| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Earlier this week, I named the Ten Best Shows in Connecticut in 2011.
But once you start looking back on a year, there’s just no stopping.
So here’s a playful retro glance at some of the highlights, performances, newsworthy events and people...
| Jan 22, 2012
Eric Ting respects superstitions, especially the one that says you can't say "Macbeth" aloud in a theater without dire consequences. ("The Scottish Play" is used instead.)
"I think superstition is a powerful force," says the fate-conscious Ting,...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Casting is complete for the world premiere of the Gabriel Kahane musical, "February House" which begins performances Feb. 15 at Stage II New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. The show will run through March 18.
The show will also platy off-Broadway's Public...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 8:50 AM
There must be something in the air with “The Tempest.”
Julie Taymor made a film version of it not to long ago. Yale Summer Cabaret produced it last year. Darko Tresnjak will direct his version of it in May at Hartford Stage, where he is the...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Opening this week at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre is a new world premiere adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth, tilted Macbeth 1969. Set against the backdrop of the aftermath of the Vietnam War, two soldiers must recover from their wounds as they are...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Gordon Edelstein had a tough choice to make but the artistic director of New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre decided to pull the plug of the up-coming production of David W. Rintels' stage adapation of "Sophie's Choice,' which was slated to premiere in May....
| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:14 PM
Just in time for the "Lincoln" film wave?
Paul Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas," which received its world premiere at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven in 2008, will make its New York bow with a production at the New York Theatre Workshop.
Tina Landau, who...
| 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...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 7:07 AM
Long Wharf Theatre's production of "My Name Is Asher Lev" will transfer to off-Broadway, with performances beginning Nov. 8 at the Westside Theatre.
The play is adapted by Aaron Posner from Chaim Potok's 1972 novel 1972 novel about the conflict of a...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad.
She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...
| Oct 12, 2012
The show: "Satchmo at the Waldorf" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre
First impressions: "People don't know me," says John Douglas Thompson, giving a masterful performance, at the beginning of Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout's one-actor...