Upcoming Theater In Western New York

Buffalo Theater: Current & Upcoming Shows

The diversity and abundance of performances, put on by nearly 25 professional theaters, makes it easy to find something to see in and around Buffalo. The MusicalFare Theatre stages new and classic musicals. Torn Space Theatre breaks ground with the avant-garde. At the Alleyway Theatre the work of up-and-coming playwrights are on the marquee.

Shows & Musicals for Every Season

The Theatre of Youth’s plays for young people unfold at a restored movie house in the historic Allentown neighborhood. See productions rooted in African American traditions at the Ujima Theatre Company. In the summertime, join the crowd bringing picnics to sit on the lawn and take in the Bard’s comedies and tragedies at a Shakespeare in Delaware Park performance.

From Contemporary to the Classics

West of the city, the Lancaster Opera House continues a tradition of live entertainment that began in 1897. The Kavinoky Theatre’s restored 1903-recital hall on the D’Youville University campus is an elegant, vintage setting. Baroque grandeur suits the Broadway shows at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, a gilded former movie palace on Main Street. For a more intimate production, consider its neighbor on the block, the Irish Classical Theatre Company. Performances suit any proclivity – from murder mystery comedy to a Stephen King movie-turned-play, a Jane Austen interpretation, golden-era shows like Guys and Dolls and the cutting edge. Let us entertain you.

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Upcoming Shows & Musicals

The Play That Goes Wrong

02/24 – 03/19

Theater

This long-running West End and Off-Broadway smash hit follows the antics of the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society, who are trying…

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The Tempest

02/24 – 02/26

Music

ICTC and the BPO unite once more for a unique theatrical experience. Thought to be one of the last plays…

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Every Brillant Thing

03/03 – 03/19

Theater

$15-$35

By Duncan MacMillan with Jonny DonahoeThis one-man show is a beautiful and unique experience. The Narrator (Kevin Craig, AEA) takes…

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Choir Boy

03/10 – 04/02

Theater

$15-$35

Directed by Karen Saxon”Choir Boy,” is a portrait of male adolescent turmoil within the walls of a prestigious African-American prep…

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Something Rotten

03/10 – 03/26

Theater

$12-$17

Welcome to the Renaissance, where codpieces are the latest fashion trend and the biggest celebrity in England is a playwright…

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I’m Not A Comedian…I’m Lenny Bruce

03/11 – 03/12

Theater

This nationally recognized hit, one man show, chronicles the life and death of the most controversial comedian and undisputed legend…

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Murder on the Orient Express

03/16 – 04/02

Theater

In this timeless murder mystery, a snowdrift stops a train in its tracks at midnight. The next morning, an American…

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Beetlejuice

03/21 – 03/26

Music

He earned his stripes on Broadway now the ghost-with-the-most is coming to Buffalo.It’s showtime! Based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved…

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Theatre in the Village: Dial M for Murder

03/24 – 04/02

Theater

Tony has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He…

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Thurgood

03/31 – 04/16

Theater

After successful productions at Detroit Public Theatre and Chautauqua Theatre Company, Guest Artists Broadway Director Steve H. Broadnax III and…

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Disaster!

04/12 – 05/14

Theater

$50

The 1970s disaster-movie musical spoof that’s side-splittingly hilarious!

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Romance/Romance

04/14 – 04/23

Theater

Sex, love, and money: what happens when you strike the wrong balance between these three? Romance, Romance is a comedic…

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Sweat

04/20 – 05/21

Theater

$10-$45

2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama2017 Tony Award Nomination for Best Play Sweat by Lynne Nottage April 20 – May 21…

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Kragtar! The American Monster Musical

04/21 – 05/13

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An ancient prophecy is coming true just in time for another government shutdown as a Godzilla-esque monster appears, leaving America…

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Network

04/21 – 05/14

Theater

I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.Howard Beale, news anchorman, isn’t pulling in the…

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Rust and Redemption

04/21 – 05/13

Theater

$13-$30

“Rust & Redemption: Requiem for a Buffalo Grunge Band” By J Snodgrass. Directed by Matthew LaChiusa  Featuring: Sarah Emmerling as ‘Silvia” …

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They’re Playing Our Song

04/21 – 05/07

Theater

$25-$37

Teaming America’s premier comedic playwright, Neil Simon, and the composer of A Chorus Line, Marvin Hamlisch, with beloved singer-songwriter, Carole…

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Six

04/25 – 05/07

Music

Divorced, beheaded, died, divorced, beheaded, survived.From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic…

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Barefoot in the Park

04/27 – 05/21

Theater

By: Neil SimonNewlyweds Corie, a free spirit, and Paul Bratter, an uptight lawyer, share a sixth-floor apartment in Greenwich Village.…

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Kinky Boots

05/04 – 05/21

Music

$24-$57

KINKY BOOTS, a joyous musical celebration about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world…

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Cullud Wattah

05/05 – 05/21

Theater

$15-$35

Directed by Curtis LovellIt’s been 936 days since Flint has had clean water. Marion, a third-generation General Motors line worker,…

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Guys and Dolls

05/05 – 05/21

Theater

$12-$17

Considered by many to be “the perfect musical comedy,” Guys and Dolls will have your toes a-tappin’ and your belly…

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Theatre in the Village: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

05/19 – 05/28

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Based on The Comic Strip Peanuts by Charles M. SchulzBook, Music and Lyrics by Clark GesnerThough considered a “good man” by his friends, Charlie…

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tick,tick…BOOM!

05/19 – 06/04

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$15-$35

By Jonathan LarsonJon is a promising composer living in NYC but he’s almost 30 and what has he done? A…

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