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  • John Cunningham, Jordan Lage in "Ride The Tiger" At Long Wharf Theatre

    John Cunningham, Jordan Lage in "Ride The Tiger" At Long Wharf Theatre
    John Cunningham is Joe, Douglas Sills is John and Jordan Lage is Sam in William Mastrosimone's new play, "Ride the Tiger" slated for New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. And if you want to assume they're Joe Kennedy, JFK and mobster Sam Giancano, well, there...
  • Phylicia Rashad To Be Honored At Westport Gala

    Phylicia Rashad To Be Honored At Westport Gala
    Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad, who directed Westport Country Playhouse’s production of “A Raisin in the Sun” last fall (and who wlll also be staging the upcoming production of “Fences” at New Haven’s Long Wharf...
  • After 36 Broadway Shows, John Gromada Gets Tony Nom For Sound

    After 36 Broadway productions over 27 years, John Gromada, who has created soundscapes for dozens of productions at Hartford Stage, Westport Country Playhouse and Long Wharf Theatre, is nominated for his first Tony Award for his work in the play “...
  • Stars To Turn Out For Phylicia Rashad At Westport Event

    Stars To Turn Out For Phylicia Rashad At Westport Event
    Westport Country Playhouse is known for bringing out the big names for its annual fundraiser. This year’s lineup celebrating the career of actor-director Phylicia Rashad on Sept. 16 includes: Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony Award-winning composer/...
  • Engaged Couple Take Lead In TheaterWorks' Psycho-Sexual 'Venus In Fur'

    Engaged Couple Take Lead In TheaterWorks' Psycho-Sexual 'Venus In Fur'
    Sexual scenes on stage between two actors are never easy. So when the Tony Award-nominated play by David Ives, "Venus in Fur," called for a riding crop, black patent leather thigh-high boots, dog collars and a slap or two of S&M, a fetishist element was...
  • Two World Premieres, Musical Slated For Long Wharf Season

    World premieres by Athol Fugard and Heidi Schreck, a revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “Fences,” directed by Phylicia Rashad and the two-person musical “The Last Five Years” will highlight the...
  • How Connecticut Theaters Fared With Storm's Wrath

    How Connecticut Theaters Fared With Storm's Wrath
    Hurricane Sandy was very theater-friendly. Things didn't get really ominous until Sunday night, long after the curtain came down on most shows at theaters throughout Connecticut. Then on Monday when the storm's fury -- and tides -- were at their...
  • Randy Harrison In Westport's 'Harbor' Off Broadway

    Randy Harrison In Westport's 'Harbor' Off Broadway
    Randy Harrison (TV’s “Queer As Folk,” numerous shows at the Berkshire Theatre Festival) will join Erin Cummings, Paul Anthony Stewart and Alexis Molnar, in the off-Broadway production of Chad Beguelin’s “Harbor.”...
  • Leslie B. Cutler, Director of Summer Stock Shows And Their Stars, Dies, 93

    Leslie B. Cutler, Director of Summer Stock Shows And Their Stars, Dies, 93
    Leslie Cutler, a director known for his staging of stars in summer stock and other productions, earlier this month in New York, He was 93. Cutler directed of scores of productions over a half-century career, most notably at the Kenley Players in Ohio....
  • Mark Brokaw To Direct Westport's "Oblivion" Premiere

    Mark Brokaw To Direct Westport's "Oblivion" Premiere
    Drama Desk, Obie, and Lucile Lortel award-winning director Mark Brokaw will stage the world premiere of Carly Mensch's "Oblivion" in the Westport Country Playhouse 2013 season, the second recent world premiere at the theater following this seaon's...
  • Jayne Houdyshell, Liv Rooth To Star in Westport Shows

    Jayne Houdyshell, Liv Rooth To Star in Westport Shows
    Jayne Houdyshell and Liv Rooth will head casts for the 2013 season at the Westport Country Playhouse.   Twice-Tony Award-nominated Houdyshell ("Well," "Follies") will star in George Kelly's comedy "The Show-Off," directed by Nicholas Martin, The shoiw...