| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:29 PM
What to give that theater lover for Christmas? Here are a few recommendations.
On my bedside table already is “Fosse” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $32), Sam Wasson’s well-researched and crafted biography of director-choreographer Bob...
| Nov 5, 2013
The show: "Owners" at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven
What makes it special?: Early full length play by British playwright Caryl Churchill
First impressions: The political, social and gender-charged themes and daring imagination that make...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 7:40 PM
Yale Repertory Theatre's new season just got shorter. Instead of a season of six plays that begins in September, there will be five productions with the first show starting in October for the Tony Award-winning New Haven theater that is affiliated with...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:29 PM
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...
| Mar 23, 2014
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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:06 AM
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...
| Mar 22, 2014
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:32 PM
UConn acting grad James Barry (Broadway’s “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) is featured in the cast in the world premiere of “These Paper Bullets” at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven March 14 to April 5.
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:54 AM
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....
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
'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,...