BITCH Paul Robeson Theatre/African American Cultural Center
Plays are written about many things.
Dara Martindale and Kim Williams may have written the first about a controversial word.
Nov 22, 2014, 00:21
JOURNEY'S END Kavinoky Theatre
The talent pool of people in local theater occasionally gives forth some truly interesting results.
Nov 20, 2014, 12:39
AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' MusicalFare Theatre
American music changed in the period around World War I, as that jambalaya of sound filtered out of New Orleans, especially when the military shut down Storyville’s red light district and musicians like Louis Armstrong headed North.
Nov 19, 2014, 12:08
LOMBARDI MusicalFare/710 Main Theatre
In Eric Simonson’s entertaining “Lombardi,” the famed football coach is seen as a man with a volcanic temper, sometimes real and sometimes feigned.
Nov 15, 2014, 15:17
DEATH OF A SALESMAN Andrews Theatre/Irish Classical Theatre Company
Not only is Arthur Miller’s “Death of a Salesman” a thoroughly depressing play but it’s an even more depressing script when it’s getting a fine production from the Irish Classical Theatre Company, with a wonderful performance from John Fredo as Willy Loman.
Nov 14, 2014, 14:48
THE HOMOSEXUALS Buffalo United Artists/Alleyway Theatre
There’s really nothing like friendship, the kind of friends who are there for you when you really screw up or when that long-term relationship crashes and burns and your friends wonder: How could he have screwed that up so badly?
Those are the friends of Philip Dawkins’ “The Homosexuals.”
Nov 8, 2014, 15:01
THE CRUCIBLE American Repertory Theatre of WNY/16 Linwood
An inextricably locked church and state, a gullible population and teens.
In the end, people died because the Massachusetts Bay Colony government and its people shared the belief in witches and the official power to kill.
Nov 7, 2014, 17:27
TRAVELER ADVISORY - Lane Restrictions Affecting US inbound traffic from Canada
The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that lane restrictions are scheduled to begin on Monday November 3, at the US plaza of the Peace Bridge in the city of Buffalo, Erie County. These lane restrictions will affect US-bound and Canadabound traffic.
Oct 28, 2014, 15:28
THE CHILDREN'S HOUR Buffalo Public Theatre in residence at The New Phoenix Theatre
Mary Tilford has to be one of the earliest evil children in modern popular culture.
A psychotic and flexible child, she ruins lives and leads to a suicide in Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour,” a classic look at homophobia in a different and similar time.
Oct 25, 2014, 16:06
OLD JEWS TELLING JOKES Jewsish Repertory Theatre/Maxine and Robert Sellter Theatre
Director and impresario (and actor) Saul Elkin is right, while the show is called “Old Jews Telling Jokes,” it might well be renamed “Old Jews Telling Old Jokes.”
The show at the Jewish Rep is funny, entertaining and a must-see.
Oct 24, 2014, 18:00
Buffalo City Mission launches $2.3 million "One Mission, One Hope" 2014 Fall Campaign
BUFFALO, NEW YORK—The Buffalo City Mission today kicked off its annual "One Mission, One Hope" fall campaign by setting a goal of $2.3 million for 2014, to help raise critical funds necessary to sustain programs and services for the region’s homeless. This year alone, the Mission saw an increase in the number of individuals receiving assistance by 36 percent.
“Each year, we ask the communities help in providing the Mission with critical funds needed to serve thousands of men, women and children who come through our doors for food, shelter and clothing,” said Buffalo City Mission Executive Director Stuart Harper. “This year alone, we provided over 215,000 meals (a 13 percent increase from 2013) and over 85,000 safe night’s sleep (a 17 percent increase from 2013) for our community.”
Today, the Buffalo City Mission is an organization doing more than just providing food, clothing and shelter.
Oct 21, 2014, 11:42
Statewide County Conference Draws Hundreds to Erie County
Next week, over 600 local leaders from across New York will convene in Buffalo for the Fall Seminar and Annual Meeting of the New York State Association of Countie (NYSAC). County delegates will adopt a series of policy resolutions, shape the association’s federal, state and local priorities, and attend leadership and education sessions over the three day conference.
Sep 18, 2014, 16:30
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
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