| Feb 28, 2012
| 8:41 AM
Mark Nelson will be featured in the final show of the 2011-12 season at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre: "My Name Is Asher Lev."
The show replaces the stage adaptation of "Sophie's Choice."
Artistic director Gordon Edelstein will stage "Asher Lev," which...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 12:05 PM
Emery Battis, a veteran stage actor whose career spanned more than 70 years and who worked frequently at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven during its first decades, died Sept. 20 at an assisted-living facility in Marlboro, Mass. He was 96 and died of...
| Nov 2, 2011
Gil Cates, the Hollywood showman who transformed the annual Academy Awards telecast from a tired and predictable affair into a polished entertainment extravaganza with hosts such as Billy Crystal and Steve Martin, has died. He was 77.
Cates may have been...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 3:00 PM
After a decades-long career, Cynthia Thomas only got close to performing in her home turf when she did a production of “Once on This Island” at UConn in Storrs.
Thomas is one of five singers in the revival of the musical revue...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 8:55 PM
In what is sure to ignite the theater chat rooms with casting speculation, Goodspeed Musicals announced that it will open its 2012 season with a production of "Mame," which will run April 22 to July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam.
| Nov 17, 2011
| 2:01 PM
"Macbeth 1969," Long Wharf's Theatre upcoming adaptation of Shakespearean tragedy frames the haunting tragedy of ambition and murder in a hospital in the American Midwest in 1969.
The second season of "SPARK!," a new program led by Associate Artistic...
| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:15 AM
The National Edowment for the Arts announced 863 grant recipients comprised of organizations and individual writers across the country. The awards total $22.543 million, encompass 15 artistic disciplines and fields, and support projects in 47 states,...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 12:10 PM
Joshua Borenstein, interim managing director of New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre, can keep his desk just where it is.
After a national search, Borenstein, 36, was named the theater's latest managing director by the board on Tuesday. The national search...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 4:55 AM
Brian Dennehy told me a neat story that didn't make it into my feature story in this Sunday's Arts Section of The Hartford Courant about Samuel Beckett and the publishing of the scriopt to "Krapp's Last Tape."
Dennehy, who stars in the show that...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Peter Albrink, Ben Becher, Clark Middleton, John Procaccino, Kevin Tighe and Elvy Yost join two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey in Long Wharf Theatre's production of Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class."
The show, staged by artistic...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:34 AM
With the closing of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" last week, the most politically direct show on Broadway has left the stage. It has also got me to thinking about theater and politics during these last few weeks of a major presidential campaign.