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Diana Roth, Senior Communications Manager
THE PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
2019-2020 TRUST Cabaret Series at the Greer Cabaret Theater
PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the 2019-2020 TRUST Cabaret Series, now in its 8th season, continues to offer patrons a rare opportunity to see Broadway’s stars and today’s leading vocalists in a uniquely intimate setting ̶ the Greer Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Avenue located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Since the Series launched in October 2012, each season to follow has shown a bright spotlight on a diverse and impressive roster of award-winning stars and the finest Cabaret artists for Pittsburgh audiences to enjoy during sold out performances. The 2019-2020 TRUST Cabaret Series again offers two performances on the scheduled Monday evening and will showcase, in order of date appearances, Deborah Cox; The Telly Leung Quartet; Jim Caruso, Jane Monheit and Billy Stritch in HOLLYWOOD LAND Songs from the Silver Screen; Mandy Gonzalez; and Erich Bergen. Also, new for this season is a student discount package that includes a subscription to all five shows for the 9:30 p.m. performance.
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.
“This 2019-2020 Cabaret Series will showcase a mix of vocalists - new and rising artists to seasoned multiple-award winning stars- from Broadway and the popular cabaret scene,” shares Randal Miller, Director of Dance Programming and Special Projects for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. “We welcome all of these artists and are delighted that this series continues to add Pittsburgh’s Cultural District as a destination for cultivating this music genre and growing its diverse audience of all ages.”
Mr. Miller further notes as a preview of the series, “We look forward to sharing these special artists with the Pittsburgh Region. Deborah Cox is a music icon who is making her first entry into the world of cabaret with Pittsburgh among the first cities to host her. Pittsburgh universities have been the training ground for many of Broadway’s brightest stars! Telly Leung is from that distinguished group having stepped directly from Carnegie Mellon University into the spotlight of Broadway. HOLLYWOOD LAND showcases three award-winning artists Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. Jim and Billy have been featured as special events within the series with their show Cast Party. HOLLYWOOD LAND is a totally different experience as they’ve joined forces with the amazing jazz vocalist Jane Monheit. Mandy Gonzalez was among the rising stars during our third Cabaret season in ‘Broadway Showstoppers.’ Now starring in a lead role in the Broadway cast of Hamilton, Ms. Gonzalez returns with her solo debut show. The season finale brings us Erich Bergen, with band, who is known for his roles in film and television, most notably in the film adaptation of Jersey Boys.”
2019-2020 TRUST Cabaret Season at the Greer Cabaret Theater, 7:00 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.
Monday, October 14, 2019
Deborah Cox possesses one of the most powerful and versatile contemporary voices of our time. The Grammy Award-nominated, multi-platinum R&B/Pop recording artist and actress recently blew the roof off theaters as she starred in the Rachel Maron role, originally played by Whitney Houston on film, for the new Broadway musical THE BODYGUARD.
Since beginning her career as a background singer for Celine Dion, Ms. Cox has recorded six award-winning and critically acclaimed albums. As with Whitney Houston, Ms. Cox first recording contract was with Clive Davis at Arista Records and her self-titled debut album went platinum, earning her an American Music Award nomination.
From her second album, One Wish, came the double-platinum “Nobody’s Supposed to be Here”—which held the record for the longest running #1 R&B single. The Canadian-born star has an impressive list of #1 Billboard hit records, including thirteen #1 songs on Billboard’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. Ms. Cox has received numerous awards and honors for her longstanding commitment to the LGBT community.
Ms. Cox worked in collaboration with director Richard Jay-Alexander and musical director Joseph Joubert for this solo concert-Cabaret performance.
The Telly Leung Quartet
Monday, November 18, 2019
Broadway star & celebrated alum of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama Telly Leung (Disney’s Aladdin, Allegiance, Godspell, Rent, Glee on Fox) returns to Pittsburgh with a brand-new show and fresh, innovative arrangements of Broadway and pop tunes done with a trio of New York's finest musicians: Gary Adler (piano), Mary Ann McSweeney (Bass) & Michael Croiter (Drums). Prepare to hear some of your favorite songs by Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Kander & Ebb, Alan Menken (and more!) like you’ve never heard them before, interwoven with backstage professional and personal anecdotes.
Jim Caruso, Jane Monheit, Billy Stritch
HOLLYWOOD LAND Songs From The Silver Screen
Monday, February 10, 2020
Singers Jim Caruso, Jane Monheit, and singer/pianist/arranger Billy Stritch have joined forces in HOLLYWOODLAND: Songs from the Silver Screen. Material includes beloved songs like “Pennies From Heaven,” “Let’s Misbehave,” “Over The Rainbow,” “If I Only Had A Brain,” “Whistle While You Work,” and “It Happened In Sun Valley.” The trio will be accompanied by Rick Montalbano on drums and Neal Miner on bass.
Jim Caruso made his Broadway debut alongside Liza Minnelli in the Tony Award-winning smash hit Liza’s at the Palace! For his nightclub work, Caruso has won six MAC, two Nightlife and two BackStage Bistro Awards for his sold-out New York shows at Birdland, the Algonquin Hotel, and Arci’s Place.
Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Jane Monheit's honey-smooth vocals, silky phrasing, and natural knack for storytelling have earned her two Grammy nominations and established her as one of her generation’s most beloved and accomplished vocalists.
Billy Stritch is one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and national jazz and cabaret scenes. His most recent nightclub act “Billy Stritch Sings the Mel Tormé Songbook” earned rave reviews from the New York critics.
Monday, March 2, 2020
Mandy Gonzalez has thrilled audiences on Broadway, lit up the screen on television and started a social movement. Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator of HAMILTON, calls Mandy “one of the greatest singers on earth.” Ms. Gonzalez currently stars as Angelica Schuyler in HAMILTON on Broadway, and can be seen on the CBS hit, “Madam Secretary.” Onstage, the dynamic range of Ms. Gonzalez’s voice sets a new standard—one moment, she can be soft and sultry, the next moment, she can shake the rafters. Ms. Gonzalez originated the role of Nina Rosario in the Tony award-winning show, IN THE HEIGHTS. She has starred as Elphaba in WICKED, and has performed for symphonies around the country.
Mandy is a Warner East West Records artist and recently released her debut album, FEARLESS, which debuted at #13 on the iTunes pop charts. Ms. Gonzalez is the proud founder of #FearlessSquad—a social media movement for inclusiveness and belonging.
Monday, April 13, 2020
Direct from his starring role on CBS’ Madam Secretary, Erich Bergen makes his Pittsburgh concert debut offering a high-energy show filled with a mix of music and stories from his successful career on stage and on screen. Filled with songs from the Great American Songbook all the way through the top hits of today, Mr. Bergen and his band will have you laughing, crying, and singing along for the entire show.
Mr. Bergen is also well known for his critically-acclaimed performance as in , a role he performed on stage and reprised in Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation. Broadway audiences also know Mr. Bergen from his 2018 performance in WAITRESS on Broadway, starring opposite .
Subscription packages for the 2019-2020 TRUST Cabaret Series are on sale on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.ET.
Single tickets will go on sale September 9, 2019.
The TRUST Cabaret Series presents two performances on the given date at 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Series subscriptions include all five season performances. For the 7:00 p.m. show: tables and hi-top seating subscriptions are $300, theater seating subscriptions are $250. For the 9:30 p.m. show: tables and hi-top seating subscriptions are $250, theater seating subscriptions are $200. Unless otherwise noted, single tickets range in price from $45-$65, based on performance time. All performances take place at the Greer Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
Student Discount Package
New this season, the TRUST Cabaret Series will offer a student discount package: all 5 shows-for the 9:30 p.m. performances. The student discount 5-show package offers two price levels: $100/theater seating; and $125/table seating. For information about the student discount package, call Group Sales at 412-471-6930, or email at .
For information, please visit these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: call 412-456-6666, visit , or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. Groups of 10+ call 412-471-6930. Food and beverages are available for purchase at the Greer Cabaret Theater. Enjoy fabulous entertainment, a great menu, delicious desserts, coffee and a full bar. Theater Square also offers convenient parking. For more information about real-time parking in the Cultural District, visit .
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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