| 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...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Variety is the watchword for the Garden Theatre's 2013-14 theater season. The plays on tap range from old faithfuls such as "Nunsense" to a world premiere based on "Alice in Wonderland" to big Broadway-style musicals "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 10:48 AM
The sexual sizzle in David Ives' power play "Venus in Fur" will be generated by real-life engaged couple Liv Rooth and David Christopher Wells when the show plays Hartford TheaterWorks.
The Tony Award-nominated play, directed by Rob Ruggiero, runs Oct. 5...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:58 AM
Clea Alsip will play "Childie" opposite Kathleen Turner in the revised revival of "The Killing of Sister George" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre.
Turner will alsio direct the Frank Marcus play, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. The production will run Nov....
| Sep 7, 2012
| 3:31 PM
“The Little Dog Laughs” -- again.
The last time Douglas Carter Beane’s wicked comedy played the area was at Hartford’s TheaterWorks oin a production that starred Candy Buckley, Chad Allen and most notably Jeremy Jordan as the...
| May 16, 2012
| 7:12 PM
TheatreWorks Florida's production of the Howard Ashman-Alan Menken musical "Little Shop of Horrors" already has enjoyed a successful run at the Garden Theatre, so it's no wonder that it's 90-minute Fringe Festival version chugs along like a well-oiled...
| Jun 3, 2012
As Rob Ruggiero stirs a simmering spaghetti sauce, adding a touch of this and that, Antoinette LaVecchia cranks out sheets of freshly-made sheets of golden pasta.
"This is very good practice for me," she says as she lays out the strips to dry on the...
| May 29, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Jacques Lamarre is a pretty busy man these days.
The director of communications at Hartford's Mark Twain House & Museum adapted Giulia Melucci's memoir "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti" into a stage work which will have its world premiere at...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 8:02 AM
The show: "Ride the Tiger" by William Mastrosimone at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre
First impressions: You can't keep your eyes off the characters in this juicy, funny and fascinating new play that is part myth, part political melodrama and part pulp...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:15 PM
The show: "Venus in Fur" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
First impressions: The notion of role-playing has a multitude of meanings in David Ives' clever psycho-sexual comedy, that takes Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's infamous erotic 1870 novella and places it...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Sexual scenes on stage between two actors are never easy. So when the Tony Award-nominated play by David Ives, "Venus in Fur," called for a riding crop, black patent leather thigh-high boots, dog collars and a slap or two of S&M, a fetishist element was...