The Artie Awards (Buffalo's version of Broadway's Tony Awards) are important in recognizing outstanding work, but if theater people are anything, they are are people who need people. Yet, because of schedules the WNED|WBFO Artie Awards is the one night of the year when everybody can party. And if they can't kiss-kiss, hug-hug, squeeze one more into a selfie, then we'll wait until they can!
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In the meantime, keep checking in with your favorite theaters' websites, where virtual performances are getting more and more technically savvy and entertaining. That includes The Alleyway Theatre with their 11 am "Sun.d.ay Brunch" series; MusicalFare Theatre with some cabarets; O'Connell & Company with Thursday night readings; and Shawfest which has produced two excellent cabarets so far.