Art/Theater http://news.wbfo.org en Theater Talk...or is it Theatre Talk? http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talkor-it-theatre-talk <p>On the eve of Labor Day, Peter and Anthony discuss the Astor Place Riot of 1849, which stemmed from a theatrical rivalry.&nbsp; Fri, 29 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Peter Hall & Anthony Chase 44595 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk...or is it Theatre Talk? Theater Talk: Fall delights at the Shaw Festival http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-fall-delights-shaw-festival <p>Anyone who experienced Bruce Norris's riveting "Clybourne Park" at 710 Main Theatre, a Road Less Traveled production, will be interested to know that Norris's play "Qualms," currently in Chicago, continues the tradition of making audiences uncomfortable.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Peter Hall & Anthony Chase 44449 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Fall delights at the Shaw Festival Torn Space Theater brings 'STOREHOUSE' to Silo City http://news.wbfo.org/post/torn-space-theater-brings-storehouse-silo-city <p>Accolades and large crowds accompanied "Motion Picture," the site-specific piece produced for Silo City in 2013 by Torn Space Theater. Producers hope to replicate that success this weekend with "STOREHOUSE." Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:05:50 +0000 Jay Moran 44442 at http://news.wbfo.org Torn Space Theater brings 'STOREHOUSE' to Silo City Theater Talk: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-remembering-robin-williams-and-lauren-bacall <p>Twice this week, the lights on Broadway were dimmed, a custom that honors the passing of a major star. Though best known for their work in film, Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams had strong ties to the stage. Anthony Chase and Peter Hall discuss their contributions in this week's Theater Talk. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:45:17 +0000 Anthony Chase & Peter Hall 44316 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Remembering Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall Theater Talk: Chita Rivera, still a star at 81 http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-chita-rivera-still-star-81 <p>On this week's Theater Talk, Anthony and new co-host Peter Hall talk about the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. Anthony says the audience was so moved by legendary Broadway performer Chita Rivera's dancing that many openly wept. Also, it looks like Kander and Ebb's final musical <em>The Visit</em> might make it to Broadway after 11 years. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Peter Hall & Anthony Chase 44144 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Chita Rivera, still a star at 81 Stratford actor Jonathan Goad tackles two Shakespeare classics http://news.wbfo.org/post/stratford-actor-jonathan-goad-tackles-two-shakespeare-classics <p>For the Stratford Festival this season, actor Jonathan Goad is starring as the Earl of Kent in King Lear and Titania/Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 11:00:51 +0000 Mike Desmond 44090 at http://news.wbfo.org Stratford actor Jonathan Goad tackles two Shakespeare classics Theater Talk: Shakespeare, Mary Poppins, The Master Builder http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-shakespeare-mary-poppins-master-builder <p>Gabe and Tony discuss the history of Shakespeare, <em>The Comedy of Errors</em>, <em>Mary Poppins</em> opening at ArtPark, and a staged reading of Ibsen's <em>The Master Builder</em>.&nbsp; Tony also reviews <em>Poseidon!&nbsp; An Upside Down Musical.</em></p><p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Gabe DiMaio & Anthony Chase 43996 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Shakespeare, Mary Poppins, The Master Builder Theater Talk: RIP Elaine Stritch and summer theater http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-rip-elaine-stritch-and-summer-theater <p>On this week's Theater Talk, Gabe DiMaio and Anthony Chase discuss the death of theater legend Elaine Stritch. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Gabe DiMaio & Anthony Chase 43836 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: RIP Elaine Stritch and summer theater Theater Talk: Infringement Festival shows and more http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-infringement-festival-shows-and-more <p>On this week's Theater Talk, Gabe and Anthony talk about <em>The May Queen</em> at <span class="st">Chautauqua Theater Company</span>, <em>The Local One Act Showcase</em> at American Repertory Theatre, <em>Hecuba Again</em> at <span>Albert Invincible Theatre</span>, <em>Detour </em>at Torn Space Theater, <em>The Comedy of Errors</em> at Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and <em>Poseidon: An Upside Down Musical</em> at Alleyway Theatre. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 14:08:39 +0000 Gabe DiMaio & Anthony Chase 43692 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Infringement Festival shows and more Actor William Fichtner reflects on career success http://news.wbfo.org/post/actor-william-fichtner-reflects-career-success <p>There exists quite a list of people who have called Western New York home and gone on to success in Hollywood. Among them is William Fichtner, who recently played Butch Cavendish, the nasty villain in the 2013 film <em>The Lone Ranger</em>. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:45:00 +0000 Pat Feldballe 43497 at http://news.wbfo.org Actor William Fichtner reflects on career success Theater Talk: The joys of smaller productions http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-joys-smaller-productions <p>This week on Theater Talk, Gabe and Tony discuss smaller productions and the the role that they play in the theater-going experience.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Gabe DiMaio & Anthony Chase 43496 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: The joys of smaller productions Theater Talk: 'Menopause The Musical' & 'Side by Side by Sondheim' http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-menopause-musical-side-side-sondheim <p>On this week's edition of Theater Talk, Gabe and Anthony talk about <em>Menopause The Musical</em>, <em>Side by Side by Sondheim</em>, and the death of Mary Rodgers.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Gabe DiMaio & Anthony Chase 43309 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: 'Menopause The Musical' & 'Side by Side by Sondheim' Theater Talk: Henry V, Assassins, and Raisin in the Sun http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-henry-v-assassins-and-raisin-sun <p></p><p>Theater critic Anthony Chase reviews the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Henry V." Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:00:43 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 43176 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Henry V, Assassins, and Raisin in the Sun Theater Talk: Shakespeare in the Park's Henry V http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-shakespeare-parks-henry-v <p></p><p>Theater Critic Anthony Chase and WBFO's Gabe DiMaio preview the Shakespeare in the Park production of <em>Henry V</em>. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 43003 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Shakespeare in the Park's Henry V Theater Talk: Tony on the Tonys http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-tony-tonys <p> Theater critic Anthony Chase reviews the Tony Awards as he joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio for this week's <em>Theater Talk</em>. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:48:36 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 42823 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Tony on the Tonys Shakespeare in Delaware Park prepares for 39th season! http://news.wbfo.org/post/shakespeare-delaware-park-prepares-39th-season <p>Preparations for a brand new season of <a href="http://shakespeareindelawarepark.org/">Shakespeare in Delaware Park </a>were underway Tuesday night. Actors were on stage preparing to open Shakespeare's Henry V in eight days and soon another summer of free theater will be underway in Buffalo.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:12:27 +0000 Mike Desmond 42779 at http://news.wbfo.org Shakespeare in Delaware Park prepares for 39th season! Ukrainian guitarist wins 2014 JoAnn Falletta Competition http://news.wbfo.org/post/ukrainian-guitarist-wins-2014-joann-falletta-competition <p>A classical guitarist from Ukraine captured the top prizes in the sixth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition.&nbsp; 23-year-old Marko Topchii won the final round performing Saturday evening with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 13:39:59 +0000 WBFO Newsroom 42718 at http://news.wbfo.org Ukrainian guitarist wins 2014 JoAnn Falletta Competition Theater Talk: Artie Award Winners and "Evita" http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-artie-award-winners-and-evita <p>WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and theater critic Anthony Chase congratulate some of the Artie Award winners from last Monday's awards ceremony. Fri, 06 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 42675 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Artie Award Winners and "Evita" Theater Talk: More on the Arties and Woody Allen's new Broadway musical http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-more-arties-and-woody-allens-new-broadway-musical <p>WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and theater critic Anthony Chase preview Monday's ceremony where the local Arties will be awarded. Fri, 30 May 2014 13:27:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 42518 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: More on the Arties and Woody Allen's new Broadway musical Theater Talk: Artie nominations http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-artie-nominations <p>Theater critic Anthony Chase and WBFO's Gabe DiMaio tell us the nominations are out for this year's Artie Awards.&nbsp; Fri, 23 May 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 42354 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Artie nominations Theater Talk: Opera in Buffalo http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-opera-buffalo <p>Opera in Buffalo!&nbsp; Theater critic Anthony Chase and host Gabe DiMaio talk about this weekend's productions by two local opera companies. Fri, 16 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 42192 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Opera in Buffalo Press Pass: The legacy of Buffalo’s Theater District http://news.wbfo.org/post/press-pass-legacy-buffalo-s-theater-district <p>As the second largest city in New York State, Buffalo has one of the most diverse theater communities outside of New York City. From Broadway hits to small, community-style theater, you can find it all in downtown’s Theater District. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss how Buffalo has developed a distinguished theater legacy. Mon, 12 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley & Brian Meyer 42047 at http://news.wbfo.org Press Pass: The legacy of Buffalo’s Theater District Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh in Golda's Balcony http://news.wbfo.org/post/tony-award-nominee-tovah-feldshuh-goldas-balcony <p>It's rare we get the chance to interview stars in person, but WBFO'S Jay Moran had the privilege to sit down in our studio with Tovah Feldshuh.&nbsp; She is a four-time Tony Award nominee. Tovah Feldshuh is in Buffalo to perform her one-woman show, GOLDA'S BALCONY at <a href="http://www.sheas.org/710main/710main_2013_14.asp">710 Main Theatre</a>.&nbsp; It's four-show run began Thursday&nbsp; night and continues Friday night at 8 and runs through this Sunday.&nbsp; The play's central character is Golda Meir, the former Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 through 1973.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 16:08:07 +0000 Jay Moran 42040 at http://news.wbfo.org Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh in Golda's Balcony Theater Talk: The return of A.R. Gurney's "Buffalo Gal" http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-return-ar-gurneys-buffalo-gal <p></p><p>Theater critic Anthony Chase says he saw the latest production of A.R. Gurney's "Buffalo Gal," this one staged by the New Phoenix Theatre at 95 Johnson Park. Fri, 09 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase 42028 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: The return of A.R. Gurney's "Buffalo Gal" Theater Talk: Tovah Feldshuh stars in "Golda's Balcony" http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-tovah-feldshuh-stars-goldas-balcony <p>Theater critic Anthony Chase and WBFO's Gabe DiMaio discuss actress Tovah Feldshuh's upcoming performance of "Golda's Balcony" at the 710 Main Street Theater, May 8th through the 11th. Fri, 02 May 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 41877 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Tovah Feldshuh stars in "Golda's Balcony" Theater Talk: ICTC's "The Plough and the Stars" and more http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-ictcs-plough-and-stars-and-more <p>Theater Critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio in previewing "The Plough and the Stars," opening Friday night at the Irish Classical Theatre, and "Captain Jett Bettington and the Adventures on Planet Earth," a comedy by Jason Kaiser and Jacob Albarella now on stage through May 10th (Thurs. - Sat.) at the Alt Theater, 255 Great Arrow Ave.&nbsp; Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 41723 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: ICTC's "The Plough and the Stars" and more Local actors celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday http://news.wbfo.org/post/local-actors-celebrate-william-shakespeare-s-birthday <p>Cast and crew members of Shakespeare in Delaware Park celebrated the writer’s 450th birthday Wednesday. The group read excerpts of the William Shakespeare’s sonnets, monolouges and plays all day in honor of his legacy.</p><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:10:34 +0000 Ashley Hirtzel 41683 at http://news.wbfo.org Local actors celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday Theater Talk: L.A. theater and two local shows http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-la-theater-and-two-local-shows <p>Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio.&nbsp; Tony traveled to Los Angeles this past week where he saw two shows -- Noel Coward's "A Song at Twilight" and actress Annette Bening in "Ruth Draper's Monologues."&nbsp; Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 41559 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: L.A. theater and two local shows Theater Talk: A humorous look at a national tragedy http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-humorous-look-national-tragedy <p>Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and reviews "Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire." Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase 41405 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: A humorous look at a national tragedy Neglia stages tragic romance Romeo & Juliet at Shea’s http://news.wbfo.org/post/neglia-stages-tragic-romance-romeo-juliet-shea-s <p>One of Shakespeare’s most tragic romances will be staged tonight at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Neglia Ballet Artists performs its production of Romeo and Juliet. WBFO’S senior reporter Eileen Buckley visited a rehearsal where Sergio Neglia practiced with his partner - a ballerina from Argentina.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 14:36:37 +0000 Eileen Buckley 41255 at http://news.wbfo.org Neglia stages tragic romance Romeo & Juliet at Shea’s