Review: PCS’s ‘Clybourne Park’

Portland Center Stage’s production of the Pulitzer-winning play gleefully dives into the taboo topic of race with ferocious wit and suburb acting. Thru May 5

04/15/2013 By Aaron Scott


Looking Forward to the 2013–2014 Season

A glimpse of next season's lineups at our favorite local arts orgs. Hello, kitty.

03/28/2013 By Aaron Scott


Review: PCS's "The Whipping Man"

Portland Center Stage's mighty production draws inspired parallels between the Jewish and African-American experiences of slavery. Thru Mar 23.

03/04/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Spring Arts Guide 2013 and Ticket Giveaway

The season’s top 25 arts events and a chance to win tickets to MarchFourth, Portland Center Stage, Oregon Ballet, Portland Opera, and the Portland Art Museum.

02/25/2013 By Aaron Scott


PCS Scores a Broadway Star for the World Premiere of "Somewhere in Time"

Marc Kudisch has received Tony nods for "9 to 5," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and "Thoroughly Modern Millie," in addition to a slew of other awards and Broadway credits.

02/11/2013 By Genevieve Hudson


Review: Venus in Fur

Portland Center Stage's taut, psychological new production leaves viewers puzzling over questions of power, gender, and sex.

02/05/2013 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg


Review: PCS's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Portland Center Stage puts Disney ears on Shakespeare's famous comedy. Thru December 23.

11/20/2012 By Aaron Scott


Q&A: Comedian Lauren Weedman

The one-woman force of nature returns to PDX for her show "No...You Shutup," this Fri–Sun, and talks about her upcoming show, "The People's Republic of Portland."

11/14/2012 By Aaron Scott


Review: Portland Center Stage's Body of an American

With a masterly script and commanding performances, Portland Center Stage's latest, world-premiere production brilliantly casts a light into humanity's shadowy psychic spaces.

10/15/2012 By Jonathan Frochtzwajg

impeccably shaved

Review: PCS's Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Portland Center Stage's production of Sondheim's macabre masterpiece is a delicious feast both grisly and divine. Playing through Oct 21.

09/25/2012 By Aaron Scott

swing your razor high, sweeney

PCS's Sweeney Todd Preview + Slide Show

Portland Center Stage tackles Sondheim's macabre masterpiece about a barber on a murderous rampage. We talk with the director and scenic designer.

09/20/2012 By Aaron Scott


PCS's Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Portland Center Stage tackles Sondheim's macabre masterpiece about a barber on a vengeful razor rampage


theater fest, just add water

Our picks for the JAW Playwrights Festival

Friday through Sunday at Portland Center Stage

07/26/2012 By Aaron Scott

far reach of the blues

Review: ‘It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues’

And the blues ain’t never been so good. Thru June 24

05/29/2012 By Aaron Scott

aristocratic woman on the verge

Review: Portland Center Stage’s Anna Karenina

Portland Center Stage’s brisk, lush production captures the spirit of the book but, thankfully, not the length. Playing through May 6

04/19/2012 By Aaron Scott

painting the town...

Review: Red

Portland Center Stage’s bold but monochromatic production runs through March 18

03/08/2012 By Aaron Scott

striking the proper chord

Review: Shakespeare’s Amazing Cymbeline

Portland Center Stage’s masterful re-telling hits the plays emotional pressure points, even though the new piano-playing narrator occasionally strikes ...

02/27/2012 By Martin Patail

from the heartland

The Real Americans

Dan Hoyle has a benevolent take on his conflicted countrymen.

10/26/2011 By Rebecca Waits

press desk

Helping Oregon’s Cash-Poor Stay Culture-Rich

A recent announcement from Portland’s arts & culture director Cary Clarke.

10/15/2011 By The Culturegang


Review: One Night With Janis Joplin

PCS’s tribute show will—intentionally—give you the blues.