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 TRIAL OF TRAYVON MARTIN Subversive Theatre/Manny Fried Playhouse
Gary Earl Ross’ “The Trial of Trayvon Martin” is a: What if? play.
What if: Instead of George Zimmerman killing Trayvon Martin and pleading he was standing his ground, Zimmerman died and Martin was charged with killing the gun-obsessed neighborhood watch stalker?
Apr 14, 2017, 16:52
THE CORRESPONDENTThe New Phoenix Theatre
Let’s put it in one sentence: “The Correspondent” isn’t very good.
Mar 31, 2017, 14:25
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
ENGAGED Royal George Theatre/Shaw Festival
While it’s, at least for now, the United Kingdom, that disguises some major differences between England and Scotland, like the entire legal system.
Jul 9, 2016, 13:46
THE ADVENTURES OF THE BLACK GIRL IN HER SEARCH FOR GOD Court House Theatre/Shaw Festival
George Bernard Shaw attacked organized religion with his novella “The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God” and Lisa Codrington has expanded it for a new play under the aegis of the Shaw Festival, using Shaw’s title.
Jul 8, 2016, 02:13
A CHORUS LINE Festival Theatre/Stratford Festival
In the vast expanse of Stratford’s Festival Theatre before a packed house, “A Chorus Line” kicks off with dash and flash, an amazing 18 minutes of dance.
Jul 1, 2016, 15:57
SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Avon Theatre/Stratford Festival
Since movies started well over a century ago, there is a long tradition of stage shows turning up on the big screen.
There is much less of a tradition of the reverse, movies being turned into stage shows.
Jun 24, 2016, 23:43
ALICE IN WONDERLAND Festival Theatre/Shaw Festival
Director and adapter Peter Hinton keeps his musical version of “Alice in Wonderland” moving quickly, so fast that the weaknesses of the original story by Lewis Carroll don’t show.
May 25, 2016, 14:13