| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:06 AM
Whenever playwrights get about a half million dollars to help their careers I think it’s a good day.
And it was a great day this week at Yale’s Sprague Hall in New Haven when three playwrights -- among nine writers in all -- were the...
| Mar 4, 2014
The show: "4,000 Miles" at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven
What makes it special?: Amy Herzog's play was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.
First impressions: First things first. Don't expect hugs in this slice-of-life play about a 21-year-old grandson who...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Zoaunne LeRoy (Long Wharf Theatre’s “Uncle Vanya”) and Micah Stock (NBC’s “Deception”) will play grandmother and grandson in Amy Herzog’s “4000 Miles” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre. The show,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Long Wharf Theatre has a new setting to develop new works: Nantucket.
The New Haven theater will partner with Nantucket’s non-profit White Heron Theatre Company, to establish a new play collaborative,” allowing the theater to have a summer...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Local politicians said Long Wharf Theatre placement in the city's meat packing district was like adding "cabbages to Tiffany's."
Jon Jory was 24 when he left Yale School of Drama after his second year to start Long Wharf Theater.
"We would go around...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Long Wharf Theatre’s 50th anniversary season will open with an American classic written by a familiar New Haven-area figure.
Artistic director Gordon Edelstein will stage Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” on the main stage. The...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:14 AM
There’s a lot of fix-ups, re-freshening and upgrades going on at Connecticut theaters in the last few years and this summer but is it simply putting the best face forward on a more serious infrastructure issue?
And even if it is, in a still-...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:50 AM
"Under my hard candy shell I am a deeply mushy romantic," says composer Jason Robert Brown.
Brown is the composer of two musicals about love, loss and understanding: Broadway's "The Bridges of Madison County" (for which he received Tony Award...
| Apr 27, 2014
If you asked true blue Boston Red Sox fans during much of the 20th century if they would sell their soul to the devil in order to lift the famed "curse" from their team, you would probably get more than a few volunteers.
That's Joe DiPietro's wicked...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Mark Nelson (Broadway’s “The Invention of Love,” “Rumors,” Long Wharf Theatre’s “Under the Lintel,” “My Name Is Asher Lev”) heads the cast in Christopher Durang’s Tony Award winning play,...