| Sep 17, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Two cheerfully ludicrous characters stuck in the same place play extravagantly with language and each other as they jockey for position and kill time. And although their seemingly mad activities gradually reveal an internal logic, they have no one literal...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
. She begins in tears and works her way back to the beginning, while his arc builds from giddy first love through career success, discord and heartbreak. In this Radius-acquired shoestring screen adaptation, director Richard LaGravenese ditches the high-...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The foreign-language film field for the 2014 Academy Awards is an uncommonly strong one, incorporating the luscious fever dream "The Grand Beauty" (Italy), the heartbreaking family drama "Ilo Ilo" (Philippines) and "Gris Gris" (Chad), the story of a man...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 12:02 PM
PARK CITY, Utah -- Seven years ago at Sundance, a member of a soulful rock band from across the pond made his directorial debut with a music-themed movie populated with haunting melodies and a delicate relationship between a male and female musician....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 11:40 AM
"The Last Five Years": Jim DeSelm and Allison Hendrix play a husband and wife in the musical story that begins with the couple's divorce and is told from dueling perspectives. The piece by Jason Robert Brown gets a staging by Kokandy Productions....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 9:26 AM
Broadway in Chicago held its annual summer concert on Monday, packing Millennium Park despite crummy weather. The massive crowd suggested that if there is one thing Chicagoans like more than Broadway shows, it's the chance to see bits of Broadway shows...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 12:59 PM
One of the downsides of our ascendant era of writerly TV drama — wherein networks are constantly luring away playwrights with big checks — is that new plays by young authors now often feel more like spec treatments or screenplays than juicy...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:21 PM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts' upcoming season doesn't feature a musical based on the songs of Billy Joel. But if it did, a couple of lines from "Piano Man" might summarize a good deal of the schedule: "Son, can you play me a memory? / I'm not really...
| Sep 19, 2013
The show: "Miss Saigon" at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
What makes it special?: This is a homegrown production made by four presenting houses, including the Bushnell.
First impressions?: Has it been 22 years since "Miss...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Stuart Ward will be the guy and Dani De Waal the girl is the national tour of the Tony Award-winning musical “Once,” which will play the Shubert Theater in New Haven in Feb. 26 to March 2. The tour of the romantic musical opens at the...
| Sep 6, 2013
As the days grow shorter and the temperatures drop, the theater scene offers its own bountiful fall harvest. From heirlooms to hybrids, homegrown treats to intriguing imports, the list below highlights just a few of the toothsome possibilities on the...