The traditional theater season is winding down. Before you know it, the summer season will be starting. This is the time when you can catch some really outstanding shows as the theaters want to leave you with a memorable production to woo you back again next fall. In other words, the best is yet to come.
Long Wharf in New Haven is offering A.R. Gurney’s Love Letters starring Mia Farrow and Brian Dennehy. It opens next week, March 29 and plays through April 10. Of course, the most anticipated Long Wharf event is the opening of Alfred Uhry’s My Paris, a brand-new musical about the life and times of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the artist. Uhry wrote Driving Miss Daisy, so if this new musical proves as colorful as it sounds, Long Wharf may well have a show that ends up on Broadway. My Paris plays May 4 – 29. Box office: 203-787-4282.
Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven is also wrapping up its season with Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. It’s the first time that the Rep is doing this play so you can expect all the bells and whistles to be out in full force March 25 – April 16. The grand finale will be Dianne Wiest in Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days playing April 29 – May 21. Box office: 203-432-1234.