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Buffalo United Artists (BUA) is a self-supporting collective of professional theater artists working to present provocative and relevant work that examines the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer experience. They aspire to present theater that entertains, enlightens, and captures the imagination.

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November, 2017

Buffalo United Artists proudly presents "STRAIGHT" as part of its 25th anniversary season

Buffalo United Artists proudly presents
Straight is a provocative new play that deals with fidelity, sexuality, and identity in "post-Equality" America. Funny, sad, sexy, and surprising, this three-character play takes a hard look at the moral complex of a generation that prides itself on the pretense of acceptance. Straight is written by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola (*). The play is directed by Javier Bustillos and stars Michael Seitz, Adam Hayes, Cassie Gorniewicz. It runs at Buffalo United Starts at Alleyway Theatre - Main Stage, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo NY from October 13 to November 4 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM. Tickets are $25.00 general admission, $23.00 for seniors, $20.00 for members, $15.00 for students. For more info, call the box office at (716) 886-9239 or visit Buffalo United Arts online at www.buffalobua.org.
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September, 2017

Caitlin Coleman stars in "Sons and Lovers," the new comedy by Donna Hoke at Buffalo United Artists Sep 15-30

Caitlin Coleman stars in
Sons & Lovers is a brand new comedy by Donna Hoke and will run at Buffalo United Artists' Main Street Cabaret at Alleyway Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo NY Setpember 15-30. The play is directed by Todd Fuller, and stars Caitlin Baeumler Coleman, Steve Brachmann, A. Peter Snodgrass and Dave Granville. As long as Ellen doesn't openly acknowledge that husband Butch is a cheater or son Bill is gay, they're just... not. As long as Bill doesn't introduce Marq to his mother, he can avoid commitment. It takes fantasy, farce, and one fabulous makeover before the truth flies free, and mother and son discover just how much they have in common. BUA Members receive 2-4-1 on September 16, 22, and 23. No discounts or specials on September 15 Curtain Up! performance. Tickets are $25.00 general admission - $23.00 for seniors, $20.00 for members - $15.00 for students.Reserve by e-mail to BuffaloBUA@gmail.com
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July, 2017

Buffalo United Artists proudly presents the return of Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA

Buffalo United Artists proudly presents the return of Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA
Buffalo United Artists presents the retun of Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA, for 6 shows only. The turbulent life of Cleopatra, Queen of the Nile, is told, viewed through the outrageous comic lens of master parodist Charles Busch.  Evoking both 1930's Hollywood epics and the grand 19th Century romantic theatre of Sarah Bernhardt, this version of the life of the ill-fated Egyptian Queen takes her from her teenage seduction of the Roman leader Julius Caesar through her volatile tragic romance with Marc Antony and to her ultimate death.  Charles Busch's Cleopatra has echoes of the many great stars that have played her on stage and on film, such as Claudette Colbert, Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh and several who thankfully didn't, including Jean Harlow, Barbara Stanwyck and Mae West. Charles Busch's CLEOPATRA is directed by Todd Warfield and stars Jimmy Janowski, Bebe Bvlgari, Maria Droz, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Adam Hayes, Guy Tomassi, and Michael Seitz. Performances are Saturday, July 8th at 8:00 p.m., Sunday, July 9th at 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 14th at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, July 15th at 4:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, July 16th at 7:00 p.m. at Alleyway Theatre – Main Stage, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo NY. Tickets are $25.00 general admission, $23.00 for seniors, $20.00 for members, $15.00 for students.. To make reservations or for more info, call\ (716) 886-9239     
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February, 2017

Buffalo United Artists proudly presents 'STEVE' to celebrate its 25th anniversary

Buffalo United Artists proudly presents 'STEVE' to celebrate its 25th anniversary
As Steven, a failed Broadway chorus boy turned stay-at-home dad, celebrates yet another birthday, he finds himself filled with fear and uncertainty. Is his partner of 16 years, Stephen, cheating on him? Is his best friend really dying? And what, exactly, has he done with his life? A portrait of a group of longtime, theater-loving friends as they navigate the many facets of midlife and mortality, Mark Gerrard's STEVE is a biting and bittersweet comedy about relationships and the unavoidable consequences of aging and the passage of time. The play is directed by Jessica K. Rasp and stars Zachary Bellus, Caitlin Coleman, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, David Granville, Eric Rawski, Michael Seitz. STEVE runs January 20th – February 11th , on Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. at Buffalo United Artists, Alleyway Theatre – Main Stage, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo NY. Tickets are $25.00 general admission, $23.00 for seniors, $20.00 for members, $15.00 for students. For reservations or more info, call the box office at (716) 886-9239.
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November, 2016

Buffalo United Artists proudly presents Christmas in July, a world premiere comedy

Buffalo United Artists proudly presents Christmas in July, a world premiere comedy
Five guys, mostly unknown to one another, rent rooms in one cabin at a gay camp resort for "Christmas In July" weekend, each one looking for something different, none sure what he might find. Over three days they develop close bonds that could only exist when everyone is going home to a different life - sharing secrets, insecurities, and aspirations they do not want to face in their day to day lives while celebrating all the joys of the holiday season in the summer heat. Christmas in July was written by Matthew Crehan Higgins. It is directed by Lisa Ludwig and stars Kevin Craig, Kurt Erb, Matthew Crehan Higgins, Marc Sacco, Michael Seitz. The play runs October 14th – November 5th, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.at Alleyway Theatre – Main Stage, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo NY. Tickets are $25.00 general admission, $23.00 for seniors, $20.00 for members, $15.00 for students. The box office is (716) 886-9239.  Buffalo United Artists is a self-supporting collective of professional theater artists working to present provocative and relevant work that examines the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer experience.
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Buffalo United Artists, Brazen-Faced Varlet's to present A Midsummer Dyke's Dream by Shawn P. Northrip

Buffalo United Artists, Brazen-Faced Varlet's to present A Midsummer Dyke's Dream by Shawn P. Northrip
Buffalo United Artists and Brazen-Faced Varlets will present A Midsummer Dyke's Dream written by Shawn P. Northrip, direction by Lara D. Haberberger on ​November 18 - December 10, ​Fridays and Saturdays​​ at 8pm at Alleyway Theatre Main Street Cabaret Theatre, 1 Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY 14202. ​Four actors will portray over 16 characters in this comedic retelling of the Bard's classic tale of lovers, fairies, and a donkey. This is part of the 400 year celebration of Shakespeare's death along with the tenth anniversary of the Brazen-Faced Varlets. Shawn Northrip wrote the Varlets' inaugural show, Ramona and Juliet. The play features Heather Fangsrud, Jennifer Gembka, Lara D. Haberberger, and Stefanie Warnick. Tickets $25 at the door or reserve at BuffaloBUA@gmail.com
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October, 2016

Buffalo United Artists & Ujima Company present The Submission by Jeff Talbott Sep 16-Oct 2

Buffalo United Artists & Ujima Company present The Submission by Jeff Talbott Sep 16-Oct 2
Buffalo United Artists and Ujima Company are opening the 2016-17 theater season with The Submission by Jeff Talbott - a timely and compelling look at race, gender, identity, and ambition.
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July, 2016

Buffalo United Artists presents It's Only A Play by Terrence McNally!

Buffalo United Artists presents It's Only A Play by Terrence McNally!
It's Only a Play runs at Buffalo United Artists July 23-Aug 14. It's opening night for a new Broadway play called The Golden Egg, and wealthy producer Julia Budder is throwing a lavish party in her Manhattan townhouse where all of New York show biz elite has gathered. Downstairs, the celebrity guests are pouring in. But the real action is upstairs in the bedroom-where a group of insiders eagerly await the opening night reviews. It's a celebration of theater at its best, and theater people behaving their not-so-best. It's Only a Play was one of the biggest hits Broadway has seen in years.
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May, 2016

BUA Mondays New Play Series Concludes Monday April 25 With James Marzo's Emile and Benny

BUA Mondays New Play Series Concludes Monday April 25 With James Marzo's Emile and Benny
From Buffalo United Artists: On Monday, April 25 at 7:00 in the Alleyway's Main Street Cabaret (672 Main Street, Buffalo, NY), we will have a reading of Emile and Benny by James Marzo. The reading feature Tyler Brown, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Preach Freedom, Becky Globus, Corey Grant, Shabar Shabazz Rouse, and Brandon Williamson with stage management by Carly Weiser and direction by Christopher Standart.
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April, 2016

Buffalo United Artists proudly presents a reading of Hoarding Hope on March 29

Buffalo United Artists proudly presents a reading of Hoarding Hope on March 29
Hoarding Hope is a story based on actual events that occurred in the early days of the fight against AIDS, through the eyes of a nurse and caregiver that worked on the front lines. Fae, a woman who bore witness to the most compassionate and also most atrocious events of this time, shares her story. Hoarding Hope is a part of a series of new plays by local playwrights, addressing LGBT issues. The series will continue on April 11th with Open and Shut by Donna Hoke. It will conclude on April 25th with Emile and Benny by James Marzo. The one night reading is being presented by Buffalo United Artists and stars Kerrykate Abel-Smith and Timothy Patrick Finegan and will be presented at the Alleyway Theatre's Main Street Cabaret at 672 Main St, Buffalo NYon Monday, March 29 at 7 PM. Admission is free. For any questions, call (716) 886-9239.
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Playwright Terrence McNally to Visit Buffalo

Playwright Terrence McNally to Visit Buffalo

Terrence McNally, four-time Tony Award-winning playwright, will visit Buffalo on April 1 and 2, 2016 as a guest of Buffalo United Artists (BUA), the Dramatists Guild Fund, the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural Historic Site, and Just Buffalo Literary Center. During his stay, the celebrated author will participate in two events to support theater in Western New York: a fundraising reading for BUA at the Theodore Roosevelt Site on Friday, April 1, 2016, at 6 p.m.; and a free master class supported by the Dramatists Guild Fund at Buffalo State College on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11 a.m.

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February, 2016

BUA proudly presents 'BUA Sings!," A countdown to our 25th Birthday

BUA proudly presents 'BUA Sings!,
Founded by Executive Producer Javier Bustillos, Buffalo United Artists (BUA) opened its first show on January 2nd 1992. The musical revue A…My Name is Alice opened at the Franklin Street Theatre on a very cold winter night and became one of the biggest hits in Buffalo history. After performing in different venues all over town, and most recently in two regular spaces, BUA is in residence at the Alleyway Theatre complex. This January, 2016, marks our 24th birthday and we are kicking off the countdown to our 25th in January 2017! BUA Sings! is an evening of songs from selected musicals presented by BUA over the past years . It is hosted by Jimmy Janowski & Kerrykate Abel. Musical direction by Chuck Basil and stars David Butler, Bobby Cooke, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Matthew Crehan Higgins, Chris Kelly, Loraine O’Donnell, Anne Hartley Pfohl, Marc Sacco, and Michael Seitz. It will be presented on Monday, January 25th at 7:30 p.m. for one night only! at Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo NY. Tickets are $25.00 general admission, and the box office phone is (716) 886-9239/ BUA  is a self-supporting collective of professional theater artists working to present provocative and relevant work that examines the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer experience.
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Buffalo United Artists proudly presents Load More Guys

Buffalo United Artists proudly presents Load More Guys
In the anonymous world of gay online 'hook up' apps like Grindr and Scruff, when you exhaust all potential partners in your area, you need to hit the button marked LOAD MORE GUYS. LOAD MORE GUYS examines men, monogamy, and our desperate need to conform to a heterosexual construct of love. Tyler recounts his romantic misadventures as he's sucked down Hollywood's rabbit hole of want, need and desire. The play questions marriage, monogamy and the definition of love through a pastiche of dramatic scenes, monologues, music video, and drag performance. LOAD MORE GUYS takes us through two decades and six lovers, latex wrapped in a gay porn fairy tale. The world premiere of Load More Guys, written and directed by Todd Warfield stars Michael Seitz, Tyler Brown, Joey Bucheker, Sean Marciniak, Aaron Mrowka, Sean Murphy, David Spychalski, and Bebe Bvlgari. It runs February 19th – March 12th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. at Alleyway Theatre – Main Stage, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo, NY. Tickets are $25.00 general admission, $23.00 for seniors, $20.00 for members, $15.00 for students.The box office phone is (716) 886-9239. No one under 18 admitted
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October, 2015

BUA proudly presents Daniel's Husband

BUA proudly presents Daniel's Husband
Buffalo United Artists proudly presents Daniel's Husband. Michael Howard does not believe in gay marriage. His partner Daniel Bixby does. Life does what life does, as these two men learn the consequences of their points of view. A WNY premiere right after its world premiere in Florida last May. Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever and is directed by Jaview Bustillos and stars Tyler Brown, Timothy Patrick Finnegan, Anne Hartley Pfohl, Eric Rawski, and Michael Seitz. The play runs October 16th to November 7 on Friday's and Saturdays at 8 PM at the Alleyway Theatre, One Curtain Up Alley, Buffalo NY. Tickets are $25.00 general admission, $23.00 for seniors, $20.00 for members, $15.00 for students. Call the box office at (716) 886-9239.
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September, 2015

Buffalo United Artists Proudly Presents Buyer & Cellar

Buffalo United Artists Proudly Presents Buyer & Cellar
A Western NY PREMIERE for Curtain Up! Buffalo United Artists presents Buyer & Cellar, an OUTRAGEOUS comedy about the oddest of odd jobs: an underemployed Los Angeles actor going to work in Barbra Streisand’s personal shopping mall in the basement of her Malibu home. Winner of the 2013 Drama Desk Award for Best Play. A hit in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and London. The play is directed by Doug Weyand stars Kurt Erb. It runs September 18 through October 4 at Alleyway’s Main Street Cabaret in the heart of the Theatre District at 672 Main St, Buffalo NY. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 7:00 p.m. (no performance September 25th.) Tickets are $25.00 general admission, $23.00 for seniors, $20.00 for members, $15.00 for students. Call the box office at (716) 886-9239.
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July, 2015

US Premiere of Bette and Joan: The Final Curtain at Buffalo United Artists

US Premiere of Bette and Joan: The Final Curtain at Buffalo United Artists
Buffalo United Artists proudly presents the United States premiere of BETTE & JOAN: THE FINAL CURTAIN originally created by Foursight Theatre Co. UK, devised by Sarah Thom, Sarah Toogood & James Greaves, with script by James Greaves. The play is part of Buffalo Summer Camp 2015 and runs from July 24 through August 16.
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March, 2015

Buffalo United Artists Takes Ten: GLBT Short Plays 2015

Buffalo United Artists Takes Ten: GLBT Short Plays 2015
Buffalo United Artists will present the third annual BUA Takes Ten: GLBT Short Plays. From among 300 submissions from all over the country, co-curators Matthew Crehan Higgins Donna Hoke, and Jessica K. Rasp chose nine plays that reflect diverse aspects of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender life on March 27-April 11, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM.
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