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  • Hal Holbrook, Patti LuPone Booked For Celebrations

    Hal Holbrook, Patti LuPone Booked For Celebrations
    Hal Holbrook will celebrate his 90th birthday in February on stage in Hartford performing his solo show "Mark Twain Tonight!"
  • Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain meets former 'Tom Sawyer'

    Hal Holbrook as Mark Twain meets former 'Tom Sawyer'
    Bethlehem resident John Drescher was living in Mark Twain's hometown of Hannibal, Mo., when Hal Holbrook started his one-man show "Mark Twain Tonight!" in 1954. When Drescher was 13, four years after Holbrook started his show, the big Mark Twain fan was...

    Extraordinary Life: A Face Of Hartford's Cultural Scene

    Extraordinary Life: A Face Of Hartford's Cultural Scene
    Think Auntie Mame with big hats, a Texas accent and a gift for organizing people and events, and you'd have a partial picture of Fran Gordon. Combine the energy of a cheerleader with endless optimism and a sense of fun and you will have a sense of the...

    Channeling Mark Twain: Hal Holbrook performs one-man show in Easton

    Channeling Mark Twain: Hal Holbrook performs one-man show in Easton
    When Hal Holbrook first portrayed Mark Twain in his one-man show in 1954, it was 10 years before the enactment of the Civil Rights Act. The show featured Twain's biting racial commentary from "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Sixty years later, the...

    Long Wharf's 'Our Town' Looks A Lot Like New Haven

    Long Wharf's 'Our Town'  Looks A Lot Like New Haven
    For the season opener of Long Wharf Theater's 50th anniversary season, artistic director Gordon Edelstein wanted a work that not only made an artistic statement about the theater but one that reflected the New Haven community. His choice —...