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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Matthew LaChiusa’s American Repertory Theater of WNY opens Thursday night an anticipated revival of what the company calls “an existential, funny-bone tickler,” Steve Martinȁ... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Buffalo United Artists (BUA), working once more out of Alleyway Theatre, has a special affinity for the plays of Terrence McNally. The five-time Tony Award winner’s “Love! Valour! Compassion!... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, February 17, 2015

The identities we’re assigned at birth by history and parentage often differ greatly from the ones we envision for ourselves. That’s certainly the case for Lincoln and Booth, two black brothers... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sarah Collins Rudolph, who survived the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., that killed her older sister and three other girls, will visit Buffalo’s Mount Olive Bapt... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, February 12, 2015

When the lights go up on any good production of “Chicago,” the 1975 musical Clive Barnes called “a Brechtian outpost of glamour, squalor and sublime discontent,” the theater around you tends t... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Lyle Kessler’s 1983 dark comedy “Orphans” has launched many a profiled career, first with a 1985 production at Chicago’s famed Steppenwolf Theatre. That staging, which would later move to off-... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The Chinese-American playwright and librettist David Henry Hwang will give a talk and reading at 8 tonight in Kleinhans Music Hall as part of Just Buffalo Literary Center's "Babel" series. Hwang, w... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Thursday, February 5, 2015

It begins with an innocuous enough tradition – a woman brings her new boyfriend home for a family dinner, a thinly veiled parental inspection. Except her real boyfriend isn’t likely to pass their ... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, February 5, 2015

Theater is the original interactive medium. It can’t possibly work without an audience, and the reaction of that audience is key to the success of even the most miniature moment of the most minor pl... Read More

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

When Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash got together for a spur-of-the-moment jam session in Memphis, Tenn., in 1956, they didn’t know they were writing a Broadway mus... Read More
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