| Aug 23, 2013
| 11:24 AM
"Alvin, an aging comedy writer with one last shot at a network meeting, is trapped under rubble by an LA earthquake. A hilarious look at TV, theater, Heaven and Hell — from one who's been there."
Does it sound like a story line that is, well, a...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:21 PM
The Winter Park Playhouse opens its 2013-2014 Mainstage Series this Friday, Aug. 2, with the hit Off-Broadway musical, "Forever Plaid."
In the 1950s, four male singers whose lives ran out before their enthusiasm did, are miraculously revived for a...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 6:30 PM
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The wails of an infant haunt much of the 13-minute YouTube clip.
On the Internet's dominant video site, recordings of laughing babies, talking twin babies, roller-skating babies long have made for amusing, sure-fire click bait. This case of a crying...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:24 AM
The show: “The Lion in Winter” at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage (formerly the Berkshire Theatre Festival) in Stockbridge, Mass.
What makes it special?: Treat Williams and Jayne Atkinson dig into dialogue in James Goldman’s still...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 3:41 PM
In “The Assassination of Leon Trotsky,” a world premiere at the Odyssey, Peter Lefcourt, a playwright and Emmy-winning television writer-producer, slips his chain.
The play has been subtitled “A Comedy,” but it’s clear that...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 10:25 AM
A fine first day of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas 20013. I saw two musical theater workshops, a talk by two winners of the Governors’ Arts Awards, and two renowned acts play live on New Haven Green.
I make this point fiercely and...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Suddenly, the competition to get a Tony Award for outstanding regional theater just got more crowded.
The administration committee for the Tony Awards announced last week that New York-based theater companies will now be eligible to receive the regional...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:45 AM
It's about sharing the experience.
That's what Mary Lou Aleski, executive director of New Haven's 18th annual International Festival of Arts & Ideas that begins Saturday, June 15, has found in data of who comes — and why— to the annual two-...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:28 AM
The legendary Cicely Tyson stole the Tony Awards on Sunday evening with her moving acceptance speech after being named best actress in a drama for the revival of Horton Foote's "A Trip to Bountiful."
It was the 79-year-old actress' first Tony and her...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:43 AM
There are just a few more performances of Lucky Me at the Off Broadway Theater (down the path behind Toad’s Place on York Street). Sachi Parker performes a one-woman show describing what it’s like to have been the daughter of Shirley MacLaine....