| 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...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The new Hartford Stage show Breath & Imagination is living up to its name by breathing fresh air into the music-theater genre and adding imaginative touches to everything from the casting to the post-show discussions.
The show is a biography of...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Peter Albrink, Ben Becher, Clark Middleton, John Procaccino, Kevin Tighe and Elvy Yost join two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey in Long Wharf Theatre's production of Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class."
The show, staged by artistic...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:24 AM
The new comedy "January Joiner" takes its title from those people who make New Year's resolutions to join a gym, eat healthier, and lose those holiday pounds. But the name has a disparaging subtext, implying these folks are destined to become "February...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:20 PM
"A Weight Loss Horror Comedy." By Laura Jacqmin. Directed by Eric Ting. Through February 10 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven. (203) 787-4282. longwharf.org
Far be it from me to pre-judge, but the marketing...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:17 AM
A month or so ago, I mentioned to my 8-year-old daughter that I’d just done a phone interview with the man who trained the dogs who’ve played Sandy in every Broadway production of Annie. She responded that she’d just been reading about...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:15 AM
In conjunction with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Bruce Norris, "Clybourne Park," which New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre is producing later this spring, the theater is offering the third season of "SPARK," an inter-active program for...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 11:49 AM
Tony and Emmy Award-winner Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, will be in concert to Long Wharf Theatre's gala on Friday, June 7 in New Haven.
The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, small plate tastings, and a silent auction....