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When Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s irreverent and foul-mouthed musical “The Book of Mormon” opened on Broadway in 2011, it was greeted with the kind of mania and fervor one might... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Sunday, May 17, 2015

Coming up in the 710 Main Theatre: A season of Buffalove. Three plays by Buffalo-born writers will make up the bulk of the theater’s 2015-16 season, which will kick off on Sept. 17 with a... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Saturday, May 16, 2015

Every summer, the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., takes another tentative step away from the work of George Bernard Shaw, the prolific Irish playwright, thinker and provocateur whose... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, May 14, 2015

Shakespeare in Delaware Park is gearing up to launch its 40th season of free theater on the evening of June 18, when a hush will settle over Shakespeare Hill and two of the most famous rhymed... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, April 30, 2015

For Norm Sham and Debbie Pappas, two of the most recognizable faces in Buffalo’s theater scene, the line between life and work isn’t always clear-cut. And never has that distinction seemed... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Wednesday, April 29, 2015

“Shall we their fond pageants see?/Lord, what fools these mortals be!” So says the impish Puck, sent on a dubious errand that goes awry, some drops of magical love juice ending up in the wrong... Read More

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 the... 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

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