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PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh delivers Mrs. Doubtfire, musical Mormons, and more

click to enlarge PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh delivers Mrs. Doubtfire, musical Mormons, and more
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Mrs. Doubtfire
Stage shows based on a hit 1993 comedy, a heartbreaking book about two Afghan boys, and the work of Bob Dylan are just some of what local fans can expect from the 2023-2024 season of PNC Broadway in Pittsburgh.

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust today announced what's described as a "showcase" of "exceptional, award-winning new musicals," drama, "returning favorites," and "spectacular revivals." The season begins in September with the multiple Tony Award-winning Moulin Rouge! The Musical and ends in March 2024 with the ABBA-inspired Mamma Mia!

All the touring shows will take place at the Benedum Center.

“Securing the finest Tony Award-winning shows from the Broadway stage to the Benedum Center as soon as possible is always a goal for us at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust,” states Marc Fleming, the Trust's chief marketing officer and vice president of Broadway programming.
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Mamma Mia!
Fleming adds that, in addition to Moulin Rouge! The Musical, the series will also include the acclaimed revival of Company, along with a "popular mix of must-see productions that will welcome hundreds of thousands to Pittsburgh’s Cultural District.”

In line with Company, a musical comedy by Stephen Sondheim and George Furth that originally premiered in 1970, PNC Broadway will also stage other established works, including The Wiz, a take on The Wizard of Oz starring an all-Black cast, The Book of Mormon, and My Fair Lady as performed by Lincoln Center Theater.

New shows will also take the stage, including a musical based on Mrs. Doubtfire, a film starring the late Robin Williams as a divorced father who poses as a British nanny to see his children. Bob Dylan fans will want to see Girl from the North Country, a production described as reimagining 20 songs from the folk legend, including “Forever Young,” “All Along The Watchtower,” “Hurricane,” “Slow Train Coming,” and “Like A Rolling Stone.”
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The Kite Runner
On a more serious note, the Trust will also present a play based on The Kite Runner, author Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel about two boys in Afghanistan whose lives are changed by an incident at a kite flying tournament.

Louis R. Cestello, regional president of series sponsor PNC Bank, says the “variety and quality of shows this season will continue the tradition of our community coming together through a shared appreciation of the arts.”

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