Buffalo Theater Reviews
 


BWW Interview: Actress CHRISTINA FOSTER BWW Interview: Actress CHRISTINA FOSTER
by Mark C. Lloyd - August 19, 2017

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BWW Interview: Actress COURTNEY TURNER BWW Interview: Actress COURTNEY TURNER
by Mark C. Lloyd - August 12, 2017

BWW Interview: ACTRESS COURTNEY TURNERCourtney Turner is an actress who is dedicated to the ART of acting. She made her professional acting debut in 2015 at the Legendary Paul Robeson Theatre in Buffalo, N.Y. ... and she keeps busy.... (more...)
BWW Review: DRACULA at SHAW FESTIVAL BWW Review: DRACULA at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - August 08, 2017

STRONG ACTING IN DRACULA DESPITE TEDIOUS SCRIPT The story of Bram Stoker's DRACULA has been told long enough since the novel's release in 1897 that most everyone is familiar with the famous Prince of Darkness. Numerous films have been made, as early as the silent version NOSFERATU, and a stage ... (more...)
BWW Interview: PRODUCER & WRITER PHIL DAVIS, SR. BWW Interview: PRODUCER & WRITER PHIL DAVIS, SR.
by Mark C. Lloyd - July 23, 2017

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BWW Review: WILDE TALES at Shaw Festival BWW Review: WILDE TALES at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - July 13, 2017

CHARM ABOUNDS IN SHAW FESTIVAL'S 'WILDE TALES' A verbose frog, an egomaniacal Rocket, two charming birds, and a sympathetic Prince are not the usual cast of characters in an Oscar Wilde play. But in the ever evolving 2017 Shaw Festival season, his 'WILDE TALES' proves to be an eye opening and joy... (more...)
BWW Review: NOISES OFF at CHAUTAUQUA THEATER COMPANY BWW Review: NOISES OFF at CHAUTAUQUA THEATER COMPANY
by Michael Rabice - July 07, 2017

There can be great comedy in repetition. Allowing an audience to think they know what is coming next but slipping in an unexpected variation on a theme can throw you for a comedic loop. This premise is the basis for Michael Frayn's rioutously successful 1982 farce, NOISES OFF. The Chautauqua Theater... (more...)
BWW Review: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III at SHAW FESTIVAL BWW Review: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE III at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - June 19, 2017

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 ... (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 - June 12, 2017

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 - June 09, 2017

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 thea... (more...)
BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL at Shaw Festival BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - May 28, 2017

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... (more...)
BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - May 20, 2017

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 forw... (more...)
BWW Review: THE OTHER MOZART at SHEA'S 710 THEATRE BWW Review: THE OTHER MOZART at SHEA'S 710 THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - May 05, 2017

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 ... (more...)
BWW Interview:  ACTOR MARC-JON FILIPPONE BWW Interview: ACTOR MARC-JON FILIPPONE
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 03, 2017

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...)
BWW Review: Scintillating CABARET at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: Scintillating CABARET at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - April 26, 2017

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...)
BWW Review: THE WINSLOW BOY at Irish Classical Theatre BWW Review: THE WINSLOW BOY at Irish Classical Theatre
by Michael Rabice - April 24, 2017

A family's desire for wealth is at odds with it's desire for honor in Terence Rattigan's intriguing THE WINSLOW BOY now on stage at the Irish Classical Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - March 29, 2017

FRESH NEW SOUND OF MUSIC SOARS So many fans of the beloved film THE SOUND OF MUSIC are unaware that the blockbuster film with Julie Andrews was based on the 1959 Broadway stage musical written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for Mary Martin. While not an instant hit with theatre critics on opening nig... (more...)
BWW Review: THE SEEDBED at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE BWW Review: THE SEEDBED at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - March 24, 2017

A series of purported subtle exchanges and misinterpreted actions of a small Irish family form the framework for Bryan Delaney's THE SEEDBED, now on stage at Buffalo's Irish Classical Theatre. Reminiscent of the darkness found is so much of Edward Albee's family dramas, playwright Delaney creates a ... (more...)
BWW Review: RING OF FIRE at SHEA'S 710 THEATRE BWW Review: RING OF FIRE at SHEA'S 710 THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - February 19, 2017

Much has changed in Buffalo, including it's theatrical scene. A coming home of sorts is happening at SHEA'S 710 THEATRE. RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH has returned to the stage where the production began. In 2005 Studio Arena Theatre produced this jukebox musical created by Richard Maltby ... (more...)
BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER at SHEA'S BUFFALO Theatre
by Michael Rabice - February 17, 2017

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE PROVES TO BE A FROTHY DELIGHT ON A COLD WINTER'S NIGHT The sleeper hit A GENTLEMANS GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER took the 2014 TONY AWARDS by storm when it won the coveted Best Musical prize. Not surprisingly, TONY voters were enthralled with the production, but also realized the ... (more...)
BWW Interview: Actress and Director Catherine Burkhart BWW Interview: Actress and Director Catherine Burkhart
by Mark C. Lloyd - February 01, 2017

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BWW Review: AMADEUS at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE BWW Review: AMADEUS at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - January 21, 2017

Joint Venture Makes For Cohesive AMADEUS Collaboration among Western New York arts groups can only help serve the better good of the community and a happy pairing of Irish Classical Theatre with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is playing on at Kleinhans Music Hall, as both groups presen... (more...)
BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - December 14, 2016

The story of Ralphie, the boy who wants a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas took to the Shea's stage last night for a 5 day run. Based on the 1983 movie, we now have a full blown musical version of A CHRISTMAS STORY that faithfully recreates much of the classic tale.... (more...)
BWW Review: EQUUS at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE BWW Review: EQUUS at IRISH CLASSICAL THEATRE
by Michael Rabice - November 11, 2016

STELLAR CAST DELVES IN DRAMA OF EQUUS Near perfection. That is what Irish Classical Theatre has achieved in their exciting new production of Peter Shaffer's EQUUS. Shaffer's poignant and often unsettling drama about a troubled teenager who commits an unspeakable act against horses can be diffi... (more...)
BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Shea's Buffalo Theatre BWW Review: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - November 10, 2016

Glorious Dancing Propels AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Not since Jerome Robbins staged WEST SIDE STORY and Agnes DeMille's historic dream ballet sequences have theatre goers been presented the opportunity to experience Broadway musical story telling through dance. The boldly refreshing new Broadway tourin... (more...)
BWW Review: MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION at SHEA'S 710 Theatre BWW Review: MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION at SHEA'S 710 Theatre
by Michael Rabice - November 04, 2016

Something exciting has happened in the former Studio Arena Theatre, now known as Shea's 710 Theatre .The Shaw Festival, Canada's only Bi-National theatre company, has forged an alliance across the border with Shea's Buffalo Theatre to present one of their productions at 710 each season. Given the c... (more...)