| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:26 PM
One of the most recognizable names in the world of theater criticism is stepping down. John Lahr, the senior theater critic for the New Yorker for close to 20 years, is quitting regular reviewing for the magazine to concentrate on profile writing and book...
| May 9, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of these...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 6:01 AM
We're use to late summer announcements from Hartford's TheaterWorks for its new seasons.
But this year interim artistic director Rob Ruggiero says the line-up will be out soon.
But first he wants some feedback from audiences on some of the plays he's...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 11:25 AM
"Freud's Last Session," the hit off-Broadway play now in commercial residence at the Mercury Theatre, replete with the original New York cast, imagines that a dying and exiled Sigmund Freud invites a young man to his study in London, on the very eve of...
| Jan 13, 2013
Is it possible to fall in love with all the characters in a play, even those who see themselves as less-than-worthy members of the human race? And then, after more than a year, fall in love with them all over again?
That's what happened to me with...
| Jan 18, 2013
Sigmund Freud considered religion a mass delusion, a sort of group neurosis ideally suited to obsessive types. C.S. Lewis was a literary intellectual who found ways of channeling his devout Christianity into even his nontheological writings, "The...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:24 AM
The new comedy "January Joiner" takes its title from those people who make New Year's resolutions to join a gym, eat healthier, and lose those holiday pounds. But the name has a disparaging subtext, implying these folks are destined to become "February...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 3:15 AM
"Look out! Here comes Audrey II!!" A man-eating plant from outer space is arriving soon at Harford Technical High School.
Harford Technical High School's Cobra Theatre Company will be presenting Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's campy musical "Little Shop...
| Mar 29, 2011
By Debbie Manis, Orlando Sentinel A blend of acoustic instruments, songs and storytelling fills the production of “The Rock & the Rabbi.” The musical is about the friendship between Peter the Apostle, the fisherman, and Jesus of Nazareth,...
| Apr 25, 2011
Joe Hortua's off-Broadway play, “Between Us” is earning an indie film adaptation which will star Julia Stiles and Taye Diggs, Melissa George and David Harbour. It is “a dark comedy exploring the friendship between two bitter married...
| Apr 27, 2011
Grammy Awards show executive producer John Cossette dies at 54....