| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:25 AM
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....
| Jun 26, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Sad news: Burry Fredrik, a Tony Award--winning producer and director over five decades died in her home in Weston May 22. Cause of death was complications from a stroke she suffered two years ago, She was 86.
She co-produced Tom Stoppard’s “...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:15 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Tartuffe is almost 350 years old, but the Westport Country Playhouse's production updates the comedy (by Moliere) to the present day. Orgon believes Tartuffe to be a most saintly man, but Orgon's family isn't convinced. Orgon needs to see the truth before...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Planning to join in the salute to playwright Terrence McNally at the Westport Country Playhouse gala are John Kander, who collaborated with McNally for the musicals, “The Rink,” “The Visit,” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,"...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:30 AM
As local theater companies scramble to prepare their fall season of shows, we find this last week of summer to be an ideal time to check out a play across county lines, like Elm Shakespeare's production of MacBeth, outdoors in New Haven's Edgerton Park...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:34 AM
Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to ticket demand for its current production of Molière’s “Tartuffe,” an extra performance has been added on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m.
The Playhouse production, now playing through Aug. 4,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Tony and Emmy Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally will be honored at “The Full McNally: A Celebration of the Writing and Works of Terrence McNally,” presented by Westport Country Playhouse at the theater’s annual fundraising gala...
| 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...