| 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...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 9:05 PM
The show: “I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St.
First impressions: The world premiere stage adaptation of Giulia Melucci’s memoir of coming to grips with why she isn't as successful in...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Tallulah is back and the Bushnell has got her.
Valerie Harper, who received a Tony Award nomination playing legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead, returns to the role for the launch of the national tour of “Looped” at the Belding Theater at the...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 2:27 PM
It is a widely varied and provocative theater season coming up throughout South Florida, with plenty of promise (it’s the execution that can trip up a company, especially during these shoe-string budgetary times). Here are 15 shows you just shouldn&...
| Aug 19, 2012
What happens to a theater when it loses its founding director — especially when that person is such a singular and high-profile force for decades in the community?
Hartford's TheaterWorks faced a series of quick and dramatic hurdles following the...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Shakespeare, Molière, musical romps, contemporary classics, comedies of all Jordi Galcerán's descriptions, cutting-edge new work — theater in Southern California is varied, plentiful and far-flung, from the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Television promises big interviews in coming days. Katie Couric has a "Mary Tyler Moore Show" reunion, featuring the dying Valerie Harper, on Monday's edition of "Katie." CBS' "60 Minutes" talks to Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets about his entry into...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 5:53 AM
Published on Mar 10, 2013
"All my life, people have had a connection to me because of Rhoda," Harper, who seems decades younger than her 73 years, says of her beloved TV alter ego, working gal Rhoda Morgenstern. "Now there are things I want to share."...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 1:47 PM
Yes, "Looped" is a bit of a camp-fest.
But why is that a bad thing?
The comedy centered on Tallulah Bankhead - so wiped out by drugs and drink she can't loop a line of dialog for what would be her last film - is not the stuff of high-minded drawing...
| Mar 10, 2013
In our first interview in the 1990s, Valerie Harper described the character of Rhoda Morgenstern —sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and star of the spinoff "Rhoda" — as "the brash New Yorker who says the unsayable."
The same can be...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 3:20 PM
The comedy "Looped" – opening at Parker Playhouse next Tuesday for a six-day run before going on national tour – was never supposed to happen.
And the show about flamboyant actress Tallulah Bankhead near the end of her tumultuous life almost...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 12:11 PM
Valerie Harper is exiting the tour of Matthew Lombardo’s “Looped” for medical reasons.
The actress, 73, was hospitalized earlier this month in New York City when she was rehearsing for the tour which was to kick off at Hartford’...