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College Basketball Viewing Party. 10 a.m. Buffalo Iron Works, 49 Illinois St. 200-1893. buffaloironworks.com. $5. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." 7 p.m. Riviera Theatre, 67 Webster St., North Tonawanda. 692-2413. rivieratheatre.org. $3. “A View from the Bridge.” 7:30 p.m. Kavinoky Theatre, 320 Porter Ave. 829-7668. Kavinokytheatre.com. $38-$42. Read Colin Dabk…

Fans of screen to stage adaptations will find plenty to like about the 2017-18 season at Shea's Performing Arts Center. And then they will have a chance to witness the biggest Broadway hit in a quarter-century when "Hamilton" comes to Buffalo. In unveiling its 2017-18 season Tuesday, Shea’s announced that the touring version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s magnum opus wi…

No Buffalo actor inspires more cult-like devotion than Jimmy Janowski. The Buffalo United Artists veteran, best known for his wildly campy portrayals of stars and starlets from theater and cinema history, earns entrance applause anytime he walks onstage. Usually, the more outrageous the costume, the louder the applause. So Buffalo theatergoers should get their earplu…

While the play isn’t what would technically be classified as Theater of the Absurd, it is the absurdity of its situation that makes “The Underpants” so entertaining. Of course, the absurdity may go without saying, considering the silly, not-quite-racy title and the playwright’s name underneath it: Steve Martin. The pedigree becomes even more revealing by noting …

Some of the best arguments in American drama are drug-fueled. Picture George and Martha, blind drunk, stinging each other like caged scorpions in Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” Think of Bobby Gould and Charlie Fox, locked in a cocaine-addled battle of wits in David Mamet’s “Speed-the-Plow.” Remember that young couple you hurried past o…

Several years ago, Dublin-born playwright Bryan Delaney faced a conundrum common to members of his profession: He had a play to write, but no ideas. So he sat silently at his desk in the coachman's cottage of a 16th century castle in County Carlow and waited for inspiration to strike. It came in flickers and fragments. First, the image of a house being overta…

"The Edgar Allan Poe Show." 2 p.m. Ghostlight Theatre, 170 Schenck St., North Tonawanda. Starry Night Theatre production of  Poe's tales include "The Black Cat," "The Tell-Tale Heart," "The Raven" and "Masque of the Red." 743-1614. starrynighttheatre.com. $13-$15. "Sophisticated Ladies." 2 p.m. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst. MusicalFare production of…

It would be difficult to watch Arthur Miller’s 1955 play “A View from the Bridge” without thinking about the debate now raging over illegal immigration. But just in case you haven’t been paying attention, Robert Waterhouse’s production of Miller’s dark American fable is here to shine a glaring flashlight on the connections between the suspicion-addled Amer…

Great American Ghost & Bungler. 6:30 p.m. Studio @ Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. Boston hardcore band. 853-5483 waitingroombuffalo.com. $10-$13 The Griswolds. 7 p.m.Waiting Room, 334 Delaware Ave. Australian indie rock quartet. 853-5483. waitingroombuffalo.com. $15-$18 "Sophisticated Ladies." 7:30 p.m. MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst. MusicalFare p…

"The Collection." 6:30 p.m. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. Torn Space Theater production of Harold Pinter’s work. Adam Mickiewicz Dramatic Circle, 612 Fillmore Ave. 847-0839. buildingalibrary.wordpress.com. $75-$125. (fundraising performance) Big Wreck. 7 p.m. Town Ballroom, 681 Main St. Boston-based alternative rock act. 852-3900. townballroom.c…

If you’re an inveterate vintage movie watcher or merely an insomniac, you’ve probably discovered on all-night television a 1943 classic comedy titled “Here Comes Mr. Jordan,” starring Hollywood legends Don Ameche, Gene Tierney and Charles Coburn. Preposterous, sappy, giggle-filled story, larger-than-life characters, a paean to being true to yourself and the pursuit…

A climate of fear, distrust and burgeoning violence permeates Arthur Miller's 1956 play "A View From the Bridge," which takes a withering look at the lives of Italian immigrants in 1950s Brooklyn. A Kavinoky Theatre production of the show, which received a powerful airing from the Subversive Theatre Collective in 2014, opens March 3 in the Kavinoky Theatre (320 Porte…

10th Annual Mardi Gras Jam. 12 p.m. Sportsmen's Tavern, 326 Amherst St. A matinee show featuring zydeco and brass music. 874-7734. sportsmensbuffalo.com. $15. "After the Revolution." 2 p.m. Jewish Repertory Theatre, 2640 North Forest Road, Amherst.The story of promising lawyer Emma Joseph who proudly carries the torch of her family. 688-4033. jewishrepertorytheatre.c…