| May 17, 2011
| 2:41 PM
Most of the theater noise is in Hartford this week, but those shows connect deeply with other parts of Connecticut.
Gem of the Ocean, one of the later and less-revived of the late, great August Wilson's 10-play cycle documenting African-American life...
| Jan 30, 2011
| 9:38 PM
There's a lot of crowing going on in August Wilson's "Seven Guitars."
Much of it comes from Floyd "Schoolboy" Barton. It's 1948 and fresh out of incarceration with a hit record on the radio, Floyd just knows he's going to make it big in Chicago.
| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:45 PM
South Coast Repertory will begin its first season under new artistic director Marc Masterson with a trip back in time with Jane Austen followed by the world premiere of a modern drama set in the American Midwest.
The Costa Mesa professional theater's...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:57 AM
The La Jolla Playhouse has been receiving a barrage of negative criticism from members of the Asian American community over its casting choices for the new musical "The Nightingale," featuring songs by the "Spring Awakening" team of Duncan Sheik and...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 1:22 PM
Nyambi Nyambi, who plays wisecracking, educated waiter Samuel on CBS' "Mike & Molly," has had two defining moments for an actor onstage.
He was an understudy in "Joe Turner's Come and Gone," his favorite play, by his favorite playwright, August Wilson,...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 1:00 PM
“Water By The Spoonful” by Quiara Alegria Hudes, which was produced last fall at Hartford Stage, which commissioned the work, is one of six fionalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theater Critics Association New Play Award, which...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 8:00 PM
Nauticus and Virginia Stage Company are teaming up to present "Swingtime Salute, An On-Deck Revue," this summer.
Performances of the World War II-era song and dance show will take place May 31 through July 8 on the deck of the Battleship Wisconsin in...
| Apr 18, 2012
"Tonight brings back a lot of memories," said Michael Douglas as his wife, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, handed him the Monte Cristo Award for his contributions to the theater Monday night in New York. The duo was the center...
| May 1, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Last May, Da'Vine Joy Randolph graduated from the Yale School of Drama, unclear what her future as an actor would hold.
On Tuesday morning, she was nominated as best featured actor in a musical for her performance in "Ghost: The Musical," in a role of...
| May 17, 2012
| 8:23 PM
Kristy Johnson found out the hard way that she could not overpower or subdue her creative side.
The Chicago native and lone female cast member in South Coast Repertory's production of the August Wilson play "Jitney," which opens on Friday night, gave...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 7:03 AM
Da'Vine Joy Randolph says she's been guided by good and powerful spirits.
There were the spirits of the African-American classical singer who inspired her when she was in high school, of an acting mentor who guided her from music to theater when she...