Rachel Cohen Contributing Editor

Class of 2015


  • CFA alum finds sweet success in Les Mis

    For the professional actor, it’s rare and exciting to find a role that unites both commercial and artistic success. But Carnegie Mellon alumnus Devin Ilaw (CFA ’07) believes he’s found that role.

    Since graduating with a BFA in acting and musical theatre in 2007, Ilaw has landed a couple of major gigs, playing Thuy in Miss Saigon and appearing on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

    Pillbox | January 21, 2013
  • War Horse wows with puppets, lighting

    Explosions, slow motion, and battle scenes: These are elements one would expect to see in a high-budget action movie rather than on a stage. But last week’s National Theatre of Great Britain production of [ITAL]War Horse[ITAL] at the Benedum Center in Downtown pulled it off to great visual success — without CGI.

    Pillbox | November 19, 2012
  • Gaming meets Disney in Wreck-It Ralph

    “What happens when the arcade closes?” Disney’s newest effort, Wreck-It Ralph, creatively answers this question through the story of a bad-guy-turned-hero. Wreck-It Ralph is an original film that explores an imaginary world of living, breathing video game characters: When the arcade closes at the end of the business day, the characters are free to shed their programmed roles, and (for the movi...

    Pillbox | November 12, 2012
  • PSO gets creative with stunning Mozart rendition

    It’s fair to say that people have come to expect excellence from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (PSO). Between the orchestra’s international renown and its ability to consistently snatch world-class guest soloists for its performances, impressive concerts have become the norm for this musical gem in the heart of the Cultural District. But the PSO’s performance on Friday night featured the typic...

    Pillbox | October 15, 2012
  • Calendar


    Fanfare Ciocarlia. brillobox. 9 p.m.
    The world-famous Romanian 12-piece brass band will host a Balkan dance party, presented by Pandemic.


    The Soft Moon. brillobox. 9 p.m.
    Post-punk band The Soft Moon will perform with Cold Showers, City Buses, Mike Seamans, and Edgar Um Bulcholtz. Tickets are $8 and the event is 21+.

    Pillbox | September 24, 2012

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