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  • 'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab

    'Joe Turner's' actors share August Wilson's gift of gab
    Among the pleasures of seeing an August Wilson play, it's often said, is just listening to the people talk. As Los Angeles Times theater critic Charles McNulty has noted, Wilson stocks his scripts with "natural raconteurs" and lets them soar in...
  • Two World Premieres, Musical Slated For Long Wharf Season

    World premieres by Athol Fugard and Heidi Schreck, a revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “Fences,” directed by Phylicia Rashad and the two-person musical “The Last Five Years” will highlight the...
  • TheaterWorks Explores The Elegance Of Etiquette With 'Mrs. Mannerly'

     TheaterWorks Explores The Elegance Of Etiquette With 'Mrs. Mannerly'
    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...
  • Yale Repertory Theatre Presents Engaging But Unfocused 'Owners'

    Yale Repertory Theatre Presents Engaging But Unfocused 'Owners'
    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...
  • Could A Connecticut Theater Revive Orson Welles' 'Too Much Johnson'?

    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? Perhaps a...
  • Esau Pritchett Heads Cast In 'Fences' At Long Wharf Theatre

    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,...
  • Will Eno's 'The Realistic Joneses' To Broadway

    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...
  • "Marie Antoinette," "Gentleman's Guide" Get Top Honors From Ct Critics

    "Marie Antoinette," "Gentleman's Guide" Get Top Honors From Ct Critics
    A Broadway-bound musical about a charming serial killer and a play about a misunderstood French icon received top honors from the Connecticut Critics Association, honoring the best of the 2012-13 theater season in the state Hartford Stage's production...
  • Joe Manganiello Of 'True Blood' To Star In Yale's 'Streetcar'

     Joe Manganiello Of 'True Blood' To Star In Yale's 'Streetcar'
    Joe Manganiello, star of HBO's "True Blood" and the male stripper film "Magic Mike" will play the iconic role of Stanley Kowalksi in the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire" this fall. The actor said in...
  • A Different Magic For 'Midsummer Night's Dream': Puppets

    A Different Magic For 'Midsummer Night's Dream': Puppets
    What do you do after you create an international mega-hit starring a horse? Go for some Shakespearean magic. That's what the director and puppet masters of the 2011 Tony Award-winning "War Horse" did for a follow-up project to their London-Broadway-...
  • 50 Years Of Great Theater

    In 1963, professional theaters were sprouting up around the nation, far from the bright neon lights of Broadway. There was some kind of magic in the air, particularly in Connecticut. Happy 50th anniversary to Hartford Stage and the Goodspeed Opera...