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.Read more
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.”Read more
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.Read more
Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s has announced its 2018-19 season, and there’s a distinct historical theme, with several wars in the background, but there’s also a newish play set in a dystopian otherworld.
The season opens Oct. 4 to 14 with Frank Galati’s dynamic, ensemble-driven stage adaptation of the required-high-school-reading classic “The Grapes of Wrath” by John Steinbeck.Read more
Old Hands In ‘Hand To God’
TheaterWorks has finalized the cast and creative team for its season-ending comedy “Hand to God,” July 20 through Aug. 26.Read more
Women, it’s time to harmonize. The Little Theatre of Manchester, which performs at the historic Cheney Hall, has settled on the five shows of its 2019 season. First up, Feb. 1 to 17, is Ken Ludwig’s “The Game’s Afoot,” a comic mystery that has had considerable local popularity since it’s set at Gillette Castle in East Haddam.Read more