| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:55 AM
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,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:28 AM
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?
| Nov 24, 2013
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...
| Dec 5, 2013
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'...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 8:08 PM
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...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:29 AM
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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 5:08 PM
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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:15 AM
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...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:25 PM
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...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:57 PM
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.
"Perhaps the most moving moment of the one-hour...