March 2014

Green room

“And you can…” “Um, I know a lot of people’s last words.” It was an indulgence, learning last words. Other people had chocolate; I had dying declarations. “Example?” “I like […]

Whole Lotta Shakespeare Goin’ On

The Westport Country Playhouse has finally announced what’s filling the June slot on its 2014 season: Sing for Your Shakespeare, a new revue of songs from stage musicals and other […]

An extra Hartbeat

Hartbeat Ensemble—Connecticut’s version of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, exploring social issues through a variety of entertaining styles—has a Youth Play Institute. The program’s teenaged playwriting interns learn how to […]

More Theater Beatles

  These Papers Bullets! (at the Yale Repertory through April 5; see review here, more reviewy stuff here, preview here) is the latest, but far from the first Fab Four-fueled […]

NHTJ Comics Section

More mirth drawn from the invaluable strip site GoComics. The comics this time are by Scott Hilburn (The Argyle Sweater), Brian Anderson (Dog Eat Doug), Dan Thompson (Lost Sheep), Tak […]

I’ve been digging the new Seth Meyer Late Night because of its laid-back, low-maintenance atmosphere. It really feels like talk shows did in the ’60s (or before), eschewing the flashy […]