| Oct 20, 2013
Many Americans associate witch trials with colonial Massachusetts, mass hysteria, Arthur Miller's play “The Crucible” and the 1996 film adaptation of the play starring a wild-eyed Winona Ryder. It's easy to forget (if we ever even learned)...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"Wisely and slow. They stumble that run fast." That's the good Friar Lawrence warning Romeo not to act in haste, though he might just as well have been advising against the lurching, unsteady approach that proves the undoing of this desultory new...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:20 AM
After the coffee. Before rooting for the Tigers to beat the A's.
The Skinny: How do the St. Louis Cardinals do it? Every year they are in the running. That is some smart management and the Dodgers will have their work cut out for them. Thursday's...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:23 AM
“Open Season,” a new musical based on a play by Bill Cain, will be part of Hartford Stage’s annual “Brand:NEW” play reading series that will run Oct. 23 to 27.
Cain, a Jesuit, teacher and playwright, wrote “Standup...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Hartt School at the University of Hartford presents “The Cider House Rules,” Peter Parnell’s stage adaptation of the John Irving novel on Thursday, Oct. 10 to 13 at the McCray Theater, Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Producer Michael Benaroya ("Margin Call") has come on board to finance post-apocalyptic thriller "Z for Zachariah," shooting in November and starring Chris Pine, Amanda Seyfried and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
He's at Toronto with a trio of titles screening --...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Can't make it over to London to check out notable stage shows there? Don't fret: You can probably catch them in a movie theater near you.
With the launch of a new West End Theater Series of cinemacasts, kicking off next month with "Merrily We Roll Along,...
| Sep 1, 2013
These certainly are insulting times. Oprah Winfrey felt disrespected when a Swiss store clerk allegedly refused to show her an expensive handbag. Floridians were offended when the Rev. Jesse Jackson said they were living in "a kind of apartheid state."...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 9:20 PM
Richard Griffiths, the nimble British character actor best known to American audiences as cantankerous, wizard-fearing Uncle Vernon in the blockbuster Harry Potter films, died Thursday at a hospital in Coventry, England. He was 65.
The cause was...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Even for fans for such prior endeavors as "The Bomb-itty of Errors" and "Funk it Up About Nothin'," a hip-hop version of "Othello" sounded like a stretch for the Q Brothers, that bizarre pair of theatrically inclined Caucasian rappers, born and raised...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Most directors who set themselves the task of boiling down William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" to a mere hour of theatrical traffic would find themselves writhing in agony at what to leave out. Not Sean Graney, who must always sleep well at night.