| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Call it "A Gentleman's Guide To Theater and Tourism."
After all, it's just a pilot program, the scope is modest and you won't find any parades, celebrities or fireworks associated with this new project.
But for Connecticut theater, this is a big deal....
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:18 AM
His intelligence and wit are legendary. Now you can witness both for yourself when playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard presents a free lecture at Yale's University Theatre on Monday at 5:15 p.m. The event is open to the public.
The richly worded...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:23 AM
When I was a kid growing up outside Boston, I would make it a point to see "preview" performances of Broadway-bound shows, in part because the tickets were cheaper.
And it made sense, too, for both me and the show's producers. After all, these...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven is opening its 50th anniversary season next month with the classic community-conscious melodrama Our Town. Hartford Stage, it seems, has beaten them to the punch by producing "Ether Dome''. The new play, receiving its...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Some Shakespeare, a touch of Stoppard and then things get really Wilder (Thornton, that is). That's just some of the major writers whose works will highlight a busy stage season on Connecticut. Throw in a new musical at Goodspeed, a new comedy by a...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It's about sharing the experience.
That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...
| Jun 16, 2013
"Stuck Elevator" began in 2005 when Bryon Au Yong began following news stories about a Chinese restaurant deliveryman from the Happy Dragon who disappeared after dropping off an order of curried shrimp and fried rice in the Bronx.
Co-workers found his...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Suddenly, the competition to get a Tony Award for outstanding regional theater just got more crowded.
The administration committee for the Tony Awards announced last week that New York-based theater companies will now be eligible to receive the regional...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:46 AM
The show: "The Show-Off" at Westport Country Playhouse
What makes it special?: Actress Jayne Houdyshell. Nicholas Martin directing comedy. A rare revival of George Kelly's sly and subversive 1924 play.
First impressions: The American Craftsman-style...
| Jun 25, 2013
The show: "Stuck Elevator" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre, part of the International Festival for Arts & Ideas.
What makes it special?: It's a new hybrid musical-hip-hop-opera, with libretto from a local artist in a work that was first developed in...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still," which runs Aug. 16 to Sept. 15 at Hartford's TheaterWorks, began on a Metro-North train trip from Connecticut to Manhattan.
The Brooklyn-born playwright, who has made New Haven his home for the past 30 years, was...