| Dec 20, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Euan Morton and Fred Arsenault are cast — and make up the entire cast — of Yale Repertory Theatre’s production of “Stones in His Pockets” by Maria Jones.
The show runs Jan, 25 to Feb. 16 at the Rep. The production is...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:09 AM
There's something about Hedda.
"Hedda Gabler," that is, the titular character in Henrik Ibsen's classic "new woman" tale, the original housewife of Oslo County, the gal who has attitude, aptitude and is one mean shot. The inscrutable character has...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Brooke Bloom will be the title role in David Adjmi’s “Marie Antoinette,” when it has its world premiere co-production with American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. (where it will play Sept. 1 to 29) and New Haven’s Yale...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
For his first full season as Center Stage artistic director, Kwame Kwei-Armah focused on works that could spark conversation about a variety of heady issues. Midway through that season, he has unveiled a very different theme for the next one.
| 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 27, 2012
| 10:06 AM
The show: Yale Repertory Theatre production of “American Night: The Ballad of Juan José”
First impressions: Richard Montoya’s wild vaudevillian mash-up, developed by the Chicano/Latino performance theater group Culture Clash and director...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 4:06 PM
"These Paper Bullets,” the world premiere rock adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing” featuring new songs by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is one of the highlights of the six-show 2013-14 season at New Haven’s Yale...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Are Connecticut theaters missing out on a new audience? New engagement? New revenue?
The thought occurred to me when a colleague asked me a simple question: How can she buy a gift certificate for someone who can then choose whatever show they want...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:08 AM
The show: Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of Theresa Rebeck's “O Beautiful”
First Impressions: Playwright and TV writer Theresa Rebeck creates a messy, melodramatic work as she attempts to deal with the issues of school bullying,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad.
She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...