‘Barefoot’ at TheatreWorks New Milford: Young love

Daniel Willey as Paul Bratter and Jessica Alex as Corie Bratter in Barefoot in the Park.

Most people will remember Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” as the 1967 film starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda. However, the story of two young newlyweds who quickly learn that marriage is more than five steep flights of stairs started as a romantic comedy on Broadway in 1963. It’s now ...

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A traditional St. Patrick’s Day treat

A Corned Beef Burger for St. Patrick's Day.

Everyone likes to enjoy St. Patrick’s Day and be Irish even if it is for just one day. Parades, parties, celebrations and wearing green, eating green and definitely drinking green. When we were children, our father would always stop at the local bakery and bring home the best green bagels, ...

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The ‘Oscar curse’ — some case studies

Among the many Hollywood legends is the notion of the “Oscar” curse. This potentially disabling condition — at least for a career in film — is known to attack actors or actresses after they win Academy Awards. Some of its troubling symptoms are weak roles in weak films that may represent weak ...

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Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me: Magical tribute to a legend

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me

Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me captures the magic of the legendary performer as she prepares for a new chapter in her life. This funny, touching and memorable documentary is available in selected theaters, on demand and on line. When she walks on stage, she owns every inch of the floor, each eye in ...

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Square One has a good sense of ‘Time’

Janet Rathbert and David Victor appear as Sarah, a war-zone photographer, and her partner, James, who’s had to pull back from the front.

Square One Theatre Company in Stratford is offering a double treat with its current production of “Time Stands Still.” First of all, it’s a really good production of a good play. Secondly, it is written by New Haven resident Donald Margulies. It’s always so special to produce a play by one of ...

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Tasty towers of polenta, a great hors d’oeuvre

Twice-Baked Twins' Polenta Towers.

They say good things come in small packages (we always wondered who are “they” … do you know? lol)  and these mini appetizers are just that! We’re obsessed! It is so much fun and definitely a presentation pleaser!  We love going to a party where you can taste a bit of everything. The one- ...

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How to keep up your end of a conversation

Q.  How can I get better at small talk? I never know what to say and end up creating big silent moments that seem awkward. This is especially hard when I’ve just been introduced and don’t know the person.   A.  Two great ways to initiate a conversation, or keep one going, even with ...

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