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Last Updated: Sep 17th, 2014 - 12:15:00 



MusicalFare has a hit on its hands (or feet) with “The Drowsy Chaperone” and a starring role for a guy who has been mostly a spear carrier in local theater for years.
That’s Eric Rawski whose role carries the unusual title “The Man in the Chair.”

Sep 17, 2014, 12:10

Press Releases
Buffalo Zoo Reports Illness of Elephant
Buffalo, N.Y. (Sept. 15, 2014) – The Buffalo Zoo is sad to announce that Jothi, one of its two Asian elephants, is ill.

Nearly 18 months ago, she was diagnosed with neurologic disease that has been confirmed to be chronic. In Jothi’s case, this condition is characterized by periodic hemi-seizures which affect half of her body. The elephants may be off exhibit temporarily while she is being cared for.

Sep 15, 2014, 16:43

Press Releases
Buffalo Zoo Receives Awards for Educational Programming Buffalo,
Buffalo, N.Y. (Aug. 22, 2014) – The Buffalo Zoo received a Pinnacle Award, the highest award from the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC) for its distance learning programs.

The CILC Pinnacle award is presented annually to organizations delivering outstanding interactive videoconferencing programs for grades K-12. Recipients are chosen based on teacher evaluations submitted through the CILC Web site.

Aug 22, 2014, 15:47

JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK Shaw Festival/Royal George Theatre

The enduring symbol of Sean O’Casey’s “Juno and the Paycock” is Juno Boyle (Mary Haney), alone on stage at the end announcing she will survive.

Aug 8, 2014, 16:23

Press Releases
Locally owned and operated family business, celebrates its 100th year in Buffalo, New York.
Instant Products Company, Inc., manufacturers of Life O’ Wood Furniture Polish, is pleased to announce that their, family owned and operated business, is turning 100 years old this year! Formulated by a chemist a century ago, the secret family recipe of Life O’ Wood Furniture Polish has, for the most part, remained unchanged. All of their ingredients, supplies, and materials are even made in America. The glass bottles are still hand labeled with a paint brush and a cup of glue, when the production manager is not adding and mixing the ingredients in the 180 gallon vat during the five hour manufacturing process. After the polish is made and sets for the night; the labeled bottles are then hand filled with the help of a gravity weighted, one nozzle-filling machine. This of course is followed by the hand tightening of each cap before they are placed in a box, stacked and sealed for shipping. A monotonous and tedious job, maybe, but to Melanie Hachten, the sole person in charge of manufacturing, she likes to think she is giving each bottle the personal attention the customer deserves.
Aug 4, 2014, 00:23

THE MOUNTAINTOP Shaw Festival/Studio Theatre
In every great man or woman, there is the clash of humanity and reality.
Katori Hall’s “The Mountaintop” is a look at Martin Luther King Jr. (Kevin Hanchard) in the final hours before he was gunned down in a seedy hotel in Memphis.

Aug 2, 2014, 16:29

POSEIDON: AN UPSIDE DOWN MUSICAL Buffalo United Artists/Alleyway Theatre
It’s summer camp time for Buffalo United Artists and I don’t mean the kids’ acting camp BUA runs.
Instead, it’s a stage musical version of “The Poseidon Adventure,” the classic disaster film best remembered for Shelley Winters’ performance.

Aug 2, 2014, 00:42

THE SEA Court House Theatre/Shaw Festival
Edward Bond’s “The Sea” is an amazing mix of science fiction, social criticism and madness.
It’s set in those last, gloriously sunny days of 1907 Edwardian England.

Jul 25, 2014, 13:35

A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR Shaw Festival/Court House Theatre
Tennessee Williams based “The Glass Menagerie” on a short story he had written and a movie script he had also written under the name of “The Gentleman Caller.”
He could have used that name for another St. Louis-based play, the one-act “A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur.”

Jul 16, 2014, 02:14

Stephen Sondheim is one of the towering figures of the American musical theater.
Jul 15, 2014, 12:37

Politician Press Releases
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a major outreach project between the Department of Labor and more than 100 regional chambers of commerce throughout New York State as part of strategic approach to provide free services and help businesses access capital incentives, grow their workforce and manage their operations. Combined, the chambers of commerce will relay the no-cost business support services to over 50,000 businesses across the state.

"By partnering with more than 100 chambers of commerce, we are increasing the spotlight on the many ways that the state can help businesses thrive," Governor Cuomo said. "From managing day-to-day operations to finding the right employees, our administration offers a variety of services that can open doors to a more competitive future for any company. I am proud that the state is partnering with these regional organizations and I encourage all business leaders to explore how New York can help them grow."

The State Department of Labor and Empire State Development are partnering with businesses to tailor services for them in each region of the state. Since February, the Department of Labor has completed a series of more than 60 meetings with more than 100 chambers of commerce to outline the benefits of using the state’s no-cost services for businesses. A complete list of services can be found below.

Jul 1, 2014, 13:40

WHEN WE ARE MARRIED Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
There is an alternative to getting a divorce.
What if you were never married at all and learned about it after years of marriage and family and career?
That’s what J.B. Priestley’s “When We Are Married” is about, three obnoxious couples who discover the minister who married them wasn’t legally equipped to do it.

Jun 18, 2014, 02:34

THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
“The rich are different” is the quote constantly and inaccurately taken from Ernest Hemingway, that they have more money.
It’s one of the great mysteries of American cultural history that in the worst of times in the Great Depression, popular culture focused on the rich.

Jun 18, 2014, 02:15

KING LEAR Festival Theatre/Stratford Festival
Every generation gets its “King Lear,” reflecting the times and the place.
It can also reflect the technology of the day, with Stratford’s production showing what can be done with modern sound and lighting on an extremely bare stage.

Jun 13, 2014, 03:20

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN Tom Patterson Theatre/Stratford Festival
For 30 years, four centuries ago, Western Europe tore itself apart in a struggle over religion.
In the end, people tired and Europe began the long and jagged path toward mass secularism, with most people deciding they might be religious but the cost of forcing others onto the same path was too high.

Jun 12, 2014, 12:51

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