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  • Esau Pritchett Heads Cast In 'Fences' At Long Wharf Theatre

    Esau Pritchett  (Broadway’s “A Free Man of Color”) plays Troy Maxson, the commanding father in August Wilson’s “Fences” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, directed by Phylicia Rashad.  Also featured in the show,...
  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • Dudley Knight dies at 73; innovative UC Irvine drama teacher

    For more than 20 years at UC Irvine, Dudley Knight devised innovative and sometimes controversial ways of teaching acting students to speak clearly while lending their characters authentic, unforced accents and dialects. He believed that actors in a...
  • Summer Kicks In With Connecticut Theater Hot-Weather Fare

    Summer Kicks In With Connecticut Theater Hot-Weather Fare
    It’s time for A Midsummer Night’s Drama. And Comedy. And Musicals. And More. Summer outdoor theater presentations (and some indoor ones, too) that are synonymous with summer are kicking in all over the state. They include: Connecticut Free...
  • Theater Review: Smokey Joe's Cafe at Long Wharf Theatre

    Theater Review: Smokey Joe's Cafe at Long Wharf Theatre
    Smokey Joe’s Café Through July 28 at the Long Wharf Theater. (203) 787-4282, www.longwharf.org   I’ve always argued that some Broadway shows—Hair, Tommy, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rent and the sleazy revival of Cabaret—often...
  • 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...
  • Theater Roundabout: Much Ado About Everything

    Theater Roundabout: Much Ado About Everything
    TheaterWorks announced that it would produce Donald Margulies' topical drama Time Stands Still for the theater's 2011-12 season. Then time stood still. Big changes at the theater — a shift of leadership, some budgetary concerns and other factors...
  • Theater Roundabout: Shakespeare Everywhere!

    Theater Roundabout: Shakespeare Everywhere!
    It's the attack of the teen Shakespeares! The Hartford Stage Young Company presents its Breakdancing Shakespeare breakdown of the bard's Two Gentlemen of Verona through August 15 at 7 p.m. (hartfordstage.org). This is the eighth annual Breakdancing...
  • When New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre Honored Julie Harris

    I attended a gala at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven in 1995 honoring Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee and Julie Harris. Ms. Harris died Saturday at her home in West Chatham, Mass. on Cape Cod. I wrote:     "Perhaps the most moving moment of the one-hour...