PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — This summer, the lights over Heinz Field will become the lights of Broadway.
No, none of the Steelers will be doing musical theater, but the team has partnered with Pittsburgh CLO for a first-of-its-kind collaboration called, “Summer Under The Stars.” It will mark the CLO’s 75th anniversary.READ MORE: Ohio Becomes Latest State To Propose Transgender Sports Ban
“It’s one of the most unusual partnerships in musical theater history probably, but we both share the word ‘Pittsburgh’ in our name, and I think that’s what united us,” said Executive Producer of Pittsburgh CLO Mark Fleisher.
The Pittsburgh CLO cannot host their celebrations in the Benedum Center due to continuing state COVID-19 gathering guidelines.
Instead, they’re moving to Heinz Field for performances of “The Wizard of Oz” and “Pittsburgh CLO’s 75th Anniversary: A Broadway Musical Celebration.” Each show will run for four performances only.
“I couldn’t be more ecstatic,” Fleisher said. “The CLO with the shutdown has lost about 254 public performances that we should have done.”READ MORE: Pa. Drops COVID-19 Vaccine Map, Encourages Use Of Federal Map
Single tickets go on sale June 7.
Seating will be made available for 3,500 people per performance on the field and in the stands. Curtain times will be 8:30 p.m. with special matinees on Saturdays at 1 p.m. Face coverings must be worn and social distancing of at least 6 feet will be enforced at all times.
“We want it to be a community celebration of coming together,” Fleisher said. “After this period of isolation through our art form, which we think can help as a form of healing.”
The CLO will also hold their 75th Gala Celebration on July 23 at Heinz Field.MORE NEWS: Bradford Co. DA Chad Salsman Pleads Guilty In Sex Case, Resigns From Position
If you don’t feel comfortable going to Heinz Field to see the shows, you can buy a ticket to watch it on a live stream as well For more information visit the Pittsburgh CLO’s website here.