| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
A whopping seven Broadway musicals and two Off Broadway tuners will compete for the single 2013-14 Drama League Award for musical, one of only five competitive award categories packed with nominees that also include actors Michelle Williams, Denzel...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:20 PM
So how did you celebrate William Shakespeare's birthday this year? What, you missed it?
Wednesday marked the 450th anniversary of the English writer's birth (at least as best as historians can tell; no one's sure of the exact day). That night, I...
| May 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
More than a decade ago, Kevin Spacey made what many in Hollywood considered a curious decision. In the midst of a thriving film career, on the heels of winning his second Oscar, Spacey moved to London to run an old theater.
It was a worthy endeavor...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 10:12 AM
William Shakespeare, whose 450th birthday is being celebrated around the world Wednesday, never seems to go out of vogue for movie directors eager to put their own spin on his classic texts.
Most of Shakespeare's plays have been adapted for the big...
| Nov 3, 2013
There are few names on high school reading lists that inspire more fear and dread than William Shakespeare. WordPlay Shakespeare is a study aid that pairs text with videos of professional Shakespearean actors performing the same plays. Each video is short...
| Mar 22, 2014
The show: "These Paper Bullets!", a Yale Repertory Theatre production at the University Theatre in New Haven.
What makes it special?: World premiere of Rolin Jones' "modish rip-off of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing,' " with new songs by...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:15 AM
A world premiere of a provocative play by Matthew Lopez, William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and a revival of Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate’’ are among the highlights of Hartford Stage’s 2014-2015 season.
| Apr 18, 2014
Things at my day-job employer, College of Charleston, have been a little loony lately.
First, the South Carolina state legislature unilaterally moved to merge our liberal arts and sciences college with a medical school. Shortly after that, the same...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:52 AM
A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:45 PM
Anne Barton, one of the 20th century's foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England. She was 80. Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity College, announced her death but gave no...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Fun things to do in Highland Park and Deerfield from April 11 to April 16.
Rocker at Vibe
Musician Louie Zagoras knows a thing or two about rock and roll. The singer/guitarist toured the country in the '90s, opening for acts like Sheryl Crow and The...