| Apr 26, 2012
| 3:55 AM
American Theater just got an historic gift.
Now the question is: Can Connecticut theaters capitalize on it?
The Robina Foundation gave Yale Repertory Theatre and the Yale School of Drama $18 million gift to permanently endow and continue the Yale Center...
| May 6, 2012
Little Red Riding Hood has grown up.
Danielle Ferland, who played the sassy and spirited crimson-caped girl 25 years ago in the original Broadway production of "Into the Woods," is playing the role of The Baker's Wife in a revival of the musical at the...
| 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....
| Mar 29, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Ari Brand plays the title role in "My Name Is...Asher Lev" at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven May 2 to 27.
Brand made his Broadway debut in "The Neil Simon plays," directed by David Cromer. Since then he’s played the roles of Teddy in the...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 5:00 AM
A Spring Theater preview? But doesn't the regular theater season end in May?
For some of the state's half-dozen major regional theaters, that's true. Others, which follow a spring-to-winter schedule instead of the academic-year calendar preferred in...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 6:00 AM
Twelfth Night, or What You Will
By William Shakespeare. Directed by Mark Lamos. Through Nov. 5 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport. (203) 227-4177, westportplayhouse.org.
Did anyone fear that Mark Lamos would dumb down, or...
| 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...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Three-time Tony Award-nominatee Marc Kudisch will play the title role in Westport Country Playhouse’s production of Molière’s “Tartuffe,” staged by David Kennedy, the theater's associate artistic director.
Mark Nelson (last...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:07 PM
One of the must-see attractions in eastern Connecticut is Diana's Pool in Chaplin, along the beautiful Natchaug River. This fishing, kayaking and hiking spot is also popular as a destination because of its sheer beauty. An almost rite of...