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  • Yale Rep's 'These Paper Bullets' Features New Songs From Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong

    Yale Rep's 'These Paper Bullets' Features New Songs From Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong
    In terms of theater development time, "These Paper Bullets," went from notion to motion at warp speed, which suits the kinetic nature of this musical, "modish rip-off" of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing." "It wasn't a normal process like when...
  • Delightful 'These Paper Bullets!' A Celebration Of The '60s, Shakespeare

    Delightful 'These Paper Bullets!' A Celebration Of The '60s,  Shakespeare
    The show: "These Paper Bullets!", a Yale Repertory Theatre production at the University Theatre in New Haven. What makes it special?: World premiere of Rolin Jones' "modish rip-off of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing,' " with new songs by...
  • "American Idiot" creators' ode to Billie Joe

    "American Idiot" creators' ode to Billie Joe
    More than anything, the creative team behind the Broadway musical “American Idiot” wanted to take care of Green Day’s baby. The road tour of the musical, formed primarily from the punk band’s 2004 concept album of the same name...
  • Athol Fugard Gets Personal In 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' At Long Wharf

    Athol Fugard Gets Personal In 'Shadow of the Hummingbird' At Long Wharf
    Athol Fugard has written plays about the ravages of Apartheid, about life in South Africa amid the AIDS epidemic, and of clashes of conscience, class and art. But the South African dramatist's latest work, "The Shadow of the Hummingbird", is a different...
  • Tracy Letts will go back to Broadway

    Tracy Letts will go back to Broadway
    The Chicago actor and playwright Tracy Letts is headed back to Broadway, it was announced Monday. Letts will appear in a new play by Will Eno, "The Realistic Joneses," its lead producer, Jeffrey Richards, officially announced. "The Realistic Joneses," a...
  • Theatre Of The Eighth Day To Present 'The Files' At Yale Rep

    Theatre Of The Eighth Day To Present 'The Files' At Yale Rep
    Sometimes oppression can be turned into art. Legendary Polish theater company Theatre of the Eighth Day will present “The Files,” a docudrama created from surveillance records the secret police of the Communist regime kept on the group...
  • Christopher Durang hangs with Chekhov, meets Tony

    Christopher Durang hangs with Chekhov, meets Tony
    NEW YORK — A few years ago, playwright Christopher Durang began wondering "what if" a bunch of Anton Chekhov's characters lived in Bucks County, Penn., as he did. And what if two of the older ones lived in a nice stone farmhouse like his for not...
  • Girl Power Rules In Hip, Funny 'Fairytale Lives' At Yale Rep

    Girl Power Rules In Hip, Funny 'Fairytale Lives' At Yale Rep
    The show: "The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls" at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven. What makes it special?: A new play by 2011 Yale School of Drama playwriting grad Meg Miroshnik. The play is a finalist for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize....
  • August Wilson: The Perfect Playwright For This Life Cycle

    August Wilson: The Perfect Playwright For This Life Cycle
    'In midsummer 1982, August Wilson stepped onto the grassy campus of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, wondering whether a clerical error had brought him to the prestigious National Playwrights Conference," The Hartford Courant wrote,...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    The Puritans just didn't have much fun. Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater. Oh, there was the time just before the...
  • Yale Repertory Theatre: Taking Theater To The Streets

    Yale Repertory Theatre: Taking Theater To The Streets
    In September of 1968, during The Living Theatre's performance of "Paradise Now" at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven, audience members left the theater and took to the streets. Encouraged by the performers on the stage, who were wearing loincloths...