| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Notice that the latest trend in gift-giving is the "experiential gift?"
Instead of that sweater, slippers or cheese board, I'm noticing more people giving (and asking to be given) gifts of experiences: a day at the spa, a balloon ride, a...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:09 AM
There's something about Hedda.
"Hedda Gabler," that is, the titular character in Henrik Ibsen's classic "new woman" tale, the original housewife of Oslo County, the gal who has attitude, aptitude and is one mean shot. The inscrutable character has...
| Aug 15, 2012
| 7:31 AM
Brooke Bloom will be the title role in David Adjmi’s “Marie Antoinette,” when it has its world premiere co-production with American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, Mass. (where it will play Sept. 1 to 29) and New Haven’s Yale...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 11:36 AM
There was some gathering of more than 80 folks Wednesday at Hartford Stage, bringing together the leadership of six producing theaters with the governor and other state honchos.
It was the first time board members, artistic directors, managing...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 12:40 PM
American Night — The Ballad of Juan José
Through October 13 at the Yale University Theater, 222 York St., New Haven. Presented by the Yale Repertory Theatre, (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org.
American Night is a nightmare that turns into a hopeful...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 10:08 AM
The show: Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of Theresa Rebeck's “O Beautiful”
First Impressions: Playwright and TV writer Theresa Rebeck creates a messy, melodramatic work as she attempts to deal with the issues of school bullying,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad.
She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:44 AM
It takes a lovely, lilting ukulele melody to provide a much-needed moment of reflective calm into the nearly relentless, furious, historical farce The Ballad of Juan Jose.
Richard Montoya’s play, at the Yale Repertory Theatre through October 13,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 2:11 PM
On opening night of Bay Theatre's 11th season, board of trustees president Barbara Dwyer Brown promised, "Artistic director Janet Luby will be fearless in her program choices." Luby has started each of the past three seasons with a compassionate...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Paula Vogel's "A Civil War Christmas," which had its world premiere at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre in 2008, will have its New York bow next season at off-Broadway's New York Theatre Workshop which launched the musical "Rent" and the current Broadway...
| 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...