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By Matthew Chandler » Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Though he only lived in Buffalo for a short time, to hear the locals tell it, Mark Twain is Buffalo’s native son. And so it seems fitting that just a half-mile from Twain’s former reside... Read More

By Matthew Chandler » Friday, November 21, 2014

Did you ever wonder what it’s like to be a spoon? Are you envious of the powerful knife, jealous of the multi-tined fork? Do you wish you were as sweet as the sugar you stir into the morning coffee ... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Friday, November 21, 2014

As staged dramas go, you can’t find a harder sell on a cold winter evening than a World War I drama. Even among war dramas, the First World War is not a terribly memorable one. The 100th annive... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, November 14, 2014

There are many excellent reasons to go to the theater, though perhaps none is more important than to experience stories and concepts totally foreign to our own personal experiences. Concepts, for i... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Thursday Theater Roundup, now back in its original Thursday spot, features current productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers. Here are this week's picks: "End Days," th... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Thursday, November 13, 2014

How exciting it must have been to live in the midst of the Harlem Renaissance of 1920-35, that Afro-American intellectual uprising that spawned an amazing list of writers, artists, poets and playwrigh... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Life’s a ... well, you know.So underlines the point of Datra Martindale and Kim Williams’s “Bitch,” a monologue cycle now on stage at the Paul Robeson Theatre. It is anothe... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, November 12, 2014

If there was any lingering doubt of the Lancaster Opera House’s status as a required stop on any Western New York theatergoer’s itinerary, it has been thoroughly obliterated by the new production ... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Renée Taylor makes a convincing case for a life spent in pursuit of fame: she just wanted to fit in. The Bronx-born actress, at 81, is unapologetically herself, leopard scarf-lined walker and all.... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, November 10, 2014

If you want to find out how much the truth can hurt, head to the Andrews Theatre on Main Street and prepare yourself for the worst. In that intimate theater, where the Irish Classical Theatre Compa... Read More
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