PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and their partners are going to be packing downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District with world-class performers from all over the planet. Here’s a quick rundown of everything that’s coming. Interviews and photos are available.
- Oct. 17, Late Night Tailgate, Byham Theater. A rollicking back-and-forth mix of live sports talk-show and comedy, with an all-star lineup of comedians, athletes and pop culture experts.
- Nov. 5, Capitol Steps, Byham Theater. Begun by a group of Senate staffers to satirize their employers, the Capitol Steps have created bipartisan musical political comedy for more than 30 years (and 35 albums).
- Jan. 15, “We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” featuring Damien Sneed, August Wilson Center. Showcasing the immortal music of the Civil Rights Movement, along with spoken word of Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches. Presented with the August Wilson Center for African American Culture.
- Feb. 5, The Havana Cuba All-Stars, Under the Auspices of the Ministry of Culture, “The Asere Friendship Tour,” Byham Theater. Masters of Cuban music bring their rhythmically rich sound the States, from cha cha to rumba, salsa to son Cubano.
- Feb. 8, Sounds of China, Byham Theater. Explore the rich history of Chinese music, led by an outstanding ensemble of folk musicians who seamlessly blend the ancient and the modern.
- March 2-3, Cirque Mechanics “42 FT—A Menagerie of Mechanical Marvels,” Byham Theater. The latest invention from Cirque Mechanics, inspired by the traditional one-ring circus reinvented with wood, steel, and American ingenuity.
Many more shows will be added in coming weeks. Check for the most current information.
Tickets are available at these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: , by calling 412-456-6666, or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. Tickets for groups of 10+ are available online at or call 412-471-6930.
Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series
The Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents Series features an exceptional season of dazzling area premieres, returning favorites, and one-of-a-kind performances for all ages. From music to dance, comedy, theater and more, the series brings an array of national and international award-winning performers to the unique stages of Pittsburgh’s Cultural District, including the Benedum Center, Byham Theater, and August Wilson Center. Cohen & Grigsby has been the presenting sponsor of the Trust Presents Series since the 2008-2009 season.
For more information about the current Cohen & Grigsby Trust Presents series, visit .
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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 Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.
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