| Mar 25, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Christopher Arnott, the New Haven Advocate’s longtime theater critic (and the author of this self-serving article) is heading to the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, in Kentucky, this weekend. A pack of arts...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:15 AM
New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre is going to open for business this summer with several shows that it will present (as opposed to the ones it produces itself).
First up will be the comedy, “A Couple of Blaguards” by Frank McCourt, the...
| 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...
| 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 12, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Two years short of its 20th anniversary, at an age which many festivals of its size and scope never reach, International Festival of Arts & Ideas is still standing proud. And doing handstands. And dancing. And firing people out of cannons. And reading....
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 9:45 AM
His Girl Friday
Feb. 28 through March 10, Connecticut Reperatory Theatre, 802 Bolton Road, Unit 1127, Storrs, (860) 486-2113, crt.uconn.edu
The Front Page was one of the most popular plays of the 20th century. The snappy Chicago newspaper drama...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Curse of the Starving Class
By Sam Shepard. Directed by Gordon Edelstein. Through March 10 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org
Seeing Curse of the Starving Class on the Long Wharf mainstage is...