| Jan 24, 2014
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...
| 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'...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 11:21 AM
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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 1:19 PM
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...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:48 PM
Adam Halpin and Katie Rose Clarke srstar 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,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:55 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
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....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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,...
| Mar 23, 2014
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...