Art/Theater

Theater
10:27 am
Fri June 20, 2003

Theatre Talk: Remembering Two Movie Icons

Hume Cronyn

Also, what's the story about the WBFO Listener Expedition with Jim and Tony?

Jim and Tony remember Hume Cronyn and Gregory Peck, and discuss their upcoming WBFO Listener Expedition. Tony talks about his trip to London, and Jim reviews Three Sisters at the Shaw Festival.

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Theater
2:54 pm
Fri June 13, 2003

Theatre Talk: Summer Theater Preview

A look ahead to warm weather theater in the Buffalo area.

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony take a look at what's onstage...and outdoors...this summer in Western New York and Southern Ontario.

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Theater
1:33 pm
Fri June 6, 2003

Theatre Talk: Tony Award Nominees

Jim and Tony preview the Tonys.

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony preview this weekend's Tony award presentations, and, no, they are not named for Tony Chase.

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Theater
9:28 am
Fri May 30, 2003

Theatre Talk: A Shaw Festival Preview

George Bernard Shaw

Jim takes in some theater at Niagara-on-the-Lake, while Tony heads for Florida.

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony do some traveling...Jim visits the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake, while Tony discusses a (way-)off-Broadway presentation (in Miami!) of Little Shop of Horrors. While they head out on the road, back home in Buffalo, the Irish Classical Theatre offers One For the Road.

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Theater
12:21 pm
Fri May 23, 2003

Theatre Talk: A Week in the Life

A musical selection from a new musical at the Alleyway Theatre, plus an Arties review.

Buffalo, NY – A review and sample from the new Eric Enders musical, A Week in the Life at the Alleyway Theatre, plus a recap of the Arties awards, and a Shaw Festival preview at Niagara-on-the-Lake.

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Theater
3:20 pm
Fri May 16, 2003

Theatre Talk: It's Arties Time!

Jim and Tony preview the 2003 Artie awards.

Buffalo, NY – It's time to honor the best of Buffalo theater from the past year, with Artvoice's "Artie" awards. Jim and Tony, who both votes for the awards, offer a preview.

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Theater
11:25 am
Fri May 9, 2003

Theatre Talk: A Lot of Activity

Jim and Tony have a lot of theater to talk about this week.

Buffalo, NY – In addition to a detailed list of activity on Buffalo stages, Jim and Tony have a brief preview of the 2003 Arties.

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Theater
11:52 am
Fri April 25, 2003

Theatre Talk: Another Birthday for Jim

Happy Birthday, Jim!

Jim gets another year closer to Social Security.

Buffalo, NY – Tony wishes Jim a happy birthday, but Jim brings the present...a selection from the Adam Guettel play Floyd Collins. Also, a preview of a new production of Gypsy with Bernadette Peters, and a review of George Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession, at the Irish Classical Theatre.

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Theater
4:59 pm
Fri April 18, 2003

Theatre Talk: Phantom

Our two "Phantoms of the Radio" review Phantom of the Opera

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony discuss the springtime theater scene in Buffalo, which include a stop by a traveling company of Phantom of the Opera.

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Theater
2:47 pm
Fri April 11, 2003

Theatre Talk: Jim Meets James Cameron

James Cameron

Jim visits with a noted film director, and who won the Pulitzer Drama Prize?

Buffalo, NY – Jim talks about his meeting with James Cameron. Also, Phantom comes to Buffalo, Jim and TOny discuss this year's Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and Tony shares his thoughts about Shear Madness.

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Theater
11:42 am
Fri April 11, 2003

Theatre Talk: Jim Meets James Cameron

James Cameron

Jim visits with a noted film director, and who won the Pulitzer Drama Prize?

Buffalo, NY – Jim talks about his meeting with James Cameron. Also, Phantom comes to Buffalo, Jim and TOny discuss this year's Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and Tony shares his thoughts about Shear Madness.

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Theater
2:15 pm
Fri April 4, 2003

Theatre Talk: A Surprise Julie Andrews Visit

Julie Andrews

Tony does some name-dropping, and talks about an unexpected visit from Julie Andrews.

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony talk about Julie Andrews' recent appearance at Saint Bonaventure University, plus Tony's unscheduled role as a tour guide. Also, discussions about All About Eve, O'Connell and Company's presentation of Taking My Turn, and References to Salvadore Dali Make Me Hot.

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Theater
4:37 pm
Mon March 31, 2003

Theatre Talk: A Busy Week in Buffalo

Jim apologizes for being stuffy, something Tony doesn't deny, as they discuss a lot of new local productions.

Buffalo, NY – This week, a discussion of Project at the New Phoenix Theatre, plus reviews of David Mamet's A Life in the Theater at the Kavinoky, and the Irish Classical Theatre's My Sister In This House, not exactly light and fluffy like Eat TV at the MusicalFare Theatre. Jim and Tony also list some other new presentations on local stages.

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Theater
10:11 am
Fri March 14, 2003

Theatre Talk: Chicago on Screen

Can a stage musical make a successful transition to the silver screen?

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony discuss the movie Chicago, its numerous Oscar nominations, and how it translates from stage to motion picture.

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Theater
9:41 am
Fri March 7, 2003

Theatre Talk: Thanks For Your Pledge

Julie Andrews

A preview of Julie Andrews' visit to Western New York, plus a thank you for supporting WBFO.

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony tell us what your WBFO Fundraiser pledge is used for, and they preview a Julie Andrews stop at Saint Bonaventure University. Also, reviews of Project, Drawer Boy, and other local theater openings and closings.

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Theater
4:03 pm
Fri February 14, 2003

Theatre Talk: Happy Valentine's Day!

It's the chocolate, not the thought that counts!

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony exchange Valentine's Day greetings, and discuss the 13 Oscar nominations for Chicago. Also, a review of Jesus Christ Superstar at Shea's, the BUA's presentation of Dirty Blonde, and, a timely look at I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change.

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Theater
1:21 pm
Fri February 7, 2003

Theatre Talk: A Great Show at the Alleyway

Jim and Tony rave about Naked By The River

Buffalo, NY – A great review for the Alleyway Theatre's presentation of Naked By The River, plus a remembrance of Nell Carter, how big should an orchestra be, and a sample of Mae West.

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Theater
3:51 pm
Fri January 31, 2003

Theatre Talk: Mixing Theatre and the Blues

Ma Rainey

A blues legend is featured in a New York City musical.

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony discuss Ma Rainey's Black Bottom in New York, plus local productions of Avenue?X, What The Butler Saw and Shooting Craps. Also, a review of the New York presentation of Shanghai Man.

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Theater
11:49 am
Fri January 24, 2003

Theatre Talk: Golden Globes Review

Al Hirschfeld self-portrait

The Golden Globe awards may help in the resurrection of the musical.

Buffalo, NY – The success of Chicago at the Golden Globe awards may mean a boost for other musical stage presentations. Also, Jim and Tony remember cartoonist Al Hirschfeld, and discuss Nora Ephron's Imaginary Friends on Broadway, a 12 million dollar flop in Dances of the Vampire, plus local presentations of You're A Good Man Charlie Brown, Naked By the River, and Somebody Called.

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Theater
4:47 pm
Fri January 17, 2003

Theatre Talk: A Busy Week

Jim and Tony review several plays this week, locally and in New York.

Several reviews are highlighted this week, including the one man show Sherlock Holmes: The Last Act at the Kavinoky, March of Falsettos in New York, plus local productions of Avenue X, Shooting Craps, and What The Butler Saw.

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Theater
11:48 am
Fri January 10, 2003

Theatre Talk: Kennedy Center Honorees

A look at the 25th anniversary Kennedy Center honors, some trash talk, and Tartouf on Broadway.

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony return after two weeks off (but no notes from their parents), and do some trash talking for the New Year. Featured are the Kennedy Center honorees for 2002, a review of Tartouf on Broadway, and a roundup of local stage presentations.

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Theater
1:08 pm
Fri December 20, 2002

Theatre Talk: Some Holiday Reviews

Santella Claus plays a coal dealer, while Tony shops for hats and art supplies. Oh, and there's a review or two as well!

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony sample some holiday stage offerings, including the Irish Classical Theatre's production of A Child's Christmas in Wales at UB's Center for the Arts. Also, Santella Claus checks if Tony's been naughty or nice, and Tony shares a visit from an old friend.

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Theater
4:40 pm
Fri December 13, 2002

Theatre Talk: The Mousetrap and the Holidays

Plays for the holidays, and remembering a musical friend of the theater in Buffalo.

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony review several offerings on local stages, including several for the holiday season. Jim reflects on the Niagara University production of Songs for a New World while Tony talks about his trip to San Francisco. The guys also discuss the Studio Arena presentation of The Mousetrap, Mamma Mia at Shea's, and pay tribute to noted Buffalo pianist Al Tinney, who died this week.

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Theater
1:22 pm
Fri December 6, 2002

Theatre Talk: Songs for A New World

Jason Robert Brown

A preview of Songs for A New World, plus some area holiday theater offerings.

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony offer some music by composer Jason Robert Brown, in honor of its presentation in Songs for A New World, at Niagara University. Plus, quick reviews of some holiday stage offerings, including The Mousetrap, A Child's Christmas in Wales, A Christmas Carol and Christmas Confessions.

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Theater
2:46 pm
Fri November 29, 2002

Theatre Talk: The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit

Tony wishes Jim a happy anniversary, before this week's reviews.

Buffalo, NY – A review of The Velveteen Rabbit at the Theatre of Youth, and Tony discusses a Buffalo connection in the Broadway production of Our Town with Paul Newman.

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Theater
12:03 pm
Fri November 22, 2002

Theatre Talk: Mamma Mia!

Poor Jim is subjected to Abba's Dancing Queen - in Spanish...but Tony loves it!

Buffalo, NY – This week, it's a preview of Mamma Mia at Shea's, a musical based on the music of Abba. Jim and Tony discuss "pop music" musicals, and review the film noir spoof Gun Metal Blues, and Sideman.

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Theater
4:14 pm
Fri November 15, 2002

Theatre Talk: My Fair Lady

A little libido for My Fair Lady?

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony review My Fair Lady at the Kavinoky Theatre, plus Mother Ginger at the Alleyway, the HAG Theatre presentation of Strange Light, and Sideman by the Ujima Theatre Company.

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Theater
4:18 pm
Fri November 8, 2002

Theatre Talk: Cookin' at the Cookery

Jim and Tony enjoy the Studio Arena's presentation of the Alberta Hunter story.

Buffalo, NY – After a week away, Jim and Tony return with reviews of Cookin' at the Cookery at Studio Arena, Mother Ginger at the Alleyway, The Island at the Kavinoky, and Reservoir (with or without the Dogs).

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Theater
1:26 pm
Fri October 25, 2002

Theatre Talk: My Fair Lady and Other Musicals

Jim and Tony discuss several area stage shows, and talk about the health of musical theater.

Buffalo, NY – The Theater Guys talk about musicals, in coonection with the presentation of My Fair Lady at the Kavinoky. Also this week, reviews of Gun Metal Blues, Flower Drum Song, Cooking at the Cookery and Everybody's Ruby.

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Theater
9:10 am
Fri October 11, 2002

Theatre Talk: An Overview of Buffalo Theater

What do pears have to do with theater in Buffalo?

Buffalo, NY – Jim shares his pears, and talks with Tony about the variety in the theater scene in Buffalo.

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