Arts/Culture

A little libido for My Fair Lady?

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony review My Fair Lady at the Kavinoky Theatre, plus Mother Ginger at the Alleyway, the HAG Theatre presentation of Strange Light, and Sideman by the Ujima Theatre Company.

Jim and Tony enjoy the Studio Arena's presentation of the Alberta Hunter story.

Buffalo, NY – After a week away, Jim and Tony return with reviews of Cookin' at the Cookery at Studio Arena, Mother Ginger at the Alleyway, The Island at the Kavinoky, and Reservoir (with or without the Dogs).

Jim and Tony discuss several area stage shows, and talk about the health of musical theater.

Buffalo, NY – The Theater Guys talk about musicals, in coonection with the presentation of My Fair Lady at the Kavinoky. Also this week, reviews of Gun Metal Blues, Flower Drum Song, Cooking at the Cookery and Everybody's Ruby.

What do pears have to do with theater in Buffalo?

Buffalo, NY – Jim shares his pears, and talks with Tony about the variety in the theater scene in Buffalo.

Jim and Tony start with a pronunciation lesson, before reviewing two local plays.

Buffalo, NY – This week, reviews of Dinah Was, a Dinah Washington tribute at the Paul Robeson Theatre, and the Buffalo United Artists presentation of Servicemen. Also, Tony saw Sally Field's performance in The Goat.

Alleyway Theatre

Reviews of A Question of Color and Moon River on Buffalo stages.

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony review a successful Curtain Up! festival, they discuss A Question of Color at the Alleyway Theatre, and Tony enjoyed the Broadway presentation of Say Goodnight Gracie, except for a Buffalo joke.

A svelte Santella and Chase the judge peek behind the Curtain (Up)

Buffalo, NY – It's Curtain Up time, the start of the Buffalo theater season. Jim and Tony prepare for the festivities, and review One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Lady Windemere's Fan, and A Streetcar Named Desire.

Jim and Tony get ready for the new Buffalo theater season.

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony get ready for Curtain Up, only a week away in Buffalo's Theater District.

Local theaters are gearing up for the fall, in advance of Sept. 20th Curtain Up! festivities.

Buffalo, NY – What do a mental institution, the New Orleans French Quarter, an English drawing room, and the segregated South have in common? Jim and Tony explain this week, and they discuss some notable musical composers.

What does the AARP have to do with Theatre Talk?

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony ogle over an AARP (Aged Actresses who Really Perform?!) photo spread of some "ladies who (still) lunch", and remember Ethel Merman and those she influenced.

Some last gasps of summer this week on Theatre Talk.

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony discuss the closing days of the summer theater season, with reviews of Bedeviled Chest at the New Phoenix, Godspell at BUA, and Hay Fever at the Shaw Festival.

Jim and Tony discuss the new presentation of Hairspray on Broadway.

Buffalo, NY – A discussion and some music from Hairspray this week.

It's a discussion of Godspell, plus the current Shakespeare and Shaw presentations in the Buffalo Niagara region.

Buffalo, NY – Godspell opens at the Buffalo United Artists Theatre, while A Comedy of Errors continues in Delaware Park and House of Bernarda Alba is on stage at the Shaw Festival.

Jim and Tony talk about airlines, some upcoming honors for Chita Rivera, and a screwball comedy

Buffalo, NY – Tony has been jet-setting again, seeing Chita Rivera in House of Bernarda Alba in California (it's also at the Shaw Festival), and Moon Over Macau at Vassar College.

It's A Comedy of Errors this week (a review of the play, NOT a critique of Theatre Talk!)

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony preview the second half of this year's Shakespeare in Delaware Park presentation, A Comedy of Errors. They also provide a brief history of the Broadway musical, with a few selections from a jazz diva.

Jim and Tony play some Richard Rodgers favorites from The King and I, now playing at Artpark

Buffalo, NY – This year marks Richard Rodgers' 100th birthday, and Jim and Tony pay tribute with some music from The King and I, which is being presented at Artpark in Lewiston.

Jim and Tony talk about their Independence Day family reunions, and Tony tells of his most recent visit to New York

Buffalo, NY – Tony reviews Marian Seldes in Play Yourself in New York, and we get an update on the latest summer offerings from the stages of Western New York.

Jim and Tony honor the memory of Rosemary Clooney, in addition to their weekly reviews

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony remember Rosemary Clooney, who died last week. Also, they review MacBeth at Shakespeare in Delaware Park, plus the latest at Chautauqua and the Shaw Festival Theatre, and Tony hits the road again.

Jim and Tony present a Sondheim retrospective.

Jim and Tony go coast to coast for an appreciation of Stephen Sondheim.

It wouldn't be summer in Buffalo without Shakespeare in Delaware Park, and other seasonal favorites.

Buffalo, NY – Today is the first day of summer, and it's time for a preview of summer theater in Western New York.

Jim and Tony both watched the Tony Awards (one in person), and filed a report.

Buffalo, NY – The 2002 Tony Awards are now history, and Jim and Tony offer their comments and opinions.

Jim and Tony both watched the Tony Awards (one in person), and filed a report.

Buffalo, NY – The 2002 Tony Awards are now history, and Jim and Tony offer their comments and opinions.

Grant Golden reviews The Kathy and Mo Show.

Buffalo, NY – Musicalfare Theatre, in association with the Shea's Performing Arts Center, presents The Kathy and Mo Show. It features two actors portraying 20 characters in one show, starring Lisa Ludwig and Kelli Bocock-Natale. It plays Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 through June 8th at the Smith Theatre, next to Shea's. Click the "listen" icon to hear Grant Golden's review.

Jim and Tony brush up on their Table Manners, and take a look back at the 12th annual Arties awards

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony note the theatrical support of Rosie O'Donnell as she steps down from her television show, and review Table Manners at the Irish Classical Theatre. They also get sentimental over the Arties, and discuss Detective Story at the Shaw Festival Theatre.

Jim and Tony discuss the upcoming season at the Shaw Festival Theatre at Niagara-on-the-Lake

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony tell us what's new at the Shaw Festival Theatre this summer.

Grant Golden reviews the Kavinoky Theatre's final presentation of the year.

Buffalo, NY – Inspired by a series of classes the legendary opera diva Maria Callas conducted at Julliard near the end of her illustrious career, this sparkling, rich, and mercurial play is an illuminating portrait of genius and artistic temperament, gloriously realized in a pyrotechnical display of theater fireworks.

Jim Santella tells why his sides hurt at the Smith Theatre, Tony Chase reviews his luncheon with Barbara Cook, and a look at the Arties

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony review the Kathy and Mo Show at the Smith Theatre, plus Aida at Shea's, Tony's trip to New York for a luncheon in honor of Barbara Cook, and the Arties. Also, they provide a recap of area shows.

Who will take home this year's Tony and Artie awards?

Buffalo, NY – Jim Santella and Anthony Chase preview upcoming theatre awards, including the Tonys from New York and the Arties in Buffalo.

Jim and Tony eat cookies and talk about Jim's recent surgery (oh, and they talk about some theatre too!)

Buffalo, NY – Jim and Tony discuss Jim's recent tummy tuck (or was it eye surgery), plus stage productions of Pete 'n' Keely, Master Class at the Kavinoky and Stuart Little at the Theatre of Youth (TOY).

Grant takes us to the Alleyway Theatre for a world premiere musical.

Buffalo, NY – Theatre Critic Grant Golden reviews "Shadow Serenade," now on stage at the Alleyway Theatre.

Adapted from a Hans Christian Andersen tale, this world premiere musical tells the story of a 19th century photographer who's shadow takes on a life of it's own.

Click the "listen" icon above to hear what Grant had to say about "Shadow Serenade."

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