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Kids Sing Their Way To Victory At Shubert

by Allan Appel | Mar 27, 2015 1:05 pm | Comments (2)

Allan Appel Photo Playing to a full house at the Shubert, Ammon Downer and Tanaiza Glass set the beat and a joyous tone for their talented crew of singers and dancers from the Edgewood School in “A Friend Like Me,” from the musical Aladdin.

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Ode To Daggett Street

by Alexis Zanghi | Mar 27, 2015 12:00 pm | Comments (4)

Fake Babies Photo When I first came to Daggett Street Square in 2007, I was taken by its rambling hallways, its pulley-operated elevator. The building may not have been insulated, but it was insular. By that time, few live-work spaces remained in New Haven. There had been others — on River Street; in the Munniemaker cigar factory on State Street; at Chapel and Church, above what is now Gotham Citi—all now shut down.

Now we can add Daggett Street Square to the list: Last week officials ordered it cleared out.
David Lasala Photo

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It’s “Curtains” For Co-Op High

by Allan Appel | Mar 25, 2015 2:20 pm

Allan Appel Photo Nearly three dozen actors, 20 student musicians, 12 techies, and a new all-student dramaturgy team have created a murder board in the lobby of Co-op High.

A murder board is a good thing. It’s all part of the school’s presentation of Curtains, a charming play-within-a-play backstage murder mystery musical comedy, as its all-school spring show.

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Leading Lady Discovers “B-Side” At Dixwell Gym

by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 20, 2015 12:22 pm | Comments (1)

Markeshia Ricks Photo “You’re gonna hit one, two and then I’m going to swing,” Devonne “Da Bomb” Canady told Catrina Ganey. “Got it?” Ganey had it.

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At Stetson, The Gloves Come Off

by Lucy Gellman | Mar 19, 2015 3:05 pm | Comments (2)

When ConnCAT founder Erik Clemons first heard selections from brownsville song (b-side for tray), he realized something very quickly: Even the smallest section of Kimber Lee’s masterfully true-to-life script lent itself to hours of discussions he was waiting to have.

The same was true for youth worker Steve Driffin, who immediately seized on the importance of sharing the play’s narrative — a young, precious and imperiled black life — with the New Haven community as necessary and therapeutic. 

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Williwaw and Wormser Blow Institute Library Away

by Allan Appel | Mar 12, 2015 4:21 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel Photo The williwaw — an icy, mountainous wind that literally drove some GIs crazy during the Aleutian campaign in World War II — made a chilling and beautiful appearance in both words and music, alongside the propulsive verses of nationally known poet Baron Wormser, in a haunting evening of poetry at the Institute Library.

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Justus’s Mom Brings Leading Lady To Tears

by Paul Bass | Mar 12, 2015 3:01 pm

Paul Bass Photos Catrina Ganey wanted to know what it’s like to lose a child to a random bullet. Tracey Suggs knew all too well.

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The Organic Truth, From Trayvon To “Tray”

by Brian Slattery | Mar 10, 2015 1:04 pm

Brian Slattery Photo “I saw that he was laying in the doorway with a bullet wound in his head. Then he went into convulsions. and then he was out.”

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Bad Jews, Worse Play

by Chris Arnott | Mar 9, 2015 1:29 am | Comments (6)

T. Charles Erickson Photo It may be time to call a moratorium on shouty dysfunctional family plays. This season so far the Yale Rep has given us Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ War and Dania Gurira’s Familiar. After the heartwarming season-opening fake-out of Our Town, Long Wharf Theater has presented Dael Orlandersmith’s Forever — which, though it’s a one-woman show, bristles with mother/daughter antagonisms. Now it’s putting on the current small-cast contemporary-setting darling of regional theaters nationwide, Joshua Harmon’s Bad Jews.

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Humperdinck Resurfaces

by Mark Oppenheimer | Mar 4, 2015 4:46 pm

Before there was Engelbert Humperdinck, the super-lite English pop singer (sort of the Brits’ Wayne Newton), there was the man from whom he took his name, the great German opera composer Engelbert Humperdinck (1854–1921).

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Address: Doonna Dr/Barnes Ave New Haven, Connecticut
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Mar 28, 2015 8:52 pm
Address: Doty Place New Haven, Connecticut
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