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BWW Interview: Stand-Up Comedy and JULIE MARIE SCHULZ BWW Interview: Stand-Up Comedy and JULIE MARIE SCHULZ
by Mark C. Lloyd on May 26, 2018 in Buffalo

BWW Interview: Stand-Up and JULIE MARIE SCHULZ (more...)
BWW Interview: Playwright DARRYL SCHNEIDER BWW Interview: Playwright DARRYL SCHNEIDER
by Mark C. Lloyd on May 24, 2018 in Buffalo

BWW Interview: Playwright DARRYL SCHNEIDER (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on May 25, 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 SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! (more...)
MEAN GIRLS Tour to Launch from Buffalo in Fall 2019 MEAN GIRLS Tour to Launch from Buffalo in Fall 2019
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2018 in Buffalo

Mean Girls will launch a National Tour in the Fall of 2019 beginning at Shea's Buffalo Theatre. The show will also tech and rehearse at Shea's in the weeks preceding public performances. Mean Girls features a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the film, music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by two-time Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. (more...)
Freelance Productions Presents the Regional Premier of FORGET ME NOT Freelance Productions Presents the Regional Premier of FORGET ME NOT
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in Buffalo

Freelance Productions presents the regional premier of Forget Me Not, by Diane Almeter Jones. Performances will take place at The Kavinoky Theatre, a professional theatre on the campus of D'Youville College. (more...)
BWW Interview: Anne Martinez and BAZ-A MUSICAL TOUR DE FORCE at The Palazzo Theatre at The Venetian Las Vegas BWW Interview: Anne Martinez and BAZ-A MUSICAL TOUR DE FORCE at The Palazzo Theatre at The Venetian Las Vegas
by Marina Kennedy on May 18, 2018 in Buffalo

BAZ-A MUSICAL TOUR DE FORCE is one on the most fun and exciting shows on the Las Vegas Strip. It is performed at The Palazzo Theatre at the Venetian Las Vegas six times a week, Tuesday through Sunday at 8:00 pm. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Anne Martinez who plays the role of Satine in BAZ. (more...)
Road Less Traveled Productions Is Proud To Announce New Permanent Home Road Less Traveled Productions Is Proud To Announce New Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in Buffalo

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) will have a new home for its 2018-19 Theatre Season at 456 Main St., Buffalo, New York. For the past three years, RLTP has been staging their award-winning productions at 500 Pearl St. with an eye to moving into a more permanent space. Working with Ellicott Development Company, RLTP plans to completely renovate the former Baker Shoes building, putting in an intimate stage, lobby and bar to provide a new and exciting option for visitors to Buffalo's vibrant and growing Theater District. The new theater venue, located near Lafayette Square, will offer plenty of amenities that patrons value, including a single-floor access, convenient parking, air conditioning and nearby eclectic dining options. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special on May 18, 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 A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)
52nd JCC BOOK AND ARTS FAIR Opens 6/4 52nd JCC BOOK AND ARTS FAIR Opens 6/4
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2018 in Buffalo

???????The 52nd JCC Book and Arts Fair will showcase authors and presenters from Western New York and beyond, June 4-June 21, 2018. (more...)
Shea's Performing Arts Center And The Lipke Foundation Announce The Winners Of 25th Anniversary Kenny Awards Shea's Performing Arts Center And The Lipke Foundation Announce The Winners Of 25th Anniversary Kenny Awards
by BWW News Desk on May 13, 2018 in Buffalo

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation are proud to announce the winners of 25th Anniversary Kenny Awards, an endeavor that recognizes the talent, dedication, and efforts of our local high school youth. (more...)
25th Annual Kenny Awards Finalists Announced 25th Annual Kenny Awards Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2018 in Buffalo

The Kenny Awards is celebrating its 25th year of honoring area high schools' musical theatre productions in 2018! Having awarded $120,000 over the past 24 years, The Kenny Awards, presented by Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation, is an endeavor that recognizes the talent, dedication, and efforts of our local high school youth. (more...)
BWW Review: BASKERVILLE at Shea's 710 Theatre BWW Review: BASKERVILLE at Shea's 710 Theatre
by Michael Rabice on May 11, 2018 in Buffalo

A modern take on an old classic can be risky business, and morphing a murder mystery into a comical farce sounds intriguing on the page. Micro sized casts have done wonders with Hitchcock's 'The 39 Steps' and Charles Ludlam's 'The Mystery of Irma Vep,' so it is no surprise that comic playwright Ken Ludwig, known best for his brilliant 'Lend Me A Tenor' should take a stab at the genre. His adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes mystery 'The Hound of The Baskervilles' has been shortened to 'BASKERVILLE' and opened last night at Shea's 710 Theatre. This production by MUSICALFARE unfortunately is high on hijinks and low on true comedy. (more...)
Blackfriars Theatre Presents AVENUE Q Blackfriars Theatre Presents AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2018 in Buffalo

???????The much-anticipated production of Avenue Q at Blackfriars Theatre features the same puppets used in the original Broadway production. The laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it's clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Avenue Q is the winner of the highly coveted and rarely achieved Tony Award 'Triple Crown' - winning Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More!
by BWW Special on May 11, 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 TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! (more...)
BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY Adds Two Performances At Shea's 710 Theatre BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY Adds Two Performances At Shea's 710 Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in Buffalo

MusicalFare Theatre, the company that brought Avenue Q and Ring of Fire, recently announced they've added two more performance dates for the Shea's 710 Theatre engagement of the uproarious comedy, Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)
ART/WNY Presents THE RAIN DOGS PROJECT ART/WNY Presents THE RAIN DOGS PROJECT
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in Buffalo

Tom Waits has been painting an Americana landscape with his music over the past three decades. Much of his lyrics weave fictional individuals through nonfictional settings in the same 'dirty reality' style American short-story writer Raymond Carver and poet Charles Bukowski displayed in their works. The characters, the lives they lead, the dialogs, the monologs all within Waits vast encyclopedia of songs lend themselves to a theatrical setting where all are could be brought to life. (more...)
Join The BWW Buffalo on Stage Facebook Group Join The BWW Buffalo on Stage Facebook Group
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2018 in Buffalo

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce we're launching a new Facebook Group for the Buffalo Theatre community, bringing together performers, audience members, theatre groups, and more to create a local space for discussion and networking. (more...)
ART/WNY Presents THE RAIN DOGS PROJECT ART/WNY Presents THE RAIN DOGS PROJECT
by BWW News Desk on May 07, 2018 in Buffalo

Tom Waits has been painting an Americana landscape with his music over the past three decades. Much of his lyrics weave fictional individuals through nonfictional settings in the same 'dirty reality' style American short-story writer Raymond Carver and poet Charles Bukowski displayed in their works. The characters, the lives they lead, the dialogs, the monologs all within Waits vast encyclopedia of songs lend themselves to a theatrical setting where all are could be brought to life. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More!
by BWW Special on May 04, 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 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! (more...)
Shea's PAC To Host Celebration Of Life Honoring Former Spotlight Committee President Bill Crooker Shea's PAC To Host Celebration Of Life Honoring Former Spotlight Committee President Bill Crooker
by BWW News Desk on May 03, 2018 in Buffalo

Shea's Performing Arts Center announced it will host a Celebration of Life in honor of the late Bill Crooker, who served as President of the Spotlight Committee for 20 years. The memorial celebration will take place in the Shea's Buffalo Theatre lobby from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. (more...)
New Play Imagines The Buffalo Bills As Super Bowl Champs New Play Imagines The Buffalo Bills As Super Bowl Champs
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2018 in Buffalo

This summer, Bills fans, Buffalo fans, and theater fans can begin the 2018 season with an exciting new play that is a love letter to all of them. Written by WNY's award-winning playwright Donna Hoke, ONCE IN MY LIFETIME: A Buffalo Football Fantasy is the most exciting event to hit the Queen City since the Bills made four straight trips to the Super Bowl--but with a happier ending. This one-of-a kind presentation employs an entirely local creative team of Buffalo's finest theater professionals and will feature a surprise cameo each night. (more...)
RBTL's 20th Annual Stars of Tomorrow Recognition Ceremony RBTL's 20th Annual Stars of Tomorrow Recognition Ceremony
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2018 in Buffalo

RBTL's Stars of Tomorrow 20th Annual Recognition Ceremony, presented by Palmer's Direct To You Market, Sponsored by WROC Channel 8, will be held on Thursday, May 10th, at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre in Rochester. Stars of Tomorrow is a program that celebrates high school musical theatre productions in the greater Rochester area in true Tony Award® fashion. The ceremony will be hosted by WHAM 1180's Joe Lomonaco, and Nicolette Hart, Broadway actress and back-up singer for Bette Midler. (more...)
Local Mother And Daughter Among Those Impacted By Kenny Awards Local Mother And Daughter Among Those Impacted By Kenny Awards
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2018 in Buffalo

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation will celebrate 25 years of the Kenny Awards, a year-long educational initiative which includes performances, numerous awards, theatre workshops and a fully realized ceremony open to the public. (more...)
BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice on April 30, 2018 in Buffalo

Seldom is there a musical where the question asked is not have whether you seen it, but rather how many times have you seen it. Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1988 blockbuster THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is such a musical. Repeated viewings are commonplace in Western New York, with many having seen the original Toronto or New York production in addition to many of it's national tours. (more...)
RENT Performances Begin Tuesday At RBTL's Auditorium Theatre RENT Performances Begin Tuesday At RBTL's Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 26, 2018 in Buffalo

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour are pleased to announce that single tickets for the upcoming tour engagement in Rochester are on sale now! RENT performances begin Tuesday at RBTL'S Auditorium Theatre for a one-week engagement May 1-6, as part of the 2017-2018 M&T Bank Broadway Season presented by RBTL and Albert Nocciolino. (more...)