Monthly Archives: August 2010

Brian Dennehy honored …

  Brian Dennehy thrilled Long Wharf Theatre audiences with his performance in Eugene O’Neill’s Hughie a couple of seasons ago. He continues to win accolates for his performance as Erie Smith, this time receiving a Jeff Award nomination for his work in the Goodman Theatre (Chicago) production of the play. Check out the story on Playbill.com to… Continue reading →

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From the back of the bus…

Ella Fitzgerald made her first film appearance in Ride ‘Em Cowboy with Abbot and Costello.  The film was a flop, but you can see Ella, at 25, singing her first hit A-Tisket, A-Tasket… from the back of the bus…. Continue reading →

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Bending Steel – A Day in the Shop

After last week’s work building the set for the upcoming production of Ella, one could very plausibly argue that Long Wharf Theatre’s carpenters are the fittest people on the staff. Or at least the most tired. Long Wharf Theatre’s carpenters spent upwards of 30 hours bending 1-in.-x-1-in. 16-gauge box steel to create the framing for… Continue reading →

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Edelstein directing in LA, Ting in Chicago

Long Wharf Theatre’s Lucille Lortel Award winning production of The Glass Menagerie is about to make its latest stop. Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein has begun rehearsals in New York for the play’s run at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles Sept. 1 through Oct. 17. Judith Ivey, star of this season’s upcoming production of… Continue reading →

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The Taming of the Shrew bows this weekend

Annie DiMartino put on a CD in the rehearsal hall on a Wednesday afternoon a couple of weeks ago. It was for the soundtrack of her upcoming youth production of The Taming of the Shrew. When the first song came on – it was The Doors – DiMartino literally jumped for joy. She and Carol Taubl,… Continue reading →

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Actor Profile: Paul Perroni, Defending the Caveman

Paul Perroni, the 30-year-old star of Defending the Cavemen, recalls quite fondly his days in high school playing Harold Hill in the The Music Man. He thinks he probably wasn’t too bad for a 17-year-old. But after that star turn, life took Perroni in a very different direction. “I’ve got one of those stories,” he… Continue reading →

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Paul Rudd, Long Wharf Theatre performer in the 1970s, passes away

Long Wharf Theatre mourns the passing of actor Paul Rudd, who performed in several of the theatre’s seminal productions of the 1970s, including David Rabe’s Streamers. Rudd passed away this past Thursday. Frank Rizzo of the Hartford Courant posted a bit about Rudd’s tenure at Long Wharf. We’ll have photos from Rudd’s career posted in… Continue reading →

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From The Archives

From time to time, we’ll be posting information and photos from some of the most noteworthy shows in Long Wharf Theatre’s history. So, for our first posting, lets start at the beginning. Forty-five years ago, Long Wharf Theatre kicked off its first season with a production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Jon Jory, Long Wharf’s… Continue reading →

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Welcome!

Welcome to Long Wharf Theatre’s blog, the Loading Dock! Throughout the theatre’s history, we’ve tried to communicate with our valued patrons in a variety of different ways, through print publications like newsletters and and, more recently, through e-blasts and e-newsletters.  We are exciting to have another new way to talk to you about all of… Continue reading →

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