| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 24, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Sept. 24, 1969: Johnny Hart on the new incivility. The late Ken Reich interviews Angela Davis. Reich writes: Angela Davis, 25, says her role in the "struggle for black liberation" had marked her as a special target for the University of California...
| Oct 28, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Oscar nominee Abigail Breslin ("Little Miss Sunshine") will make her Broadway debut next March in the first rialto revival of 1960 best play winner "The Miracle Worker." Breslin will play Helen Keller while Tony nominee Alison Pill ("The Lieutenant of...
| Feb 24, 2008
Until "No Country for Old Men" took the final two awards of the evening, it was beginning to look like the U.S. was "No Country for Oscar Winners."
In an Oscar convocation with the least xenophobic results in years, the Kodak Theatre seemed more like 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...
| 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 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...
| Jun 6, 2008
Columbia Pictures is reportedly set to remake the classic musical "My Fair Lady" as a star vehicle for Keira Knightley.
According to Variety, Duncan Kenworthy ("Love Actually") and London theater giant Cameron Mackintosh, with CBS Films, rights-holder to...
| Jan 25, 2008
When Trevor Nunn staged his brilliant revisionist revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's "My Fair Lady" in London in 2001, he managed a remarkable balancing act. He kept the bravura musical stagings, the London color, the witty contretemps and...