| Mar 24, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Are Connecticut theaters missing out on a new audience? New engagement? New revenue?
The thought occurred to me when a colleague asked me a simple question: How can she buy a gift certificate for someone who can then choose whatever show they want...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:19 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad.
She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:51 PM
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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:00 AM
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...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:54 PM
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...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 12:10 PM
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...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 11:16 AM
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...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:07 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Tony Award-nominated actors Gregg Edelman (Broadway's "City of Angels,' "1776" and "Into the Woods" and Maria Tucci (Broadway's "The Rose Tattoo," "A Lesson from Aloes") head the cast in a reading of W. Somerset Maugham's satire "The Bread Winner" on...
| 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 “...