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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

In theater as in jazz, the ability to improvise is key.That skill came in particularly handy for the cast and creative team behind O’Connell and Company’s planned production of... Read More

Friday, April 10, 2015

The ushers weren’t handing out any programs Friday night for “America’s Got Downton” at 710 Main, because, frankly, if you didn’t already know the characters inside... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Thursday Theater Roundup features current productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers. Here are this week's picks:"Buffalo Quickies," through Saturday in Alleyway... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, April 2, 2015

Good news for the attention-span afflicted: It’s short play season in Buffalo.Two short play festivals are now up and running in the Alleyway Theater’s complex on Main Street:... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The last time I wrote about Alleyway Theatre’s “Buffalo Quickies,” in 2012, it appeared the annual one-act festival, then 21 years old, was in danger of extinction. Budget concerns, however... Read More

By Ted Hadley » Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Subversive Theatre Collective calls its newest play, “Why Torture is Wrong, and the People Who Love Them,” a wild and dark comedy by Christopher Durang, “a gleeful tornado of sacrilege.” The... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Thursday Theater Roundup features current productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers. Here are this week's picks: "The BFG," through Sunday in Theatre of Youth's... Read More

By Ben Siegel » Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Full disclosure: “The BFG” is my favorite book. Of all time. It was my first favorite book, and its author, Roald Dahl, was my first favorite author. It was in the third grade, the age when books... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, March 19, 2015

Our Thursday Theater Roundup features current productions that received three or more stars from our reviewers. Here are this week's picks: "After Miss Julie," through March 22 in an Irish... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, March 19, 2015

After lurking in Western New York’s theatrical wings for 12 years, “The Phantom” is back in town. And someone needs to give the guy a Xanax.A refreshed tour of one of the most... Read More

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