Theater Talk: Artie Awards! Monday, June 4, bar and red carpet at 7 p.m. at Shea's 710 Theatre!

Jun 1, 2018

The Artie Awards, which celebrates the Buffalo's theater community and raises money for ECMC's Immunodeficiency Clinic will be held this year on Monday, June 4. The red carpet photography (including a shoe cam!) begins at 7:00 p.m. (when the bar opens) at Shea's 710 Theatre! (You can follow the action live with WBFO on Twitter.) Also note that five days after the Artie Awards it's LATE NIGHT WITH THE CAST, a benefit concert to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, featuring members of the national touring company of Love Never Dies, one night only June 8 at 11:00 p.m. at the Alleyway Theatre’s Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main Street. 


Anthony Chase (L) and Peter Hall record Theater Talk

OPENING

THE RED DRESS, play by Tania Wisbar presented by Argyle Road Productions, directed by Frank A. Rossi, starring Liz McKendry, John Nuncio, Jeremy Kreuzer, Camilla Maxwell, Pamela Rose Mangus. May 31-Jun 23, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334). www.newphoenixtheatre.org

LADY WINDERMERE’S FAN, play by Oscar Wilde presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Josephine Hogan, starring Matt Witten, Ben Michael Moran, Christian Brandjes, Chris Kelly, Jamie O'Neill, David Lundy, Arianne Davidow, Colleen Gaughan, Emily Collins, Jaimee Harmon, Kathleen Betsko Yale, Kate LoConti. Jun 1-24, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC). www.irishclassicaltheatre.com

LORD ARTHUR SAVILE'S CRIME, play by Constance Cox based on the story by Oscar Wilde, presented by Aurora Players, directed by Mark David Skura, starring Monish Bhattacharyya, Christopher Jackson, Mia LaMarco, Tom Durham, Andi Dudziak, Laurie Oravec, Jessica Rasp, Colin Fleming-Stumpf, Danielle Burning, Finnegan Lasch. Jun 1-17, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion in Hamlin Park, East Aurora (687-6727). www.auroraplayers.org

LOVE NEVER DIES, touring production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino. Jun 5-10, Tue-Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000). www.sheas.org

ONGOING

LA LUPE: MY LIFE, MY DESTINY, play with music by Carmen Rivera presented by Raíces Theatre Company, directed by Victoria Pérez, starring Melinda Capeles, Steve Brachmann, Rolando Martín Gómez, Smirna Mercedes Pérez, Dewel Pérez, María Pérez-Gómez. Through Jun 10, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 6.  Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave. 3rd floor (381-9333). www.RaicesTheatreCompany.com

CLOSING

STELLALUNA, adapted for the stage by Saskia Janse, based on the book by Janell Cannon, music by Guus Ponsioen, presented by Theatre of Youth. Jun 2 at 2. Allendale Theatre 203 Allen St.  (884-4400). www.theatreofyouth.org

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

HERE LIES JEREMY TROY, comedy by Jack Sharkey presented by Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Richard Lambert, Marie Costa, Andrew Starr, Marc-Jon Filippone, Jamie Nablo. Through July 29, evening shows arrival at 6, show at 7:30; matinee shows arrival at 1, show at 2:30. Bobby J’s Italian American Grille, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga (395-3207). www.mybobbyjs.com

LATE NIGHT WITH THE CAST, a benefit concert to raise money for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, featuring members of the national touring company of Love Never Dies. Jun 8 at 11:00 p.m. Alleyway Theatre’s Main Street Cabaret, 672 Main St. www.alleyway.com

UPCOMING
FORGET ME NOT, play by Diane Almeter Jones presented by Freelance Productions directed by Kristen Tripp Kelley, starring Anne Roaldi Boucher, Zachary Bellus, Nick Stevens, Marisa Caruso. Jun 7-9 at 7:30. Kavinoky Theatre (435-3542).

Listings adapted from "On the Boards" appearing in Artvoice 05/30/2018