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Broadway Bracket Brawl: Everything You Need to Know

Tue, Mar 2, 2021

Written by: Kayla Washko

April 3, 2021 Update: Hamilton went non-stop, all the way to the top to claim the title of Pittsburgh's Favorite Musical in our Broadway Bracket Brawl. View the full results by clicking the button below. Our grand prize winner will be notified by April 13, 2021. Thank you for playing along with us!


Thirty-two shows will enter, but only one can win. Are you ready for the ultimate Broadway musical throwdown?

How it Works

Broadway Bracket Brawl is a tournament-style competition. Past shows from our Broadway series will go head-to-head in a series of match-ups on the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Instagram and Facebook channels (@culturaltrust). From March 18 - April 2, you can vote for your favorites each round to determine who will claim the championship title of Pittsburgh’s Favorite Musical. Voting will take place on Facebook Stories and Instagram Stories using the poll feature. You don’t have to submit a bracket to be able to vote, but it sure will make following the results even more fun.

Predicting the Winners

Which musical do you think will claim the championship on April 2? Which four will make it to the semi-finals? Which musicals won’t make it out of the first round of voting?

Download the full tournament bracket, predict the winners of each match-up, and submit it back to us by March 17, 2021 for a chance to win our grand prize: a $200 Cultural District gift card, a $100 gift card to Vallozzi’s, and four Broadway show posters signed by the touring casts who appeared in Pittsburgh.

How to Enter

Start by downloading the official bracket and predicting the winners of each match-up.

For the best experience, we suggest using a laptop, desktop, or tablet. The bracket is editable as a PDF. You can then upload your bracket using this form.

Brackets can also be filled out and entered on mobile devices. For Apple and Android devices, save the PDF to your Files folder. Once opening the PDF in the Files app you will be able to fill out your bracket guesses. Edits will automatically save. Once completed, you can upload the PDF from Files to the submission form. Please note: you may need to download a PDF reader to submit your entries on a mobile device.

Voting Schedule

March 18: Round 1, Regions 1 & 3 - COMPLETE
March 19: Round 1, Regions 2 & 4 - COMPLETE
March 23: Round 2, Regions 1 & 3 - COMPLETE
March 24: Round 2, Regions 2 & 4 - COMPLETE
March 25: Round 3, Regions 1 & 3 - COMPLETE
March 26: Round 3, Regions 2 & 4 - COMPLETE
March 31: Semifinals - COMPLETE
April 2: Championship - COMPLETE, Hamilton wins!

Terms and Conditions

Before the start of Broadway Bracket Brawl, participants may submit a bracket predicting the winners of each match-up through the championship game. Points are rewarded for each correct pick. Each round will have different point values for wins. The participant with the most points after the Broadway Bracket Brawl championship match-up on April 2 wins. In the event of a tie, a winner will be drawn at random.

Your Broadway Bracket Brawl bracket must be submitted by March 17, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. EST to be eligible to win. The winner will be provided with a $200 Cultural District gift card, four signed show posters, and $100 gift card to Vallozzi’s. The winner will be notified by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust by April 13, 2021. Open to United States residents only. Individuals must be 18 years or older to enter. Individuals may only enter one time. Federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO WIN.



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