Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Media Contact:
Diana Roth, Senior Communications Manager
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Announces the
2019-2020 TRUST Cabaret Series at the Greer Cabaret Theater
Continues in the New Year Featuring Award-winning Performers, Broadway Stars, and a Change in the Artist Schedule
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the 2019-2020 TRUST Cabaret Series, now in its 8th season, continues in the new year-2020, and offers 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 current season for the TRUST Cabaret Series opened in October 2019 featuring performances by Deborah Cox, and in November The Telly Leung Quartet. In the new year, on Monday, February 10th Jim Caruso, Jane Monheit and Billy Stritch will perform together in HOLLYWOODLAND: Songs from the Silver Screen. On Monday, March 2nd, the previously announced performance by Mandy Gonzalez has changed due to an unavoidable scheduling conflict and the series will now feature Broadway star Shoshana Bean. The season closes with two performances by Erich Bergen on Monday, April 13. The 2020-2021 TRUST Cabaret Series will also be announced on April 13, 2020.
Randal Miller, director of dance programming and special projects for the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust shared in a previous series announcement press release, “This 2019-2020 TRUST 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. 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.”
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.
Tickets are on sale. Unless otherwise noted, single tickets range in price from $45-$65, based on performance time. All performances for the 2019-2020 TRUST Cabaret Series take place at the Greer Cabaret Theater, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.
The 2019-2020 TRUST Cabaret Series offers student discount packages for the 9:30 p.m. performance time; season subscriptions, and will feature two performances to choose from: 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
For information, please visit these Pittsburgh Cultural Trust official ticket sources: call 412-456-6666, visit or email at . , or in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue. Student discount series packages, and 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 .
Upcoming 2020 Performances / 2019-2020 TRUST Cabaret Series - Artist Biographies
Jim Caruso, Jane Monheit, Billy Stritch
HOLLYWOODLAND: 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
Shoshana Bean, star of WICKED, City Center’s Songs for a New World, and most recently Jenna in Broadway’s WAITRESS, is thrilled to be making her Pittsburgh Cabaret debut. Expect an all-new, and in a rare turn of events, mostly all-Broadway, show. Shoshana will sing from roles she’s played, roles she wants to play, roles she’ll never play, and maybe even take some requests! This is sure to be an evening you won’t want to miss!
Shoshana Bean’s three independent solo albums have all topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and UK, with her fourth and most recent project, SPECTRUM, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Jazz charts. She has sold out solo concerts around the globe, lent her voice to countless ﬁlms and television shows, amassed millions of views on YouTube, and performed alongside Ariana Grande, David Foster, Postmodern Jukebox, Brian McKnight, and Michael Jackson. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of HAIRSPRAY, starring as the very ﬁrst replacement for Elphaba in WICKED and most recently as Jenna in WAITRESS. She won an IRNE Award for her performance as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL and earned a Jeff Award nomination for her portrayal of Cee Cee Bloom in the pre-Broadway musical production of BEACHES.
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 Bob Gaudio in JERSEY BOYS, 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 Katharine McPhee.
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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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