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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...
  • 'A Gentleman's Guide' Leads In Outer Critics Circle Nominations

    'A Gentleman's Guide' Leads In Outer Critics Circle Nominations
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...
  • Athol Fugard Gets Personal In 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' At Long Wharf

    Athol Fugard Gets Personal In 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' At Long Wharf
    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...
  • Long Wharf's 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' Fitting Tribute To Wisdom

    Long Wharf's 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' Fitting Tribute To Wisdom
    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....
  • 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...
  • 'Here Lies Love,' 'Great Comet' Shatter Records in Lortel Nominations

    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,...
  • Could A Connecticut Theater Revive Orson Welles' 'Too Much Johnson'?

    Now that the lost 40-minute film footage Orson Welles created for his production of the William Gillette farce, "Too Much Johnson," had been found, restored, presented and praised -- could an a stage production of Welles' vision happen? Perhaps a...
  • Long Wharf Theatre: $500 And 50 Years Later

    Long Wharf Theatre: $500 And 50 Years Later
    Local politicians said Long Wharf Theatre placement in the city's meat packing district was like adding "cabbages to Tiffany's." Jon Jory was 24 when he left Yale School of Drama after his second year to start Long Wharf Theater. "We would go around...