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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 16:31


“Shaw Festival 2014 Season Preview” To Air Friday, Feb. 21 at 9:30 p.m. on WNED-TV

BUFFALO, N.Y. - WNED-TV takes an inside look at the Shaw Festival’s upcoming season in Shaw Festival 2014 Season Preview” airing Friday, Feb. 21 at 9:30 p.m. Anthony Chase, co-host of WBFO’s “Theatre Talk,” sits down with the Shaw Festival’s artistic director Jackie Maxwell and executive director Elaine Calder for a preview of the 2014 season’s playbill of 10 productions.

Inspired by the acclaimed dramatist, critic and social reformer Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival is a contemporary theatre that entertains audiences and supporters far beyond their home in picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, every year with an incredibly talented acting ensemble and production company. The 2014 season is no exception.

“We are thrilled to be once again collaborating with WNED-TV,” said Jackie Maxwell, artistic director of the Shaw Festival. “It is a pleasure to give their viewers, many of whom are also strong Shaw Festival supporters, a preview of our upcoming 2014 season playbill - one which I feel is so full of interesting new worlds for people to visit.”

“The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain” will air afterward on WNED-TV at 10 p.m. The film offers viewers a glimpse into the behind-the-stage workings of the internationally acclaimed theatre.

“Both programs continue WNED-TV’s commitment to present the rich history and culture of the Western New York and Southern Ontario region,” said Donald K. Boswell, WNED ǀ WBFO president and CEO. “The Shaw Theatre Festival is one of the most respected repertory theatres in the world and we are thrilled that the Festival opened their doors to our production team.”

“The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain” is a production of Forevergreen Television and Film Productions Inc., in association with Rogers Broadcasting Limited and WNED-TV Buffalo-Toronto.  The program originally aired nationally on PBS on July 19, 2013.

 Funding for both programs is provided by The John R. Oishei Foundation, Rogers Documentary Fund, and Rogers Cable Network Fund. Additional support from Martha & Tom Hyde, Margaret & Jim Fleck, The William and Nona Heaslip Foundation, The Peter C. Cornell Trust, and Susan B. and Richard V. Lee.  With participation from The Government of Canada - The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit Program and The Ontario Media Development Corporation.

WNED-TV has a proven commitment to telling the stories of the binational region. In recent years, they have produced many programs focused on the history and culture of both sides of the border.Most recently, these include “The War of 1812,” “1812 on the Niagara Frontier,” “Hockey: More Than a Game,” “Chautauqua: An American Narrative” and “Chefs of Toronto.”

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About WNED-TV Productions

WNED-TV long ago established itself as an originator of television content for PBS; WNED-TV was the founder of the Emmy Award winning Reading Rainbow series and was the producer of the popular Mark Russell Comedy Specials for PBS. In recent years, WNED-TV has expanded its position by becoming a significant producer of original High Definition television and online content for local and national distribution. 

National productions broadcast on PBS include: The Shaw Festival: Behind the Curtain, The War of 1812, Underground Railroad: The William Still Story, Chautauqua: An American Narrative, Window to the Sea, The Adirondacks, The Marines, Niagara Falls, Frank Lloyd Wright’s Buffalo, and Elbert Hubbard: An American Original.

Many WNED-TV regional productions highlight historic and cultural treasures of Southern Ontario and Western New York. These include: A New Season for the Bisons and Blue Jays, Hockey: More Than a Game, Toronto’s Houses of Worship, Polonia, Buffalo’s Houses of Worship, Buffalo’s Voices of Steel and Western New York A to Z.