Theater Talk: More B'way news and Love's Labour's are not lost on appreciative crowds in the park

Aug 9, 2019

Broadway dimmed its fabled lights in honor of Harold "Hal" Prince who earned 21 Tony Awards in his career and was involved with so many iconic musicals starting with THE PAJAMA GAME and WEST SIDE STORY, FIDDLER, CABARET, and more, who passed away at the age of 91. And, while in NYC, Anthony took in two "hot tickets" - MOULIN ROUGE and FAIRVIEW. Locally, LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST continues to delight audiences in Delaware Park. 

"The Nine Worthies" is the comic play-within-a-play at Shakespeare in Delaware Park's production of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST through August 18.
Credit Love's Labour's Lost Facebook page


LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST, comedy by William Shakespeare presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Steve Vaughan, starring Ben Caldwell, Darryl Semira, Lucas Lloyd, David Wysocki, Rebecca Elkin, Marissa Biondolillo, Gretchen Martino, Jamie Nablo, Nathanial W.C. Higgins, Tom Loughlin, Larry Smith, Charles Wahl, Nicholas Lama, Peter Horn, Melissa Leventhal, Jay Wollin.  Through Aug 18, Tue-Sun at 7:15, Shakespeare Hill in Delaware Park (856-4533).


FEAST, original site-inspired spectacle presented by Torn Space Theater written & directed by Dan Shanahan and Melissa Meola. Aug 9-18, Fri-Sun, doors open at 6:30, performance at 7. Silo City, 100 Silo City Row (768-1109).

LOST IN YONKERS, play by Neil Simon presented by Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, directed by Lisa Ludwig, starring, Ellen Horst, Diane DiBernardo, Elliot Fox, Ayden Herreid, Timothy Whipple, Kevin Nagel, Kelly Cammarata. Through Sep 29, Thu & Sat, dinner at 6, show at 7:30; Sun, dinner at 1, show at 2:30. Bobby J’s Italian American Grille, 204 Como Park Blvd., Cheektowaga (395-3207).

THE SOMEWHAT TRUE TALE OF ROBIN HOOD by Mary Lynn Dobson, presented by Aurora Players Theatre in Hamlin Park, directed by Justyne Harris, starring Rick Lattimer. Aug 17 & 18, Sat & Sun at 7. Hamlin Park, East Aurora. Free, outdoor event, weather cancellations posted on Aurora Players Facebook page


FIRST DATE, musical by Winsberg, Zachary & Weiner directed by Doug Weyand, starring Dudney Joseph, Jr., Dominique Kempf, Kevin Kennedy, Michele Marie Roberts, Marc Sacco. Through Aug 11, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3:30 & 7:30, Sun at 2. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, comedy by Richard Bean presented by Chautauqua Theater Company, directed by Andrew Borba. Through Aug 11. Bratton Theater, Chautauqua Institution (357-6437).

AT THE SHAW FESTIVAL 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada 905-468-2172 / 1-800-511-7429

BRIGADOON, a musical, by Lerner and Loewe, at the Festival Theatre, through October 13

GETTING MARRIED, a comedy by George Bernard Shaw, at the Shaw's Royal George Theatre, through October 13.

ROPE, a thriller by Patrick Hamilton (after Hitchcock) at The Royal George Theatre, through October 12

THE HORSE AND HIS BOY, adapted from C.S. Lewis's Narnia books by Anna Chatterton, at the Festival Theatre, through June 26

THE LADYKILLERS, by Graham Linehan, at the Festival Theatre, through October 12

THE RUSSIAN PLAY, by Hannah Moscovitch, a "Lunchtime One-Act" at the Royal George Theatre, though October 12

SEX, by Mae West, at the Jackie Maxwell Theatre, through October 13

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, by Tennessee Williams, at the Jackie Maxell Theatre, through October 12

VICTORY, by Howard Barker, at the Jackie Maxwell Theatre, through October 12

MAN AND SUPERMAN, by George Bernard Shaw, at Festival Theatre, August 17 through October 5.

AT THE STRATFORD FESTIVAL, Stratford, ON 1-800-567-1600 see listings by venue below:


OTHELLO by William Shakespeare through October 27  

BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL by Lee Hall and Elton John extended through November 10

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by William Shakespeare through October 26

THE FRONT PAGE by Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur adapted by Michael Healey through October 25


PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward through October 26 

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken through November 2 

THE NEVERENDING STORY based upon the novel by Michael Ende, adapted by David S. Craig through November 3 

THE CRUCIBLE by Arthur Miller through October 25


HENRY VIII by William Shakespeare extended through October 27

MOTHER'S DAUGHTER by Kate Hennig through October 13

NATHAN THE WISE by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing in a version by Edward Kemp extended through October 19 

BIRDS OF A KIND by Wajdi Mouawd through October 13

Listings adapted from Javier Bustillos