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  • Can Theaters Parlay Yale's Fortunes To Make State Premiere "Placemaker" For New Works?

    Can Theaters Parlay Yale's Fortunes To Make State Premiere "Placemaker" For New Works?
    American Theater just got an historic gift. Now the question is: Can Connecticut theaters capitalize on it? The Robina Foundation gave Yale Repertory Theatre and the Yale School of Drama $18 million gift to permanently endow and continue the Yale Center...
  • Long Wharf, Westport Join Forces for Tickets Deal for Two Shows

    Long Wharf, Westport Join Forces for Tickets Deal for Two Shows
    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...
  • Liv Rooth, David Christopher Wells Star In "Venus in Fur" At TheaterWorks

    Liv Rooth, David Christopher Wells Star In "Venus in Fur" At TheaterWorks
    The sexual sizzle in David Ives' power play "Venus in Fur" will be generated by real-life engaged couple Liv Rooth and David Christopher Wells when the show plays Hartford TheaterWorks. The Tony Award-nominated play, directed by Rob Ruggiero, runs Oct. 5...
  • Images of World War II

    Depending on how carefully you need art to be labeled and packaged before you can consume it, and perhaps depending on your love of the History Channel, you will either be delighted or dismayed that curator Helen Klisser During has titled the current...
  • Darko Tresnjak Named New Artistic Director of Hartford Stage

    Darko Tresnjak Named New Artistic Director of Hartford Stage
    Darko Tresnjak, a theater director known for his work with Shakespeare, world classics and the rediscovery of neglected plays, is expected to be named the new artistic director of Hartford Stage when the board votes Monday morning. He will succeed Michael...
  • Best Place to See Live Theater

    Best Place to See Live Theater
    1) Westport Country Playhouse Westport Country Playhouse is a Broadway-quality theater located right in our own backyard. “We have a strong commitment to artistic quality, and I think that really comes through in our productions,” says...
  • My Name is Asher Lev comes to the stage at New Haven's Long Wharf

    My Name is Asher Lev comes to the stage at New Haven's Long Wharf
    My Name is Asher Lev Through May 27 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org.   It might seem incredibly simplistic, obvious and reductive to compare My Name is Asher Lev to The Diary of Anne Frank....
  • A performance of 'The Bread Winner' at Westport Country Playhouse on June 25

    A performance of 'The Bread Winner' at Westport Country Playhouse on June 25
    Throughout the season, Westport Country Playhouse's Script in Hand series gives us one-performance-only tastes from a varied collection of plays without the theater having to commit to a full production. For Monday night's show The Bread Winner, by W....
  • Striking 12 playing at Westport Country Playhouse on Dec. 10

    Striking 12 playing at Westport Country Playhouse on Dec. 10
    The band GrooveLily brings Striking 12, their contemporary musical take on Hans Christian Andersen's holiday tale The Little Match Girl, to the Westport Country Playhouse this Saturday for two performances. In the show, which blends old-fashioned...
  • Was it Wrong for TheaterWorks to Cast White Actors in Roles Written for Puerto Ricans?

    Was it Wrong for TheaterWorks to Cast White Actors in Roles Written for Puerto Ricans?
    The recent imbroglio over Hartford’s TheatreWorks production of The Motherfucker With the Hat had a lot of theater professionals playing against type. There was playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis — not known for being hands-on or imperious...
  • Our Picks: Summer Theater

    Our Picks: Summer Theater
    Fairfield County has got a whole bunch of theatrical shows opening this week, all at once (in addition to Opera Comique at the Sherman Playhouse which we wrote about in the stage listings). You should probably go see them all at some point, but maybe this...