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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!" The Tony and Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award nominee will return with the show for which he has performed over the past...
  • 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...
  • 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 —...
  • 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...
  • Dick Smith Dead: 'Godfather of Makeup' Dies at 92

    Dick Smith, known as the "Godfather of Makeup," has died at age 92. Smith's protege, Rick Baker, tweeted of the legend's passing on Thursday morning. The master is gone. My friend and mentor Dick Smith is no longer with us. The world will not be the...
  • 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' Premiere Pays 'Loving Tribute' to Firefighters, Says Dane Cook

    Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue" touched down on Hollywood Boulevard outside the El Capitan Theatre on July 15 for the animated film's premiere, with Dane Cook returning to voice high-flying Dusty, the crop duster. "It's a loving tribute to...
  • 'Planes: Fire & Rescue' soars amid blazing-hot visuals

    "Planes: Fire & Rescue" sounds more like a category on Craigslist than the name of a new animated film. But what this Disney feature lacks in the title department it makes up for with fluid visuals and fast-moving action of the, yes, firefighting variety....
  • Film Review: 'Planes: Fire & Rescue'

    After making a tin-eared debut with last year's "Planes," an earthbound pileup of lame jokes and ethnic caricatures, Disney's "Cars" spinoff franchise gets a bit higher off the ground with "Planes: Fire & Rescue." Largely ditching the funny accents in...
  • 'Shakespeare In Love''s Tom Stoppard To Give Free Yale Lecture

    'Shakespeare In Love''s  Tom Stoppard To Give Free Yale Lecture
    His intelligence and wit are legendary. Now you can witness both for yourself when playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard presents a free lecture at Yale's University Theatre on Monday at 5:15 p.m. The event is open to the public. The richly worded...
  • Review: 'Friendswood' by RenĂ© Steinke

    Review: 'Friendswood' by René Steinke
    Once, on a second date in Chicago, I was asked if Houston looked like West Texas; if it was, in fact, a blighted landscape of cactus and tumbleweeds. My answer — "It's the fourth largest city in the U.S." — was met with a confused look. The...