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4:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Theater Talk: Chase conducts preview on Shaw Festival for WNED program

WBFO'S Theater Talk host Anthony Chase.

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.  Chase and WBFO'S Eileen Buckley discuss the program.  Chase also gives us a rundown of some of the local theater shows now on stage.


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Art/Theater
9:27 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Theater Talk: The Mountaintop, Cyrano and Dai

Dai on stage at Jewish Repertory Theatre/
Credit Photo from Jewish Repertory Theatre

This week on Theater Talk, co-host Anthony Chase takes us to a Nancy Drew mystery at the Theatre Of Youth. He also tells us about the mystery surrounding The Mountaintop, a docudrama by Subversive Theater. And Chase also has a scoop about Broadway star and Buffalo's own Michele Ragusa.


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Art/Theater
10:07 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Theater Talk: 'The Lady With All The Answers'

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.

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Art/Theater
6:06 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Theater Talk: Plays with a mystery theme

Theatre of Youth's Nancy Drew.
Credit Photo from Theatre of Youth Website

Mystery is the theme of the latest round of new shows opening at area theaters. 

Theater Talk host Anthony Chase joins WBFO'S Eileen Buckley to run down local theater.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Theater Talk: Very Fine Use of a Grenade

Very Fine Use of a Grenade at Road Less Traveled Productions.
Credit Photo from Road Less Traveled Productions Website

Opening Friday night, January 24, 2014  Road Less Traveled Productions presents -- Very Fine Use of a Grenade.  Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and WBFO's Eileen Buckley discuss the production. Chase provides insight and back stories on the original version.  

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Art/Theater
9:56 am
Thu January 23, 2014

BPO & Cirque Musica featuring the Wallendas

Lyric Wallenda with Cirque Musica.

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.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Theater Talk: A 'Wicked' time at Shea's

Catch great theater action.
Credit WBFO News photo

The audience is having a 'Wicked' time at Shea's Performing Arts Center in Buffalo.  The musical Wicked 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 Proof  in this week's edition of Theater Talk.

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Art/Theater
8:20 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Film Commission promotes Buffalo-Niagara at Sundance

Credit sundance.org

The head of the Buffalo Niagara Film Commission 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.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Theater Talk: Halfway through the local theater season

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.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Theater Talk: New shows coming to Buffalo in 2014

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.  That includes Wicked at Shea's and Proof at The Kavinoky Theatre

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Art/Theater
9:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Theater Talk: Happy Holidays!

WBFO'S Theater Talk host Anthony Chase joins Eileen Buckley in a photo booth at the WBFO/WNED Holiday Egg nog party. Happy Holidays from Theater Talk.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

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.  Chase also explains how Chicago's theater scene runs parallels to Buffalo's theater district.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Wed December 18, 2013

New theater group stages elaborate rendition of The Wizard of Oz

Buffalo Public Theatre's The Wizard of Oz on stage.
Credit Photo provided by Buffalo Public Theatre

A brand new theater group has been formed now that Buffalo Public Theatre is working in association with Ujima Theatre.  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.


Art/Theater
10:47 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Theater Talk: Holiday round up!

Buffalo Public Theatre's The Wizard of Oz
Credit Photo fro Buffalo Public Theatre

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 Buffalo Public Theatre's The Wizard of Oz.

Chase also weighs in with a quick critique of NBC's live performance of The Sound of Music. 

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Art/Theater
9:47 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Broadway’s Ragusa on stage for BPO’s Holiday Pops

Michele Ragusa performing holiday music.
Credit Photo from Michele Ragusa Facebook page

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra hits the stage Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. with a special breakfast Holiday Pops performance featuring Buffalo's own Michele Ragusa.  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.

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9:03 am
Mon December 9, 2013

Brown not in favor of city funding for Market Arcade cinema

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. 

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Art/Theater
8:30 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Theater Talk: Two new theater groups premiere

Cast of La Gringa with the RAÍCES Theatre Company.
Credit Photo from RAÍCES Theatre Company

Two new theater companies are opening in Buffalo. This week on Theater Talk, Anthony Chase discusses the companies and show openings.

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Art/Theater
9:24 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Mannheim Steamroller spanning the generations

Mannheim Steamroller has managed to span the generations with its music for close to 40 years.  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.

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Art/Theater
9:38 am
Wed December 4, 2013

‘Tales of Winter’ ballet for the holiday

Dancers at Configuration take ballet lesson.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

A local dance theater and school of ballet is preparing for a special holiday performance. Configuration School of Ballet will present Tales of Winter 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.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Theater Talk: More on 'Clybourne Park' and 'Miracle on South Division Street'

Theater Talk's Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley have more on the Road Less Traveled production of Clybourne Park and Tom Dudzick's Miracle on South Division Street at the Kavinoky Theater.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Theater Talk: "War Horse" and "A Miracle on South Division Street"

The powerful Tony-award winning War Horse is on stage now through Sunday at Shea's Performing Arts Center.  WBFO'S Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley discuss the elaborate puppetry and story-line of War Horse

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Amazing War Horse arrives at Shea’s Performing Arts Center

War Horse arrives at Shea's
WBFO News photos by Misty Harris

A Buffalo audience can expect to be wowed by puppeteers, who control a horse, on stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center.  Tony-award winning War Horse opens at Shea's Tuesday evening.

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Art/Theater
6:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Shaw Fest celebrates successful season

Inside Shaw
Credit Photo from Shaw Festival Website

The Shaw Festival is celebrating a great season. It sold 271,000 tickets for the Niagara-on-the-Lake cultural attraction, the highest sales in its history.

WBFO'S Mike Desmond reports on successful Shaw season.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri November 8, 2013

Theater Talk: Clybourne Park, Promises Promises, War Horse & more...

WBFO'S Theater Talk co-host Anthony Chase.

Friday brings us our weekly round-up of area theater.  This week, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Theater Talk host Anthony Chase discuss brand new productions that are opening and will be opening: Clybourne Park, Promises Promises and War Horse.

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Art/Theater
10:15 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Theater Talk: Little Foxes

The Little Foxes is now on stage at the Irish Classical Theater. Theater Talk host Anthony Chase offers a unique back story to the past performances of this play as it is adapted to the stage in Buffalo. Chase, Theater critic for Artvoice, joins WBFO's Eileen Buckley for a weekly round-up of area theater.

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Art/Theater
8:57 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Theater Talk: Ghost at Shea’s & community theater round-up!

"Ghost" continues live on stage at Shea's in Buffalo, but not under the best reviews. WBFO's Theater Talk host Anthony Chase explains why. Chase also reviews a number of community theater plays underway and traces it's "ancient" roots of community theater.

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Art/Theater
6:12 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Doc Severinsen returns to Kleinhans Music Hall

Doc Severinsen performs in 2007.
Credit photo from docseverinsen.com

Doc Severinsen is back in Buffalo.  The former bandleader of The Tonight Show is performing with his big band at Kleinhans Music Hall.

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Art/Theater
10:24 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Japanese teen to dance lead role in Baba Yaga at Shea’s

Yuha Tomita, playing the lead role of Misha in Baba Yaga rehearses at Neglia's studio.
Credit Photo by M & M Photography on the Neglia Facebook Page

A teenager from Japan is playing the lead role in this Saturday's performance of Neglia Ballet's Baba Yaga at Shea's.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked to the 15-year-old ballerina about her role in this Halloween ballet.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Theater Talk: What's new on stage?

A Pulitzer Prize winning play hits a local stage Friday night.  This week, Theater Talk host Anthony Chase offers an in-depth review of the opening of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds at the New Phoenix Theatre.

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Art/Theater
6:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Theater Talk: Who is Tawny Heatherton?

Chita Rivera reaches out to Anthony Chase and fans during her NYC performance.

If you haven't had a chance to check out the many of  shows that opened in Buffalo last month, time is running out. This week on Theater Talk, Anthony Chase runs down the shows that will be closing soon.  Chase joins WBFO's Eileen Buckley to talk about the local theater scene and his recent trip to New York City to attend the birthday bash for Chita Rivera

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Art/Theater
10:20 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Albright-Knox receives largest gift in its history

Peggy Pierce Elfvin

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has announced one of the largest gifts in institution history. Officials say the late Peggy Pierce Elfvin has left a gift of nearly $11 million to the gallery where she served as a board member for 30 years.

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