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  • Memorial Set For Burry Fredrik, Tony Award-Winning Producer, At Westport Playhouse

    Memorial Set For Burry Fredrik, Tony Award-Winning Producer, At Westport Playhouse
    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 “...
  • Governor, Theater Leaders Gather To Celebrate Funding

    There was some gathering of more than 80 folks Wednesday at Hartford Stage, bringing together the leadership of six producing theaters with the governor and other state honchos.  It was the first time board members, artistic directors, managing...
  • "Experiential" Gifts for Christmas; "Experience" Theater

    "Experiential" Gifts for Christmas; "Experience" Theater
    Notice that the latest trend in gift-giving is the "experiential gift?" Say what? Instead of that sweater, slippers or cheese board, I'm noticing more people giving (and asking to be given) gifts of experiences: a day at the spa, a balloon ride, a...
  • South Windsor's Christopher Shin Marks 6th Anniversary of "Mary Poppins"

    South Windsor's Christopher Shin Marks 6th Anniversary of "Mary Poppins"
    This month "Mary Poppins" celebrates its sixth anniversary on Broadway. But Christopher Shin of South Windsor, who is in the ensemble of the musical, is celebrating another sixth anniversary this year. Shin, 26, -- not to be confused with playwright...
  • "Tartuffe" At Westport Playhouse To Get Additional Performance

    "Tartuffe" At Westport Playhouse To Get Additional Performance
    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,...
  • Playwright Terrence McNally To Receive Westport Tribute

    Playwright Terrence McNally To Receive Westport Tribute
     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...
  • A welcome journey 'Into the Woods'

    A welcome journey 'Into the Woods'
    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...
  • Great Old Broad Series: Elaine Stritch

    Great Old Broad Series: Elaine Stritch
    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...
  • 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...
  • Westport Playhouse's "Harbor" To Play Off-Broadway

    Westport Playhouse's "Harbor" To Play Off-Broadway
    “Harbor,” which had its world premiere at Westport Country Playhouse last year, will open off-Broadway at Primary Stages, running from July through September. Written by two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (“The Wedding Singer&...
  • Donnetta Lavinia Grays Cast in "Intimate Apparel" Reading

    Donnetta Lavinia Grays Cast in "Intimate Apparel" Reading
    Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Geneva Carr, Lynda Gravátt, Billy Eugene Jones, Paul Anthony Stewart and Susan Kelechi Watson are cast in Westport Country Playhouse’s next Script in Hand playreading: “Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage, set for...