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  • Best Place To See Emerging Artists

    Best Place To See Emerging Artists
    1) Fairfield Theatre Company 70 Sanford St. Fairfield (203) 319-1404 www.fairfieldtheatre.org     2) Acoustic Café 2) Curtain Call 2) Downtown Cabaret 2) Ridgefield Theatre Barn   3) Westport Country Playhouse    
  • Best Theatre Venue

    Best Theatre Venue
    1) Curtain Call 1349 Newfield Ave. Stamford (203) 461-6358 www.curtaincallinc.com     2) Downtown Cabaret   3) Westport Country Playhouse    
  • 'Holiday Inn' Extends Again; Audra McDonald To Perform At Long Wharf Gala

    'Holiday Inn' Extends Again; Audra McDonald To Perform At Long Wharf Gala
    Six-time Tony Award and two-time Grammy Award-winner Audra McDonald will headline Long Wharf Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala on June 5. Her Broadway accolades in all four acting categories (best leading and featured actress in a musical and also in a...
  • 'Intimate Apparel' Gem Of Westport Playhouse Season

    'Intimate Apparel' Gem Of Westport Playhouse Season
    "Intimate Apparel'' is the title of the last play in the Westport Country Playhouse's 2014 season. It's also the star. There are six people in the play, but what they're wearing and how they wear it is as important as any words that come out of their...
  • Long Wharf's 'Our Town' Looks A Lot Like New Haven

    Long Wharf's 'Our Town'  Looks A Lot Like New Haven
    For the season opener of Long Wharf Theater's 50th anniversary season, artistic director Gordon Edelstein wanted a work that not only made an artistic statement about the theater but one that reflected the New Haven community. His choice —...
  • Premiere Of 'Love and Money' To Highlight Westport Season

    Premiere Of 'Love and Money'  To Highlight Westport Season
    A.R. Gurney is one of the most produced playwrights at the Westport Country Playhouse with 14 mainstage works. Now it can add another title to its list — a world premiere. Artistic director Mark Lamos — and a longtime Gurney collaborator...
  • Fall Theater Season Full Of Classics Such As 'Hamlet,' 'Our Town,' 'Holiday Inn'

    Fall Theater Season Full Of Classics Such As 'Hamlet,' 'Our Town,' 'Holiday Inn'
    Some Shakespeare, a touch of Stoppard and then things get really Wilder (Thornton, that is). That's just some of the major writers whose works will highlight a busy stage season on Connecticut. Throw in a new musical at Goodspeed, a new comedy by a...
  • New Tourism Campaign Touts Connecticut's Theaters, Shows

    New Tourism Campaign Touts Connecticut's Theaters, Shows
    Call it "A Gentleman's Guide To Theater and Tourism." After all, it's just a pilot program, the scope is modest and you won't find any parades, celebrities or fireworks associated with this new project. But for Connecticut theater, this is a big deal....
  • 'Shakespeare In Love''s Tom Stoppard To Give Free Yale Lecture

    'Shakespeare In Love''s  Tom Stoppard To Give Free Yale Lecture
    His intelligence and wit are legendary. Now you can witness both for yourself when playwright and screenwriter Tom Stoppard presents a free lecture at Yale's University Theatre on Monday at 5:15 p.m. The event is open to the public. The richly worded...
  • If The Show's Not Ready For Critics, Should Tickets Be Cheaper?

    If The Show's Not Ready For Critics, Should Tickets Be Cheaper?
    When I was a kid growing up outside Boston, I would make it a point to see "preview" performances of Broadway-bound shows, in part because the tickets were cheaper. And it made sense, too, for both me and the show's producers. After all, these...
  • Broadway's Elaine Stritch Dies; Frank Rizzo Interview From 2008

    Broadway's Elaine Stritch Dies; Frank Rizzo Interview  From 2008
    Editor's note: Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, 89, died on Thursday, July 17, at her home in Birmingham, Mich. (Story and photos here.) Following is an interview by Hartford Courant theater critic Frank Rizzo from 2008. Elaine Stritch is...