| Mar 16, 2012
| 11:12 AM
This Sunday'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...
| 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...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Nauticus and Virginia Stage Company are teaming up to present "Swingtime Salute, An On-Deck Revue," this summer.
Performances of the World War II-era song and dance show will take place May 31 through July 8 on the deck of the Battleship Wisconsin in...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 10:40 AM
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...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 9:09 AM
"The Student Prince": Yes, beer gardens in musicals have had a sinister hue since "Tomorrow Belongs to Me" in "Cabaret." But Sigmund Romberg and Dorothy Donnelly's 1924 operetta about Karl Franz, the heir to the fictional kingdom of Karlsberg who falls in...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 8:32 PM
No sooner does September check in than local stage productions flood in.
The honor of kicking off the 2011-12 season goes to the Costa Mesa Playhouse. This weekend it revives Noel Coward's ghostly comedy "Blithe Spirit." That's the antique chuckler about...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:19 PM
About a quarter of a century ago, Neil Simon wrote his fictionalized autobiography — and, being Simon, he took three plays to do it. "Biloxi Blues," the second in his "BB trilogy," is the meat in this theatrical sandwich, slipped in neatly between...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 3:30 PM
Writers love words just like chefs love food. We spend hours tinkering with verbs, nouns and adjectives within all types of techniques and combinations to keep the eyes of our readers glued to the copy we create.
We infuse our writing with clever,...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 1:35 PM
Oscar Wilde was among the wittiest playwrights of his generation and, even if that period was the late 19th century, his words still carry an appreciable bite.
Take, for instance, "The Importance of Being Earnest," Wilde's final play and one that still...
| Apr 18, 2012
"Tonight brings back a lot of memories," said Michael Douglas as his wife, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, handed him the Monte Cristo Award for his contributions to the theater Monday night in New York. The duo was the center...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 3:37 PM
Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Karen Wood and Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham raised the curtain at the Hotel Laguna on Monday on the 13 productions in the 2012-13 season.
"It's a 'baker's dozen of art and entertainment,'" said Wood.
| Feb 7, 2010
Boasting posh restaurants, luxury boutiques and a flock of millionaires who indulge in them, Moscow is considered one of the most expensive cities on the planet. Just take a walk through the rows of tinted Range Rovers and Bentleys parked behind the...