| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 6:59 AM
Entre el inglés y el español ha transcurrido la vida de Elizardi Castro, dos idiomas que ha traducido al lenguaje del teatro.
El comediante puertorriqueño de 41 años presentará en Orlando su espectáculo unipersonal Made in Puerto Rico, en el que...
| Jun 9, 2013
What do you do after you create an international mega-hit starring a horse?
Go for some Shakespearean magic.
That's what the director and puppet masters of the 2011 Tony Award-winning "War Horse" did for a follow-up project to their London-Broadway-...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 5:25 AM
The musical revue "Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller"" will be part of Long Wharf Theatre summer slate July 10 to 28.
The New Haven theater in conjunction with Supreme Talent International will present the show on the main stage....
| Jun 5, 2013
| 2:10 PM
It's the time of year for audacious new musicals. Even before the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford gets going with its slate of readings of brand new musicals at the 2013 National Music Theater Conference, and even before the International...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Long Wharf Theatre has added another show to its 2013 summer season: a national tour of Smokey Joe’s Café. The show’s made up of songs penned by rock & roll pioneers Jerry Lieber & Mike Stoller. The tunes range from “Hound Dog” and...