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BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice on May 20, 2017 in Buffalo

Good Triumphs Over All in WICKED. It's hard to know if in 1900 L. Frank Baum ever imagined there would be an afterlife to his children's book 'The Wizard of Oz,' but in 1939 MGM capitalized on book's wide appeal and their film version has became a staple in every child's movie experience. Flash forward 64 years to what can best be described as a prequel to Dorothy's famous journey, and you have the megamusical WICKED, which has become almost as popular as the MGM film. (more...)
RIDING THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS and More Set for Summer at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre RIDING THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS and More Set for Summer at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Buffalo

The Downstairs Cabaret has announced nearly a dozen different shows as part of its 2017 Summer Program. (more...)
2017 American Theatre Master Makes His Visit on the Road Less Traveled 2017 American Theatre Master Makes His Visit on the Road Less Traveled
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in Buffalo

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to announce its newest member to its National Advisory Board, Pulitzer Prize-winning Playwright, Donald Margulies.  On Saturday May 6, the company welcomed its 2017 American Theatre Master, Donald Margulies, on the road less traveled.  The day began with a Q&A session with Mr. Margulies, moderated by RLTP Literary Director Jon Elston at the Road Less Traveled Theater. That evening, Mr. Margulies was guest of honor during a sold-out performance of The Country House. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 2017 in Buffalo

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Fringe Announces Comedy Headliner: JOHN MULANEY Fringe Announces Comedy Headliner: JOHN MULANEY
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Buffalo

On the heels of May 2nd's announcement that France's Plasticiens Volants will bring its U.S Premiere tour to this year's Friday and Saturday on the Fringe, the 2017 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (Thursday, September 14 - Saturday, September 23) announces comedy headliner John Mulaney on Friday, September 22 show at 7 p.m. at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre. (more...)
Second Generation Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Second Generation Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Buffalo

Second Generation Theatre presents the regional premiere of "THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA" at the Lancaster Opera House  June 2-18th. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Buffalo

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature LE CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Birmingham, IN THE HEIGHTS in Connecticut and More! (more...)
Burchfield Penney Concert & Masterclass with France's Acoustic Guitar Master Pierre Bensusan! Burchfield Penney Concert & Masterclass with France's Acoustic Guitar Master Pierre Bensusan!
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Buffalo

On Wednesday, May 17, Buffalo NY fans are excited to welcome back France's acoustic guitar master Pierre Bensusan in concert at Burchfield Penney Art Center, co-hosted byAmerican Association of Teachers of French - Western New York Chapter. PLUS a guitar workshop on Tuesday, May 16 at Northtown Music - all on his 40 date tour of the USA and Canada!   (more...)
World Premiere Rock Opera to Take the Stage at Patchwork Theatre World Premiere Rock Opera to Take the Stage at Patchwork Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2017 in Buffalo

For one weekend only, June 1st through the 4th the Patchwork Theatre of Niagara will be closing their third theatrical season with a world premiere Rock Opera based on the 2005 concept album Trainwreck by Canadian band Boys Night Out. (more...)
BWW Interview: ACTRESS BETSY BITTAR BWW Interview: ACTRESS BETSY BITTAR
by Mark C. Lloyd on May 10, 2017 in Buffalo

BWW Interview: ACTRESS BETSY BITTAR (more...)
PUSH Pins to Premiere BUSY BODIES at Blackfriars This June PUSH Pins to Premiere BUSY BODIES at Blackfriars This June
by BWW News Desk on May 08, 2017 in Buffalo

PUSH Pins - the children's division of Rochester's award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre - will present the world premiere of its first show specifically written for young people, Busy Bodies: Compound Words in Motion. (more...)
Photo Flash: First look at A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE at ART/WNY Photo Flash: First look at A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE at ART/WNY
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2017 in Buffalo

American Repertory Theater of WNY concludes the 2016-17 theatrical season with a presentation of playwright Martin McDonagh's A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE from May 4th to May 27th, Thursday through Saturday at 8pm at 330 Amherst St., Buffalo. This seedy dark-comedy of a seedy one-handed man's odyssey to find his missing hand in a seedy hotel room with two equally seedy visitors (then things really get weird...in a seedy way). Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
BWW Review: THE OTHER MOZART at SHEA'S 710 THEATRE BWW Review: THE OTHER MOZART at SHEA'S 710 THEATRE
by Michael Rabice on May 05, 2017 in Buffalo

HIGH ART RETURNS IN 'THE OTHER MOZART' Child prodigies may be rare, but not necessarily that rare if you grew up in the Mozart family of Salzburg. The unknown and until now mostly untold story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's older sister, Maria Anna (Nannerl), is equally as fascinating as that of her infamous brother. Thanks to creator, author, and performer Sylvia Milo, Nannerl's story is given it's due in her ethereal THE OTHER MOZART now playing at Shea's 710 Theatre. (more...)
BWW Interview:  ACTOR MARC-JON FILIPPONE BWW Interview: ACTOR MARC-JON FILIPPONE
by Mark C. Lloyd on May 03, 2017 in Buffalo

One of the benefits of working in theater is meeting nice people like Marc-Jon Filippone. I met him a few years ago and it was a pleasure working with him. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/5 - IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, 42ND STREET in Denver, TITLE OF SHOW in Baltimore and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/5 - IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, 42ND STREET in Denver, TITLE OF SHOW in Baltimore and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2017 in Buffalo

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Raices Theatre Company to Present 2nd Annual DESDE EL PUENTE One-Act Festival Raices Theatre Company to Present 2nd Annual DESDE EL PUENTE One-Act Festival
by BWW News Desk on April 28, 2017 in Buffalo

On Friday, May 26th, Raices Theatre Company will open its 2nd annual production of Desde el Puente. The show will feature a bilingual series of 10 one-act plays which offer stories that are culturally specific and relevant to the Latinx culture. (more...)
The Kavinoky Theatre presents Talkback Following Performance of THE FATHER The Kavinoky Theatre presents Talkback Following Performance of THE FATHER
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Buffalo

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, concludes its 37th season with the production of Florian Zeller's THE FATHER, translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)
Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 28, 2017 in Buffalo

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 28, 2017 in Buffalo

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced! Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Buffalo

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced his high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical will launch a US National Tour in Rochester, NY, at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre in September 2017. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 28, 2017 in Buffalo

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Eight New Cities Added to NCAR's Top Artistically Vibrant Cities in the U.S. Eight New Cities Added to NCAR's Top Artistically Vibrant Cities in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Buffalo

SMU's National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) today released its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. This year, 20% of the communities on the most-vibrant list appear for the first time - a total of eight new communities, including one new state, Alaska. (more...)
Shea's Performing Arts Center Presents 22nd Annual Wine, Food, & Beer Festival Shea's Performing Arts Center Presents 22nd Annual Wine, Food, & Beer Festival
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Buffalo

Join Shea's for the 22nd Annual Wine, Food & Beer Festival on Thursday, May 11, from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. to support Shea's Performing Arts Center.  Savor enough sips and samples to delight your palate all night long. This year, Buffalo Pedal Tours join us on stage. The lobbies of Shea's, continue to showcase the very best wine, beer and culinary tastings from around the area. (more...)
BWW Review: Scintillating CABARET at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: Scintillating CABARET at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice on April 26, 2017 in Buffalo

A scinitillating revival of Kander and Ebb's CABARET is playing on the Shea's stage and this re-imagined classic feels both fresh and disturbing in appropriate ways. (more...)
The Kavinoky Theatre Presents Special Talk-Balk Performance of THE FATHER The Kavinoky Theatre Presents Special Talk-Balk Performance of THE FATHER
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2017 in Buffalo

The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, concludes its 37th season with the production of Florian Zeller's THE FATHER, translated by Christopher Hampton. (more...)