| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:26 AM
New Haven’s arts scene is still basking in the glow of new and shiny renovations.
The Yale Art Gallery’s grand reopening redistributed its impressive collections in a manner that made the whole place seem not just new but monumental. Rather...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Westport Country Playhouse, which has one show (the backstage romp Room Service) left to go on its 2013 season, and has already announced its 2014 season (Coward’s A Song at Twilight, Bergman’s Ibsen-based Nora, Ayckbourn’s Things We...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:35 AM
George Bartenieff, Didi Conn, Jenny Leona, Jeff McCarthy, Burke Moses and Steve Routman make up the cast of Steve Martin’s “The Underpants” which will bow at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre Oct. 16 to Nov. 10 before coming to...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Westport Country Playhouse is known for bringing out the big names for its annual fundraiser.
This year’s lineup celebrating the career of actor-director Phylicia Rashad on Sept. 16 includes: Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony Award-winning composer/...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:02 PM
“Colin Quinn Unconstitutional,” a new comedy written by and starring comedian Colin Quinn, will play the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. as part of the “13 Colonies Tour”. The new...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Dale Hodges stars in the title role of the play “Mrs. Mannerly” by Jeffrey Hatcher that opens the 2013-14 season at Hartford’s TheaterWorks. Raymond McAnally plays the role of young Jeffrey. McAnally was also in Long Wharf Theatre’...
| 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?
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 9:43 AM
I interviewed Julie Harris several times over the years but one of my favorites was for a piece I did for The Hartford Courant in 1990 in advance of a tour of "Driving Miss Daisy" at New Haven's Shubert Theater.
By FRANK RIZZO
"Don't call Julie Harris...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Among Julie Harris' Connecticut performances and connections:
In 1948, Harris performed in "Sundown Beach" at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Elia Kazan. With Kim Hunter, Steven Hill, Martin Balsam, Joan Copeland, Nehemiah Persoff. An Actors...