Preparations for a brand new season of Shakespeare in Delaware Park were underway Tuesday night. Actors were on stage preparing to open Shakespeare's Henry V in eight days and soon another summer of free theater will be underway in Buffalo.
A classical guitarist from Ukraine captured the top prizes in the sixth biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition. 23-year-old Marko Topchii won the final round performing Saturday evening with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.
As the second largest city in New York State, Buffalo has one of the most diverse theater communities outside of New York City. From Broadway hits to small, community-style theater, you can find it all in downtown’s Theater District. In this week's Press Pass conversation, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Buffalo News reporter Brian Meyer discuss how Buffalo has developed a distinguished theater legacy.
It's rare we get the chance to interview stars in person, but WBFO'S Jay Moran had the privilege to sit down in our studio with Tovah Feldshuh. She is a four-time Tony Award nominee. Tovah Feldshuh is in Buffalo to perform her one-woman show, GOLDA'S BALCONY at 710 Main Theatre. It's four-show run began Thursday night and continues Friday night at 8 and runs through this Sunday. The play's central character is Golda Meir, the former Prime Minister of Israel from 1969 through 1973.
Listen to WBFO's Jay Moran speaking with Tovah Feldshuh in our studio's about her performance as Golda Meir, the former Prime Minister of Israel, on stage now at 710 Main in downtown Buffalo.
Theater Critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio in previewing "The Plough and the Stars," opening Friday night at the Irish Classical Theatre, and "Captain Jett Bettington and the Adventures on Planet Earth," a comedy by Jason Kaiser and Jacob Albarella now on stage through May 10th (Thurs. - Sat.) at the Alt Theater, 255 Great Arrow Ave.
Cast and crew members of Shakespeare in Delaware Park celebrated the writer’s 450th birthday Wednesday. The group read excerpts of the William Shakespeare’s sonnets, monolouges and plays all day in honor of his legacy.
Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio. Tony traveled to Los Angeles this past week where he saw two shows -- Noel Coward's "A Song at Twilight" and actress Annette Bening in "Ruth Draper's Monologues."
One of Shakespeare’s most tragic romances will be staged tonight at Shea’s Performing Arts Center. Neglia Ballet Artists performs its production of Romeo and Juliet. WBFO’S senior reporter Eileen Buckley visited a rehearsal where Sergio Neglia practiced with his partner - a ballerina from Argentina.
Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio with a review of "The Trojan Women," now playing through April 19 at Theaterloft. It's a presentation of Buffalo Public Theatre in association with Ujima Company.
Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio about Tony's recent trip to New York City, where he caught "Rocky, the Musical" and "Aladdin, the Musical." Plus, Tony reviews "Once" at Shea's, which he describes as "beautifully staged." And he highly recommends TOY Company's production of "Robin Hood."
WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and theater critic Anthony Chase are still enjoying the St. Patrick Day's holiday by noting the Irish theme of several local shows. Tony previews "Once," opening Tuesday at the Shea's Performing Arts Center. Plus, he has reviews of "Stones in His Pocket" at the Irish Classical Theatre, "Good People" at the Kavinoky and "An Iliad" at Road Less Traveled.
Theater critic Anthony Chase is joined by Gabe DiMaio on Theater Talk, as Tony shares his experience of viewing a play in Washington, DC starring actress Kathleen Turner. He also reviews "Porgy and Bess" at the Shea's Performing Arts Center.
The Gerswhins' Porgy and Bess continues on stage at Shea's Performing Arts Center Friday evening. A Western New Yorker is debuting in the first national tour of the show. WBFO's Eileen Buckley had a chance to meet with that cast member.
Gabe DiMaio joins critic Anthony Chase as the new co-host of WBFO's Theater Talk. This week, Tony talks about his presentation this afternoon at Buffalo State where he'll explore the career of film icon Mae West. Then, they'll touch on Porgy and Bess at Shea's and "Good People" at the Kavinoky Theater.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.