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Byham Theater
Pittsburgh byhamtheater.jpg
Address 101 Sixth Street
City Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Country  United States
Owned by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
Capacity 1,300
Opened Halloween night, 1904
Rebuilt 1990
Other names The Fulton Theater, The Gayety Theater
Current use Performing arts center

The Byham Theater is a landmark building at 101 Sixth Street in the Cultural District of Downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States. Originally built in 1903 as The Gayety Theater, the former vaudeville house was renovated and reopened as The Byham Theater in 1990.

Built in 1903 and opened Halloween night 1904, the then-named Gayety Theater was stage and vaudeville house, and it featured stars such as Ethel Barrymore, Gertrude Lawrence, and Helen Hayes. It was renamed The Fulton in the 1930s when it became a full-time movie theater. In 1990 the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust bought the theater and refurbished the Fulton as part of its plan for the Cultural District. The Byham family of Pittsburgh made a major naming gift for a 1995 renovation, and it has been the Byham Theater since.

1960 World Series Game Seven[edit]

For the 50th anniversary of the Bill Mazeroski's series winning home run the first public showing of the Game 7 taped discovered in December 2009 will be hosted by Bob Costas at the theater on November 13, 2010 at 6 p.m. Mazeroski will be joined by Pirate MVP Dick Groat and former Yankee Bobby Richardson to be interviewed during the showing of the game. MLB Network will then telecast the game and interviews nationally. [1].

See also[edit]

Theatre in Pittsburgh

References[edit]

  • Conner, Lynne (2007). Pittsburgh in Stages: Two Hundred Years of Theater. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-4330-1. 
  • Kidney, Walter C. (1997). Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture: The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. ISBN 0-916670-18-X. 
  • Toker, Franklin (1986, 1994). Pittsburgh: An Urban Portrait. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-5434-6. 
  • Fulton Theater Records [2](Records of the Fulton Theater, 1962-1963, AIS 68:6a, Special Collections Departmen, University of Pittsburgh)

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 40°26′38″N 80°00′09″W / 40.4439°N 80.0025°W / 40.4439; -80.0025



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Broadway World
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:12:38 -0700

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings will perform on Sunday, April 13, 2014, at 8:00 p.m., at the Byham Theater. This concert is presented by WYEP and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust in celebration of 91.3FM WYEP's 40th ...

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:03:03 -0700

Starting tonight, the musical can also be seen in the Pittsburgh Cultural District, with Pittsburgh Musical Theater marching into the Byham Theater. Directed by PMT founder Ken Gargaro, the cast includes Broadway veteran and Sewickley native Peter ...
 
Broadway World
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:50:48 -0700

Four performances will be held only at the Byham Theater on Friday, April 11, at 11:00 a.m. (students only matinee) and 7:00 p.m.; and Saturday, April 12, at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Citizens Bank is the season sponsor of Pittsburgh International ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:56:15 -0700

Byham Theater, Downtown, Thurs.-Fri. 8 p.m. and Sat. 2 and 8 p.m. $18-$20; 412-392-8000 or www.pittsburghplayhouse.com. AFRICAN MUSIC AND DANCE ENSEMBLE Bellefield Hall auditorium, University of Pittsburgh, Oakland, Fri. 8 p.m. $5-$12; Pitt ...
 
The Globe
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:29:20 -0700

The only way freshman Elizabeth Kalesavich can describe the fast paced performance of the contemporary ballet “Mercy,” which is a part of Point Park's Annual Byham Theater Event is that “they leave it all on the stage.” A modern piece by the name of ...

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:02:49 -0700

For close to 10 years, the Point Park Conservatory Dance Company's annual mixed repertory program at Byham Theater has become a rite of passage of sorts for its students. "It's kind of the culmination of the year of work," says dance department chair ...

PGH City Paper

PGH City Paper
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:06:48 -0700

Performed by the Conservatory Dance Company, this annual marquee showcase, celebrating its 10th anniversary, runs April 17-19 at the Byham Theater. The show features works by David Parsons and Dwight Rhoden and masterworks by Martha Graham ...
 
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:56:15 -0700

The gift also will fund a live orchestra and allow PBT to move the performance from Byham Theater to the Benedum Center, allowing the entire 2014-15 season lineup to be staged at the Benedum. "We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to acquire ...
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