| May 24, 2012
| 9:52 AM
The theatrical expression to "break a leg" is a frequently used backstage salute that means "good luck." For Michael McKean, the "Spinal Tap" actor who was recently appearing in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man," the idiom became literal...
| Jun 10, 2012
Connecticut theater fans will have a few folks with local connections to root for when they tune in to Tony Award telecast on CBS 8 p.m. Sunday night, June 10.
What could be a dramatic and emotional moment would be a win for Da'Vine Joy Randolph,...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 8:07 PM
The lead actor categories at the Tony Awards saw a pair of upsets, with James Corden of "One Man, Two Guvnors" and Steve Kazee of "Once" taking home the prizes.
Corden won for lead actor in a play for the British comedy import "One Man, Two Guvnors,"...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 9:44 PM
High-profile Hollywood actors and Broadway veterans alike on stage and in the crowd celebrated theater, and the best performances of the year, at the 66th annual Tony Awards Sunday night.
For the third time, actor Neil Patrick Harris hosted the salute to...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:37 PM
She's got the look. She's also got the walk, the talk and the wardrobe.
When Michelle Williams pouts and flounces and oozes her way across the screen in "My Week With Marilyn," giving herself unreservedly to the role of a tormented yet still-alluring...
| Feb 16, 2012
In this season of artistic change at several Chicago theaters, the Porchlight Music Theatre Chicago is next up at bat.
Under its former artistic director, L. Walter Stearns (who now runs the Mercury Theater on Southport Avenue), Porchlight staged...
| Jul 31, 2011
East of the West
A Country in Stories
Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 226 pp., $24
Miroslav Penkov hit American shores in 2001 (he was 21) from his native Bulgaria, and he hasn't stopped writing (or winning prizes for his wild, homesick...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Today's 2 p.m. screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of these...
| Sep 10, 2011
Smart, fleet-footed and firing enough enthusiastic F-bombs to feel true-to-life, Beau Willimon's 2008 behind-the-scenes look at wheeling and dealing on a presidential campaign is savvy enough to understand what audiences want to see. The maneuvering and...
| Oct 16, 2011
| 4:52 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Sue Mengers, a veteran talent agent who blazed a path for women in Hollywood and represented some of its biggest stars, died Saturday night at her Beverly Hills home after a long illness. She was 79.
At the time of her death, Mengers was...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Hartford has seldom seen more changes in its theater scene than it has in the past year. Two of the city's best-known theaters have had turnovers at their topmost ranks.
In the June of 2010, Michael Wilson announced he was leaving Hartford Stage [50...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 9:35 AM
Good news for Hartford Stage board members and friends of the theater here who invested in the Broadway revival of Gore Vidal’s “The Best Man,” staged by former artistic director Michael Wilson.
Producers of the revival of the 1960...