| Feb 3, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman on Sunday marked the abrupt end to an acclaimed career, but for audiences there will be much more of his performances to savor.
The prolific actor had recently shot a wide variety of work that will be seen at numerous...
| Feb 12, 2014
The kid spirit in putting together "Peter and the Starcatcher" was not unlike the gang of Lost Boys that are featured in this playful prequel to "Peter Pan."
The process, which started seven years ago with casual discussions, eventually turned into a...
| 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,”...
| 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...
| 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...