| Oct 12, 2012
The show: "Satchmo at the Waldorf" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre
First impressions: "People don't know me," says John Douglas Thompson, giving a masterful performance, at the beginning of Wall Street Journal drama critic Terry Teachout's one-actor...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 9:44 AM
New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre is extending its production of Terry Teachout's "Satchmo at the Waldorf."
The one-actor show is directed by Gordon Edelstein, and stars John Douglas Thompson as legendary jazzman Louis Armstrong. The theater is extending...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 1:30 PM
Satchmo at the Waldorf
By Terry Teachout. Directed by Gordon Edelstein. Through Nov. 4 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org
Not laughing or blowing his treasured trumpet. The great...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:05 AM
- Explore underground streets in Edinburgh, Scotland, with Dark Truth Tours
- Make a stop in New Orleans for a primer on all things voodoo
- Visit Sleepy Hollow for a look at the origins of that chilling legend
| Oct 26, 2012
| 8:32 AM
How fitting that a festival exploring a theme as vast as "America" should be playing stages across Chicago next month.
For no art form reflects the fundamentals of the American experiment more urgently than jazz, and no city has contributed more to the...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 2:50 PM
A matchmaker meets her biggest challenge in "Hello, Dolly!," the latest production taken on by Laguna Beach High School's Park Avenue Players that opens this weekend.
The play, which takes place at the turn of the century in New York, first debuted in...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:45 AM
For many Connecticut theatergoers, the best show around during a presidential election is not on local stages -- which may account for some disappointing box office figures when expectations were higher for some shows.
"Whenever there's a national...
| Oct 29, 2012
Although New Orleans is not in the path of Hurricane Sandy, the effects are still being felt. Hundreds of passengers at Louis Armstrong International Airport are making alternate plans.As hurricane Sandy packs a punch on the east coast, the impact is felt...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 5:15 PM
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), at the request of the state of Louisiana, has activated its Transitional Sheltering Assistance program, which allows eligible evacuees from Hurricane Isaac whose neighborhoods are not...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 3:04 PM
About 300 flights from across the country were cancelled into Louis Armstrong International airport Tuesday. There also are not any flights scheduled to leave New Orleans, and it's the same deal in Mobile, Biloxi and Baton Rouge.
As that's going on,...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:34 AM
With the closing of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" last week, the most politically direct show on Broadway has left the stage. It has also got me to thinking about theater and politics during these last few weeks of a major presidential campaign.
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:25 PM
If there can be a Connecticut Wine Trail and a Connecticut Impressionists Trail, then why not a Connecticut Theater Trail?
Is the state tourism office missing a market?
After all, this small-in-size state is packed with Tony Award-winning theaters,...