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By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, October 23, 2014

Since founding MusicalFare Theatre in the early 1990s, Randall Kramer has gathered more than a few stories from the road. Same goes for Buffalo musician Theresa Quinn, a former Nashville songwriter an... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Say the name Lillian Hellman, and many theatergoers’ minds jump immediately to her searing and much-revived play “The Little Foxes,” arguably the playwright’s most powerful work and certainly ... Read More

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
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