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  • Danielle Ferland's Second Journey 'Into the Woods,' Now At Westport Playhouse

    Danielle Ferland's Second Journey  'Into the Woods,' Now At Westport Playhouse
    Little Red Riding Hood has grown up. Danielle Ferland, who played the sassy and spirited crimson-caped girl 25 years ago in the original Broadway production of "Into the Woods," is playing the role of The Baker's Wife in a revival of the musical at the...
  • Making Economic Case, Theaters Rally For Support From Legislature

    Making Economic Case, Theaters Rally For Support From Legislature
    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...
  • 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....
  • Ari Brand Joins Cast In Long Wharf's "Asher Lev"

    Ari Brand Joins Cast In Long Wharf's "Asher Lev"
    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...
  • The theater season never ends

    The theater season never ends
    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...
  • Mark Lamos' 'Twelfth Night' at the Westport Country Playhouse

    Mark Lamos' 'Twelfth Night' at the Westport Country Playhouse
    Twelfth Night, or What You Will By William Shakespeare. Directed by Mark Lamos. Through Nov. 5 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177, westportplayhouse.org.   Did anyone fear that Mark Lamos would dumb down, or...
  • 'Water By the Spoonful' Named Best Play By Connecticut Critics Circle

    'Water By the Spoonful' Named Best Play By Connecticut Critics Circle
    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...
  • My Top 10 Shows On Connecticut Stages This Past Season

    My Top 10 Shows On Connecticut Stages This Past Season
    I remember this time last year when it came time to review the theater season in Connecticut. I felt pretty discouraged. Sure there was plenty of fine work but few shows really knocked my critical socks off with the kind of productions that you...
  • Marc Kudisch, Mark Nelson To Star In "Tartuffe" at Westport Playhouse

    Marc Kudisch, Mark Nelson To Star In "Tartuffe" at Westport Playhouse
    Three-time Tony Award-nominatee Marc Kudisch will play the title role in Westport Country Playhouse’s production of Molière’s “Tartuffe,” staged by David Kennedy, the theater's associate artistic director.  Mark Nelson (last...
  • Home, Sweet Home: Picking Your Spots

    Home, Sweet Home: Picking Your Spots
    Diana's Pool One of the must-see attractions in eastern Connecticut is Diana's Pool in Chaplin, along the beautiful Natchaug River. This fishing, kayaking and hiking spot is also popular as a destination because of its sheer beauty. An almost rite of...