| 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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
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.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:06 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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'...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:56 AM
The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed $360,000 to 15 Connecticut cultural organizations in the latest round of grant-giving.
Those receiving a happy holiday are: Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for development of new plays...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 5:08 PM
In 1997 I interviewd Julie Harris and Linda Purl oin advance of the production of Athol Fugard's "the Road to Mecca" at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.
By FRANK RIZZO
In Athol Fugard's play, ``The Road to Mecca,'' Julie Harris plays an elderly woman...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:15 AM
TheaterWorks announced that it would produce Donald Margulies' topical drama Time Stands Still for the theater's 2011-12 season.
Then time stood still.
Big changes at the theater — a shift of leadership, some budgetary concerns and other factors...