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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/23 - THE LION KING, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/23 - THE LION KING, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More!
by BWW Special on February 23, 2018 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 The Lion King, Finding Neverland, The Crucible, and more! (more...)
Blackfriars Theatre Welcomes Broadway's Rick Lyon Blackfriars Theatre Welcomes Broadway's Rick Lyon
by BWW News Desk on February 21, 2018 in Buffalo

???????Blackfriars Theatre is thrilled to welcome Broadway's Rick Lyon to the creative process for their upcoming May production of the Tony-winning musical, Avenue Q. Mr. Lyon, who originated the role of Trekkie Monster/Nikkie in Avenue Q in the New York production, will join the Blackfriars cast for three days of puppeteering workshops. In addition, Mr. Lyon will be accompanied by the Broadway puppets, who will remain in residence at Blackfriars for the entire run of Avenue Q. That's right - Blackfriars Theatre will have the Broadway cast… well, the stuffed ones, that is. (more...)
BWW Review: MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS at Shea's 710 Theatre BWW Review: MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS at Shea's 710 Theatre
by Michael Rabice on February 18, 2018 in Buffalo

For it's second season offering the Shaw Festival and Shea's 710 Theatre in Buffalo chose to present Athol Fugard's MASTER HAROLD....AND THE BOYS. The production was a hit during Shaw's 2016 Festival in Niagara on the Lake and besides Buffalo, it recently was presented in Montreal. (more...)
BWW Interview: ACTRESS TAMMY CATALANO BWW Interview: ACTRESS TAMMY CATALANO
by Mark C. Lloyd on February 16, 2018 in Buffalo

BWW Interview: ACTRESS TAMMY CATALANO (more...)
BWW Interview: ACTOR DANIEL GREER BWW Interview: ACTOR DANIEL GREER
by Mark C. Lloyd on February 16, 2018 in Buffalo

BWW Interview: ACTOR DANIEL GREER (more...)
Carole's Kings Come to Downstairs Cabaret Theatre Carole's Kings Come to Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Buffalo

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre is pleased to announce a 3 - Week - Only Engagement of : CAROLE'S KINGS February 22 - March 11, 2018. Carole's Kings combines the incredible music of Carole King, the hilarious writings of Chicago's Second City, and orchestrations from the same team that brought you Jersey Boys and Beautiful to create a one - of - a kind tribute. (more...)
American Repertory Theater presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR American Repertory Theater presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2018 in Buffalo

???????Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's groundbreaking 1970 rock-opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will be presented by the American Repertory Theater of WNY from March 8th to March 31st at the 330 Performance Space, 330 Amherst Street, Buffalo NY. Thursday to Saturday performances; 8 pm showtimes. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 student & military veterans.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by BWW Special on February 16, 2018 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 HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! (more...)
Road Less Traveled Productions presents 2013 Pulitzer Prize-Winner, DISGRACED Road Less Traveled Productions presents 2013 Pulitzer Prize-Winner, DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Buffalo

???????Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) tackles politics and religion in its upcoming Western New York production of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar.  Disgraced, winner of 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and nominated for 2015 Tony Award for Best Play, will star Afrim Gjonbalaj, Kristen Tripp Kelley, Matt Witten, Candace Whitfield, and Mohammad Farraj under the direction of RLTP Associate Artistic Director John Hurley.  Production team includes Lynne Koscielniak (set design), John Rickus (light design), Jenna Damberger (costume design), Sam Crystal (props), Katie Menke (sound design) and Adam Rath (violence coordinator). Disgraced is proudly sponsored by The Law Office of LeRoi C. Johnson PLLC. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on February 09, 2018 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 DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! (more...)
Blackfriars Theatre Announces New Marketing & Outreach Manager Blackfriars Theatre Announces New Marketing & Outreach Manager
by BWW News Desk on February 08, 2018 in Buffalo

The Blackfriars Theatre Board of Directors is thrilled to welcome Megan Colombo as the new Marketing & Outreach Manager for Blackfriars Theatre. Thanks to a Regional Economic Development grant award through New York State Council on the Arts' Workforce Development Program, Blackfriars has been able to achieve something they've never done before in their 68-year history: add a third full-time staff member. (more...)
ART/WNY Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR ART/WNY Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk on February 08, 2018 in Buffalo

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's groundbreaking 1970 rock-opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will be presented by the American Repertory Theater of WNY from March 8th to March 31st at the 330 Performance Space, 330 Amherst Street, Buffalo NY. Thursday to Saturday performances; 8 pm showtimes. Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 student & military veterans. (more...)
BWW Review: WAITRESS at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre BWW Review: WAITRESS at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre
by Michael Rabice on February 07, 2018 in Buffalo

A successful Broadway musical has always been anchored by an engaging story augmented by a great score. Over the years the formula hasn't changed much but the sound of the music certainly has, as popular music changes and evolves The 30's had Cole Porter, Burt Bacharach and his synthesizers appeared in the 60's, and Elton John's pop score succeeded for THE LION KING , so no one should be surprised that Sara Bareilles and her unique style of song writing could be next on the list. Her 2016 score to WAITRESS, now playing for a one week engagement at Shea's, earned her a TONY nomination and the show has a been a hit ever since. (more...)
Ben Butler Comes to The Kavinoky Theatre Ben Butler Comes to The Kavinoky Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 06, 2018 in Buffalo

???????The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College, continues its 38th season with its production of BEN BUTLER by Richard Strand. (more...)
PUSH + Ying Qt. Collaborate To Celebrate Landmark Society's 80th Anniversary PUSH + Ying Qt. Collaborate To Celebrate Landmark Society's 80th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk on February 06, 2018 in Buffalo

???????Rochester's award-winning PUSH Physical Theatre will take part in an unprecedented concert celebrating the 80th anniversary of the Landmark Society of Western New York on Friday February 23 at 7 p.m. in the historic Hochstein Performance Hall (50 Plymouth Ave. N.) (more...)
National Comedy Center Acquires The Archive Of Comedian Shelley Berman National Comedy Center Acquires The Archive Of Comedian Shelley Berman
by BWW News Desk on February 02, 2018 in Buffalo

???????The National Comedy Center is proud to announce the acquisition of the archive of ground-breaking comedian Shelley Berman, who passed away in September 2017 at the age of 92. The donation was formally announced during a tribute attended by Larry David, Dr. Demento, Cheryl Hines, Laraine Newman, Howard Storm, David Steinberg, Fred Willard, and Alan Zweibel, hosted by Lewis Black and presented by the National Comedy Center on Tuesday, January 30th at the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach, California. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/2 - WAITRESS, LES MIS, PRISCILLA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/2 - WAITRESS, LES MIS, PRISCILLA, and More!
by BWW Special on February 02, 2018 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 LES MIS, WAITRESS, PRSCILLA, and More! (more...)
Second Generation Theatre Announces Move to Shea's Smith Second Generation Theatre Announces Move to Shea's Smith
by BWW News Desk on January 31, 2018 in Buffalo

The search is over and Second Generation Theatre has found the perfect home! Second Generation Theatre proudly announces their residence at  Shea's Smith Theatre for the 2018-2019 season and beyond. Located in the heart of the Buffalo Theatre District, the theatre offers flexible seating of up to 200 patrons and a blank slate for the company's signature style of performance. (more...)
RPO 2018/19 Season to Present Leslie Odom, Jr. and More RPO 2018/19 Season to Present Leslie Odom, Jr. and More
by BWW News Desk on January 31, 2018 in Buffalo

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announced its 2018/19 season to a packed house in Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre earlier this evening. The Orchestra's fourth-annual, free Season Preview Concert once again featured the entire orchestra onstage performing selected excerpts, with emcees Music Director Ward Stare and Principal Pops Conductor Jeff Tyzik. (more...)
BWW Review: A Triumphant  CONSTANT WIFE at Irish Classical Theatre BWW Review: A Triumphant CONSTANT WIFE at Irish Classical Theatre
by Michael Rabice on January 29, 2018 in Buffalo

A Triumphant CONSTANT WIFE. Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre continues it's season of comedies with a splendid production of W. Somerset Maugham's THE CONSTANT WIFE. In lesser hands the story of a wife who appears to turn a blind eye to her husband's infidelities could come across as a dreadfully dated and unbelievable drawing room comedy of 1926. This period in theatrical history allowed love to be proclaimed to the mountains, despite who was in earshot- where a woman's place was in the home, lest it be thought that her husband was unable to provide for her- where rest cures in far off countries were the panacea to every ailment- and where propriety was tantamount. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/26 - HAMLET, CABARET, CHICAGO, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/26 - HAMLET, CABARET, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW Special on January 26, 2018 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 HAMLET, CABARET, CHICAGO, and More! (more...)
MusicalFare Theatre Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE MusicalFare Theatre Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk on January 25, 2018 in Buffalo

MusicalFare Theatre, Western New York's most awarded and only professional musical theatre company, presents the 3rd production of its 2017-2018 Season, SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: THE SONGS OF LEIBER & STOLLER. (more...)
Blackfriars Theatre Presents GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Blackfriars Theatre Presents GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
by BWW News Desk on January 25, 2018 in Buffalo

If Mad Men premiered on HBO instead of AMC, it would have been called, Glengarry Glen Ross. David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-Winning comedy/drama hits the stage at Blackfriars Theatre on Friday, February 2, 2018. Widely considered one of David Mamet's greatest works, Glengarry Glen Ross follows a group of small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American Dream. (more...)
Road Less Traveled Productions Announces its 2018/19 Season Road Less Traveled Productions Announces its 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk on January 25, 2018 in Buffalo

Road Less Traveled Productions has announced its 2018/19 Season! Featuring five full regular season theatrical productions, RLTP's 15th season will include Hand to God, Speed the Plow, The Illusion, Between Riverside and Crazy, and The Undeniable Sound of Right Now. (more...)
ART/WNY Presents Staged Reading Of FRED'S REQUIEM ART/WNY Presents Staged Reading Of FRED'S REQUIEM
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018 in Buffalo

American Repertory Theater of WNY is presenting a special two-night staged reading of Buffalo-based playwright Matthew LaChiusa's dark comedy, FRED's REQUIEM. This vignette based work featuring grapes, a wake, and dirty family secrets will be presented at the company's 330 Amherst Street performance space on January 26th & 27th, 8 pm. (more...)