli received a degree in opera, and after winning the State Metropolitan Opera Competition, moved to New York and enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Institute. She made her Broadway debut in JEKYLL & HYDE and followed it with Sondheim’s FOLLIES, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS opposite John Lithgow, and DRACULA. In 2003 Kelli committed to a production of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, beginning a sixteen year working relationship with Bartlett Sher. The show landed on Broadway in 2005 and earned Kelli her first Tony® and Drama Desk Award nominations. She moved from one critical and commercial success to another when she joined Harry Connick on Broadway in the 2006 Tony Award®-winning production of THE PAJAMA GAME, for which Kelli received Tony®, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Award nominations. Kelli starred in the Tony Award®-winning revival of SOUTH PACIFIC at Lincoln Center, enrapturing audiences and critics alike with her soulful and complex interpretation of Nellie Forbush, and garnering Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Award nominations. She later teamed up with Matthew Broderick in Broadway’s musical comedy NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, earning Tony®, Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations, as well as the Fred Astaire Nomination for dance.
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.