01/05/2016 - The Great American Musical Is Here!
Ted Pappas directs and choreographs the Great American Musical.
07/28/2015 - A Jam-Packed Night of Comedy
The Second City returns with “Fully Loaded,” a hilarious evening bursting at the seams with all-new improv, songs, and sketches, plus classic material written by alums including Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, and Stephen Colbert.
04/30/2015 - The Diva Who Decorates
Directed by Don Stephenson, Tom Lenk stars in Jonathan Tolins' hilarious hit about Barbra Streisand and the stuff she collects.
03/19/2015 - The Master of Passion
Directed by Ted Pappas, Shakespeare's timeless tale of love and lies features Teagle F. Bougere in the title role and a superb cast of 18.
02/04/2015 - How I Learned What I Learned
August Wilson's one-man play about coming of age in Pittsburgh. Co-conceived and directed by Todd Kreidler. Starring Eugene Lee.
12/29/2014 - The Most Loverly Musical
Ted Pappas directs and choreographs a cast of 23 in Lerner and Loewe's beloved musical theater classic.
11/28/2014 - "N'At's All Folks!"
Chicago's famed comedy troupe The Second City returns to Pittsburgh with N'At's All Folks.
10/13/2014 - Ed Dixon's L'HOTEL Premieres at The Public
Written by Ed Dixon and directed by Ted Pappas, stars from hundreds of years apart share a wondrous Parisian hotel in this new comedy.
09/09/2014 - The Season of Legends Begins
Written with beauty and vigor, the turning point in a family's life is recalled in Tennesee Williams' essential American classic.
02/10/2014 - An Intimate Epic Takes the Stage
Teagle F. Bougere plays the gods and mortals of the Trojan War in this thrilling new adaptation by Lisa Peterson & Denis O'Hare and directed by Jesse Berger.
01/22/2014 - 20th Annual Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest
The 20th Annual Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest will be held February 6-17, 2014, at the O'Reilly Theater.
12/10/2013 - Last Chance to See It LIVE at the O'Reilly
The last chance at the O'Reilly to see Tom Atkins in the performance of a lifetime as Pittsburgh Steelers' founder Arthur J. Rooney, Sr in The Chief.
10/18/2013 - Shakespeare Nation
Join actress Gillian Jacobs in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Pittsburgh Public Theater's Shakespeara Monologue & Scene Contest.
10/07/2013 - America's Hottest Playwright at The Public
Pamela Berlin directs maverick American playwright Sam Shepard's rowdiest work about two battling brothers at the edge of the desert.
08/23/2013 - The "Masterpiece Season" Begins
Tom Atkins as the Stage Manager leads a cast of 24 actors, all with Pittsburgh connections, in this colossal new staging by Ted Pappas.
07/22/2013 - C'mon Get Happy with The Second City
The Second City returns in "Happily Ever Laughter" August 23 & 24, 3 shows only.
04/29/2013 - The "Made In America" Season Finale
In Jon Robin Baitz's Broadway hit, the Palm Springs life of a movie star/politician and his wife is upset by the arrival of unruly relatives.
03/22/2013 - Bruce Norris' Triple Crown Winner Takes the Stage
Clybourne Park - Written by Bruce Norris, this sharply funny triple prize-winner is about race, real estate, and the difficulties of creating a community.
Directed by Ted Pappas, Montae Russell stars as our first African-American Supreme Court Justice in this play by George Stevens, Jr.
12/11/2012 - George Merrick Stars as John Adams in 1776
Directed by Ted Pappas, this Tony-winning Best Musical tells the story of how we went from 13 colonies to the United States of America.
11/29/2012 - The Chief Returns
Pittsburgh Public Theater's best-selling and most beloved production returns to the O'Reilly Theater for 12 shows only, January 3 - 12, 2013.
09/10/2012 - Mark Your Calendar for BORN YESTERDAY
Pittsburgh Public Theater presents Born Yesterday, September 27 - October 28 at the O'Reilly Theater. For tickets, call 412.316.1600 or Buy Online.
08/27/2012 - Introducing The Town Hall Project
Throughout 2012/13, The Public will throw open the O'Reilly Theater doors for a variety of Town Hall meetings.
04/25/2012 - A Peek Into PRIVATE LIVES
Director Ted Pappas closes Pittsburgh Public Theater’s Red Hot season with Noël Coward’s comedy masterpiece about the lunacy of love.
The Public's 38th Season is MADE IN AMERICA and features the work of nine American writers.
02/01/2012 - First Look at FREUD'S LAST SESSION
The Off-Broadway hit Freud's Last Session will enthrall Public Theater audiences, March 1 - April 1, 2012.
12/14/2011 - Laughter. Romance. Shakespeare!
Take a romantic jaunt into the Forest of Arden with Shakespeare's As You Like It, directed by Ted Pappas, January 19 - February 19, 2012.
12/12/2011 - Enjoy the Gift of Live Theater
Enjoy an $80 ticket voucher good for two of the best seats in the house for any remaining production in the 2011-2012 season.
11/09/2011 - Ted Pappas Sees RED
10/31/2011 - Meet the Cast of RED
08/31/2011 - Meet ELECTRA
07/11/2011 - Ted Pappas and The Public: Flying High
06/29/2011 - The Second City Returns with Laugh Out Loud!
05/06/2011 - God, What a Funny Play
03/25/2011 - Superior Donuts: Baked to Perfection
03/08/2011 - Get the inside scoop on CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION from director Jesse Berger and actor Daina Michelle Griffith on the latest Theater Talk
02/01/2011 - Circle Mirror Transformation Casting Announced
Hayden Tee to play King Arthur. Complete casting for CAMELOT announced.
11/21/2010 - Good Sports Arrive in January
05/12/2010 - Get the scoop on the guys of Yasmina Reza's ART
01/14/2010 - PUBlog: Making a Dream Come True
12/20/2009 - Get the latest about Producing Artistic Director Ted Pappas' summer with the newest Ted's Take
10/22/2009 - Get the scoop on the cast of THE LITTLE FOXES, including Helena Ruoti in the role of Regina
06/29/2009 - Subscribe today for a Dream Deal on our Dream Season
06/28/2009 - Support The Public!
06/04/2009 - CLICK HERE to see the first video glimpse of the world premiere of HARRY'S FRIENDLY SERVICE
Please join us on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 for Pittsburgh Public Theater's Inaugural VIP* Party (*Very Important Premieres). VIP* Honorary Co Chairs of this fundraising event, Actress, Marlo Thomas; Lyricist, Lynn Ahrens and Composer, Stephen Flaherty, will join us for an exciting evening of festivities celebrating The Public's 24 World and American Premieres. The evening will include a private performance of our newest world premiere, Harry's Friendly Service by Rob Zellers.VIP* PartyWednesday, June 3, 2009At the O'Reilly Theater621 Penn Avenue$250 Individual Tickets include Patron's Party with Honorary Co-Chairs, private Premiere Performance and After-Party with the Cast$125 Individual Tickets include Private Premiere Performance, and After-party with the CastCocktail attireClick here to download an invitation and RSVP card to reserve your tickets now!Don't miss this opportunity to support Pittsburgh Public Theater and enjoy an unforgettable evening celebrating our 24 World and American Premieres!
03/23/2009 - TGIF live music with Irish band Hooley
Stay after the Friday, April 17 performance of A Moon for the Misbegotten for live music in the lobby by Hooley and complimentary coffee provided by Dunkin Donuts.Hooley ('hoo·lee), Irish for "a party", has been Pittsburgh's traditional Irish music and dance ensemble since 1991. Hooley's performances center around expertly-played traditional Irish instrumentals ranging from toe-tapping jigs, reels, polkas, slides and slip jigs to slow airs and stately hornpipes and marches. Interspersed throughout each concert are rousing traditional and original Irish songs, stirring recitations, intricate Turlough O'Carolan compositions, and virtuoso hard- and soft-shoe old-style Irish step dancing. Photo: Jim Alexander
02/21/2009 - Just announced by popular demand: added performance of MIDSUMMER on Sunday, February 21 at 7PM! Get your tickets now for the best seats.
02/16/2009 - Experience a hilarious home renovation odyssey in "DeeConstruction," a FREE new play reading event.
"PUBLIC EXPOSURE" FREE NEW PLAY READING SERIESMONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 7:00 P.M.O'REILLY THEATERHelen Wayne Rauh Rehearsal Hall (3rd floor)OVID: CHANGING THE UNIVERSE, ONE HEART AT A TIMEOvid's Metamorphoses has been an inspiration for 2,000 years. Why do we keep revisiting these ancient stories? Mark Possanza, an Associate Professor in the Classics Department at the University of Pittsburgh, will tell us in this free lecture.Reservations are recommended. Call 412.316.1600. Visit ppt.org for more.
02/11/2009 - Just announced - Important date changes for the 2010 Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest
Just announced - important date changes for the 2010 Shakespeare Monologue & Scene Contest
02/01/2009 - Because of the Super Bowl, there will be no performance of METAMORPHOSES on Sunday, February 1 at 7 p.m.
01/15/2009 - Want to learn more about the cast of METAMORPHOSES?
11/14/2008 - TGIF Live Music after the show with singer Joy Ike
FRIDAY'S PLAY TIME!After the Friday, November 14th performance of THE LADY WITH ALL THE ANSWERS, stick around for a live performance with singer Joy Ike. Or if you're in the area, join us at 9:30 in the O'Reilly Theater lobby for a sensational live performance and complimentary coffee!Joy Ike's music is a mix of jazz, neo-soul, and pop and has often been compared to Sarah McLachlan, Fiona Apple, Corrinne Bailey Rae and Norah Jones. In 2007 she was voted 2nd for best solo artist by the Pittsburgh City Paper and her new CD, Good Morning, has received favorable reviews from various publications including the Post-Gazette. For more information visit www.myspace.com/joyike or www.joyike.com. Coffee provided by Dunkin' Donuts.
10/29/2008 - The Public Exposure new play reading series returns on Monday, November 17 with Todd Kreidler's STAYERS AND GOERS
10/14/2008 - RADIO GOLF is "thrilling" and "indispensable" -- read Chris Rawson's review on postgazette.com
07/07/2008 - THE CHIEF co-author Rob Zellers wins Edgerton Award!
06/23/2008 - Dive into the 2008-2009 season!
05/06/2008 - THE GLORIOUS ONES, which had its World Premiere at The Public, garners FIVE Drama Desk Nominations!
05/04/2008 - Tickets for THE CHIEF are on sale now!
02/18/2008 - Get the scoop on next season from Ted Pappas
01/28/2008 - Setting the scene with designer James Noone
01/24/2008 - Becoming AMADEUS: An interview with Harris Doran
11/30/2007 - FULL SPEED AHEAD! Read an all-new "Ted's Take."