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  • Stage Thrust: 'Legally Blond' is a Blast, plus Jerry Seinfeld Comes to Connecticut

    Stage Thrust:  'Legally Blond' is a Blast, plus Jerry Seinfeld Comes to Connecticut
    Considering how many people flock to see fisticuffs at arenas, and how naturally the contours of a boxing ring fit a theater stage, it's remarkable that there haven't been more plays and musicals about the face-mangling sport. The Yale Rep had a drama about female Welsh boxing fans, Sunil Kuruvilla's Fighting Words, in 2002. The last boxing musical of note was 1964's Sammy Davis Jr. musical Golden Boy, based on the 1937 Clifford Odets drama. (Golden Boy was revived, revised and re-orchestrated by the Long Wharf Theatre in 2000.)
  • 'Sweet Smell of Success' has classic aroma

    'Sweet Smell of Success' has classic aroma
    Louis B. Mayer warned anyone who made a movie at MGM: "Be smart, but never show it." The still-subversive thrill of "Sweet Smell of Success" — an independent production released through United Artists — is that it's unabashedly smart in every...

    Pablo Schreiber of 'A Gifted Man'

    In a career less than a decade old, Pablo Schreiber has been in one of the most critically acclaimed series, "The Wire," on Broadway opposite Brian Dennehy in a Clifford Odets revival, and now as Anton, the cool shaman on CBS' "A Gifted Man." Naturally...

    Play Review: 'Desire Under the Elms' an emotional, visceral ride

    Play Review: 'Desire Under the Elms' an emotional, visceral ride
    Adultery, infanticide, overtones of incest and patricidal urges: Eugene O’Neill’s 1924 American classic, “Desire Under the Elms,” with its deliberate evocation of mythic Greek tragedy, caused an uproar when it was first produced....

    Saturday's Calendar

    SATURDAY Strawberry Farms Forever The Toll Roads launches its 12th annual program of guided native habitat tours with a guided hike to the Strawberry Farms Restoration Site, a Toll Roads conservation area never before opened to the public. The...