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It's a sign summer has arrived in Buffalo: the return of Shakespeare in Delaware Park.  After a few seasons since the Shakespeare classic was last seen on the Delaware Park stage, managing director Lisa Ludwig says the decision was made to start the 2018 season with King Lear. Directed by Steve Vaughan, the production runs through July 15.


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Theater Talk observes the passing of Sam Shepard, an American playwright (44 plays!) with a particularly edgy off-Broadway slant, who was also an actor, author, screenwriter, and director.

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In the early hours yesterday, someone broke into a storage trailer holding the sound system for Shakespeare in Delaware Park and took the equipment. By nightfall, the company had somehow scrambled to piece together a borrowed and rented sound system which allowed The Merry Wives of Windsor to start at its scheduled time.


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THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR is presented with whimsy and panache by an all-woman cast at Shakespeare in Delaware Park and is an opportunity to see some mighty fine Buffalo talent assembled on one stage.

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THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR, a comedy by William Shakespeare about the would-be womanizer Sir John Falstaff, presented by Shakespeare in Delaware Park, directed by Eileen Dugan, opened Thursday night starring Pamela Rose Mangus as "Sir John Falstaff." Mangus discussed the unusual role with Theater Talk co-host Peter Hall.


Anthony is back from the west coast having attended The American Theatre Critics Association annual conference where much of the cocktail conversation was about critic Hedy Weiss whose recent reviews in the Chicago Sun Times created controversy.

This Tuesday, Shakespeare in Delaware Park uses their "down time" between shows (The Winter's Tale ends Sunday night, July 17 and The Taming of the Shrew opens on July 28) to "put on a show" with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

THE WINTER'S TALE by Shakespeare, a late comedy/romance is sometimes called one of the "problem plays" because Act I is so dramatic and sad while Act II is miraculous and uplifting. It opened last night at Shakespeare in Delaware Park. And you have only three days to catch DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS with an all star cast who bring their "A game" and oodles of energy to the Lancaster Opera House. Lots of fun.

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When "The Winter's Tale" opens tonight in Delaware Park, spectators will get a glimpse at a new addition for the landmark institution. Managing director Lisa Ludwig says they've replaced the stage which had stood at the bottom of Shakespeare Hill for over two decades.

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A new outdoor theater series is in the works for Western New York, and it’s aimed at building on the success of Buffalo’s already popular Canalside location.


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Don't Americans love a story of the little guy talking truth to power? How about lots of little guys - knee high kids hawking newspapers on the street - striking in 1899 to bring two publishing giants - Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst - to their knees.  The Disney Broadway musical opens Tuesday at Shea's.

SISTERS OF SWING: THE ANDREWS SISTERS MUSICAL opened this week and runs through August 9th at Musicalfare Theatre, 4380 Main St., located on the Daemen College campus in Amherst.  And Musicalfare's Randall Kramer takes his talents on the road to Lewiston, presenting PETER PAN, the Broadway musical based on the play by J.M. Barrie, opening at Artpark on July 30th.

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Some much needed improvements are in store for Shakespeare in Delaware Park.


WBFO's Mark Scott joins critic Anthony Chase on this week's Theater Talk.  They remember actress Eileen Brennan, who died this week at the age of 80. 

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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.

One of the mainstays of the local theater community is being remembered with the establishment of a foundation in his name.

The Neil E. Garvey Foundation for the Arts will focus its fundraising efforts to support the many theater companies with which Garvey performed over the years.

The first of those fundraisers, the "Midsummer Night's Picnic," takes place at 5pm Thursday at the Marcy Casino in Delaware Park.

A summer  mainstay at Shakespeare at Delaware Park, Neil Garvey died in February.