| Jun 26, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Sad news: Burry Fredrik, a Tony Award--winning producer and director over five decades died in her home in Weston May 22. Cause of death was complications from a stroke she suffered two years ago, She was 86.
She co-produced Tom Stoppard’s “...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:23 AM
Kate MacCluggage, who charmed as the conflicted witch in “Bell, Book and Candle” at Long Wharf Theatre and Hartford Stage, will be returning to Hartford Stage in William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” staged by artistic...
| Jul 8, 2012
David Hyde Pierce says there wasn't a "Eureka!" moment when it occurred to him to set Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners in manors, "The Importance of Being Earnest" with the playwright's characters as transplanted American gangsters in the 1930s....
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:24 AM
The new comedy "January Joiner" takes its title from those people who make New Year's resolutions to join a gym, eat healthier, and lose those holiday pounds. But the name has a disparaging subtext, implying these folks are destined to become "February...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:20 PM
"A Weight Loss Horror Comedy." By Laura Jacqmin. Directed by Eric Ting. Through February 10 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven. (203) 787-4282. longwharf.org
Far be it from me to pre-judge, but the marketing...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The new Hartford Stage show Breath & Imagination is living up to its name by breathing fresh air into the music-theater genre and adding imaginative touches to everything from the casting to the post-show discussions.
The show is a biography of...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Peter Albrink, Ben Becher, Clark Middleton, John Procaccino, Kevin Tighe and Elvy Yost join two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey in Long Wharf Theatre's production of Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class."
The show, staged by artistic...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:05 PM
The SantaLand Diaries
By David Sedaris. Directed by Rob Ruggiero. Through Dec. 23 at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org
"My costume is green. I wear green velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock,...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Let the casting debates begin!
Paul Giamatti will star as Hamlet next spring at the Yale Repertory Theatre, part of a lively Rep season that includes new works by Sarah Ruhl (with the Clean House playwright devising "a play in letters" from the...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:30 AM
The Long Wharf Theatre explores the life of jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong with the opening of Satchmo at the Waldorf, and the start of the theatre's 2012-13 season. The play, written by Terry Teachout after he completed his biography of Armstrong...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:30 AM
What did the best in Connecticut theater add up to in 2012?
My four favorite shows were all world premieres, two of them musicals and two of them plays. Beyond that fresh quartet, I was smitten by two additional musical revivals from our local producing...