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CT Rep New Season List, Change At HartBeat, TheaterWorks

Connecticut Repertory Theatre's 2017-18 season will offer its accustomed mix of acknowledged theater classics and new works, bringing in some estimable directors to helm productions that mingle theater professionals with students from the UConn's BFA and MFA acting programs. This is the second CT Rep season since Michael Bradford became artistic director in 2016.

It opens Oct.

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Fairfield U Announces New Season, Ridgefield Offering One-Nighters

Fairfield University's Quick Center for the Arts has announced its 2017-18 season, and the names to remember are Euripides and Giselle.

It begins Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 with the premiere of rapper/activist Iain "Ewok" Robinson's "Unentitled" as part of the university's international "White/Boys/Black/Girls" performance series. "Unentitled" will be followed closely Oct.

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O’Neill Center Preparing For ‘Superhero’; CT Critics Nominations Are In

The Tony Awards air 8 p.m. June 11 on CBS. As we've noted numerous times over the past weeks and months, this past Broadway season was loaded with shows that got their start in (or a healthy nudge forward from) Connecticut theaters. That includes "Anastasia," "Indecent," "Holiday Inn," "Falsettos" and "Come From Away."

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Goodspeed Picks 'Oklahoma!' Cast; Ping Chong At Wesleyan

Who's living in "Oklahoma!"

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Well-Known CT Theater Names Win Obies; New Seasons Announced

Some well-known Connecticut theater names took home Obie Awards May 24. Obie stands for off-Broadway; The Village Voice has been bestowing these honors annually since 1956.

"Oslo," directed by former Hartford Stage Associate Artistic Director Bart Sher (whose production of "The King & I" is at The Bushnell May 30 through June 4) was honored for Best Ensemble.

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Hershey Felder Cast In 'Tchaikovsky'; Ivoryton's New Cabaret Series

Hershey Felder is heading back to Hartford, with the East Coast premiere of his latest one-man biographical concert/theater piece, "Our Great Tchaikovsky." The show will run Aug. 19 to 27 as a special summer event at the Hartford Stage.

Felder has performed at Hartford Stage previously in "George Gershwin Alone" in 2004 and "Monsieur Chopin" in 2006.

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