| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:57 AM
For the first time since 1929, when the clubby, self-promotional and studio-driven Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognized “Wings” and “Sunrise” in the first Academy Awards ceremony, a black-and-white silent...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:42 PM
On Sunday, Hollywood celebrates itself and honors its own. All eyes (or most of them anyway) will be on the presentations of the Academy Awards.
But do the Oscars always end up in the right hands? Opinions abound on this topic, and what follows is only...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 9:48 PM
You figure this would be old hat for Meryl Streep by now, given that she's been nominated for about a gazillion Oscars.
But a clearly delighted Streep said hearing her name announced from the Oscars' stage was a near-surreal experience.
| Sep 20, 2011
| 2:29 PM
It's got all the dramaturgical creakiness and unabashed name-dropping one associates with famous-person-ruminating-onstage vehicles. But darned if Melissa Carlson's game-and-gamine turn for First Folio Theatre as Katharine Hepburn in Matthew Lombardo's...
| Mar 10, 2013
In our first interview in the 1990s, Valerie Harper described the character of Rhoda Morgenstern —sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and star of the spinoff "Rhoda" — as "the brash New Yorker who says the unsayable."
The same can be...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 12:44 PM
In the second and best installment of “The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour,” the follow-up to “I Love Lucy,” the guest star is Tallulah Bankhead, playing herself as a new neighbor of the Ricardos and Mertzes.
During a clash of...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 10:15 AM
Broadway veteran Carolyn Kirsch will direct and star in Alfred Uhry's "Driving Miss Daisy" which opens the Mainstage season at Newington Town Hall, 131 Cedar St., on Sept. 14 to 16.
Kirsch is a veteran nine Broadway shows, including the original...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:04 AM
The new season of HD screenings from the National Theatre Live series begin Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts with "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time," Simon Stephens' stage...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:25 PM
If there can be a Connecticut Wine Trail and a Connecticut Impressionists Trail, then why not a Connecticut Theater Trail?
Is the state tourism office missing a market?
After all, this small-in-size state is packed with Tony Award-winning theaters,...
| May 20, 2012
Looking for a stylish read? Here are some very fashionable books out this spring.
"City of Style" (Harper Collins, $21.99) is an approachable field guide to L.A. style in all its incarnations, whether Laurel Canyon bohemians or Mexican American cholas,...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 10:25 AM
People who see "People" are the luckiest people in the theater world.
At least those catching Alan Bennett's "People," a London Hit that will be screened live as part of London's National Theatre Live broadcasts and shown in selected Connecticut cinemas...