| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Zoaunne LeRoy (Long Wharf Theatre’s “Uncle Vanya”) and Micah Stock (NBC’s “Deception”) will play grandmother and grandson in Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre. The show,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Long Wharf Theatre has a new setting to develop new works: Nantucket.
The New Haven theater will partner with Nantucket’s non-profit White Heron Theatre Company, to establish a new play collaborative,” allowing the theater to have a summer...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:32 AM
What makes a theatrical disaster more than just an insufferable evening in the theater? It's that people keep referencing it for years...and years...and years.
>>"Mark Twain: The Musical" at the Hartford Armory: In a blatant attempt to attract tourism...
| Mar 4, 2014
The show: "4,000 Miles" at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven
What makes it special?: Amy Herzog's play was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
First impressions: First things first. Don't expect hugs in this slice-of-life play about a 21-year-old grandson who...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Two immersive Off Broadway buzzmagnets, the David Byrne-Fatboy Slim disco tuner "Here Lies Love" and Tolstoy-and-vodka musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812," earned a record-breaking 11 nominations each for the 2014 Lucille Lortel Awards,...
| Mar 23, 2014
Athol Fugard has written plays about the ravages of Apartheid, about life in South Africa amid the AIDS epidemic, and of clashes of conscience, class and art.
But the South African dramatist's latest work, "The Shadow of the Hummingbird", is a different...
| Apr 10, 2014
The show: Athol Fugard's "The Shadow of the Hummingbird" at Long Wharf Theatre's Stage II in New Haven.
What makes it special?: It marks Fugard's return to the stage as an actor for the first time in 15 years in this world premiere of his latest work....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:36 AM
Adam Halpin and Katie Rose Clarke star in the Long Wharf Theatre production of the two-actor musical "The Last Five Years."
Gordon Edelstein, artistic director at the theater, stages the show with music by Jason Robert Brown.
A film version of the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and renown playwriting educator Paula Vogel (“How I Learned to Drive”) will be speaking at Wesleyan University’s Memorial Chapel Monday, April 14 at 8 p.m.
The writer of such plays as “The...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:19 PM
The Broadway awards season has got off to a splendid start for the musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which premiered at Hartford Stage in 2012. The Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations came out this week and the...