"I'm always acting, watching myself go by," says Garry Essendine, the aging matinee idol in "Present Laughter," Noel Coward's comedy celebrating the elegant pursuit of play and pleasures.
Frenchie Davis is switching from her long-running Broadway gig in "Rent" to a church pew to star at Hartford Stage in "Mahalia," the tuner about gospel legend Mahalia Jackson.
Theresa Rebeck's B'way-bound "Mauritius" won top honors at the 25th Elliot Norton Awards presented by the Boston Theater Critics Assn.
The mesmerizing effect of Harold Pinter's "No Man's Land" rests in the irresistible pull of an audience trying to wrap its mind around an ever-evolving understanding of what is happening onstage. In…
If the eco-medic Astroff in "Uncle Vanya" makes you think of Al Gore, Yelena's ennui brings to mind Paris Hilton and the decaying Russian homestead conjures thoughts of a Beckett landscape, that just…
While "The Color Purple" brought Atlanta's Alliance Theater some green when it transferred to Broadway, the announcement last week that the company will receive this year's regional theater Tony…
The songs, the steps, even the line deliveries may bring a nostalgic sigh. But sweet familiarity -- even when infused with energy and professional polish -- isn't enough to make Goodspeed's stage…
Combining the stuff of light comedy with heavy topics (U.S. imperialism, torture), Bruce Norris' "The Unmentionables" gets an East Coast go-round at Yale Rep following its premiere last summer at…
A commission for a new tuner by Duncan Sheik ("Spring Awakening") is among the three producing initiatives for the Stamford (Conn.) Center for the Arts.
Toni Morrison's "The Bluest Eye" receives another remounting -- the first co-production between New Haven's Long Wharf Theater and Hartford Stage.
"Happy Days: The Musical" is looking at a tour following a summer workshop production at Goodspeed Musical's Norma Terris Theater in Chester, Conn.
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