THE OLD SETTLER Paul Robeson Theatre/African American Cultural Center
Bright lights and big city is the old seduction, probably back to when the big city had a few hundred people where the Tigris and the Euphrates joined.
This is set in wartime Harlem, as an older woman, an Old Settler in neighborhood parlance for a spinster, struggles to survive and enjoy life.
May 19, 2017, 13:13
A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE
Martin McDonagh has moved from sad tales of Ireland to sad tales of the U.S., now with his “A Behanding in Spokane” on the ART stage.
This is Sam Shepard country, a loser couple in a dingy hotel somewhere, who are dealing with a guy who has lost one hand.
May 12, 2017, 18:56
Theater is often well-worked cliché.
“Kalamazoo” from Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger is a wonderful example of theatrical opposites attracting.
May 7, 2017, 11:25
THE COUNTRY HOUSE Road Less Traveled Theatre/RLTP Theatre
The Berkshires are one of America’s most scenic and least known tourist attractions, a range of tree-covered and steep mountains along the New York and Massachusetts border, Edith Wharton country.
May 6, 2017, 18:06
THE GREAT GOD PAN Jewish Repertory Theatre/Maxine & Robert Seller Theatre
Life is filled with events we want to remember, forever.
Then, there may be events we want to forget, some to the point we essentially wall off a portion of our brains.
May 4, 2017, 22:31
THE FATHER Kavinoky Theatre
We all get older and we all start wearing out.
And, things can go very bad.
May 3, 2017, 22:40
THE CEMETERY CLUB O'Connell & Company/Park School
This may be spring, with life returning to the trees, the lawns and the flocks of birds.
But, on stage this spring season is that of death and dying, like O’Connell & Company’s well done “The Cemetery Club” about three widows.
May 3, 2017, 20:29
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET MusicalFare Theatre/Daemen College
It’s one of the most ridiculed credits in entertainment: Based on real events.
What’s different about “Million Dollar Quartet” is that it’s based on a recording tape of the real events, December 4, 1956 in the Sun Records studio in Memphis.
Apr 22, 2017, 01:22
The Buffalo Zoo Announces Highest Attendance In Nearly 30 Years
Buffalo N.Y. (February 15, 2017) – After closing the books, the Buffalo Zoo is proud to announce that 538,100 visitors streamed through the admission gates in 2016, which is 52,000 more than in 2015.
With the birth of many new animals, including the first African Lion cubs born in some twenty-five years, the Zoo was a must-see destination in Western New York in 2016. Continued interest in the new Arctic Edge exhibit, better-than-expected weather, and revamped marketing initiatives collectively contributed to the Zoo’s overall attendance. This is the highest attendance for the Zoo since 1987 when visitation reached 545,800.
Feb 15, 2017, 10:55
BOOTLEG BUCHA CHAMPIONS NEW YORK STATE KOMBUCHA BREWERS
Buffalo, N.Y.) -- The future of kombucha production in New York State is bright, thanks to the efforts led by Buffalo-based Bootleg Bucha, the city's first kombucha brewer and distributor. A news release earlier this week from Kombucha Brewers International (KBI), a trade organization, announced an agreement between the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA), New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets and statewide kombucha brewers to allow continued production of kombucha tea across New York. This means, effective immediately, KBI members who were told they couldn’t make kombucha without an SLA license were again able to do so, provided they meet the food safety requirements put forth by the Department of Agriculture and Markets.
Dec 23, 2016, 18:59
THE DANCE OF DEATH Studio Theatre/Shaw Festival
You can count on a few things from the Swedish playwright, depressing story, fantastic characters and social issues.
Aug 16, 2016, 19:13
SWEENEY TODD:The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
As the baker’s assistant slashes the throat of murderous Sweeney Todd, there was applause from a group of seats near me.
Aug 16, 2016, 18:45
MASTER HAROLD...AND THE BOYS Court House Theatre/ Shaw Festival
The fault line of history runs across the Court House Theatre stage.
Unfortunately, that’s also theatrical history.
Aug 13, 2016, 00:13
BREATH OF KINGS: REBELLION AND BREATH OF KINGS: REDEMPTION Tom Patterson Theatre/Stratford Festival
Basically, Graham Abbey left out the slow parts.
The veteran actor, director and theater company founder pieced together four of Shakespeare’s History plays into two blocks of theater.
Jul 20, 2016, 12:25
A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
Oscar Wilde wrote “A Woman of No Importance” in his own time, first on stage in 1893.
For the Shaw Festival production, director Eda Holmes and designer Michael Gianfrancesco moved the play to 1951 and used designs of Cecil Beaton for the lavish costumes of the upper crust women who populate the show.
Jul 9, 2016, 23:53