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  • 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...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Cast for 'Vanya/Etc.' Set For Hartford Stage

    Cast for 'Vanya/Etc.' Set For Hartford Stage
    Mark Nelson (Broadway’s “The Invention of Love,” “Rumors,” Long Wharf Theatre’s “Under the Lintel,” “My Name Is Asher Lev”) heads the cast in Christopher Durang’s Tony Award winning play,...
  • '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...
  • Cast Set for Long Wharf's 'Last Five Years'

    Cast Set for Long Wharf's 'Last Five Years'
    Adam Halpin and Katie Rose Clarke srstarĀ  in the Long Wharf Theatre production of the two-actor musical “The Last Five Years”, which plays May 7 to June 1 on the main stage in New Haven. Gordon Edelstein, artistic director at the theater,...
  • How She Learned To Write: Paula Vogel To Speak At Wesleyan

    How She Learned To Write: Paula Vogel To Speak At Wesleyan
    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...
  • 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....
  • '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,...
  • 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...