Tickets go on sale for the world premier of ‘Billy Strayhorn-Something to Live For’ in Pittsburgh.

Featuring a stunning score, Billy Strayhorn: Something to Live For brings to life the remarkable true story of one of the greatest composers of all time. From his impoverished beginnings in Pittsburgh to his lifelong collaboration with Duke Ellington, this world-premiere new musical follows the highs and lows of Billy Strayhorn’s career, the joys and heartbreak of his personal life, and the challenges he faced living as an openly gay Black man in mid-20th century America at the dawn of the civil rights movement. Through his collaborations with Lena Horne, Billie Holiday, and the greatest jazz orchestra of all time, Billy Strayhorn transcended racial and sexual barriers and brought a unique fusion of jazz and classical music to the world with all-time favorites including “Take the ‘A’ Train” and the immortal “Lush Life.” Music and Lyrics by Billy Strayhorn. Book by Rob Zellars with Kent Gash. Musical Direction by Matthew Whitaker. Choreography by Dell Hewlett. Directed by Kent Gash.

Tickets will go on sale Monday July 17th at 10am. This amazing production will run at Pittsburgh’s O’Reilly Theatre from September 19th thru October 8th. Find out more at:

You can also contact the O’Reilly Theatre box office at 412-316-1600.