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  • Striking 12 playing at Westport Country Playhouse on Dec. 10

    Striking 12 playing at Westport Country Playhouse on Dec. 10
    The band GrooveLily brings Striking 12, their contemporary musical take on Hans Christian Andersen's holiday tale The Little Match Girl, to the Westport Country Playhouse this Saturday for two performances. In the show, which blends old-fashioned...
  • Was it Wrong for TheaterWorks to Cast White Actors in Roles Written for Puerto Ricans?

    Was it Wrong for TheaterWorks to Cast White Actors in Roles Written for Puerto Ricans?
    The recent imbroglio over Hartford’s TheatreWorks production of The Motherfucker With the Hat had a lot of theater professionals playing against type. There was playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis — not known for being hands-on or imperious...
  • 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 “...
  • Our Picks: Summer Theater

    Our Picks: Summer Theater
    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...
  • Arts Input Sought for New State "Arts Office"

    Want to put your two cents in about the Connecticut Office of the Arts, formerly the state’s Commission on Culture and Tourism — but down-classified when it became part of the Department of Economic and Community Development? The COA will...
  • Lauren Kennedy, Erik Liberman Cast In 'Into the Woods' at Westport Playhouse

    Lauren Kennedy, Erik Liberman Cast In 'Into the Woods' at Westport Playhouse
    Lauren Kennedy, Erik Liberman and Danielle Ferland will be featured in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Into the Woods," a co-production with Baltimore's CenterStage and the Westport Country Playhouse. Mark Lamos, artistic director of the...
  • Memorable Moments, Performances of 2011 Connecticut Theater Scene

    Earlier this week, I named the Ten Best Shows in Connecticut in 2011. But once you start looking back on a year, there’s just no stopping. So here’s a playful retro glance at some of the highlights, performances, newsworthy events and people...
  • Brenda Thomas Heads Cast in TheaterWorks' "The Sty of the Blind Pig"

    Brenda Thomas Heads Cast in TheaterWorks' "The Sty of the Blind Pig"
    Veteran actress Brenda Thomas will head the cast of TheaterWorks' production of the rarely produced Philip Hayes Dean's 1970 play, "The Sty of the Blind Pig." Tazewell Thompson directs the Hartford production which runs Jan. 20 to Feb. 26. Thonmas was in...
  • Jefferson Mays In Simon Gray's "Stage Struck" At Westport

    Jefferson Mays In Simon Gray's "Stage Struck" At Westport
    Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays, currently playing on Broadway iin "The Best Man", will head the cast of the inventive comedy/thriller, "Stage Struck"  by Simon Gray, a Script in Hand playreading at Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, March 12, 7 p.m....
  • 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...
  • 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...