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  • John Cunningham, Jordan Lage in "Ride The Tiger" At Long Wharf Theatre

    John Cunningham, Jordan Lage in "Ride The Tiger" At Long Wharf Theatre
    John Cunningham is Joe, Douglas Sills is John and Jordan Lage is Sam in William Mastrosimone's new play, "Ride the Tiger" slated for New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. And if you want to assume they're Joe Kennedy, JFK and mobster Sam Giancano, well, there...
  • The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013

     The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013
    A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
  • James Avery dies at 65; played father figure on TV's 'Fresh Prince'

    James Avery, who portrayed the commanding yet cuddly father figure on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died at a Glendale hospital Tuesday of complications from open heart surgery. He was 65. His death was confirmed by his manager,...
  • Actor James Avery dies at local hospital

    James Avery, who portrayed the commanding yet cuddly father figure on the hit 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," died at a Glendale hospital Tuesday of complications from open heart surgery. He was 65. His death was confirmed by his manager,...
  • Long Wharf's 'Consultant' A Too-Often Muddled Comedy-Drama

    Long Wharf's 'Consultant'  A Too-Often Muddled Comedy-Drama
    The show: "The Consultant" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre What makes it special?: World premiere of a play by Heidi Schreck First impression?: A corporate office play set at the height of The Great Recession in 2009 is a ripe source of material....
  • Actress Didi Conn Explains Her Voice And Attraction To 'Underpants'

    Actress Didi Conn Explains Her Voice And Attraction To 'Underpants'
    An agent once asked actress Didi Conn, "Do you really talk that way?" It was a voice that sounded like a Brooklyn pixie and the young woman fresh from American Musical Dramatic Academy landed a root beer commercial, one of scores she made over the...
  • Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf

    Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf
    Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven. "What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
  • August Wilson's 'Fences' Remains Riveting At Long Wharf Theatre

    August Wilson's 'Fences' Remains Riveting At Long Wharf Theatre
    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'...
  • In Praise Of The "Stickiness' Of Arts Leaders

    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...
  • Marriage At Center Of Margulies' 'Time Stands Still' At TheaterWorks

    Marriage At Center Of Margulies' 'Time Stands Still'  At TheaterWorks
    Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still," which runs Aug. 16 to Sept. 15 at Hartford's TheaterWorks, began on a Metro-North train trip from Connecticut to Manhattan. The Brooklyn-born playwright, who has made New Haven his home for the past 30 years, was...
  • When New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre Honored Julie Harris

    I attended a gala at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven in 1995 honoring Joanne Woodward, Ruby Dee and Julie Harris. Ms. Harris died Saturday at her home in West Chatham, Mass. on Cape Cod. I wrote:     "Perhaps the most moving moment of the one-hour...