Pittsburgh Playhouse Announces Its 2023/24 Season

Point Park University’s Pittsburgh Playhouse announced the upcoming Playhouse Presents and Conservatory of Performing Arts dance and theater productions yesterday afternoon between sets during their Inside / Outside Summer Concert Series.

The Playhouse’s 23/24 varied season features six theater performances highlighted by produtions of The Mystery of Edwin Drood and Rent, along with their traditional six dance recitals and five special events as part of the Playhouse Presents series.

“Build your own” season ticket subscription are currently available, with discounts and free parking included in subscriptions with six or more shows selected. Details at https://playhouse.pointpark.edu/shows-events/subscribe/index

Here is a look at what the season has to offer:


Closer Than Ever

October 18 – 22, 2023 Maltby and Shire’s Closer Than Ever is a riveting song cycle exploring the everyday struggles of love and life in the modern world

≈[Almost Equal To]

November 15 – 19, 2023 In Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s recent play ≈[Almost Equal To] we encounter a number of people who are colliding with the economy surrounding them

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

December 6 – 10, 2023 Charles Dickens final unfinished novel inspired Rupert Holmes to write this hilarious, lighthearted whodunit of a musical

Intimate Apparel

February 21 – 25, 2024 Will dreams and love win out in this drama written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage?


March 13 – 17, 2024 Jonathan Larson’s sensational rock musical celebrating “La Vie Bohème” in New York against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis. 

The Winter’s Tale

April 10 – 14, 2024 The Winter’s Tale, one of Shakespeare’s final comedies, has elements of tragedy, disguises, and startling transformations.


Fall Dance Concert

October 4 – 8, 2023 The Conservatory Dance Company presents a concert featuring works by Crystal Frazier, Christopher Huggins, Matthew Neenan, and Paul Taylor. Presented in partnership with Violins of Hope.

Fall Student Choreography Project

November 1 – 5, 2023 See the dancers of tomorrow onstage today. The Student Choreography Project showcases the depth and breadth of talent on display within the Conservatory Dance program, featuring the cutting-edge, fresh work of the top young artists in the country.

Contemporary Choreographers

December 13 – 17, 2023 The Conservatory Dance Company presents a concert featuring works by Jess Hendricks, Justin Miles, Yoshiaki Nakano, and Mike Tyus.

Faculty Choreolab

February 14 – 18, 2024 This annual concert shines a light on the Point Park Conservatory Dance Faculty and the artistry for which they are renowned. 

Spring Student Choreography Project

March 13 – 17, 2024 The continuation of the Student Choreography Project. New choreographers design the show and new dancers take the stage, demonstrating the strength and versatility of Point Park University’s students. 

Spring Dance Concert

April 17 – 21, 2024 The Conservatory Dance Company presents a concert featuring works by George Balanchine, Bob Fosse, Martha Graham, and a collaboration with MCG Jazz on jazz music and dance. 


Noche Flamenca: “Searching for Goya”Performance Title

October 27, 2023 7:00 PM A new work by Noche Flamenca Inspired by the transformative drawings and paintings of Francisco de Goya

Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra Holiday Concert

December 21, 2023 7:00 PM The legendary Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra’s holiday concert, a local tradition. 

DRUM TAO 30th Anniversary THE TAO 夢幻響

January 27, 2024 7:00 PM Drum Tao is the peerless and the most modern Japanese entertainment.

Rennie Harris: Rome & Jewels

February 8, 2024 7:00 PM Honoring Rennie Harris Puremovement’s 30th anniversary, legendary choreographer Rennie Harris returns to The great city of Pittsburg PA with his classic work, Rome & Jewels. Set in the streets of Philadelphia, the Bessie Award-winning production is a story of fear, love, and triumph, rooted in the traditions of Hip-Hop and street dance.

Small Island Big Song

March 29, 2024 7:00 PM A musical journey across the breadth and into the soul of island nations of Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean.

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