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By Colin Dabkowski » Saturday, April 25, 2015

In 1954, the great Buffalo playwright and labor leader Manny Fried, who died in 2011, made an agonizing decision that would haunt him for the rest of his life. With his marriage on the rocks and... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, April 21, 2015

In a claustrophobic kitchen in the mountains of County Galway, two women exchange poisonous barbs like scorpions under a bowl, trying their best to draw blood. A couple of crickets wander briefly... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, April 17, 2015

When Jerry Mitchell, the director and choreographer of the hit Broadway musical “Kinky Boots,” was preparing the show for a presentation to potential investors in New York City, he had a... Read More

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

There’s something about British indie films dealing with the hardscrabble lives of the working class that Broadway can’t resist.There’s “The Full Monty,” about... Read More

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Continuing its stellar season, 710 Main Theatre opens a production Thursday of the third longest-running solo show in Broadway history, “Say Goodnight, Gracie,” a show that 710 calls... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, April 9, 2015

On a recent Sunday afternoon, members of a large film crew and actors in elaborate costumes scurried across the marble floor of the Ellicott Square Building downtown. Was this the latest indie film... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, April 2, 2015

As a teaser to a solo exhibition planned for June, Body of Trade and Commerce Gallery will host a screening of “De Profundis,” the best-known work by Buffalo filmmaker and former CEPA Gallery... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Western New York made it through a frigid February. Now, can it survive Christopher Durang? Durang is the outrageous American playwright whose work has spawned much hilarity and shock along with... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, March 17, 2015

In the talk-back sessions that often follow theatrical performances, it’s virtually guaranteed that audience members will ask these two questions: “How do you remember your lines?” and “How... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, March 15, 2015

On a table in Lawrence Tetewsky and Janice Mergenhagen’s living room in Kenmore sits a clear plastic mannequin head draped with a pockmarked piece of latex the color of dried roadkill.The... Read More

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