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Long Wharf Gets Money For 'Fireflies'; All Worked Up About 'Will'

I was browsing the amazing collection at the Goodspeed's Scherer Library —"the only library dedicated solely to musical theatre in the world" — earlier this month and came across a photocopied typed-on-white-paper program for a 1977 workshop of "Neverland" at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

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New Fellowship For Set Designers; 'Napoli' Moves To New York

Burry Fredrik was a Broadway producer, regional theater director and all-around theater lover who lived in Fairfield County. She died five years ago at the age of 86. The Burry Fredrik Foundation has set up a new fellowship that honors her commitment to standards and sustainability in the regional theater realm.

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TheaterWorks Casts 'Raging Skillet'; CT Natives in 'Oklahoma!'

Hey! The 2016-17 season's not over yet! TheaterWorks, which has had an astounding season that included two of the most popular productions in its 30-year history ("Relativity" and "Next to Normal") has just announced the cast for its season-ending world premiere cooking show, "Raging Skillet." It runs July 20 through Aug. 27.

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CT Critics Circle Honors Regional Theaters; MTC Announces New Season

The Connecticut Critics Circle held its annual awards ceremony June 26 at Sacred Heart University's Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts. (I am obliged to note that I am not a member of this organization, and did not attend the gathering.) Nominees were from shows that were produced in Connecticut between July 2016 and June of this year.

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CT Rep New Season List, Change At HartBeat, TheaterWorks

Connecticut Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 season will offer its accustomed mix of acknowledged theater classics and new works, bringing in some estimable directors to helm productions that mingle theater professionals with students from the UConn's BFA and MFA acting programs. This is the second CT Rep season since Michael Bradford became artistic director in 2016.

It opens Oct.

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Fairfield U Announces New Season, Ridgefield Offering One-Nighters

Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts has announced its 2017-18 season, and the names to remember are Euripides and Giselle.

It begins Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 with the premiere of rapper/activist Iain "Ewok" Robinson's "Unentitled" as part of the university's international "White/Boys/Black/Girls" performance series. "Unentitled" will be followed closely Oct.

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