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By Ben Tsujimoto » 9:47 AM

1) Edgefest, 1 to 11 p.m. July 31 at Canalside (44 Prime St.). Tickets range from $40 to $63 and can be purchased here. Commentary: Sure, we don't get the Lollapaloozas or Bonnaroos of the world, but Buffalo has carved out an underrated set of summer... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » 8:54 AM

Oh, nay thee didn't. Few English writers are responsible for more cutting insults than William Shakespeare, whose epic, multi-syllabic takedowns appear in his comedies, tragedies and history plays alike. And though most 21st century... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kevin Leary, a Buffalo actor and arts administrator and graduate of the University at Buffalo's arts management program, has been appointed managing director of Theatre of Youth. In his new position, Leary will oversee the financial and day-to-day... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Call it Shakespeare by way of "Pirates of the Caribbean." That's the cheeky setup for Shakespeare in Delaware Park's production of "The Taming of the Shrew," the endlessly adaptable and controversial comedy set to open July 28. The show runs at... Read More

By Melinda Miller » Monday, July 25, 2016

Terrence McNally must have had a blast writing “It’s Only a Play,” his dishy send-up of the theater, and the cast of BUA’s current production of the play has at least as much fun being in it.So imagine what a treat it is for the audience, sitting... Read More

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By Ted Hadley » Saturday, July 23, 2016

Antonin Cimolino, the Stratford (Ontario) Festival artistic director, describing his 2016 play choices, has said this about his themes: “No defeat can be more devastating than the vanquishing of the spirit; no victory more exhilarating than the triumph... Read More

Friday, July 22, 2016

The 100 Things Every Western New Yorker Should Do At Least Once series has eclipsed one year's worth of entries, spanning the toothy grin of Shark Girl all the way to the fried dough scent wafting from Canal Fest of the Tonawandas. Catch yourself up... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Terrence McNally elevated name-dropping from an annoying habit to a high art in his 1982 hit "It's Only a Play," a self-conscious look at theatrical egos run amok that was revived on Broadway to huge applause in 2014. Now, Buffalo United Artists... Read More

By Colin Dabkowski » Friday, July 8, 2016

You must love “Evita.” This is the aching imperative made clear in the first dissonant notes of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most inventive musical, a flawed story about a flawed figure flecked with moments of transcendent beauty. And try as you may to... Read More

Friday, July 8, 2016

The Towne Players are holding auditions for the October production of Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap” from 7 to 9 p.m. July 11 and 12 at the Sheridan-Parkside Community Center (169 Sheridan-Parkside, Tonawanda). The production is seeking three men and two women (ages 35 to 50). Also needed is tech and backstage help.... Read More

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