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Brighton Beach Memoirs. Neil Simon's 1983 Broadway hit about growing up in Brooklyn in the '30s, July 3-19 (Little Lake).

Evita. The Rice/Webber musical, July 8-13 (Pittsburgh CLO).

The Lion in Winter. James Goldman's oft-revived 1966 drama about those 12th-century British royals, Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine, July 10-18 (The Summer Company).

Summer of Love. Roger Bean's musical about a runaway bride in late-1960s Haight-Ashbury, featuring hits of the era, July 10-27 (Apple Hill).

SummerFest. Opera Theater of Pittsburgh's annual three-weekend showcase includes Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow; Strauss' Ariadne on Naxos; legendary off-Broadway hit The Fantasticks (in collaboration with Attack Theatre); a series of newly commissioned arias set in bars, titled Happy Hour!; and workshop performances of A New Kind of Fallout, a new opera about the life of Rachel Carson by composer Gilda Lyons and librettist Tammy Ryan. Twentieth Century Club, Oakland, July 11-27.

Woman & Scarecrow. Pittsburgh premiere of Marina Carr's 2006 play about a dying Irishwoman and her mysterious companion, July 12-Aug. 20 (PICT).

Side Show. Bill Russell and Henry Krieger's cult-favorite 1997 musical about Daisy and Violet Hilton, the conjoined twins who gained fame as stage performers in the 1930s, July 17-27 (Stage 62).

Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain. Mark Dunn's dramatic comedy about five Mississippi bank tellers reflecting on their lives, July 17-Aug. 2 (South Park).

A New Death. Pittsburgh-based playwright C.S. Wyatt's play envisioning the afterlife as an incompetent corporate bureaucracy, July 18-26 (Throughline).

Cats. Andrew Lloyd Webber's big cat hit, July 18-27 (Pittsburgh CLO).

Ubu King! Premiere of Jordan Matthew Walsh and Connor Pickett's new adaptation of Alfed Jarry's classic political satire about a bloodthirsty monarch, July 18-27 (Alarum).

Fixing King John. Pittsburgh premiere of Kirk Lynn's contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's King John, July 18-Aug. 2 (No Name).

Children of Eden. The 1991 Stephen Schwartz and John Caird musical based on the book of Genesis, July 18-Aug. 3 (The Theatre Factory).

Romance. David Mamet's 2005 courtroom farce, July 19-Aug. 3 (Phoenix — A Theatre Company).

Dancing at Lughnasa. Brian Friel's 1992 Tony-winner about five sisters sharing the same house in rural Ireland in the 1930s, July 24-Aug. 9 (Little Lake).

Monty Python's Spamalot. Monty Python's Eric Idle and composer John Du Prez's musical adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, July 29-Aug. 3 (Pittsburgh CLO).

A Pale Blue Jazz at The Pillow Project
  • Photo courtesy of Martha Rial
  • A Pale Blue Jazz, June 19-23 at The Pillow Project


Tamara. In this production of John Krizanc's 1981 play about art and politics in 1927 Italy, audiences follow the character of their choice through an "estate" (Shadyside's Rodef Shalom) and even dine as part of the experience, Aug. 2-Sept. 14 (Quantum Theatre).

Suite Surrender. Michael McKeever's farce finds two Hollywood divas accidentally assigned the same Palm Beach hotel suite before a 1942 wartime show, Aug. 7-17 (Apple Hill).

Things My Mother Taught Me. Katherin DiSavino's comedy about newlyweds whose families show up at their new apartment halfway across the country, Aug. 7-23 (South Park).

The Foursome. Norm Foster's audience-pleasing golf comedy, Aug. 14-30 (Little Lake).

The Gospel Singer. C.S. Wyatt's drama about a singer and a jazz club emcee who has lost his faith, Aug. 14-31 (The LAB Project).

Offending the Audience. Austrian playwright Peter Handke's 1966 "anti-play" gets its Pittsburgh premiere, Aug. 15-24 (Alarum).

Much Ado About Nothing. Shakespeare's comedy, performed outdoors, Aug. 16-24 (South Park).

Bus Stop. William Inge's 1966 drama about folks stranded at a small-town Kansas diner, Aug. 21-30 (Summer Company).

Devised. Experimental project, incorporating acting troupes and audiences into the process of creating two workshop productions of new works, Aug. 21-30 (Bricolage).

Squabbles. Marshall Karp's domestic comedy about a married couple, the wife's curmudgeonly father-in-law and the husband's suddenly homeless mother, Aug. 28-Sept. 7 (Apple Hill).

Southern Comforts. Kathleen Clark's romantic comedy about a Yankee widower and a Tennessee grandmother stuck inside together during a big storm, Aug. 28-Sept. 13 (South Park).

Doubt, A Parable. John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer-winner about accusations of child sexual abuse in a 1960s Catholic school, Sept. 4-20 (Little Lake).

Dixie's Tupperware Party. The popular audience-participation comedy returns to Pittsburgh, Sept. 4-Oct. 12 (Pittsburgh CLO).

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Toward the Somme. Frank McGuinness' lyrical 1985 play about Irish soldiers in World War I, Sept. 6-20 (PICT).




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