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BWW Reviews: A Rockin' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Review BWW Reviews: A Rockin' MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - August 14, 2014

New arts center raises the bar for a Shakespeare favorite (more...)


BWW Reviews: Connecticut Free Shakespeare Brings Back the 60's with As AS YOU LIKE IT Review BWW Reviews: Connecticut Free Shakespeare Brings Back the 60's with As AS YOU LIKE IT
by Cindy Cardozo - August 05, 2014

Connecticut Free Shakespeare has brought a delightful version of As You Like It to the outdoor stage. As envisioned by director, Ellen Lieberman, this production of Shakespeare's romantic comedy, set in 1969, is a family friendly, drug free 'Be-in' of the theatrical kind. (more...)


BWW Reviews: NORA in Westport Review BWW Reviews: NORA in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - July 21, 2014

Scenes from a marriage (more...)


BWW Reviews: Balancing Traditions for Characters, Audience with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Goodspeed Review BWW Reviews: Balancing Traditions for Characters, Audience with FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Goodspeed
by Lauren Yarger - July 21, 2014

Director Rob Ruggiero changes the focus for the production running over at Goodspeed, which has been extended through Sept. 12. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Leslie Uggams Makes History as GYPSY's First African-American Rose at UConn Review BWW Reviews: Leslie Uggams Makes History as GYPSY's First African-American Rose at UConn
by Lauren Yarger - 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. (more...)


BWW Reviews: IN THE HEIGHTS in Bridgeport Review BWW Reviews: IN THE HEIGHTS in Bridgeport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - July 15, 2014

Upper West Side Story, sort of (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE BIKINIS in New Haven Review BWW Reviews: THE BIKINIS in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - July 15, 2014

Not your ordinary revue (more...)


Review Roundup: Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY Starring Leslie Uggams Review Review Roundup: Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY Starring Leslie Uggams
by Review Roundups - July 14, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY, starring Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams as Rose, runs through July 20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113. (more...)


BWW Interviews: Amy Oestreicher Review BWW Interviews: Amy Oestreicher
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - July 11, 2014

When you lose most of your digestive system, what more is there to fear? (more...)


BWW Reviews: Summer Theatre of New Canaan Rocks with HAIRSPRAY Review BWW Reviews: Summer Theatre of New Canaan Rocks with HAIRSPRAY
by Cindy Cardozo - July 06, 2014

Summer Theatre of New Canaan rocks the summer months with the powerhouse, feel-good musical, Hairspray. (more...)


BWW Reviews: On-Stage Rapport Shines in CT Rep's THE SUNSHINE BOYS Review BWW Reviews: On-Stage Rapport Shines in CT Rep's THE SUNSHINE BOYS
by Lauren Yarger - 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. (more...)


BWW Reviews: ENDURANCE in New Haven Review BWW Reviews: ENDURANCE in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - June 23, 2014

Learning from a shipwreck (more...)


BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's SPELLING BEE is E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-I-N-G, F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G Review BWW Reviews: Playhouse on Park's SPELLING BEE is E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-I-N-G, F-R-U-S-T-R-A-T-I-N-G
by Jacques Lamarre - June 23, 2014

Review. R-E-V-I-E-W. Review. That is correct. (more...)


BWW Reviews: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA in Rowayton Review BWW Reviews: THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA in Rowayton
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - June 19, 2014

Shakespeare on the Sound ushered in its 19th year with Shakespeare's first play, The Two Gentlemen of Verona.' (more...)


BWW Reviews: Ridgefield Theater Barn Spotlights the Twisted History of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Review BWW Reviews: Ridgefield Theater Barn Spotlights the Twisted History of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON
by Cindy Cardozo - June 18, 2014

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is a youthful, refreshing, irreverent, funny, exciting, not-quite-politically-correct look at the twisted history of the United States as told through the strange saga of President Andrew Jackson, rock star. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Eastbound Theatre Presents TO GILLIAN ON HER 37TH BIRTHDAY' Review BWW Reviews: Eastbound Theatre Presents TO GILLIAN ON HER 37TH BIRTHDAY'
by Cindy Cardozo - June 17, 2014

A picturesque shoreline home becomes the setting in which a combination of good intentions, bad timing, and emotional instability provide all the fixings for an awkward and potentially volatile weekend. (more...)


BWW Reviews: SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE in Westport Review BWW Reviews: SING FOR YOUR SHAKESPEARE in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - June 09, 2014

Who knew Shakespeare could be so VIRAL? (more...)


BWW Reviews: Westport Community Theatre Explores The Past and Present in Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA Review BWW Reviews: Westport Community Theatre Explores The Past and Present in Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA
by Cindy Cardozo - June 09, 2014

The past and present are intertwined to tell a story of math, science, poetry, passion, and the search for truth in Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Durang Gets Laughs with Chekhov Themes in VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at Hartford Stage Review BWW Reviews: Durang Gets Laughs with Chekhov Themes in VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE at Hartford Stage
by Lauren Yarger - June 06, 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. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Love at First, Last Sights Takes Stage in LOVE/SICK John Cariani's New Play at TheaterWorks Hartford Review BWW Reviews: Love at First, Last Sights Takes Stage in LOVE/SICK John Cariani's New Play at TheaterWorks Hartford
by Lauren Yarger - May 27, 2014

A talented cast of four playsy 20 characters in ten sketches about love at its best and not-so-best set at "7:30 pm on different Friday evenings, Spring through Winter in an alternate suburban reality." (more...)


BWW Reviews: Long Wharf Looks Back at THE LAST FIVE YEARS Review BWW Reviews: Long Wharf Looks Back at THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Cindy Cardozo - May 20, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven ends its season with a brilliant but sad tale of love and loss, told through opposing timelines. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Square One Theatre Company Serves Up OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS Review BWW Reviews: Square One Theatre Company Serves Up OLIVE AND THE BITTER HERBS
by Cindy Cardozo - May 19, 2014

Square One Theatre Company offers up a unique look at connections and coincidences, and reminds us that it is never too late for second chances. (more...)


BWW Reviews: Darien Arts Center Presents JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS Review BWW Reviews: Darien Arts Center Presents JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS
by Cindy Cardozo - May 12, 2014

Darien Arts Center Stage is a community theatre dedicated to providing excellence in entertainment through plays, musicals, cabarets, and special events. Their Weatherstone Studio at the Darien Arts Center has recently played host to a production of Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. Flawlessly directed by Peter Green, the timeless songs, intimate theater setting, simple set pieces, inspired costumes and brilliant Broadway-caliber cast combined for an entertaining and memorable evening. I felt privileged to be able to attend such a perfect production. (more...)


BWW Reviews:  Manchester Musical Players Return After Hiatus with a Ribald Trip to AVENUE Q Review BWW Reviews: Manchester Musical Players Return After Hiatus with a Ribald Trip to AVENUE Q
by Jacques Lamarre - May 11, 2014

A saucier Sesame Street opens for business! (more...)


BWW Reviews:  BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Bushnell is Disney on Ice, Hold the Ice Review BWW Reviews: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Bushnell is Disney on Ice, Hold the Ice
by Jacques Lamarre - May 07, 2014

Animatronic musical now featuring live humans! (more...)