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  • Exuberant, Imaginative 'Endurance' At Long Wharf

    Exuberant, Imaginative 'Endurance'  At Long Wharf
    Five years ago Greg Webster had a dream in which a man in a business suit stood atop a copier machine as he was being attacked by paper. Not long after, while he was late-night channel surfing, Webster came across a documentary on British explorer Sir...
  • Will Foxwoods' Expansion Into Theatrical Entertainments Change Marketplace?

    The news that “Menopause the Musical” is returning to Connecticut is not exactly a headline grabber. After all, the show has been entertaining scads of largely female audiences for years in theaters across the country. It’s even...
  • Connecticut Critics Offer Nominations, Special Awards For Season's Best

    Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong, South African playwright Athol Fugard and New Haven’s Broken Umbrella Theatre will be recognized for their special contributions to theater in the state at the Connecticut Critics Circle Awards ceremony this month. ...
  • Long Wharf To Open 50th Season With Diverse 'Our Town'

    Long Wharf To  Open 50th Season With Diverse 'Our Town'
    Long Wharf Theatre’s 50th anniversary season will open with an American classic written by a familiar New Haven-area figure. Artistic director Gordon Edelstein will stage Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” on the main stage. The...
  • Connecticut Theater Needs? It's All A Facade

    Connecticut Theater Needs? It's All A Facade
    There’s a lot of fix-ups, re-freshening and upgrades going on at Connecticut theaters in the last few years and this summer but is it simply putting the best face forward on a more serious infrastructure issue? And even if it is, in a still-...
  • Power Of Love Takes Center Stage At Long Wharf, TheaterWorks

    Power Of Love Takes Center Stage At Long Wharf, TheaterWorks
    "Under my hard candy shell I am a deeply mushy romantic," says composer Jason Robert Brown. Brown is the composer of two musicals about love, loss and understanding: Broadway's "The Bridges of Madison County" (for which he received Tony Award...
  • Goodspeed's 'Damn Yankees' Has A New Spin

    Goodspeed's 'Damn Yankees' Has A New Spin
    If you asked true blue Boston Red Sox fans during much of the 20th century if they would sell their soul to the devil in order to lift the famed "curse" from their team, you would probably get more than a few volunteers. That's Joe DiPietro's wicked...
  • The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013

     The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013
    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...
  • James Avery dies at 65; played father figure on TV's 'Fresh Prince'

    James Avery, who portrayed the commanding yet cuddly father figure on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died at a Glendale hospital Tuesday of complications from open heart surgery. He was 65. His death was confirmed by his manager,...
  • Actor James Avery dies at local hospital

    James Avery, who portrayed the commanding yet cuddly father figure on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died at a Glendale hospital Tuesday of complications from open heart surgery. He was 65. His death was confirmed by his manager,...
  • Long Wharf's 'Consultant' A Too-Often Muddled Comedy-Drama

    Long Wharf's 'Consultant'  A Too-Often Muddled Comedy-Drama
    The show: "The Consultant" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre What makes it special?: World premiere of a play by Heidi Schreck First impression?: A corporate office play set at the height of The Great Recession in 2009 is a ripe source of material....