| May 4, 2012
| 1:08 PM
You don't have to convince me about the power of the arts -- specifically in the flagship producing theaters in the state.
I have covered the Connecticut arts scene for 35 years and have seen first-hand the impact the state's five Tony Award-winning...
| May 14, 2012
| 11:43 AM
1) Westport Country Playhouse
Westport Country Playhouse is a Broadway-quality theater located right in our own backyard. “We have a strong commitment to artistic quality, and I think that really comes through in our productions,” says...
| May 16, 2012
| 6:25 AM
My Name is Asher Lev
Through May 27 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org.
It might seem incredibly simplistic, obvious and reductive to compare My Name is Asher Lev to The Diary of Anne Frank....
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Westport Country Playhouse and New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, which will produce two works this season on similar themes and stories, are uniting to create an $80 ticket package for their respective productions: the 1959 classic “A Raisin...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 8:18 AM
The show: “Harbor” at Westport Country Playhouse”
First impressions: Spending time in the Hamptons with a likable and stylish gay couple is time filled with bon mots, good cheer and perfect cocktails in Chad Beguelin's keenly-observed...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 11:04 AM
Planning to join in the salute to playwright Terrence McNally at the Westport Country Playhouse gala are John Kander, who collaborated with McNally for the musicals, “The Rink,” “The Visit,” and “Kiss of the Spider Woman,"...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 11:30 AM
As local theater companies scramble to prepare their fall season of shows, we find this last week of summer to be an ideal time to check out a play across county lines, like Elm Shakespeare's production of MacBeth, outdoors in New Haven's Edgerton Park...
| 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,...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 10:48 AM
The sexual sizzle in David Ives' power play "Venus in Fur" will be generated by real-life engaged couple Liv Rooth and David Christopher Wells when the show plays Hartford TheaterWorks.
The Tony Award-nominated play, directed by Rob Ruggiero, runs Oct. 5...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Let the casting debates begin!
Paul Giamatti will star as Hamlet next spring at the Yale Repertory Theatre, part of a lively Rep season that includes new works by Sarah Ruhl (with the Clean House playwright devising "a play in letters" from the...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:54 PM
The Connecticut Critics Circle named Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Pulitzer Prize-winning “Water by the Spoonful” the best play of the 2011-12 season.
The production, which was commissioned, developed and had a world premiere production at...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I remember this time last year when it came time to review the theater season in Connecticut. I felt pretty discouraged. Sure there was plenty of fine work but few shows really knocked my critical socks off with the kind of productions that you...