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The fabulous “desperate housewife” Teri Hatcher (pictured), who has had quite a bit of exposure lately (including an appearance on the Oprah Winfrey show) will play Lois Lane’s mom in the 10th and final season of the TV series Smallville. As you may recall, Hatcher played Lois Lane in the 1990s TV series Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman. One of the original mermaids during the final years of The Love Boat, Hatcher played Sally Bowles in the touring production of Cabaret back in 1999.

And it is back to the Cabaret for Musicalfare, which revives the popular Kander & Ebb musical, this time with a twist—following in the footsteps of last year’s revival of Man of LaMancha, with music direction by Theresa Quinn. Directed by Randall Kramer, and choreographed by Michael Walline, the production runs November 3-December 12. John Fredo returns as the Emcee and Kelly Jakiel stars as Sally. Nicole Benoit, Jessica Stuber, and Adrienne Lewis are the Kit Kat Girls. The cast also features Sheila Connors, Steve Copps, Phil Farugia, Tara Kaczorowski, and Robert Insana as Herr Schultz.

Playhouse of American Classics kicks off its fourth season with Paul Osborn’s On Borrowed Time. The production opens October 29 and will star Paul O’Hern, Susan Leist, Keith Elkins, Jon Summers, Max Marko, Suzanne L. Zbrzezny, and Alaina Renee Miller. This year, the company’s two productions at the Historical Society will run for two weekends instead of one. Angel Street will open on February 4. The third offering, the musical Mame, a co-production with O’Connell & Company, will play four weeks beginning May 12 at ECCC North.

Buffalo State’s Theater Department will present David Lindsay-Abaire’s Fuddy Meers, October 14-23, directed by Joseph Price. Linday-Abaire’s film version of his Pulitzer Prize winning play, Rabbit Hole, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, will be released in December. The film stars Nicole Kidman and Diane Weist, the roles played in the local production at the Alleyway by Joyce Stilson and Pamela Rose Mangus. By the way, Kidman is heading back to Broadway next fall to star in Sweet Bird of Youth.

The David R. Fendrick Theatre Fund is accepting applications for its 2010-2011, $1,500 grant award. Since 1989, the fund has awarded grants to individual artists to assist them in the realization of a specific work of theater. The application deadline is November 12. Application forms are available at the Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo at 712 Main Street, or by emailing

The thespian troupe Brazen-Faced Varlets will present a wake for Edgar Allan Poe to celebrate the 161st anniversary of his death, today October 7 at 9pm at Club Diablo, 517 Washington Street. Admission is free. The troupe’s current production Nevermore: an exPOEration! continues through this weekend at Rust Belt Books.

Ujima Company will celebrate its 32nd anniversary with a Still Standing Birthday Party gala/fundraiser on October 9, beginning at 5:30pm at TheaterLoft. For details, go to I was there for the 30th anniversary party, and this is surely an event not to be missed. The festivities include an open bar, food, a performance of Ruined, and an after-party.

Singer/actress Maureen McGovern will be appearing at the GeVa Theatre in Rochester in her one woman show Carry It On, a musical memoir that features songs by the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Paul Simon, and many others. The show runs October 12-November 14. McGovern was last on Broadway in 2005 in the new musical Little Women.

After his successful cabaret performance last October, Marc with a C, Marc Sacco returns with Marc with a “C” Quel, October 28-31 at the BUA Theater, also starring Chuck Basil. BUA then continues its main stage season November 12-December 4 with The Temperamentals, a play about the founders of the Mattachine Society. Directed by Chris Kelly, the production will star Ryan Cupello, Chris LaBanca, Adam Rath, Marc Sacco, and Michael Seitz.

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