| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:50 AM
My Fair Lady at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre is made for theater geeks whose love of Broadway begins in the splashy 1980s. Directed by CRT artistic director Vincent Cardinal, the production stars Terrence Mann — Broadway's original Rum Tum Tugger (in Cats) and Beast (in Beauty & the … ) not to mention the original Mal Beineke in The Addams Family musical — as Henry Higgins. The show's choreographed by Charlotte D'Amboise of the Broadway Damn Yankees and Chicago revivals. But My Fair Lady — which ends its short run July 17 at UConn's Harriet Jorgensen Theatre (802 Bolton Road, Storrs; $38-$39; 860-486-1629, crt.uconn.edu) — features real-world characters crustier than Cats and more cynical than Chicago's star-struck murderesses. The script, which differs from George Bernard Shaw's scabrous play Pygmalion only to the extent that songs need to be inserted, is about covering up one's class distinctions and unique personality traits with a patina of deportment.
| Aug 1, 2012
When you make a cult favorite comedy like Broken Lizard’s “Super Troopers,” it’s probably inevitable that you’ll get out of a speeding ticket or two.
“[Co-star Steve Lemme] was going like 120 miles an hour, and the cop...