| 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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:35 AM
George Bartenieff, Didi Conn, Jenny Leona, Jeff McCarthy, Burke Moses and Steve Routman make up the cast of Steve Martin’s “The Underpants” which will bow at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre Oct. 16 to Nov. 10 before coming to...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Westport Country Playhouse is known for bringing out the big names for its annual fundraiser.
This year’s lineup celebrating the career of actor-director Phylicia Rashad on Sept. 16 includes: Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony Award-winning composer/...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:02 PM
“Colin Quinn Unconstitutional,” a new comedy written by and starring comedian Colin Quinn, will play the Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 E Ridge Road, Ridgefield, on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m. as part of the “13 Colonies Tour”. The new...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Dale Hodges stars in the title role of the play “Mrs. Mannerly” by Jeffrey Hatcher that opens the 2013-14 season at Hartford’s TheaterWorks. Raymond McAnally plays the role of young Jeffrey. McAnally was also in Long Wharf Theatre’...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 9:00 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...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Esau Pritchett (Broadway’s “A Free Man of Color”) plays Troy Maxson, the commanding father in August Wilson’s “Fences” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, directed by Phylicia Rashad.
Also featured in the show,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Now that the lost 40-minute film footage Orson Welles created for his production of the William Gillette farce, "Too Much Johnson," had been found, restored, presented and praised -- could an a stage production of Welles' vision happen?
| 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...
| Oct 7, 2012
How do you make a serial killer likable?
One way is by having him sing, which is what the leading character does in the premiere of the “drop dead” musical comedy, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which begins...