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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Phil Davis, who launched the Alemaedae Theater company in 2007, feels the influence of his mentors more acutely than most.He got his start among the tight-knit Paul Robeson Theatre in the African Amer... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, October 9, 2014

In some musical circles, the name of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim carries a deep weight and evokes the kind of respect usually reserved for saints. Over the past few years, the concert piani... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, October 2, 2014

In the main plaza of Jerusalem’s Ein Kerem Hospital, a square structure lined with 12 stained glass windows peaks above the ground. From the outside, you can barely make out the shapes and colors of... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, September 5, 2014

SUNY Buffalo State theater professor Drew Kahn isn’t being the slightest bit hyperbolic when he says stories have the power to change the world. Kahn believes in the transformative power of story... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, September 4, 2014

Sometime in the mid-1990s, Western New York’s theater scene started working out. Then it picked up a little bit of muscle. Then it started entering competitions. And then, around 2000, it took th... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, September 4, 2014

At a children’s theater festival in Seattle in the late ’90s, Theatre of Youth director Meg Quinn had an experience that’s lingered in her mind ever since. A Swedish theater troupe, in town t... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, August 28, 2014

In May, MusicalFare Theatre’s newly built cabaret space was sold out for two days in a row. The reason? Three cocaine-fueled, pastiche-filled and thoroughly inappropriate performances of the origina... Read More

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Development stretching from Canalside to the Outer Harbor is giving Buffalo’s waterfront a much-needed face-lift. And as interest in the historic waterfront ramps up, so are attempts by local a... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, August 21, 2014

Last August, on a vast expanse of gravel and against the backdrop of an enormous grain elevator, Torn Space Theater mounted “Motion Picture,” one of the most memorable theatrical events of the las... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, August 14, 2014

It might be called Artpark, but the fierce commitment to the visual arts that gave the picturesque Lewiston venue its name has taken a back seat in recent decades to concerts and other more profitable... Read More
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