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The American Repertory Theater of WNY's production of "The Dead English," a musical adaptation of Bram Stoker's "Dracula," continues through November 10.


RADIO GOLF, drama by August Wilson presented by Subversive Theatre, directed by Victoria Perez, starring Hugh Davis, Alton Bowens, Candace Whitfield, Carlton Franklin, Marcus Thompson Jr. Nov 1-17, Thu-Sat at 8. The Manny Fried Playhouse, 255 Great Arrow Ave, third floor (408-0499).

THE THREEPENNY OPERA, musical by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill presented by UB Department of Theatre and Dance, directed by Vincent O’Neill. Nov 14-18, Wed-Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Drama Theatre, UB Center for the Arts, North campus (645-ARTS).


A COUPLE OF BLAGUARDS, comedy with incidental music by Frank McCourt and Malachy McCourt presented by the Irish Classical Theatre Company, directed by Gordon McCall, starring Chris Kelly, Christian Brandjes. Through Nov 18, Thu & Fri at 7:30, Sat at 3 & 7:30, Sun at 2. Andrews Theatre, 625 Main St. (853-ICTC).

THE DEAD ENGLISH, musical adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Justin Karcher and Steven Sitzman presented by the American Repertory Theater of WNY in association with Theatre Jugend and Steven Sitzman, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Anthony Alcocer, Jacob Albarella, Steve Copps, Jenny Kulwicki, Steven Brachmann, Nick Lama, Hannah Sharp, Sara Marioles, Jamie Lynn Nablo, Matt Kindely, Laura Bevilacqua. Through Nov 10, Thu-Sat at 8. The Church of the Ascension, 16 Linwood Ave. (634-1102).

33 VARIATIONS, play by Moises Kaufman, directed by David Oliver, starring Morgan Chard, Beth Donohue, John Fredo, Adriano Gatto, Ellen Horst, Tim Newell, Brian Riggs and Randall Kramer at the piano. Through Dec 2, Wed & Thu at 7, Fri at 8, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. (no performance Nov 22). MusicalFare Theatre, 4380 Main St., Amherst (839-8540).

THE WHIPPING MAN, play by Matthew Lopez presented by the Jewish Repertory Theatre, directed by Saul Elkin, starring Greg Howze, Dee LaMonte Perry, Stan Klimecko. Through Nov 11, Thu at 7:30, Sat at 4 & 8, Sun at 2. Maxine and Robert Seller Theatre, in the Jewish Community Center, 2640 N. Forest Road, Getzville (1-888-718-4253).


HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, musical by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask presented by LOL Productions, directed by Michael Walline, starring Loraine O’Donnell, Kerrykate Abel, and the band Billy Draws 2. Through Nov 3, Thu-Sat at 8. New Phoenix Theatre, 95 Johnson Park (853-1334). |

JEKYLL & HYDE, touring production of the Broadway musical by Frank Wildhorn presented by Shea’s and Albert Nocciolino, starring Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox. Through Nov 4, Thu at 7:30, Fri at 8, Sat at 2 & 8, Sun at 2 & 7. Shea’s Performing Arts Center, 646 Main St. (1-800-745-3000).

THE PAJAMA GAME, musical by Adler and Ross presented by Aurora Players, directed by Teresa Gallagher, starring Jeff Maris, Katie McMahon, John Gurtler, Melissa Cumming, Curtis Rose, Bob Bateman, Mary Eckstein, Michael Breen, Kaitlin Howard, Bob Aquila. Through Nov 3, Fri & Sat at 8, Sun at 2:30. Roycroft Pavilion, South Grove St. and Prospect Ave., East Aurora (687-6727).

Special Presentations

BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE, comedy by Leonard Gershe, directed by Jay Desiderio, starring Sean Marciniak, Justyne Harris, Margo Davis, Justin Fiordaliso. Through Dec 16, Thu, Sat & Sun, dinner at 6, show at 7:30. Desiderio’s Dinner Theatre, 5827 Broadway, Lancaster (683-7767).

TITUS ANDRONICUS, staged reading of the Shakespeare historical drama, adapted and directed by Anthony Chase to benefit Shakespeare in Delaware Park, starring Saul Elkin, Adriano Gatto, Susan Drozd, Lisa Vitrano, Greg Howze, Jeffrey Coyle, Lisa Ludwig. Nov 4 beginning at 6, curtain at 7. Buffalo Seminary, 205 Bidwell Parkway (856-4533). Read more in this week's Theater Week.


GOD’S FAVORITE, comedy by Neil Simon presented by RSDP Productions, directed by Susan Toomey, starring John Buscaglia, Dolores Mendolia, Andrew Starr, Jennifer Toomey Starr, Jon Summers, Adam Yellen. Nov 9-18, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:30. Lancaster Opera House, 21 Central Ave., Lancaster (683-1776).

THE IRISH CURSE, comedy by Martin Casella presented by Buffalo United Artists, directed by Drew McCabe, starring Kevin Craig, Dave Hayes, Matthew Crehan Higgins, Michael Seitz, Jonathan Shuey. Nov 16-Dec 8, Fri & Sat at 8, plus Nov 25 at 7. BUA Theater, 119 W. Chippewa St. (886-9239).

RUMORS, farce by Neil Simon presented by Niagara University Theatre, directed by Amanda Lytle Sharpe. Nov 8-18, Thu at 7, Fri at 7:30, Sat at 2 & 7:30, Sun a 2. Leary Theatre, Clet Hall, on NU campus (286-8685).

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, play by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch Albom, presented by the Niagara Regional Theatre directed by John Quackenbush, starring Doug Smith. Joe Fratello. Nov 9-18, Fri & Sat at 7:30, Sun at 3. The Ellicott Creek Playhouse, 530 Ellicott Creek Rd., Tonawanda (284-6358).

2012: END OF THE ROAD, world premiere of the play by Jon Elston, directed by Scott Behrend, starring Bob Grabowski, Barry Williams, Sara Kow-Falcone, Christina Rausa, Kay Kerimian, Xavier Harris, David C. Mitchell, Monish Bhattacharya. Nov 9-Dec 2, Thu-Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2. Road Less Traveled Theater, Market Arcade Film & Arts Centre, 639 Main St. (629-3069).