Justin Long — king of the DVD extra — comes home tonight

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It kills me that I have other, unchangeable plans for tonight, because the non-profit Community Theater in Fairfield is hosting one of my favorite performers — Justin Long — for a screening of his new film, “After-Life,” at 7:30 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session. The Fairfield native hasn’t yet found that one special role […] [Read More]
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When helicopter parents crash

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The new play by Bathsheba Doran, “Parents’ Evening,” got a quick kiss-off from New York Times reviewer Charles Isherwood last week, but it’s a tightly written and beautifully acted examination of a married couple in danger of splitting apart because of their daughter’s problems at school. The show opened at the downtown Flea Theater last […] [Read More]

‘Andrew Jackson’: bloody bloody good

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Although the Green Day musical “American Idiot” has gotten a lot of attention over the past few weeks for bringing a big dose of contemporary pop to Broadway, there’s an even more interesting rock musical simmering away downtown. “American Idiot” is a hybrid show in which a rock album has been transferred to the stage […] [Read More]