| Sep 10, 2013
What's it like to prepare, rehearse and perform two shows in repertory?
Repertory — where a theater presents one show on one day and an entirely different one the next — was once common practice in theaters. Connecticut audiences may...
| Sep 15, 2013
No, Joe Manganiello won't growl, so don't ask. Nor will he yell, 'Stella!"
Not that I was going to ask the "True Blood" actor since this is an interview about the theater, art and soul-searching topics but sometimes he says his fans — and even his...
| Sep 28, 2013
The show: Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven
What makes it special: The show features Joe Manganiello from HBO's "True Blood" as Stanley Kowalski.
First impressions: There's always been humor in...
| Oct 3, 2013
A Streetcar Named Desire is a play that carries so much baggage, it can be hard to grasp why it was so popular in the first place. So many revivals of this Pulitzer-winning Tennessee Williams classic are relentlessly bleak, or angry, or dark, that it's...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Add another star-driven play to Broadway's 2013-14 slate, with Toni Collette, Michael C. Hall, Marisa Tomei and Tracy Letts tapped to star in a Rialto staging of Will Eno's "The Realistic Joneses," gearing up for a February start.
The Sam Gold-directed...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Esau Pritchett (Broadway’s “A Free Man of Color”) plays Troy Maxson, the commanding father in August Wilson’s “Fences” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, directed by Phylicia Rashad.
Also featured in the show,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Will Eno’s "The Realistic Joneses" which had its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre last year is heading to Broadway in the spring, but with only one of the original four cast members from the New Haven production.
Tony Award winner Tracy...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Now that the lost 40-minute film footage Orson Welles created for his production of the William Gillette farce, "Too Much Johnson," had been found, restored, presented and praised -- could an a stage production of Welles' vision happen?
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Ah, if only Mrs. Mannerly were around today — and stationed at every theater lobby in America.
She would not tolerate a cell phone going off, or texting or talking, or a myriad of other audience sins that have the potential of ruining a night in...
| 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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:25 AM
The British playwright Caryl Churchill is beloved by student theaters, and for good reason. She writes uncompromising, foulmouthed, politicized, taboo-bending dramas about adults who've sold out their values and let society get the better of them. Her...