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Chautauqua Theater Company to Launch 34th Season with NOISES OFF Chautauqua Theater Company to Launch 34th Season with NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk on June 26, 2017 in Buffalo

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the new Artistic Direction of Andrew Borba and continued leadership of Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, kicks off its 34th season with Noises Off by Michael Frayn, directed by Borba. (more...)
Jim Gaffigan, Kevin James, Lisa Lampanelli and More Set for Week of Comedy in Jamestown Jim Gaffigan, Kevin James, Lisa Lampanelli and More Set for Week of Comedy in Jamestown
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Buffalo

The National Comedy Center is presenting a week of comedy performances and dialogues during its annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, and partnering with world-renowned Chautauqua Institution on a week titled 'Comedy and the Human Condition,' July 31 - August 6. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 23, 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 MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)
MusicalFare Presents the World Premiere of PRETTY FUNNY: THE MUSICAL MusicalFare Presents the World Premiere of PRETTY FUNNY: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2017 in Buffalo

A 21st century Cinderella story for the young, the old, and those who find their way without a dress, a castle or a prince! (more...)
BWW Review: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III at SHAW FESTIVAL BWW Review: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice on June 19, 2017 in Buffalo

McCAMUS IS BRILLIANT AS KING GEORGE III Mental illness in the 18h Century, aka madness, was as in some respects as poorly understood and accepted then as it is today. Being a monarch would imply that the best care would be at your disposal, but when the malady is unknown, even King George III of England suffered with the illness and often moreso with the treatment. Alan Bennett's 1991 play THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III is being given a lavishly detailed production at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake. George may be best known as the monarch who lost control of the American colonies in 1776, but he was dealt a worse fate, suffering from Acute Intermittent Porphyria. This disease, which was uncharted at the time, caused periods of confusion, psychosis with unintelligible speech, horrible abdominal pain and itchiness. His production of a blue colored urine was the first medical sign that something was amiss with the King. (more...)
American Repertory Theater of WNY announces the 2017-18 Season American Repertory Theater of WNY announces the 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on June 18, 2017 in Buffalo

American Repertory Theater of WNY will roll out the company's eleventh season with an artistic direction emphasizing three productions by Western New York playwrights, presenting a contemporary comedic adaptation on a dramatic classic bore, and bringing a legendary rock-opera to ART/WNY's stage. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 16, 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 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More! (more...)
BWW Interview: WORDISM POET AND HOST JUMANNE PITTS BWW Interview: WORDISM POET AND HOST JUMANNE PITTS
by Mark C. Lloyd on June 14, 2017 in Buffalo

One of the great enjoyments of doing interviews is going to new places, events and meeting new people. A few years ago I discovered something I really can't believe I didn't discover earlier. It's been around for awhile. Where was I? Well, I know about it now. (more...)
Big Apple Circus Star Will Attempt to Break Husband's World Record at Niagara Falls Big Apple Circus Star Will Attempt to Break Husband's World Record at Niagara Falls
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2017 in Buffalo

On Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:30AM ET, BIG APPLE CIRCUS star Erendira Vazquez Wallenda will attempt to break a World Record (previously set by her husband BIG APPPLE CIRCUS headliner Nik Wallenda) by hanging from a helicopter by her teeth at 300 feet, over Niagara Falls. (more...)
BWW Review: BPO BROADWAY COMEDY TONIGHT! at KLEINHAN'S MUSIC HALL BWW Review: BPO BROADWAY COMEDY TONIGHT! at KLEINHAN'S MUSIC HALL
by Michael Rabice on June 12, 2017 in Buffalo

Broadway Trio Joins BPO for a COMEDY TONIGHT! The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra's Pop Series concluded with a robust program entitled BROADWAY COMEDY TONIGHT! Packed with gems from Broadway's hey day to present day blockbusters, the varied program allowed it three soloists to shine. (more...)
BWW Review: HAY FEVER at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE BWW Review: HAY FEVER at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE
by Michael Rabice on June 09, 2017 in Buffalo

A frothy Noel Coward evening on a warm June night sounds like perfect programming. Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre is presenting his light hearted romp HAY FEVER with mixed results, at best. Although considered one of Coward's lesser works, HAY FEVER has achieved a respectable position in the theatre canon, mostly in part to it's unique opportunities to portray lovably odd characters. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/8 - THE MAN IN THE CEILING, JOSEPH, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 09, 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 FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)
ON YOUR FEET! to Launch National Tour in Buffalo This Fall ON YOUR FEET! to Launch National Tour in Buffalo This Fall
by BWW News Desk on June 01, 2017 in Buffalo

Prior to launching on September 22 at Shea's Buffalo Theatre in Buffalo, NY, the National Tour will be teching and rehearsing at the theatre for the preceding four weeks. (more...)
BWW Interview: ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND WRITER 
BRANDON ALLISTAIR CZERWINSKI BWW Interview: ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND WRITER BRANDON ALLISTAIR CZERWINSKI
by Mark C. Lloyd on June 01, 2017 in Buffalo

BWW Interview: ACTOR, DIRECTOR AND WRITER BRANDON ALLISTAIR CZERWINSKI (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/1 - FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/1 - FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 02, 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 FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN, BEAUTIFUL and More! (more...)
Comedian Bill Maher to Headline Shea's Performing Arts Center This Fall Comedian Bill Maher to Headline Shea's Performing Arts Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk on May 31, 2017 in Buffalo

Metropolitan Entertainment welcomes the return of comedian Bill Maher to Shea's Performing Arts Center on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 7:30pm. (more...)
Breaking News: ON YOUR FEET! Sets Summer Broadway Closing; Will Catch New Rhythm on the Road, Abroad Breaking News: ON YOUR FEET! Sets Summer Broadway Closing; Will Catch New Rhythm on the Road, Abroad
by BWW News Desk on May 30, 2017 in Buffalo

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced that the Broadway musical On Your Feet! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - is going global. (more...)
BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL at Shaw Festival BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice on May 28, 2017 in Buffalo

A 'ME AND MY GIRL' Not To Be Missed It is infrequent for the theatre god of comedy to shine bright enough to induce glee, but that is what occurred on opening night of the Shaw Festival's utterly charming production of ME AND MY GIRL. An alchemy of sorts has melded a super talented cast with the thoughtfully insightful director. The Shaw Festival has not always had a strong track record of completely successful musicals, but under new Artistic Director Tim Carroll's leadership, it seems as if the tide has turned. Of course, the selection of a musical with British heritage ( a rarity of sorts), fits in perfectly with the Shaw Festival's mandate. (more...)
BWW Interview: WRITER HERB KAUDERER BWW Interview: WRITER HERB KAUDERER
by Mark C. Lloyd on May 26, 2017 in Buffalo

BWW Interview: WRITER HERB KAUDERER (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 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 DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)
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...)