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By Melinda Miller » Sunday, May 1, 2016

The audience is in on the con from the start in “Wait Until Dark,” a 1960s thriller that, while showing its age, still has the ability to deliver an exciting climactic punch to a receptive audience. Frederick Knott’s narrative is... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, April 28, 2016

During his visit to Buffalo on April 27 for his appearance in the University at Buffalo Distinguished Speaker Series, stage and screen star Kevin Spacey made an important side-trip. No, not to Charlie the Butcher, the Anchor Bar or Canalside. But to... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Thursday, April 28, 2016

Among ’80s hits seemingly ripe for stage adaptations, few would seem to fit the bill better than “Dirty Dancing,” the endlessly quotable and quintessentially American take on teenage longing in the age of Reagan. Think of the possibilities: the... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Mounting a political drama could be seen as a risky move for a theater company in the midst of one of the more contentious presidential elections in recent years. But even as Facebook feeds overflow with political commentary and Western New Yorkers... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Monday, April 25, 2016

The life and times of former Buffalo Mayor Anthony Masiello will take center stage in the Road Less Traveled Theater on June 4 as the company presents a one-night fundraiser honoring the local politician. The event is the first in a new annual series... Read More




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By Melinda Miller » Sunday, April 24, 2016

The title of “The Yeats Project” implies something workmanlike and studious, while the reality of “The Yeats Project” on the Irish Classical Theatre Company’s stage is the exact opposite. The show literally has wings. Through an inspired... Read More

By Susan Martin , Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Torn Space Theater already is a major player in the Broadway-Fillmore neighborhood. It’s about to be even more so, thanks to the Junior League of Buffalo. Torn Space Theater will receive $275,000 from proceeds from the 2015 Decorators’ Show... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Three Buffalo performance companies are joining forces to produce an innovative, multisensory project featuring two seldom-produced plays by the great Irish writer W.B. Yeats opening April 22 through May 8 in the Andrews Theatre (625 Main St.). “The... Read More

By Ben Tsujimoto » Friday, April 15, 2016

1) Buffalo Wine Festival, 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. April 16 in Buffalo Niagara Convention Center (153 Franklin St.). Tickets are $35 for each session if purchased online -- prices rises by $5 day-of. VIP admission is sold out. Commentary: Whether... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, April 15, 2016

How to succeed in reviving a period piece without falling victim to that period’s pitfalls: Hire Chris Kelly to direct it. That was the wise but so far only partially effective tack taken by MusicalFare Theatre for its kitsch-laden and impossibly... Read More

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