| May 7, 2012
| 4:55 AM
Multiple Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey will star in Sam Shepard's "Cirse of the Starving Class" in early 2013 at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre.
The announmcement will be made Monday night, along with the other shows slated for the 2012-13 season for the...
| May 4, 2012
| 1:08 PM
You don't have to convince me about the power of the arts -- specifically in the flagship producing theaters in the state.
I have covered the Connecticut arts scene for 35 years and have seen first-hand the impact the state's five Tony Award-winning...
| May 7, 2012
| 5:00 PM
The return of Judith Ivey, a "world premiere" work about Louis Armstrong and the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Clybourne Park" are among the shows for the 2012-13 season at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.
The 48th season opens with the new one-person...
| May 8, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Sad new: Children's author Maurice Sendak is dead at the age of 83.
Here is an interview I did with the fascinating artist at his Ridgefield home in 2006 in advance of the children's opera in which he collaborated, "Brundibar.":
By FRANK RIZZO
| May 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Maurice Sendak’s home phone number is hidden under a wall in my house. It’s like a secret from one of his books, a dream in code, a treasured key which unlocks memories.
About a decade ago, a publicist from New Haven’s International...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Through Nov. 17 at the Yale Repertory Theatre, corner of Chapel and York streets, New Haven. (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org
Last time playwright David Adjmi and director Rebecca Taichman got together at the Yale Rep, for The Evildoers...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:34 AM
With the closing of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" last week, the most politically direct show on Broadway has left the stage. It has also got me to thinking about theater and politics during these last few weeks of a major presidential campaign.
| Aug 29, 2012
| 1:03 PM
Rene Millan leads the cast in “American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose,” the season opener at the Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven.
Also cast are: Austin Durant, Deidrie Henry, Felicity Jones, James Hiroyuki Liao, Gregory Linington,...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Most states are lucky to have one theater that's won the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater. Connecticut has five, and two of them are in New Haven.
The Yale Repertory Theatre [1120 Chapel St., New Haven; (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org], right downtown on...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Let the casting debates begin!
Paul Giamatti will star as Hamlet next spring at the Yale Repertory Theatre, part of a lively Rep season that includes new works by Sarah Ruhl (with the Clean House playwright devising "a play in letters" from the...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:54 PM
The Connecticut Critics Circle named Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Pulitzer Prize-winning “Water by the Spoonful” the best play of the 2011-12 season.
The production, which was commissioned, developed and had a world premiere production at...