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  • Long Wharf Theatre To Have Nantucket Connection

    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...
  • Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf

    Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf
    Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven. "What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
  • August Wilson's 'Fences' Remains Riveting At Long Wharf Theatre

    August Wilson's 'Fences' Remains Riveting At Long Wharf Theatre
    The show: August Wilson's "Fences" at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven What makes it special?: The revival is directed by Phylicia Rashad, who has starred in and staged several of Wilson's works. First Impressions: It's been near 30 years since Wilson'...
  • 15 Connecticut Arts Groups Receive NEA Grants

    The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed $360,000 to 15 Connecticut cultural organizations in the latest round of grant-giving. Those receiving a happy holiday are: Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for development of new plays...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Actress Didi Conn Explains Her Voice And Attraction To 'Underpants'

    Actress Didi Conn Explains Her Voice And Attraction To 'Underpants'
    An agent once asked actress Didi Conn, "Do you really talk that way?" It was a voice that sounded like a Brooklyn pixie and the young woman fresh from American Musical Dramatic Academy landed a root beer commercial, one of scores she made over the...
  • Talking To Julie Harris About 'The Road To Mecca' At Long Wharf Theatre

    Talking To Julie Harris About 'The Road To Mecca' At Long Wharf Theatre
    In 1997 I interviewd Julie Harris and Linda Purl oin advance of the production of Athol Fugard's "the Road to Mecca" at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.  By FRANK RIZZO In Athol Fugard's play, ``The Road to Mecca,'' Julie Harris plays an elderly woman...
  • In Praise Of The "Stickiness' Of Arts Leaders

    Things are getting pretty nostalgic lately, what with the 50th anniversary celebrations first at Goodspeed Musicals and now at Hartford Stage -- with more half-century milestones coming up next year from Waterford's Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and New...
  • 3 Playwrights Get $150,000 Each At Windham-Campbell Awards Ceremony

    Whenever playwrights get about a half million dollars to help their careers I think it’s a good day. And it was a great day this week at Yale’s Sprague Hall in New Haven when three playwrights -- among nine writers in all -- were the...