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This article treats the former "Stanley Theater" of Pittsburgh, for other same-called buildings see Stanley Theater (disambiguation). Stanley Theater is the name of several theatre venues in the eastern U.S.: the Stanley Theater in Jersey City, see Stanley Theater (Jersey City) the Stanley Theater in Utica, New York, see Stanley Theater (Utica) the former Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, see Benedum Center This is a disambiguation...


The Benedum Center (formerly known as the Stanley Theater) is a theater venue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It opened on February 27, 1928 and is currently able to host about 2,885 people. In 1987 the $43 million restoration of the Stanley Theater was completed and the venue has been re-opened as "Benedum Center". It was named "Number One Auditorium in the U.S." by Billboard. For other usages see Theatre (disambiguation) Theater (American English) or Theatre (British English and widespread usage among theatre professionals in the US) is that branch of the performing arts concerned with acting out stories in front of an audience using combinations of speech, gesture, music, dance, sound and spectacle — indeed... Skyline of downtown Pittsburgh Pittsburgh is a city in Western Pennsylvania, United States, and the county seat of Allegheny County. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...


The Center is the home of the Pittsburgh Opera.


It is also known under rock and reggae fans. The Grateful Dead performed two legendary shows at the Stanley, and reggae icon Bob Marley performed his last show ever at the Stanley on September 23, 1980, before his untimely death in 1981. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica. ... Jerry Garcia later in life The Grateful Dead was an American rock band, which was formed in 1965 in San Francisco from the remnants of another band, Mother McCrees Uptown Jug Champions. ... Bob Marley Robert Nesta Marley, OM, (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) better known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, songwriter and activist. ... September 23 is the 266th day of the year (267th in leap years). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • pgharts.org - Benedum Center
  • Pittsburgh Opera

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Benedum Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (177 words)
The Benedum Center (formerly known as the Stanley Theater) is a theater venue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In 1987 the $43 million restoration of the Stanley Theater was completed and the venue has been re-opened as "Benedum Center".
The Center is the home of the Pittsburgh Opera.
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