Lauren Yarger

Lauren Yarger Lauren, a former newspaper editor, is the editor of The Connecticut Arts Connection (http://ctarts.blogspot.com) and Reflections in the Light (http://reflectionsinthelight.blogspot.com) where she reviews Broadway, Off-Broadway and Connecticut theater. She is a member of The Drama Desk, The Outer Critics Circle, The American Theater Critics Association, the CT Critics Circle, The League of Professional Theatre Women and the National Book Critics Circle. She offers script consulting and book event services for writers at The WritePros (www.thewritepros.com).
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An Old Guy is Making a Stir on the UConn CampusAn Old Guy is Making a Stir on the UConn Campus
Posted: Sep. 6, 2016


Connecticut Fall PreviewConnecticut Fall Preview
Posted: Aug. 31, 2016


Launch CT Chapter League of Professional Theatre WomenLaunch CT Chapter League of Professional Theatre Women
Posted: Aug. 31, 2016


Second Event Launches CT Chapter of LPTWSecond Event Launches CT Chapter of LPTW
Posted: Sep. 20, 2016


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CT Critics Circle Announces Awards NominationsCT Critics Circle Announces Awards Nominations
Posted: Jun. 6, 2016


BWW Interview: Lou Diamond Phillips of BURNING DESIRE at Seven AngelsBWW Interview: Lou Diamond Phillips of BURNING DESIRE
Posted: Feb. 10, 2016


BWW Interview: Stephanie Zimbalist of LIVING ON LOVE at Seven AngelsBWW Interview: Stephanie Zimbalist of LIVING ON LOVE at Seven Angels
Posted: Nov. 11, 2015


BWW Interview: Ryan O'Neal; Ali MacGraw; A.R Gurney of LOVE LETTERS at The BushnellBWW Interview: Ryan O'Neal; Ali MacGraw; A.R Gurney of LOVE LETTERS
Posted: Feb. 10, 2016


An Old Guy is Making a Stir on the UConn CampusAn Old Guy is Making a Stir on the UConn Campus
Posted: Sep. 6, 2016


BWW Feature: Chernuchin Theatre Renamed for John CullumBWW Feature: Chernuchin Theatre Renamed for John Cullum
Posted: Oct. 19, 2015


Second Event Launches CT Chapter of LPTWSecond Event Launches CT Chapter of LPTW
September 20, 2016

The second of two launch events kicks off the state's Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women
An Old Guy is Making a Stir on the UConn CampusAn Old Guy is Making a Stir on the UConn Campus
September 6, 2016

The First Folio of Shakespeare's works is making a tour stop at the UConn Storrs Campus
Launch CT Chapter League of Professional Theatre WomenLaunch CT Chapter League of Professional Theatre Women
August 31, 2016

The League of Professional Theatre Women has launched a chapter in Connecticut.
Connecticut Fall PreviewConnecticut Fall Preview
August 31, 2016

What Not to Miss on Connecticut Stages this Fall
CT Critics Circle Announces Awards NominationsCT Critics Circle Announces Awards Nominations
June 6, 2016

CT Critics Circle Awards will be presented Monday, June 1 at Hartford Stage.
Drama Desk Panel with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk on REVIVING THE REVIVAL Set for Sardi's, TodayDrama Desk Panel with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk on REVIVING THE REVIVAL Set for Sardi's, Today
May 24, 2016

Robin Milling moderates a Drama Desk discussion on Reviving Revivals with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk at Spring Lunch Panel at Sardi's.
Drama Desk Panel with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk on REVIVING THE REVIVAL Set for Sardi's, 5/24Drama Desk Panel with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk on REVIVING THE REVIVAL Set for Sardi's, 5/24
May 16, 2016

Robin Milling moderates a Drama Desk discussion on Reviving Revivals with Gavin Creel, Warren Carlyle, Steven Pasquale and Jessica Vosk at Spring Lunch Panel at Sardi's.
BWW Interview: Ryan O'Neal; Ali MacGraw; A.R Gurney of LOVE LETTERS at The BushnellBWW Interview: Ryan O'Neal; Ali MacGraw; A.R Gurney of LOVE LETTERS at The Bushnell
February 10, 2016

'Love Story's' Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal Reunite for tour of A.R, Gurney's LOVE LETTERS playing this week at The Bushnell
BWW Interview: Lou Diamond Phillips of BURNING DESIRE at Seven AngelsBWW Interview: Lou Diamond Phillips of BURNING DESIRE at Seven Angels
February 10, 2016

Lou Diamond Phillips stars in the world premiere of his play, BURNING DESIRE.
2016 Top Picks for Connecticut Theater2016 Top Picks for Connecticut Theater
December 31, 2015

As a new year begins, Connecticut's professional theater scene offers many exciting viewing opportunities including premieres of new shows as well as some old some old favorites. What shows am I most looking forward to? Here are some tops picks for 2016:
BWW Review: Drama Desk Diamond JubileeBWW Review: Drama Desk Diamond Jubilee
November 24, 2015

Members and past winners of the Dram Desk Award gathered to celebrate the organization's 65th Anniversary at a glittering party at Sardi's.
BWW Interview: Stephanie Zimbalist of LIVING ON LOVE at Seven AngelsBWW Interview: Stephanie Zimbalist of LIVING ON LOVE at Seven Angels
November 11, 2015

Stephanie Zimbalist Stars in Joe DiPietro's comdey with music at Seven Angels Theatre.
BWW Feature: Chernuchin Theatre Renamed for John CullumBWW Feature: Chernuchin Theatre Renamed for John Cullum
October 19, 2015

John Cullum attended opening night of Fracture Theatre Company's production of URINETOWN, the show for which he originated the role of Caldwell B. Cladwell, then had the theater named after him in ceremonies following the performance. Also in attendance were the show's composer, Mark Hollmann, book writer Greg Kotis ( they collaborated on the lyrics) and Jennifer Laura Thompson, the original Hope Cladwell. Cast gathered on stage as Cullum was presented with a plaque. The two-time Tony-Award winner ( SHENANDOAH, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY) saiid watching the show had transported him right back to Urinetown and that of all the theaters he has performed in, this theater, where the show got its start, would be his choice to bear his name.
BWW Fall Roundup: The Scoop on What Shows Not to Miss this Fall on Connecticut StagesBWW Fall Roundup: The Scoop on What Shows Not to Miss this Fall on Connecticut Stages
September 11, 2015

Summer is on its way out, but Connecticut theaters are heating up with some exciting offerings this fall. Theater lovers have the best of both worlds here in the Nutmeg State: Broadway is just down the road, but we never even have to leave home to see exceptional theater thanks to the bevy of professional theaters that call Connecticut home too. This season looks particularly exciting and I'll share with you what I am most looking forward to reviewing this fall. There are other great shows scheduled this fall as well as through the 2016 season, but in the interest of space, I will concentrate on top picks for this fall.
BWW Reviews: Balancing Traditions for Characters, Audience with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at GoodspeedBWW Reviews: Balancing Traditions for Characters, Audience with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Goodspeed
July 21, 2014

Director Rob Ruggiero changes the focus for the production running over at Goodspeed, which has been extended through Sept. 12.
BWW Reviews: Leslie Uggams Makes History as GYPSY's First African-American Rose at UConnBWW Reviews: Leslie Uggams Makes History as GYPSY's First African-American Rose at UConn
July 16, 2014

History is being made over at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus as Leslie Uggams becomes the first African-American actress to star as Rose in an Equity production with a mixed race cast for the musical Gypsy.
BWW Reviews: On-Stage Rapport Shines in CT Rep's THE SUNSHINE BOYSBWW Reviews: On-Stage Rapport Shines in CT Rep's THE SUNSHINE BOYS
June 26, 2014

More impressive than two good actors doing what they do best, however, is how Ruiz, pictured right with Kline, fits perfectly in to the mix. He has stood out in roles at CT Rep's My Fair Lady, The Music Man and Man of LaMancha as well as in Yale Rep'sAmerican Night, but really shines here. He conveys real affection for his uncle, admiration for Al and somehow manages to be engaging without getting in the way of the veterans.
Summer Stages: Summer Picks in ConnecticutSummer Stages: Summer Picks in Connecticut
June 16, 2014

Connecticut's theater season heats up during the summer with regular and summer series offerings. Some of the top picks I am looking forward to:
CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE Announces Nominations for 2013-2014 SeasonCONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE Announces Nominations for 2013-2014 Season
June 16, 2014

A reception at 6:30 precedes the ceremony, which will begin at 7:30. All are welcome to attend the free event, which is fast becoming the theater-networking event in the state.
BWW Reviews: Durang Gets Laughs with Chekhov Themes in VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at Hartford StageBWW Reviews: Durang Gets Laughs with Chekhov Themes in VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at Hartford Stage
June 6, 2014

Maxwell Williams directs a talented ensemble to tell the story of three very different siblings gathering at their home, where quoting Chekhov, throwing coffee cups at the wall and channeling Maggie Smith are not considered strange.


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