| 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...
| Nov 24, 2013
Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven.
"What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:25 PM
It's the attack of the teen Shakespeares! The Hartford Stage Young Company presents its Breakdancing Shakespeare breakdown of the bard's Two Gentlemen of Verona through August 15 at 7 p.m. (hartfordstage.org). This is the eighth annual Breakdancing...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Stanley has his Stella in the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Tennessee Williams' "A Streetcar Named Desire."
Sarah Sokolovic will play Stella Kowalski opposite Joe Manganiello's Stanley in the production which plays Sept. 20 to Oct. 12 at the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The Shubert in New Haven prides itself on its historical significance. This was the theater where Rodgers & Hammerstein, Neil Simon and many other theater legends chose to try out their new works before they went to Broadway. The 2013-14 Shubert "Best...
| 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 11, 2013
| 10:26 AM
New Haven’s arts scene is still basking in the glow of new and shiny renovations.
The Yale Art Gallery’s grand reopening redistributed its impressive collections in a manner that made the whole place seem not just new but monumental. Rather...
| Sep 12, 2013
Time was, fall was about fresh beginnings: a new TV season, new dramas at theaters, college bands touring campuses. Now, all that stuff happens year-round, without a clean start or finish. It can be dizzying, but this is a good thing. Nostalgic tribute...
| 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 15, 2013
When New Haven's Yale Repertory Theatre wanted to do "A Streetcar Named Desire," a large reason —- if not the primary one —- was to have René Augesen in the iconic role of Blanche DuBois, Tennessee Williams' ultimate faded and fragile Southern...
| 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...