| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad.
She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...
| Mar 10, 2013
In our first interview in the 1990s, Valerie Harper described the character of Rhoda Morgenstern —sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and star of the spinoff "Rhoda" — as "the brash New Yorker who says the unsayable."
The same can be...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 3:55 AM
The show: “Fela!”
The place: Shubert Theater in New Haven.
Thoughts on leaving the parking lot?: I was going to write a standard blog-style review of "Fela" which I saw Friday night but since the run was so short -- it ended today -- I...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 4:35 AM
Watching the first four episodes of the much-hyped TV series “Smash,” one may ask, “Whose Broadway is it anyway?”
Theater geeks and chat room obsessives will no doubt have lots to celebrate and carp about as the 15 episodes roll...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Jamal Shuriah, a Hartt School grad, will be in the ensemble of the international tour of Green Day's "American Idiot" when it comes to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Feb. 26 to March 3.
Alex Nee will star as Johnny, along with...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 9:20 AM
The touring company of "Jersey Boys" will open the 2012-13 Broadway series at the Shubert Theater in New Haven.
The show, which had a "dry run" of its initial tour several years ago at the Shubert, returns to the theater for a two-week engagement in New...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 2:15 PM
The Mark Morris Dance Group will be among the headliners in the dance and theater section of the International Festival of Arts and Ideas which runs in New Haven June 16 to 30.
The Festival presents a rare opportunity for audiences to experience three...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Los Angeles Times file photo [Update: Elisabeth Bergner: The German star, seen previously here as "Catherine the Great," displays her versatile genius in "Escape Me Never," at the Four Star, her art being hailed as more exquisite on the screen,......
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The touring musical "Fela!" will play at the Ahmanson Theatre starting Dec. 13, moved up from its previously announced April opening. The change provides flexibility for finding a show to replace the canceled "Funny Girl."...
| May 4, 2011
| 9:16 AM
1st) Shubert Theater
The Shubert Theater has seen a resurgence of sorts in the past year, with blockbuster Broadway shows like Hair and Legally Blonde having set up shop there to prepare for their national tours. It's the latest in the Shubert's rich...
| May 9, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Bring the family down to the Shubert Theater for a musical stage rendition of Disney's Beauty and the Beast this weekend. Belle and her friendly housewares sing and dance their way through five perfomances Friday through Sunday.
Beauty and the Beast...