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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Theater Talk: Variety of stage productions for many tastes

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.


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Art/Theater
4:24 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Arts pass aims to extend the reach of area culturals

Tod Kniazuk unveiled details of the Arts Access pass Friday in Buffalo.
Credit Chris Caya/WBFO News

A new program meant to make arts and cultural events in the Buffalo area more accessible is up and running. People who find the cost of such events prohibitive can now gain admission for free.

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Art/Theater
5:30 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Glorious Shea’s ready for Curtain Up crowds

Inside Shea's as another round of restoration was completed
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

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.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri September 20, 2013

Theater Talk: 2013 Curtain Up!

Some of the programs from this seasons shows in Buffalo.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

The lights will be shining bright on Buffalo's Theater District Friday evening. The annual Curtain Up! event  will kick off the city's fall theater season.

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

A.R. Gurney to serve as Honorary Chair of Curtain Up!

A.R. Gurney
Credit Photo from Curtain Up!

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.


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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri September 13, 2013

Theater Talk: Curtain Up! one week away

Buffalo's fall theater season is about to kick into high gear.  We're a week away from Curtain Up!, the annual theater celebration in downtown Buffalo. 

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Theater Talk: A preview of upcoming shows

We're still two weeks away from Curtain Up!  This week on Theater Talk, critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Mark Scott to talk about some of the shows premiering September 20th that are now in rehearsal.

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Art/Theater
10:31 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Curtain Up! 2013: A three-act celebration of Buffalo theatre

Organizers announce the lineup for this year's Curtain Up!
Credit Ashley Hirtzel/WBFO News

Plans are in place for next month's Curtain Up!, the annual celebration that kicks off the start of Buffalo's theatre season.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri August 30, 2013

Theater Talk: Remembering Actress Julie Harris

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Mark Scott, remembering actress Julie Harris, who died this week. Tony also has a quick review of the Shaw Festival's "Guys and Dolls." 

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Theater Talk: "Motion Picture" and the Shaw Festival

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.

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Art/Theater
10:16 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Douglas Kirkland's amazing collection of Marilyn Monroe photos

Douglas Kirkland photos of Marilyn Monroe
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Acclaimed photographer Douglas Kirkland has an amazing collection of photos of Marilyn Monroe on exhibit now at Burchfield Penney Art Center in Buffalo.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Theater Talk: Tony's experience as a movie extra

Credit WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Mark Scott this week.  Tony shares his experience as a movie extra and reviews "Ain't She Brave" and "The Birds Attack!" 

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Art/Theater
9:07 am
Wed August 14, 2013

Meet the BUA's Jimmy Janowski

Jimmy Janowski in The Birds Attack

A local actor is starring in the Buffalo United Artists production of "The Birds Attack," a spoof of the 1963 Alfred Hitchcock movie The Birds.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri August 9, 2013

Theater Talk: Return of The Birds at BUA

The Birds, original and BUA Theater's production
Credit WBFO News file photo

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. 

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Art/Theater
2:40 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Shaw Fest actor Peter Krantz discusses roles

Actor Peter Krantz
Credit Photo from Shaw Festival Website

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.

WBFO'S Mike Desmond recently sat down with Peter Krantz.

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Theater Talk
9:01 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Theater Talk: Remembering Eileen Brennan

WBFO's Mark Scott joins critic Anthony Chase on this week's Theater Talk.  They remember actress Eileen Brennan, who died this week at the age of 80. 

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Theater Talk: On stage, in the car, and at Delaware Park

BUFFALO CAR PLAYS @ Infringement 2013
Credit Photo from BUFFALO CAR PLAYS @ Infringement 2013 Facebook page

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.

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Art/Theater
9:38 am
Thu July 25, 2013

Saul Elkin reflects on Shakespeare in Delaware Park

Saul Elkin in Shakespeare in Delaware Park.
Credit Photo from Shakespeare in Delaware Park Website

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.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Actress discusses role in Stratford Festival

Kate Hennig
Credit Photo from Strafford Festival Website

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.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

Theater Talk: Sound of Music, Mary Martin and Marilyn Monroe

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Mark Scott on Theater Talk this week, talking about the "Sound of Music" at Artpark.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri July 12, 2013

World-class pianist, composer, and arranger George Caldwell

Buffalo has always been home to world-class musical talent. Pianist, composer, and arranger George Caldwell, while not a native son, certainly fits the description.

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Art/Theater
9:17 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Theater Talk: 'Kinky Boots', 'Pippin,' and 'BUA Takes 10'

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.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri June 28, 2013

Theater Talk: Shakespeare in Delaware Park's "Hamlet"

Shakespeare in Delaware Park

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.

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Art/Theater
10:33 am
Thu June 27, 2013

Nickel City Opera's 5-year mark brings Don Pasquale to the stage

Nickel City Opera's Don Pasquale
Photo from Nickel City Website

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. 

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri June 21, 2013

Theater Talk: Remembering James Gandolfini

Theater Critic Anthony Chase and WBFO's Mark Scott remember actor James Gandolfini on this week's Theater Talk. 

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Second Generation Theatre stages 'Into the Woods'

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. 

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Art/Theater
7:00 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Widely popular musical The Book of Mormon coming to Shea's

The Book of Mormom coming to Shea's

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.

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Art/Theater
9:18 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Theater Talk: Almost Arties!

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. 

WBFO'S Theater Talk

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri May 24, 2013

Theater Talk: Artie Award Nominations

This week's Theater Talk has more on the nominations for this year's Artie Awards.

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Art/Theater
1:54 pm
Fri May 10, 2013

Theater Talk: New round of openings this May

Jersey Boys on stage at Shea's
Photo from Shea's Website

THEATER TALK FRIDAY RUNDOWN:

  • Many new theater openings this May
  • Jersey Boys is back on stage through May 18th at Shea's
  • What's on stage at TOY -- Flat Stanley
  • Last chance to see "A Clean House" at Road Less Traveled

Theater Talk can be heard live each Friday on WBFO, 88.7 FM at 6:33 & 8:33 a.m.

WBFO'S Theater Talk co-hosts Jim Santella & Anthony Chase.

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