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  • 'Camino Real' through the eyes of Spanish director Calixto Bieito

    'Camino Real' through the eyes of Spanish director Calixto Bieito
    Late Sunday night, there was a radiant light in the face of the Chicago actress Carolyn Hoerdemann. "This all reminds me of the early days of the European Rep," she said, ebulliently, referencing one of Chicago's most influential avant-garde troupes of...
  • Commentary: Goodbye, my Newport-Mesa friends

    Commentary: Goodbye, my Newport-Mesa friends
    When I was in seventh grade, growing up in La Mirada, I decided to become a teacher because I thought it was the greatest and most important job in the world. In the last 43 years, my opinion has not wavered. In the course of my professional career as an...
  • Great Old Broad Series: Maureen Stapleton

    Great Old Broad Series: Maureen Stapleton
     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...
  • Great Old Broad Series: Estelle Parsons

    Great Old Broad Series: Estelle Parsons
    Last Sunday's 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...
  • Blair Underwood in 'Streetcar': What did the critics think?

    Blair Underwood in 'Streetcar': What did the critics think?
    The new Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams'"A Streetcar Named Desire" at the Broadhurst Theatre has one thing that distinguishes it from its predecessor productions -- it's performed by a cast of mostly African American actors. Blair Underwood and...
  • Judith Ivey To Star In Sam Shepard Play At Long Wharf

    Judith Ivey To Star In Sam Shepard Play At Long Wharf
    Multiple Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey will star in Sam Shepard's "Cirse of the Starving Class" in early 2013 at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. The announmcement will be made Monday night, along with the other shows slated for the 2012-13 season for the...
  • Satchmo Play, Judith Ivey, World Premieres Highlight Long Wharf Theatre Season

    Satchmo Play, Judith Ivey, World Premieres Highlight Long Wharf Theatre Season
    The return of Judith Ivey, a "world premiere" work about Louis Armstrong and the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Clybourne Park" are among the shows for the 2012-13 season at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. The 48th season opens with the new one-person...
  • Marcus Gardley Named Aetna Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage

    Marcus Gardley Named Aetna Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage
    Playwright-poet Marcus Gardley will be the Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage during the 2011-2012 season.  Gardley was awarded the 2011 PEN Laura Pels award for Mid-Career Playwright.  He was recently chosen as one of “50 writers to watch&...
  • Word power

    Word power
    Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
  • Actor Blair Underwood On Starring In Broadway's 'A Street Car Named Desire'

    Actor Blair Underwood On Starring In Broadway's 'A Street Car Named Desire'
    Actor Blair Underwood is the first African-American man to star in a Broadway production of "A Streetcar Named Desire." He stopped by live to talk about this Tennessee Williams classic which has has extended its Broadway run to Aug. 19. This season,...
  • Interview tease: Chris Pine on his awful 'Avatar' audition and Broadway possibilities

    Interview tease: Chris Pine on his awful 'Avatar' audition and Broadway possibilities
    Stay tuned in a few weeks for my full Q&A from today's interview with Chris Pine (and director/co-writer Alex Kurtzman) about the family drama "People Like Us," which opens June 29. For now, enjoy the full story behind an audition Pine previously...
  • Hana S. Sharif, Christopher Baker To Leave Hartford Stage

    Hana S. Sharif, Christopher Baker To Leave Hartford Stage
    Christopher Baker, senior dramaturg, and Hana S. Sharif, associate artistic director, will leave Hartford Stage this month to pursue other facets of their careers, according to an announcement artistic director Darko Tresnjak made to the staff. Baker...