Buffalo's fall theater season is in full-swing -- new shows from comedy to serious themes are on the stage. WBFO'S Theater Talk host Anthony Chase is joined this week with Eileen Buckley to discuss the variety of stage productions.
As Curtain Up is celebrated Friday night in downtown Buffalo, theatergoers should notice a sparkle inside Shea's Performing Arts Center. Over the summer, Shea's continued with its five-year restoration project that is bringing it back to its original shine when it opened in 1926.
Renowned playwright A.R. Gurney returns to his hometown Friday night. The Buffalo native will serve as honorary chairperson of Curtain Up! WBFO's Eileen Buckley spoke with Gurney from his home in Connecticut about how Buffalo inspired his work and the success of local theater.
Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Mark Scott. They touch on Motion Picture, a Torn Space Theater performance installation at Silo City this weekend. Tony also touts some of this year's Shaw Festival productions.
Friday in Buffalo means it's time for Theater Talk on WBFO. This week Anthony Chase discusses new shows ready to open and he shares feedback and insight from performances that have come to a close in Buffalo.
This year at the Shaw Festival, Peter Krantz has a small, but key role in Major Barbara. Krantz has the lead role in Faith Healer. WBFO'S Mike Desmond recently sat down with Krantz to discuss the plays and how an actor prepares for a role.
Theater Talk is back this week after taking a vacation day last Friday. This week, Theater Talk host Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Eileen Buckley tell us what's happening in Buffalo's theater district on stage, at Delaware Park, and in cars.
Shakespeare in Delaware Park continues its 38th season Friday evening when "Measure for Measure" opens at 7:30 p.m. It is the second production of the season, following the presentation of "Hamlet," which brought large crowds to the park. WBFO's Jay Moran sat down with Saul Elkin, Founder and Artistic Director of Shakespeare in Delaware Park, to talk about the productions and the history of the summer tradition.
Kate Hennig is one of the long-serving performers at the Stratford Festival. This season she plays the role of Nurse in Romeo and Juliet, and Golde in Fiddler on the Roof. WBFO'S Mike Desmond recently spoke with Henning about her work.
This week on Theater Talk, Anthony Chase and Mark Scott look at GLBT short plays at Buffalo United Artists. They also discuss Anthony's latest trip to New York City and his reviews of Kinky Boots and Pippin.
Theater Critic Anthony Chase and WBFO's Mark Scott talk about the Shakespeare in Delaware Park production of "Hamlet." Plus, they touch on the Shaw Festival and Chautauqua Theater in this edition of Theater Talk.
Nickel City Opera is celebrating its 5th anniversary season and opens this Friday with Don Pasquale. The full opera comedy will be performed at the Riviera Theatre in North Tonawanda. WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Valerian Ruminski about performing the lead in this opera.
A brand new theater group in Buffalo has been staging an ambitious performance at the New Phoenix Theatre. Second Generation Theatre Company, formed by a group of young women, has mounted a production of Into the Woods.
A widely popular Broadway show is heading to Shea's Performing Arts Center next week. The Book of Mormon -- a Tony Award winning musical -- will be on stage starting Tuesday, June 11 and running through June 16 for eight shows. As WBFO'S Eileen Buckley reports, a lottery ticket policy is being followed for the production.
It's time for the annual Arties in Buffalo! On this week's edition of Theater Talk co-host Anthony Chase talks with WBFO's Omar Fetouh about Artovoice's annual Artie Awards. Chase founded the Arties in 1991 to recognize the work of the local theater actors and actresses.