| May 21, 2014
Opera is all about the pouring of deep-felt emotion into song, and "Bare," a 2004 off-Broadway musical, is subtitled "A Pop Opera." No doubt, that's partly because of the torrent of emotions unleashed by the hormone-charged teenage protagonists.
| Feb 2, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Whether he’s playing a gay boom mic operator in “Boogie Nights” or rock critic Lester Bangs in “Almost Famous,” an evil arms dealer in “Mission: Impossible III” or a priest in hot water in “Doubt,”...
| May 5, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Camaraderie, positivity and lots of theater love filled the air at the 29th annual Lucille Lortel Awards Sunday at the NYU Skirball Center in downtown Manhattan.
Hosts Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally, currently staring in their own limited Off-...
| May 12, 2014
The Outer Critics Circle gave a thumbs-up to Tony nomination packleader "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," handing the musical four kudos including top tuner in the race for the org's 2013-14 awards.
The Rialto musical adaptation of "Bullets...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:44 PM
“The Book of Mormon” is a bona fide stage phenomenon, combining the irreverent in-your-face comedy of Trey Parker and Matt Stone (“South Park,” “Orgazmo,” “Cannibal! The Musical,” “Team America:...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The legendary Cicely Tyson stole the Tony Awards on Sunday evening with her moving acceptance speech after being named best actress in a drama for the revival of Horton Foote's "A Trip to Bountiful."
It was the 79-year-old actress' first Tony and her...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It's about sharing the experience.
That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Suddenly, the competition to get a Tony Award for outstanding regional theater just got more crowded.
The administration committee for the Tony Awards announced last week that New York-based theater companies will now be eligible to receive the regional...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:25 AM
A fine first day of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas 20013. I saw two musical theater workshops, a talk by two winners of the Governors’ Arts Awards, and two renowned acts play live on New Haven Green.
I make this point fiercely and...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The wails of an infant haunt much of the 13-minute YouTube clip.
On the Internet's dominant video site, recordings of laughing babies, talking twin babies, roller-skating babies long have made for amusing, sure-fire click bait. This case of a crying...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:24 AM
The show: “The Lion in Winter” at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage (formerly the Berkshire Theatre Festival) in Stockbridge, Mass.
What makes it special?: Treat Williams and Jayne Atkinson dig into dialogue in James Goldman’s still...