Orinally created by:
Foursight Theatre Co. UK.
Sarah Thom, Sarah Toogood & James Greaves
Script by: James Greaves
Buffalo United Artists proudly presents the United States premiere of BETTE & JOAN: THE FINAL CURTAIN originally created by Foursight Theatre Co. UK
“Fasten Your Seatbelts, It’s Going To Be A Bumpy Night!”
This summer Jimmy Janowski and Christopher Standart portray legendary Hollywood screen queens Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Known for a huge professional and personal rivalry, the divas’ famous put downs about each other have become ingrained in pop culture. Hot off the stage at the St James Theatre in London, BUA brings BETTE & JOAN: THE FINAL CURTAIN to Buffalo audiences.
“You Should Only Say Good Things About The Dead. Joan Crawford is Dead. Good!”
On her own death bed, Bette Davis is forced by scandalmonger Hollywood gossip columnists Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons to confront the ghost of her nemesis, Joan Crawford. Just because someone is dead doesn’t mean they’ve changed and BETTE & JOAN: THE FINAL CURTAIN is a wry, feisty and irreverent look at two of Hollywood’s greatest icons and their equally famous feud.
“Why Am I So Good At Playing Bitches? Because I’m Not A Bitch. That's Why Miss Crawford Always Plays Ladies.”
BUFFALO SPREE Magazine has named Jimmy Janowski (Joan) 'Favorite Actor of Western New York' in 2013. His gender bending characters have been delighting local audiences for over 20 years, both at his home company of BUFFALO UNITED ARTISTS and during the record breaking run of SHEAR MADNESS at the former Studio Arena Theatre. Jimmy is the recipient of numerous ARTVOICE ‘ARTIE’ awards; both for acting and writing.
Eight time Artie award nominee Christopher Standart (Bette) has delighted audiences on most every local stage, in such productions as MOMMIE QUEEREST, THE BIRDS, L’IMITATION OF LIFE, POSEIDON: THE UPSIDE DOWN MUSICAL, TROPICAL HEAT, THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, THE COBBLER, THE LEARNED LADIES, MOOKIE CRANKS A TATER, and TRU. Most recently nominated for a 2015 ARTVOICE ‘ARTIE’ award for his performance of Judge Danforth in THE CRUCIBLE, Christopher, the Susan Lucci of Buffalo Theater, again went home without the award.
There's A Name For You Ladies, But It Isn't Used In High Society... Outside Of A Kennel!
20.00 BUA Members
Main Street Cabaret
Alleyway Theatre Complex
(newly air conditioned)
July 25 -
Saturday August 22 & 29 at 8:00 p.m.
BUYER & CELLAR, by Jonathan Tolins
September 18 – October 4, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 7:00 p.m. (no performance September 25)
A WNY PREMIERE for Curtain Up!
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. Directed by Doug Weyand, starring Kurt Erb - Alleyway’s Main Street Cabaret
"Hilarious! A must see!!!"
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
New York Post
"The funniest comedy of the year!"
New York Observer
"I TELL YOU TO GO!"
Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Streisand won't likely be coming, BUT YOU SHOULD!"