| Nov 16, 2012
| 11:36 AM
There was some gathering of more than 80 folks Wednesday at Hartford Stage, bringing together the leadership of six producing theaters with the governor and other state honchos.
It was the first time board members, artistic directors, managing...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Just in time for the "Lincoln" film wave?
Paul Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas," which received its world premiere at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven in 2008, will make its New York bow with a production at the New York Theatre Workshop.
Tina Landau, who...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Long Wharf Theatre's production of "My Name Is Asher Lev" will transfer to off-Broadway, with performances beginning Nov. 8 at the Westside Theatre.
The play is adapted by Aaron Posner from Chaim Potok's 1972 novel 1972 novel about the conflict of a...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad.
She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...
| Oct 12, 2012
The show: "Satchmo at the Waldorf" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre
First impressions: "People don't know me," says John Douglas Thompson, giving a masterful performance, at the beginning of Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout's one-actor...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:04 PM
The show: “A Raisin the Sun” at Westport Country Playhouse
First impressions: Emotions run high on stage in a rewarding production of Lorraine Hansberry’s compassionate, thematically-rich 1959 play; for the members in the audience,...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:44 AM
New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre is extending its production of Terry Teachout's "Satchmo at the Waldorf."
The one-actor show is directed by Gordon Edelstein, and stars John Douglas Thompson as legendary jazzman Louis Armstrong. The theater is extending...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Satchmo at the Waldorf
By Terry Teachout. Directed by Gordon Edelstein. Through Nov. 4 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org
Not laughing or blowing his treasured trumpet. The great...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 2:10 PM
A Raisin in the Sun
Through Nov. 3 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, westportplayhouse.org
Better late than never, Lorraine Hansberry's game-changing 1959 Broadway hit A Raisin in the Sun is making its Westport Country...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:50 PM
The mixed-but-very-vocal reaction in the blogasphere surrounding the concept of premium pricing for not-for-profit theaters (let the market decide; think airline tickets) got me to thinking...
...About thinking outsode the box office.
What would I...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 12:10 PM
The execs at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, located just off I-95 and just off the waves crashing from Long Island Sound, are keeping a close look at the tides and generation weather from Sandy.
So far -- following one high tide around noon on...