Art/Theater http://news.wbfo.org en 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 Theater Talk: 'The Trojan Women' and more http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-trojan-women-and-more <p><span lang="EN">Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio with a review of "The Trojan Women," now playing through April 19 at Theaterloft. It's a presentation of Buffalo Public Theatre in association with Ujima Company. Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 41237 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: 'The Trojan Women' and more Theater Talk: Reviews of NYC shows, plus Shea's "Once" and TOY's "Robin Hood" http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-reviews-nyc-shows-plus-sheas-once-and-toys-robin-hood <p>Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio about Tony's recent trip to New York City, where he caught "Rocky, the Musical" and "Aladdin, the Musical."&nbsp; Plus, Tony reviews "Once" at Shea's, which he describes as "beautifully staged." And he highly recommends TOY Company's production of "Robin Hood." Fri, 28 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase 41069 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Reviews of NYC shows, plus Shea's "Once" and TOY's "Robin Hood" Theater Talk: "Once" at Shea's, plus "Stones in His Pockets" and more http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-once-sheas-plus-stones-his-pockets-and-more <p>WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and theater critic Anthony Chase are still enjoying the St. Patrick Day's holiday by noting the Irish theme of several local shows. Tony previews "Once," opening Tuesday at the Shea's Performing Arts Center. Plus, he has reviews of "Stones in His Pocket" at the Irish Classical Theatre, "Good People" at the Kavinoky and "An Iliad" at Road Less Traveled. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase 40910 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: "Once" at Shea's, plus "Stones in His Pockets" and more Theater Talk: Mr. Chase goes to Washington http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-mr-chase-goes-washington <p>Theater critic Anthony Chase is joined by Gabe DiMaio on Theater Talk, as Tony shares his experience of viewing a play in Washington, DC starring actress Kathleen Turner.&nbsp; He also reviews "Porgy and Bess" at the Shea's Performing Arts Center.&nbsp; Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 40771 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Mr. Chase goes to Washington 'Fisherman' from Catfish Row on The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess http://news.wbfo.org/post/fisherman-catfish-row-gershwins-porgy-and-bess <p>The Gerswhins' Porgy and Bess continues on stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center Friday evening. A Western New Yorker is debuting in the first national tour of the show. WBFO's Eileen Buckley had a chance to meet with that cast member.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 40761 at http://news.wbfo.org 'Fisherman' from Catfish Row on The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Theater Talk: Mae West, Porgy and Bess and Good People http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-mae-west-porgy-and-bess-and-good-people <p>Gabe DiMaio joins critic Anthony Chase as the new co-host of WBFO's Theater Talk.&nbsp; This week, Tony talks about his presentation this afternoon at Buffalo State where he'll explore the career of film icon Mae West.&nbsp; Then, they'll touch on Porgy and Bess at Shea's and "Good People" at the Kavinoky Theater.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Gabe DiMaio 40626 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Mae West, Porgy and Bess and Good People Theater Talk: Chase checks shows in NYC http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-chase-checks-shows-nyc <p>Friday means it's time to check out what's on stage. WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Theater Talk host Anthony Chase discuss local performances and Chase's recent visit to New York City.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 14:44:27 +0000 Anthony Chase & Eileen Buckley 40502 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Chase checks shows in NYC Theater Talk: Chase conducts preview on Shaw Festival for WNED program http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-chase-conducts-preview-shaw-festival-wned-program <p>Theater Talk host Anthony Chase will appear Friday night on WNED Television at 9:30 for a special program that offers a sneak peak at the 2014 Shaw Festival Season.&nbsp; Chase and WBFO'S Eileen Buckley discuss the program.&nbsp; Chase also gives us a rundown of some of the local theater shows now on stage.</p><p> Fri, 21 Feb 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley & Anthony Chase 40361 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Chase conducts preview on Shaw Festival for WNED program Theater Talk: The Mountaintop, Cyrano and Dai http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-mountaintop-cyrano-and-dai <p>This week on Theater Talk, co-host Anthony Chase takes us to a Nancy Drew mystery at the <a href="http://www.toytheater.com/">Theatre Of Youth.</a> He also tells us about the mystery surrounding <em>The Mountaintop</em>, a docudrama by <a href="http://www.subversivetheatre.org/productions/mountaintop/teaser.htm">Subversive Theater</a>. And Chase also has a scoop about Broadway star and Buffalo's own <a href="http://www.micheleragusa.com/">Michele Ragusa</a>.</p><p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:27:33 +0000 Eileen Buckley 40248 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: The Mountaintop, Cyrano and Dai Theater Talk: 'The Lady With All The Answers' http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-lady-all-answers <p>This week on Theater Talk co-host Anthony Chase and WBFO's Eileen Buckley discuss what's opening and what's already on stage. O'Connell and Company's The Lady With All The Answers" continues. Actress Mary Kate O'Connell portrays Ann Landers.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 15:07:58 +0000 Anthony Chase & Eileen Buckley 40116 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: 'The Lady With All The Answers' Theater Talk: Plays with a mystery theme http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-plays-mystery-theme <p>Mystery is the theme of the latest round of new shows opening at area theaters.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:06:32 +0000 Eileen Buckley & Anthony Chase 39994 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Plays with a mystery theme Theater Talk: Very Fine Use of a Grenade http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-very-fine-use-grenade <p>Opening Friday night, January 24, 2014&nbsp;<a href="http://roadlesstraveledproductions.org/"> Road Less Traveled Productions</a> presents -- Very Fine Use of a Grenade.&nbsp; Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and WBFO's Eileen Buckley discuss the production. Chase provides insight and back stories on the original version. &nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Eileen Buckley 39854 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Very Fine Use of a Grenade BPO & Cirque Musica featuring the Wallendas http://news.wbfo.org/post/bpo-cirque-musica-featuring-wallendas <p>A most unusual Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra concert will be staged this Saturday, for one show only, at Kleinhans Music Hall. The BPO is teaming up with Cirque Musica. Among the cast performing are two members of the famed Wallenda family. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Lyric Wallenda, the cousin of daredevil Nik Wallenda, about the circus artisans performing with live BPO music below.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:56:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 39843 at http://news.wbfo.org BPO & Cirque Musica featuring the Wallendas Theater Talk: A 'Wicked' time at Shea's http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-wicked-time-sheas <p>The audience is having a 'Wicked' time at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.&nbsp; The musical <em>Wicked</em> is on stage now until January 26. WBFO's Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley chat about the elaborate production. Chase also takes us to the Kavinoky Theater in Buffalo for <em>Proof</em>&nbsp; in this week's edition of Theater Talk.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley & Anthony Chase 39728 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: A 'Wicked' time at Shea's Film Commission promotes Buffalo-Niagara at Sundance http://news.wbfo.org/post/film-commission-promotes-buffalo-niagara-sundance <p>The head of the <a href="http://www.filmbuffaloniagara.com/">Buffalo Niagara Film Commission</a> is in Park City, Utah for the annual Sundance Film Festival. Producers from around the world have gathered for the 11-day event, which opens Thursday.</p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:20:00 +0000 Jim Ranney 39694 at http://news.wbfo.org Film Commission promotes Buffalo-Niagara at Sundance Theater Talk: Halfway through the local theater season http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-halfway-through-local-theater-season <p>Buffalo's theater season is at the halfway mark now that we're into the New Year. This week, Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley rundown the highlights so far, with much more to come.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley & Anthony Chase 39607 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Halfway through the local theater season Theater Talk: New shows coming to Buffalo in 2014 http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-new-shows-coming-buffalo-2014 <p>As WBFO's Theater Talk begins another New Year, host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley tell us about new shows opening in Buffalo next week.&nbsp; That includes <a href="http://www.buffalo-theatre.com/theaters/sheas-performing-arts-center/wicked-cast-creative.php">Wicked at Shea's</a> and Proof at <a href="http://www.kavinokytheatre.com/">The Kavinoky Theatre</a>.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Eileen Buckley 39409 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: New shows coming to Buffalo in 2014 Theater Talk: Happy Holidays! http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-happy-holidays <p>Looking for a stocking stuffer? WBFO's Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley talk about a possible theater ticket that is a must-buy.&nbsp; Chase also explains how Chicago's theater scene runs parallels to Buffalo's theater district.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 14:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Eileen Buckley 39177 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Happy Holidays! New theater group stages elaborate rendition of The Wizard of Oz http://news.wbfo.org/post/new-theater-group-stages-elaborate-rendition-wizard-oz <p>A brand new theater group has been formed now that Buffalo Public Theatre is working in association with Ujima Theatre.&nbsp; WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked to one of the co-creators of the group, Loraine O'Donnell, about an ambitious production of The Wizard of Oz, now on stage at Theatre Loft on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Eileen Buckley 39128 at http://news.wbfo.org New theater group stages elaborate rendition of The Wizard of Oz Theater Talk: Holiday round up! http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-holiday-round <p>This week on Theater Talk, host Anthony Chase and WBFO'S Eileen Buckley offer a conversation about several holiday performances now on stage, including a review of the <a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;rct=j&amp;q=&amp;esrc=s&amp;source=web&amp;cd=1&amp;ved=0CD0QFjAA&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fujimatheatre.org%2Fupcoming%2F&amp;ei=XyurUvj9KPGgsQT20YCIBA&amp;usg=AFQjCNFr3P7LYpNShYy0QqoZEdSjha3MFQ&amp;sig2=oSX0w-PHWVAJ7oUB-sr8rA&amp;bvm=bv.57967247,d.cWc">Buffalo Public Theatre's</a> <em>The Wizard of Oz.</em></p><p>Chase also weighs in with a quick critique of NBC's live performance of The Sound of Music.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:47:20 +0000 Eileen Buckley & Anthony Chase 39022 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Holiday round up! Broadway’s Ragusa on stage for BPO’s Holiday Pops http://news.wbfo.org/post/broadway-s-ragusa-stage-bpo-s-holiday-pops <p>The <a href="http://www.bpo.org/tickets/detail.php?id=398">Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra</a> hits the stage Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. with a special breakfast Holiday Pops performance featuring Buffalo's own <a href="http://www.micheleragusa.com/">Michele Ragusa</a>.&nbsp; The singer and Off-Broadway star visited our studio's to discuss the holiday show and her latest stage performances with WBFO'S Eileen Buckley.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:47:14 +0000 Eileen Buckley 39021 at http://news.wbfo.org Broadway’s Ragusa on stage for BPO’s Holiday Pops Brown not in favor of city funding for Market Arcade cinema http://news.wbfo.org/post/brown-not-favor-city-funding-market-arcade-cinema <p>Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown says he is skeptical of a proposal that the city step in with funding to keep the Market Arcade Film and Arts Center open.&nbsp; Mon, 09 Dec 2013 14:03:00 +0000 Mark Scott 38880 at http://news.wbfo.org Brown not in favor of city funding for Market Arcade cinema Theater Talk: Two new theater groups premiere http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-two-new-theater-groups-premiere <p>Two new theater companies <a href="http://artvoice.com/issues/v12n49/theaterweek/new_companies">are opening</a> in Buffalo. This week on Theater Talk, Anthony Chase discusses the companies and show openings.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 13:30:27 +0000 Eileen Buckley & Anthony Chase 38860 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: Two new theater groups premiere Mannheim Steamroller spanning the generations http://news.wbfo.org/post/mannheim-steamroller-spanning-generations <p><a href="http://www3.mannheimsteamroller.com/">Mannheim Steamroller</a> has managed to span the generations with its music for close to 40 years.&nbsp; Sunday night, the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas will perform at Shea's Performing Arts Center. The show is part of Mannheim's holiday tours across the U.S. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:24:14 +0000 Eileen Buckley 38825 at http://news.wbfo.org Mannheim Steamroller spanning the generations ‘Tales of Winter’ ballet for the holiday http://news.wbfo.org/post/tales-winter-ballet-holiday <p>A local dance theater and school of ballet is preparing for a special holiday performance. <a href="http://configurationdancetheatre.org/">Configuration School of Ballet </a>will present <em>Tales of Winter</em> Sunday afternoon at the Flickinger Theater at Nichols School in Buffalo. WBFO's Eileen Buckley says the ballet will feature excerpts from The Grinch, Duke Ellington's Nutcracker Suites and other works.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:38:54 +0000 Eileen Buckley 38796 at http://news.wbfo.org ‘Tales of Winter’ ballet for the holiday Theater Talk: More on 'Clybourne Park' and 'Miracle on South Division Street' http://news.wbfo.org/post/theater-talk-more-clybourne-park-and-miracle-south-division-street <p><em>Theater Talk's</em> Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley have more on the Road Less Traveled production of <em>Clybourne Park</em> and Tom Dudzick's <em>Miracle on South Division Street </em>at the Kavinoky Theater. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Anthony Chase & Eileen Buckley 38516 at http://news.wbfo.org Theater Talk: More on 'Clybourne Park' and 'Miracle on South Division Street'