"Ghost" continues live on stage at Shea's in Buffalo, but not under the best reviews. WBFO's Theater Talk host Anthony Chase explains why. Chase also reviews a number of community theater plays underway and traces it's "ancient" roots of community theater.
A teenager from Japan is playing the lead role in this Saturday's performance of Neglia Ballet's Baba Yaga at Shea's. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley talked to the 15-year-old ballerina about her role in this Halloween ballet.
A Pulitzer Prize winning play hits a local stage Friday night. This week, Theater Talk host Anthony Chase offers an in-depth review of the opening of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds at the New Phoenix Theatre.
If you haven't had a chance to check out the many of shows that opened in Buffalo last month, time is running out. This week on Theater Talk, Anthony Chase runs down the shows that will be closing soon. Chase joins WBFO's Eileen Buckley to talk about the local theater scene and his recent trip to New York City to attend the birthday bash for Chita Rivera.
The Albright-Knox Art Gallery has announced one of the largest gifts in institution history. Officials say the late Peggy Pierce Elfvin has left a gift of nearly $11 million to the gallery where she served as a board member for 30 years.
A local play is being considered "atomic." You can learn why on this week's edition of Theater Talk. WBFO co-host Anthony Chase is joined by Eileen Buckley. They kick off their conversation with what's on stage at Buffalo's Subversive Theatre and then Chase tells about meeting some Hollywood stars.
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.