| Apr 13, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Director-producer Stanley Donen, who turns 88 on Friday, is appearing three times at the Turner Classic Movies Festival in Hollywood this weekend for screenings of “Funny Face,” “Charade” and “Two for the Road.” We...
| Aug 9, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Until this week, when he dangled a giant, American steak from his belt buckle, Lane Pryce played the unenviable role of the office killjoy at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. A buttoned-up number cruncher, Lane clamped down on the agency's profligate......
| Jan 27, 2011
| 4:36 PM
So what's new tonight? "American Idol," which visits Nashville, at 8, and "Bones," which follows at 9. Look for Fox to dominate the ratings this evening. There's especially happy news that The CW will offer a new episode of "The Vampire Diaries" at 8....
| Sep 13, 2010
One of the loveliest islands of the Caribbean, St. Lucia, the second largest of the Windward Islands at 240 square miles, is a frequent stop on Southern Caribbean cruise itineraries. Now independent, it changed hands more than a dozen times during its...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 11:53 AM
I have endured my share of Cleopatra jokes derived from the 1963 movie starring Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Rex Harrison. So only a biographer as gifted as Stacy Schiff could come to my rescue.
In "Cleopatra: A Life," published last year to...
| Jun 30, 2011
My Fair Lady
July 7-17, Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre, (860) 486-4226, crt.uconn.edu
The CT Repertory Theater on the UConn campus in Storrs is in the middle of a summer season of musical theater, with My Fair Lady opening on July 7. The Advocate spoke...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 11:35 AM
In Sunday's Arts Section of The Hartford Courant, I write about Jerry Adler, who is featured as an actor in the premiere of the Mike Reiss comedy "I'm Connecticut" at the Harriet Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus, a production of Connecticut Repertory...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 11:23 AM
Kate MacCluggage, who was last featured in the ensemble cast of Long Wharf Theatre's "It's a Wonderful Life," will play Gillian, the bewitching witch, in the the romantic comedy "Bell, Book and Candle," a co-production with Long Wharf and Hartford Stage....
| Apr 24, 2008
JULIE ANDREWS' early life wasn't exactly Dickensian.
It was, however, filled with trauma, drama and colorful -- often tragic -- characters.
In her immensely readable "Home: A Memoir of My Early Years," the Oscar-winning actress, star of such...
| Apr 12, 2008
By George, the old girl is indestructible.
Stricken with acoustical woes at the Ahmanson Theatre and a Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle with virtually no chemistry, the Cameron Mackintosh/National Theatre of Great Britain production of "My Fair Lady"...
| Apr 25, 2010
For decades, Mike Silverman touted himself as "the Realtor to the stars," drawing swoons from the news media here and abroad both for his movie-star clientele and his movie-star looks.
In his case, the nickname wasn't just a publicist's creation but a...
| Feb 13, 2009
The story does not begin in Hollywood, where it's possible, though by no means certain, that Cheeta became famous. It does not begin in Palm Springs, where Cheeta lives like so many other retirees, soaking in sunshine, bickering with relatives and, on...