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  • The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013

     The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013
    A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
  • Actor James Avery dies at local hospital

    James Avery, who portrayed the commanding yet cuddly father figure on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died at a Glendale hospital Tuesday of complications from open heart surgery. He was 65. His death was confirmed by his manager,...
  • When New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre Honored Julie Harris

    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. I wrote:     "Perhaps the most moving moment of the one-hour...
  • Talking to Julie Harris About Her 'Literary Ladies'

    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...
  • Marriage At Center Of Margulies' 'Time Stands Still' At TheaterWorks

    Marriage At Center Of Margulies' 'Time Stands Still'  At TheaterWorks
    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...
  • Our Picks: Theater Auditions!

    Our Picks: Theater Auditions!
    Long Wharf Theatre 2013-14 Season: Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 2:30-6 p.m., for Equity members. Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven, (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org. Call for an appointment. Macbeth: Aug. 24, 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sept. 7, 10:...
  • Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits

    Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits
    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...
  • This Season of New Haven Theater Features New Works on Old Stages

    This Season of New Haven Theater Features New Works on Old Stages
    The Shubert in New Haven prides itself on its historical significance. This was the theater where Rodgers & Hammerstein, Neil Simon and many other theater legends chose to try out their new works before they went to Broadway. The 2013-14 Shubert "Best...
  • The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys

    The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys
    A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful. The...
  • 3 Playwrights Get $150,000 Each At Windham-Campbell Awards Ceremony

    Whenever playwrights get about a half million dollars to help their careers I think it’s a good day. And it was a great day this week at Yale’s Sprague Hall in New Haven when three playwrights -- among nine writers in all -- were the...
  • New Haven's Fall Art Scene Is Renovated And Revived

    New Haven's Fall Art Scene Is Renovated And Revived
    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...