Theater Talk

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6:30 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Theater Talk: Chita Rivera, still a star at 81

On this week's Theater Talk, Anthony and new co-host Peter Hall talk about the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts. Anthony says the audience was so moved by legendary Broadway performer Chita Rivera's dancing that many openly wept. Also, it looks like Kander and Ebb's final musical The Visit might make it to Broadway after 11 years.

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Art/Theater
10:08 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Theater Talk: Infringement Festival shows and more

On this week's Theater Talk, Gabe and Anthony talk about The May Queen at Chautauqua Theater Company, The Local One Act Showcase at American Repertory Theatre, Hecuba Again at Albert Invincible Theatre, Detour at Torn Space Theater, The Comedy of Errors at Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and Poseidon: An Upside Down Musical at Alleyway Theatre.

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Art/Theater
6:30 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Theater Talk: 'Menopause The Musical' & 'Side by Side by Sondheim'

On this week's edition of Theater Talk, Gabe and Anthony talk about Menopause The Musical, Side by Side by Sondheim, and the death of Mary Rodgers.

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7:00 am
Fri June 27, 2014

Theater Talk: Henry V, Assassins, and Raisin in the Sun

Theater critic Anthony Chase reviews the Shakespeare in the Park production of "Henry V."

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Theater Talk
5:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Theater Talk: Shakespeare in the Park's Henry V

Theater Critic Anthony Chase and WBFO's Gabe DiMaio preview the Shakespeare in the Park production of Henry V.

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5:00 am
Fri May 2, 2014

Theater Talk: Tovah Feldshuh stars in "Golda's Balcony"

Theater critic Anthony Chase and WBFO's Gabe DiMaio discuss actress Tovah Feldshuh's upcoming performance of "Golda's Balcony" at the 710 Main Street Theater, May 8th through the 11th.

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5:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Theater Talk: A humorous look at a national tragedy

Theater critic Anthony Chase joins WBFO's Gabe DiMaio and reviews "Blanche Survives Katrina in a FEMA Trailer Named Desire."

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5:00 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Theater Talk: 'The Trojan Women' and more

The Trojan Women by Buffalo Public Theatre

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.

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5:00 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Theater Talk: "Once" at Shea's, plus "Stones in His Pockets" and more

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.

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Art/Theater
9:44 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Theater Talk: Chase checks shows in NYC

Friday means it's time to check out what's on stage. WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Theater Talk host Anthony Chase discuss local performances and Chase's recent visit to New York City.

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Art/Theater
4:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Theater Talk: Chase conducts preview on Shaw Festival for WNED program

WBFO'S Theater Talk host Anthony Chase.

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.


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Art/Theater
9:27 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Theater Talk: The Mountaintop, Cyrano and Dai

Dai on stage at Jewish Repertory Theatre/
Credit Photo from Jewish Repertory Theatre

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.


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Art/Theater
6:06 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Theater Talk: Plays with a mystery theme

Theatre of Youth's Nancy Drew.
Credit Photo from Theatre of Youth Website

Mystery is the theme of the latest round of new shows opening at area theaters. 

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri January 24, 2014

Theater Talk: Very Fine Use of a Grenade

Very Fine Use of a Grenade at Road Less Traveled Productions.
Credit Photo from Road Less Traveled Productions Website

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.  

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Theater Talk: A 'Wicked' time at Shea's

Catch great theater action.
Credit WBFO News photo

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.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Theater Talk: Halfway through the local theater season

Buffalo's theater season is at the halfway mark now that we're into the New Year. This week, Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley rundown the highlights so far, with much more to come.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri January 3, 2014

Theater Talk: New shows coming to Buffalo in 2014

As WBFO's Theater Talk begins another New Year, host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley tell us about new shows opening in Buffalo next week.  That includes Wicked at Shea's and Proof at The Kavinoky Theatre

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Art/Theater
9:00 am
Fri December 20, 2013

Theater Talk: Happy Holidays!

WBFO'S Theater Talk host Anthony Chase joins Eileen Buckley in a photo booth at the WBFO/WNED Holiday Egg nog party. Happy Holidays from Theater Talk.
Credit WBFO News photos by Eileen Buckley

Looking for a stocking stuffer? WBFO's Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley talk about a possible theater ticket that is a must-buy.  Chase also explains how Chicago's theater scene runs parallels to Buffalo's theater district.

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Art/Theater
10:47 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Theater Talk: Holiday round up!

Buffalo Public Theatre's The Wizard of Oz
Credit Photo fro Buffalo Public Theatre

This week on Theater Talk, host Anthony Chase and WBFO'S Eileen Buckley offer a conversation about several holiday performances now on stage, including a review of the Buffalo Public Theatre's The Wizard of Oz.

Chase also weighs in with a quick critique of NBC's live performance of The Sound of Music. 


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Art/Theater
8:30 am
Fri December 6, 2013

Theater Talk: Two new theater groups premiere

Cast of La Gringa with the RAÍCES Theatre Company.
Credit Photo from RAÍCES Theatre Company

Two new theater companies are opening in Buffalo. This week on Theater Talk, Anthony Chase discusses the companies and show openings.

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5:00 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Theater Talk: More on 'Clybourne Park' and 'Miracle on South Division Street'

Theater Talk's Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley have more on the Road Less Traveled production of Clybourne Park and Tom Dudzick's Miracle on South Division Street at the Kavinoky Theater.

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5:00 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Theater Talk: "War Horse" and "A Miracle on South Division Street"

The powerful Tony-award winning War Horse is on stage now through Sunday at Shea's Performing Arts Center.  WBFO'S Theater Talk host Anthony Chase and Eileen Buckley discuss the elaborate puppetry and story-line of War Horse

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

Theater Talk: Clybourne Park, Promises Promises, War Horse & more...

WBFO'S Theater Talk co-host Anthony Chase.

Friday brings us our weekly round-up of area theater.  This week, WBFO's Eileen Buckley and Theater Talk host Anthony Chase discuss brand new productions that are opening and will be opening: Clybourne Park, Promises Promises and War Horse.

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Art/Theater
10:15 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Theater Talk: Little Foxes

The Little Foxes is now on stage at the Irish Classical Theater. Theater Talk host Anthony Chase offers a unique back story to the past performances of this play as it is adapted to the stage in Buffalo. Chase, Theater critic for Artvoice, joins WBFO's Eileen Buckley for a weekly round-up of area theater.

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Art/Theater
8:57 am
Fri October 25, 2013

Theater Talk: Ghost at Shea’s & community theater round-up!

"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.

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Theater Talk: What's new on stage?

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.

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Art/Theater
6:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Theater Talk: Who is Tawny Heatherton?

Chita Rivera reaches out to Anthony Chase and fans during her NYC performance.

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

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Art/Theater
5:00 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Theater Talk: Subversive Theatre starts 11th season with an atomic bang

THE LOVE SONG OF J. ROBERT OPPENHEIMER on stage at Subversive Theatre in Buffalo.
Credit Photo from Subversive Theatre's Website

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.

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
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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