- Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 8:30 am
NEW HAVEN – Long Wharf Theatre has crowned a new box office champ during its 50th anniversary season. Bad Jews has supplanted Satchmo at the Waldorf as the highest grossing show in Stage II history.
- Thursday, February 19, 2015
NEW HAVEN — When Daphna Feygenbaum arrives at the funeral of her beloved grandfather, she arrives thinking it’s obvious she will get the necklace her Poppy carried throughout the Holocaust. After all, she’s the one on the way to rabbinical school in Israel. Her cousin Liam Haber appears with his non-Jewish girlfriend Melody and with a very different plan in mind, however.
- Friday, April 18, 2014
NEW HAVEN — Athol Fugard is widely and properly recognized as one of the world’s greatest living playwrights.
- Friday, January 24, 2014
NEW HAVEN — Heidi Schreck’s The Consultant, which is receiving its world premiere at New Haven’s Long Wharf, is billed as a comedy, which could be slightly misleading.
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013
I never saw the play when it was on Broadway, but I can’t imagine a stronger, more perfect cast than the one assembled for this production.
- Wednesday, October 30, 2013
NEW HAVEN — A century ago a German playwright named Carl Sternheim wrote a ribald comedy satirizing the manners and aspirations of the rising bourgeoisie. Ninety years later, the actor, comedian and serious writer Steve Martin, took Sternheim’s play — Die Hose — and adapted it into an equally raunchy farce, The Underpants, which is serving currently the season opener for Long Wharf’s C. Newton Schenck III Theatre.
- Wednesday, May 29, 2013
NEW HAVEN — In 1959, a young Chicago born playwright named Lorraine Hansberry broke new ground in New York with A Raisin in the Sun, the first play by a black woman to be produced on Broadway. Based in part on her family’s personal experience in trying to buy a house in a white neighborhood, the show ran for over two years, received prestigious awards, and has been revived, made into movies, and used as part of the curriculum in many schools.
- Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Christina Bennett Lind plays Judy, “an amiable, beautiful, and exceedingly dim-witted young woman.”
- Tuesday, March 5, 2013
NEW HAVEN — Modern American drama tends to focus on the family, the dysfunctional family, that is.