Category Archives: Mainstage

A Match Made in Musical Theatre Heaven

The creation of musical theatre is no stranger to lighting in a bottle partnerships; take familiar names like Kander and Ebb or Rodgers and Hammerstein, for example. Murder for Two is all about partnerships. It’s two actors working together to create the physical world of the show. It’s two characters working together to solve a… Continue reading →

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Meet the Cast: Fred Applegate

How many people can say that the rock star Sting wrote a song for them? Fred Applegate can. Fred, currently playing secretary Joe Tumulty in The Second Mrs. Wilson, running through May 31, can point towards the recent Broadway run of The Last Ship, Sting’s new musical, as one of the highlights of his career…. Continue reading →

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Woodrow, Edith, and the Lusitania

One hundred years ago today the trajectory of Woodrow Wilson’s presidency was forever altered by the German torpedoing of the ocean liner RMS Lusitania. Already concerned with the growing war in Europe, many in the US now called for the peace loving president to enter the conflict in revenge for the more than 100 Americans… Continue reading →

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Sisters honor their parents legacy at Long Wharf Theatre

Going to the theatre means different things to different people. For many people it is sheer entertainment and spectacle. For others it is a place to try on different personas and ideas – to understand another’s perspective on the world. For others it is a special night. For most people, it is probably a mix… Continue reading →

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Biking in New Haven with Matt Feiner of Devil’s Gear Bike Shop

“Riding brings you peace of mind. A lot of people don’t realize this. It’s meditation,” said Matthew Feiner, owner of the Devil’s Gear Bike Shop. At least three times a week, perhaps even more, Feiner takes to the roads, travelling all over New Haven on his bike from his Orange Street home. It’s his exercise,… Continue reading →

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Actor Spotlight: Esau Pritchett and Portia, Troy and Rose Maxson in Fences

                When Esau Pritchett and Portia talk about performing the words of August Wilson, they speak with a certain reverence and perhaps even awe. They marvel at the complexity of Wilson’s characters, the richness of his language, and emotional depths they have to plumb in order to bring… Continue reading →

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Mainstage Renovation Update: The birch trees have been planted

“… when I pass peasant-forests that I have preserved from the axe, or hear the rustling of the young plantations set out with my own hands, I feel as if I had had some small share in improving the climate, and that if mankind is happy a thousand years from now I will have been… Continue reading →

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Building a better trap …

Over the next several days, M.A. Sette Corporation of New Haven will construct an 8-ft. by 8-ft., three foot deep trap beneath Long Wharf Theatre’s Mainstage, expanding the ability of designers and directors to create interesting and innovative stage pictures. “This surprising and welcome historic alteration to Long Wharf Theatre will give another tool to our brilliant… Continue reading →

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