| Mar 16, 2012
| 12:54 PM
Fairy tales seem like so much fun until you start paying attention. All that violence and vengeance, the spookiness, illusion, deceit.
"And ah, the woods," as Stephen Sondheim writes in his latest book. "The all-purpose symbol of the unconscious, the...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:45 AM
Yesterday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age reminded me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of these...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Ari Brand plays the title role in "My Name Is...Asher Lev" at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven May 2 to 27.
Brand made his Broadway debut in "The Neil Simon plays," directed by David Cromer. Since then he’s played the roles of Teddy in the...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A Spring Theater preview? But doesn't the regular theater season end in May?
For some of the state's half-dozen major regional theaters, that's true. Others, which follow a spring-to-winter schedule instead of the academic-year calendar preferred in...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Directed by David Kennedy. English translation by Richard Wilbur. Through Aug. 5 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177; http://www.westportplayhouse.org
In the past two decades, there’ve been...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Tony Award-nominee Bobby Steggert (Broadway’s “Ragtime”), Emmy Award-nominee Paul Anthony Stewart (“Guiding Light”), Kate Nowlin and Alexis Molnar are featured in the cast of the world premiere of "Harbor" at Westport Country...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
From the Mark Twain House and Museum to the Coventry Regional Farmers Market, state residents have chosen 10 finalists in the #CTFanFavorite tourism campaign online. Now the voting starts to pick a fan-favorite.
From July 17 to 31, the Connecticut Office...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:38 AM
Westport Country Playhouse will present “a celebration of laughter” with its 2013 season of five comic productions -- ranging from wild farce to dark humor -- playing next year from April through October.
The 83rd year of the theater will...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 12:33 PM
The show: “Tryst” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks
First impressions: Story of a con man in 1910 London who weds, beds and then sheds spinsters of their modest fortunes has its appeal in this fast-moving production that has suspense, romance,...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Harbor opens this Tuesday at Westport Country Playhouse, a comedy about a dysfunctional but loving family living in Sag Harbor. Ted and Kevin have been together for ten years without incident, but Kevin's troublemaking sister Donna and her 15-year-old...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Westport Country Playhouse and New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, which will produce two works this season on similar themes and stories, are uniting to create an $80 ticket package for their respective productions: the 1959 classic “A Raisin...