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Graycliff Estate opens for the season Tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6472 Old Lake Shore Road, Derby. Basic tours are $18 for adults, $12 for students and free for members. Each basic tour lasts 75 minutes. Frank Lloyd Wright's Graycliff Estate, constructed in the 1920s for the family of Buffalo businessman Darwin D. Martin, was supposed to be a simple, lakeside cotta…

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You can't quite restage the sexism out of "The Phantom of the Opera," but you can certainly distract us from it with retina-burning pyrotechnics. That's pretty much the gist of Laurence Connor's darkened, coarsened and reshuffled version of "Phantom" that opened Friday night in Shea's Performing Arts Center to an adoring crowd. It was, true to its promise, as gaudy and …

Festivals

1) "Phantom of the Opera," 8 p.m. April 27, 2 and 8 p.m. April 28, 2 and 7 p.m. April 29 in Shea's Buffalo Theatre (646 Main St.). Limited tickets remain for several of the scheduled slots, with prices ranging from $37 to well over $100. The play runs through May 6. Commentary: Reading through the various takes of Buffalo theater members in regard to "Phantom" is amusin…

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Theater people have opinions on "The Phantom of the Opera." They are not shy about sharing them. Few musicals in the history of the form have produced such polarized reactions from musical-lovers, whose takes on the 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber classic tend to fall into one of two camps: "BEST SHOW EVER" or "CRIME AGAINST HUMANITY." As "Phantom" makes its way to Buffa…

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Today's the day that the Buffalo Infringement Festival really starts heating up. The schedule features more than 50 separate shows, many with multiple performers. If you can't find something to like in today's absurdly diverse schedule, online at Infringebuffalo.org, it's probably time to check that pulse. Here's my list of enticing picks for today: 1) Open Busking, 12 to…

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After lurking in Western New York’s theatrical wings for 12 years, “The Phantom” is back in town. And someone needs to give the guy a Xanax.A refreshed tour of one of the most popular musicals of all time, “Phantom of the Opera, featuring one of the more neurotic Phantoms ever to skulk his way through Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spectacle-laden…