| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"GIRL, WHAT the h--l is the matter with you. How come you're having a heart attack? Explain this to me!"
That was the great Darlene Love, doing her best Bette Midler imitation (and it's very good!), telling what Bette phoned and said to her, a week after...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 5:32 AM
The 2013 Tony nominations were announced Tuesday morning in New York by multiple Tony winner Sutton Foster and "Modern Family" actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
"Bring It On," "A Christmas Story," "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda: The Musical" were nominated as...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Are Connecticut theaters missing out on a new audience? New engagement? New revenue?
The thought occurred to me when a colleague asked me a simple question: How can she buy a gift certificate for someone who can then choose whatever show they want...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The Plaza Hotel turned into a hive of Tony Awards congregants June 9 following the Radio City Music Hall ceremony. As the black-tie crowd crowded the bars and food stations, everyone agreed it was a great show with a great host, Neil Patrick Harris....
| May 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Tony nominations were announced Tuesday, but before we plunge into the big race between "Kinky Boots" and "Matilda the Musical," one obvious question should be addressed before any other: Given the crassly commercial direction of Broadway, why do we...
| May 7, 2012
| 4:55 AM
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...
| May 7, 2012
| 5:00 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Kathleen Turner will star and direct in a new adaptation of "The Killing of Sister George" at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.
Jeffrey Hatcher will write the adaptation of the play by Frank Marcus, whose estate has given Hatcher permission to re-...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Curse of the Starving Class
By Sam Shepard. Directed by Gordon Edelstein. Through March 10 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org
Seeing Curse of the Starving Class on the Long Wharf mainstage is...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 10:55 AM
A lot of schools have their big student productions in fall and spring. By contrast, Trinity College is offering full productions of three different shows on this otherwise bleak January weekend.
Another Antigone (Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m., Feb. 2 at 1:30 p....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Peter Albrink, Ben Becher, Clark Middleton, John Procaccino, Kevin Tighe and Elvy Yost join two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey in Long Wharf Theatre's production of Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class."
The show, staged by artistic...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 5:37 AM
I was in New York City last week.
On Tuesday, Election Day, CNN had big screens in Times Square, and I joined the folks watching the returns. We cheered a lot, especially when CNN turned cameras on us.
On Wednesday, a nor'easter struck NYC. I can't...