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  • 'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical

    'Black Orpheus' to become a Broadway musical
    The movie "Black Orpheus," which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1959 and an Academy Award for foreign-language film, will become a Broadway musical under the creative guidance of George C. Wolfe and playwright Lynn Nottage....
  • Independent Shakespeare Company's 'Twelfth Night' opens at Griffith Park

    Independent Shakespeare Company's 'Twelfth Night' opens at Griffith Park
    Along with a thousand or so of their closest friends, a high-octane Independent Shakespeare Company ensemble opened the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival’s fifth season with a highly accessible “Twelfth Night” that takes its...
  • 'In the Boom Boom Room' piles on misery with unrelenting punch

    'In the Boom Boom Room' piles on misery with unrelenting punch
    2Cents Theatre has taken on David Rabe's seldom-revived early play "In the Boom Boom Room" (1972), the trippy, choleric story of a Philadelphia woman’s degradation. The play can’t exactly be considered a cautionary tale, since even 40...
  • Mickey Rooney dies at 93; child actor's career spanned decades

    Mickey Rooney dies at 93; child actor's career spanned decades
    Actor Mickey Rooney, who became the United States' biggest movie star while still a brash teenager in the 1930s and later a versatile character actor in a career that spanned 10 decades, died on Sunday, friends and entertainment media said. He was 93....
  • Meryl Streep's Summer At The O'Neill

     Meryl Streep's Summer At The O'Neill
    Before her three Oscars and 18 nominations, before her Emmys, medals, honorary degrees and lifetime achievement awards, even before her first New York job as an actor, Meryl Streep spent a summer at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'...
  • Cast for 'Vanya/Etc.' Set For Hartford Stage

    Cast for 'Vanya/Etc.' Set For Hartford Stage
    Mark Nelson (Broadway’s “The Invention of Love,” “Rumors,” Long Wharf Theatre’s “Under the Lintel,” “My Name Is Asher Lev”) heads the cast in Christopher Durang’s Tony Award winning play,...
  • 'A Gentleman's Guide' Leads In Outer Critics Circle Nominations

    'A Gentleman's Guide' Leads In Outer Critics Circle Nominations
    The Broadway awards season has got off to a splendid start for the musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which premiered at Hartford Stage in 2012. The Outer Critics Circle Awards nominations came out this week and the...
  • New Haven's Lauren Ambrose To Star In 'Fool For Love'

      New Haven’s Lauren Ambrose (TV’s “Six Feet Under”) and Chris Pine (Captain Kirk in the recent “Star Trek” films) star a revival of Sam Shepard’s “Fool for Love” at Williamstown Theatre Festival&...
  • Cast Of 'Last Five Years' At Long Wharf Theatre

    Cast Of 'Last Five Years' At Long Wharf Theatre
    Adam Halpin and Katie Rose Clarke star in the Long Wharf Theatre production of the two-actor musical "The Last Five Years." Gordon Edelstein, artistic director at the theater, stages the show with music by Jason Robert Brown. A film version of the...
  • Hartford Stage's 'Somewhere' Is Charming But Underdeveloped

    Hartford Stage's 'Somewhere' Is Charming But Underdeveloped
    The show: "Somewhere" at Hartford Stage. What makes it special?: A play by Matthew Lopez, featuring his aunt, Tony Award-winning actress Priscilla Lopez. First impressions: The battle between dreams and reality is rich fodder for drama, made more...
  • New Plays, Musicals Get Spotlight At Yale School Of Drama

    Plays and musicals are finding a welcome home at the Yale School of Drama. The 9th annual Carlotta Festival featuring full productions of a trio of new works from Yale School of Drama student playwrights will be presented in repertory, running May 9...