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Casting News, Top High School Musicals And A Busy Season For Hartford Stage's Elizabeth Williamson

Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Williamson has had a busy few months. She has been shuttling overseas to serve as a dramaturg on two different shows that she’s been involved with for years that happen to be getting produced at the same time.

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Golfing For Hartford Stage; 'Beneath The Gavel' Pounds New York

Hartford Stage has a new fundraising event: a golf tournament. The first Hartford Stage Open will be held Sept. 24 at Hartford’s Keney Park Golf Club. Proceeds benefit Hartford Stage’s artistic and education programs. The golfers get food and drink from area businesses including Hog River Brewing Co. and Bakery on Main, a dinner reception at The Tavern at Keney Park, raffle prizes and more.

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Strong Seasons at Jorgensen and Autorino; Neil Simon And Vivian Matalon, R.I.P.

Neil Simon, R.I.P.

Neil Simon died Aug. 26 at 91. Neither Long Wharf, Hartford Stage nor Yale Rep has ever staged one of his plays, but where would Connecticut’s small theaters and community theaters be without Simon’s dozens of surefire comedies, from “The Odd Couple” to “Rumors”?

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Tresnjak's Play Opens Off Broadway; Wesleyan's Fall Season

The new musical “This Ain’t No Disco,” co-written by Stephen Trask and directed by Hartford Stage’s Darko Tresnjak, opened July 24 at the Atlantic Theatre Company in New York.

Trask grew up in New London, graduated from Wesleyan University and was living in New Haven when his first stage hit, “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” premiered off Broadway in 1998.

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Tresnjak's Opera On The Big Screen; Drinks On Dickens; Hartt Shows

Coming to a cinema near you: “Samson et Dalila.” Darko Tresnjak’s directorial debut for New York’s Metropolitan Opera Company, will not only open the Met season Sept. 24, that Saint-Saëns opera will also be broadcast live in movie theaters Oct. 20 at 12:55 p.m. as part of the series “The Met: Live in HD.”

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'Breakdancing Shakespeare' Is Cast; New Seasons At Hole In Wall, Quick

If hip-hop music be the food of love, rap on! Hartford Stage’s summer “Breakdancing Shakespeare” program is partying, Elizabethan-style, with “Twelfth Night.” The public performance dates are Aug. 3 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 4 at 2 and 7 p.m.

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