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The CT Critics Circle Awards; 10 Out Of 11 Tonys For 'Band's Visit'

It was heartening to see “The Band’s Visit” do so well at the Tonys. Not only were the 10 wins (out of 11 nominations) deserved, this is just the kind of show that regional theaters should embrace when the performance rights become available. The show’s national tour will begin in Providence, R.I., a year from now.

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Goodspeed Casts 'Oliver!'; Hartford Stage Receives Edgerton Grant

Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast of its new production of “Oliver!,” scheduled for June 19 through Sept. 8. The show is directed by frequent Goodspeed director Rob Ruggiero, who also happens to be the producing artistic director of TheaterWorks.

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Udofia Named Aetna Fellow at Hartford Stage; "Sweeney Todd" cast at CT Rep; "Cyrano" Sets Sales Record at Goodspeed

Udofia is the 2018 Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage

Mfoniso Udofia is the latest playwright who’s been named as an Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage. The fellowship is a one-year residency for “important playwrights of diversity and color to develop work and become involved in the ongoing life of Greater Hartford.”

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'Pianist' Returns To Hartford Stage, Yale Rep to Premiere New Haven-Based Drama

Mona Golabek Back At Hartford Stage

Concert pianist Mona Golabek will return to Hartford Stage for a special summer engagement of her one-woman grand-piano show "The Pianist of Willesden Lane" July 12-22. The show played Hartford Stage as part of the 2014-15 season. It has since been seen in Connecticut at Westport Country Playhouse in 2017 and 2018.

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Spring Galas Honor Frost, Ruggiero; New Season At Playhouse On Park

TheaterWorks’ 2018 gala fundraiser on June 16 will celebrate Rob Ruggiero’s 25th year with the theater. Ruggiero, now TheaterWorks’ producing artistic director, began there as a director. The star of his first show there — “Imagining Brad” — was Connie Shulman, now known for playing Yoga Jones on “Orange Is the New Black.” Shulman will be a special guest at the gala.

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Long Wharf Begins Search For New Artistic Director; Critics Circle Honors Michael O’Flaherty

Long Wharf Theatre has actively begun its search for a new artistic director.

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