Share this article

print logo
Gusto

Betsy Carmichael was born out of crisis. In 2015, as O'Connell and Company prepared to stage "The Queen of Bingo," they received a cease-and-desist letter from the show's authors, who objected to the fact the company planned to cast two men in roles meant to be played by women. On the fly, instead of canceling the show, Buffalo performer and writer Joey Bucheker got …

Featured

“Love, Loss and What I Wore” is a theatrical narrative in the vein of “Sex and the City” or “Girls,” except everyone keeps her clothes on and we never see the guys, we just hear about them.There’s sex talk, and mother talk, and wife and ex-wife and more ex-wife talk, and it all centers on what the women were wearing, rather than what they weren’t.This kind of show is made …

Featured

There’s great volume in silence, freedom in the void. When all you can hear is the faint whisper of an action, a wisp of movement, a breath of hope, all seems clear, and all seems possible. Such esotericism is bold for a piece of art, where the artist’s own points are on the cutting room floor, left there so the audience may flourish. Such a premise is downright unheard of…

Featured

Composer Jason Robert Brown made his professional debut just 20 years ago with the off-Broadway staging of “Songs for a New World,” but based on his career’s industry, critical and audience acclaim, you would think he was a veteran. “Songs for a New World” is a classic by now – an abstract exploration of life’s turning points, the decisions that make or break our futures.…

Featured

Here’s a good way to kick off the theater season: Anne Gayley! Anne Gayley! Anne Gayley! Anne Gayley, the one and only, is a force to be reckoned with. Her performance in “Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks,” which opened O’Connell & Company’s season Thursday night, is so good, you’ll want to return just to confirm if it wasn’t a mirage. The oft-described “First Lady of …