| Apr 21, 2013
Last June, Hartford's HartBeat Ensemble faced a devastating loss. Gregory R. Tate, one of the three founding artistic directors, died at the age of 60 from lung cancer.
But the small, community-centric company is resilient and after grieving it...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:28 AM
Five new plays by Octavio Solis, Bess Wohl, Dan O'Brien, Matthew Lopez and Janine Nabers, will make up Hartford Stage's Brand:NEW Fall Festival of New Works on Oct. 25 to 28. The festival will include readings as well as a playwrights' panel on Oct. 28 at...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 4:45 AM
The musical fantasy, “LMNOP” will have a workshop production at Goodspeed Musicals’ Norma Terris Theatre July 25 to Aug. 18
The show is the third workshop production on Goodspeed’s second stage, following announcements of...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 11:44 AM
Johns Hopkins University students scramble to sign up for a coveted spot in the acting and directing classes taught by John Astin. After all, who wouldn't want to study theatrical techniques with a famous actor?
Internationally known for his role as...
| May 14, 2013
EUSTIS — Joel Warren doesn't have the title "artistic director" at the Bay Street Players, although he assumed the leadership of the theater earlier this year.
Warren's comfortable enough with the title "creative consultant," which describes...
| Jun 7, 2013
EUSTIS — It's a good thing musician, actor and comedian Chase Padgett doesn't get tired of performing his one-man show, "6 Guitars."
The tour-de-force show, which features six different types of musicians, debuted at the 2010 Orlando International...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:40 PM
EUSTIS — In "Li'l Women: A Rap Musical," the familiar characters based on Louisa May Alcott's 19th-century classic novel wear costumes of the period in front of traditional scenery, speaking in the language of the day.
Then the cast breaks into...
| Jun 28, 2013
EUSTIS — When "Hairspray" ran on Broadway in 2002, the big-hearted musical won eight Tony Awards.
Based on John Waters' 1988 film comedy of the same name, the musical followed Waters' lead of casting a male in the role of Edna Turnblad, the mother...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 7:49 AM
John Tiffany is the director of "Black Watch" and an associate director of the National Theatre of Scotland. He also directed the 2012 Tony-winning musical "Once" about a young street musician and his muse. "Black Watch" is written by Gregory Burke...
| Apr 29, 2013
| 8:28 AM
"The TomKat Project," a satiric comedy by Brandon Ogborn that runs through May 29 at the Playground Theater, has been accepted to play at the New York International Fringe Festival in August.
"TomKat" is an examination of pop culture through the lens of...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:00 PM
After an 18-week sold-out run at the Playground Theater, one of the funniest shows of the year is headed to the New York International Fringe Festival next month. A biting, thought-provoking satire of Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Scientology and our...