| May 17, 2013
| 10:51 AM
For set designer Alexander Dodge, it often starts with an image.
In the case of the visual inspiration of Hartford Stage's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," it was the suggestion of a garden maze by director Darko Tresnjak. The result is...
| May 13, 2013
| 3:34 PM
World premieres by Athol Fugard and Heidi Schreck, a revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “Fences,” directed by Phylicia Rashad and the two-person musical “The Last Five Years” will highlight the...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 9:16 AM
New Haven’s 375th birthday is today. The area was settled on April 24, 1638. A lot has happened since.
The city is celebrating the milestone in a number of ways, none of them as lavish or as hyped as, say, its 350th anniversary celebration, but...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Long Wharf Theatre's Next Stage program, which is geared toward early career theatre professionals, presents its next production this weekend. Still Life With Iris tells the story of a girl who lives in Nocturno, a land where the things we see during...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:56 AM
LeRoy McClain (Broadway’s “Cymbeline," "The History Boys") will join Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley (Broadway's "Next to Normal") in the cast of Bruce Norris’ Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play, “Clybourne Park,”...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Ends April 13, Yale University Theatre, New Haven. Produced by the Yale Repertory Theatre. (203) 432-1234, yalrep.org
Ride the Tiger
Ends April 21, Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org
| Apr 2, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Hartford's TheaterWorks, under artistic producing director Rob Ruggiero, announced a list of shows it is considering for the 2013-14 season. Other shows not on the list may also wind up on "the final five," which will be announced later this spring.
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The latest show from the British director and South African puppeteers of Broadway’s award-winning “War Horse,” a premiere of a chamber opera based on a Chekhov short story, performance by Aaron Neville and the Kronos Quartet and talks...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:15 AM
New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre is going to open for business this summer with several shows that it will present (as opposed to the ones it produces itself).
First up will be the comedy, “A Couple of Blaguards” by Frank McCourt, the...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Christopher Arnott, the New Haven Advocate’s longtime theater critic (and the author of this self-serving article) is heading to the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, in Kentucky, this weekend. A pack of arts...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Are Connecticut theaters missing out on a new audience? New engagement? New revenue?
The thought occurred to me when a colleague asked me a simple question: How can she buy a gift certificate for someone who can then choose whatever show they want...