Previews

Sir, no; his indignation derives itself out of a very competent injury

All I know is what they said in a press release issued late this afternoon: Due to a serious injury to an actor, Westport Country Playhouse has canceled tonight’s performance (Friday, October 14th) of Twelfth Night, or What You Will. Patrons holding tickets are asked to please contact the Playhouse Box Office at 203-227-4177 to … Continue reading »

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Krappy Seats

Tickets go on on sale tomorrow, Oct. 15, for the Long Wharf presentation of Jennifer Tarver’s production of Brian Dennehy’s rendition of Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape. (Forgive me; I wanted to see how many apostrophes I could squeeze in there.) Long Wharf subscribers, don’t get complacent. Krapp’s Last Tape isn’t part of the regular … Continue reading »

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Hello! Their Call Sheet

  They’ve announced the cast of the Tin Pan Alley revue Hello! My Baby at Goodspeed’s Norma Terris Theatre. So… Hello! Justin Bowen (playing Mickey McKee)! Hello! Stephanie Koenig (Nelly Gold/Ned O’Reilly) Hello! Kelly McCormick (Frances Gold) Hello! Junior Tierney (Dick Decareau) Hello! Beth McVey (Ethel Coots) Hello! Frank Root (Bert Coots) Hello! Alex Viola … Continue reading »

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Meet Palestine’s Freedom Theatre, for free, 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Yale

Always worthwhile when a scrappy political theater visits the Yale campus. On Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 5, the Yale School of Drama welcomes The Freedom Theatre from Palestine. The five-year-old company runs a youth theater and cultural center at the Jenin Refugee Camp in the north part of the West Bank, grew out of a project, … Continue reading »

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Only Six Nights Until Twelfth Night

I won’t always be posting video ads for shows, but this short promo for Westport Country Playhouse’s forthcoming production of Twelfth Night is rather process-oriented, and I’m always fascinated by how director Mark Lamos does his Shakespeare. He’s got a magical ability to get ensemble casts to uniformly grasp the bard’s meter and scansion so … Continue reading »

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Re: Boundaries

No Boundaries: A Series of Global Performances knows what’s bound to happen this season. The series’ 2011-12 slate was announced last week. It represents a rare and longrunning collaboration between the undergraduate Yale Theater Studies program’s World Performance Project and the Yale School of Drama graduate program. No Boundaries presents three visiting theater or dance … Continue reading »

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Burlesque Excess

The Ninth Annual New York Burlesque Festival starts today, Sept. 29. By Oct. 2 it will have peeled completely away, and winners of the Golden Pasties awards will have been announced. Connecticut has welcomed many of the New York-based artists active in the latest burlesque revival scene. The World Famous Pontani Sisters are not just … Continue reading »

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No Time Like the Peasant

You’ll remember that Katy Rubin of New York’s Theatre for the Oppressed came to town over the summer to lead workshops having to do with a planned production of Peter Gould and Stephen Stearns’ politically conscious parable A Peasant of El Salvador, in which a poor farmer who sees everything he holds dear swallowed up … Continue reading »

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Arts & Ideas & Times

Always canny at making its presence felt year-round and not just for two weeks in June, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas has announced its second annual “Visionary Leadership Award” recipient. It’s New York Times Executive Editrix Jill Abramson, first female to hold that post in the Old Gray Lady’s history. The ceremony is … Continue reading »

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Another Season, another reason…

Who’s gonna be in Jersey Boys when it trucks to Hartford for a return engagement Oct. 19-Nov. 6? The same Frankie Valli who’s been with the touring company since it first hit the road four years ago, Joseph Leo Bwarie. John Gardiner, who was in the ensemble when Jersey Boys last visited Hartford in 2009, … Continue reading »

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