Art/Theater

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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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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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
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.

Art/Theater
2:23 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

BPO at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall

Anticipation has been building for months as the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra prepared for its performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The BPO performs Wednesday night.

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

Theater Talk: 710 Main new season, I Love Lucy

Photo from 710 Main Website

710 Main in Buffalo has announced its brand new season.   This week on Theater Talk WBFO's Jim Santella and Anthony Chase examine the new line up -- that includes "I Love Lucy".  They also review other local theater performances around town.

Art/Theater
6:00 am
Tue April 23, 2013

UB composer blends poetry, electronics & orchestra

UB professor & composer David Felder (standing) working with Olivee Pasquet, sound artist and composer
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

A unique concert performance will be on stage Tuesday evening at UB's Lippes, Slee Concert Hall at the North Campus. University at Buffalo professor and composer David Felder has created a contemporary piece of music titled “Les Quatre Temps Cardinaux".  WBFO's Eileen Buckley talked with Felder and his colleagues during a recent technical rehearsal.

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Art/Theater
10:27 am
Mon April 22, 2013

BPO sells more than 1,400 tickets for Carnegie show

BPO's JoAnn Falletta

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is breaking records as it continues it's "All Roads Lead to Carnegie Hall".  In less three weeks, the BPO will be performing on the stage at Carnegie Hall

WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talks with BPO music director JoAnn Falletta.

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Theater Talk: Road Less Traveled Productions' "The Clean House"

The Clean House
Photo from Road Less Traveled Productions Website

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Eileen Buckley as they talk about the latest Road Less Traveled Productions play "The Clean House," premiering Friday night. 

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

Theater Talk Friday!

Late Night Catechism at 710 Main

This week WBFO'S Theater Talk hosts Jim Santella and Anthony Chase chat about all venues of local and New York theater. 

WBFO'S Theater Talk hosts Jim Santella & Anthony Chase!

Art/Theater
3:56 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Small electrical fire at Smith Theatre

Smith Theatre at 652 Main Street, Buffalo
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

Buffalo Firefighters put out a blaze at the Shea's Smith Theatre at 652 Main Street early Wednesday afternoon. 

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Art/Theater
10:32 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Neglia preparing the romantic, classical ballet Giselle

Silvina Vaccarelli & Mario Galizzi work on Giselle
WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Neglia Ballet Artists has been preparing for Giselle. The romantic, classical ballet will be performed at Shea's Performing Arts Center next Thursday evening for one show only.

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Art/Theater
9:05 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Theater Talk: Fela at Shea's

This week WBFO Theater Talk hosts Jim Santella and Anthony Chase begin their conversation with MusicalFare Theatre plans for expansion.  They also give us a sneak peak of Fela on stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center for two shows only.

WBFO'S Theater Talk

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Art/Theater
1:21 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

MusicalFare Theatre expanding, adding cabaret space

Credit musicalfare.com

MusicalFare Theatre has announced plans for an expansion of its space on the Daemen College Campus in Amherst. 

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Art/Theater
10:19 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Shea's unveils Broadway Season

Joey from War Horse on stage at Shea's
WBFO News by photo Mike Desmond

Shea's Performing Arts Center unveiled its 2013-14 M & T Bank Broadway Series Thursday night.

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Art/Theater
8:24 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Theater Talk: New line up of show openings

Buffalo United Artists
Photo from BUA Facebook page

This week on theater talk -- WBFO'S Eileen Buckley fills in for co-host Jim Santella and joins Anthony Chase for a chat on local theater.

WBFO'S Theater Talk

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri March 8, 2013

Theater Talk: "Mormon" tickets sell quickly

WBFO's theater critics Jim Santella and Anthony Chase review First Lady Suite at the American Repertory Theater and Road Less Traveled Productions' Seeds. They also touch on the quick sale of tickets to the upcoming Shea's Performing Arts Center presentation of The Book of Mormon.

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Art/Theater
10:00 am
Thu February 28, 2013

BPO's Falletta shares her memories of Van Cliburn

Van Cliburn
Photo from NPR

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn died Wednesday at the age of 78.  Known as a brilliant musician, Cliburn had the honor of playing for every American president since Harry Truman.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Peep Show: Hot Mess showcases artists

Squeaky Wheel's Peep Show Hot Mess
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

Buffalo's artist-run media arts center hosts a high-energy fundraising party Saturday night at the Ukrainian Center on Genesee Street.  WBFO's Eileen Buckley says Squeaky Wheel's party known as "Peep Show" will feature art installations, screenings, performances and live music.

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Art/Theater
9:35 am
Tue February 12, 2013

BPO to bring in young jazz composers & mentors

BPO's Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute
Photo from the BPO Website

Some young jazz musicians are going to get their newest music played by a full orchestra.  The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra is one of three orchestras which work with the American Composers Orchestra to bring in young jazz composers and mentors to work with a full orchestra for a day and then get an opportunity to hear their music played by a full orchestra in a public performance.

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

Theater Talk: Pledge drive edition

WBFO's Theater Talk co-hosts Jim Santella and Anthony Chase offer their special  winter pledge drive edition.

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Art/Theater
6:30 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Theatre Talk: Gruesome Playground Injuries

This week on Theatre Talk, Jim Santella and Anthony Chase discuss "Gruesome Playground Injuries" and other local productions.

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