| Oct 12, 2011
| 11:16 AM
“You know it don’t take much intelligence to get yourself into a nailed-up coffin, Laura. But who in hell ever got himself out of one without removing one nail?” asks sozzled Tom Wingfield of his pathologically shy sister. But the answer...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 11:00 AM
Playwright-poet Marcus Gardley will be the Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage during the 2011-2012 season.
Gardley was awarded the 2011 PEN Laura Pels award for Mid-Career Playwright. He was recently chosen as one of “50 writers to watch&...
| Nov 2, 2011
Interior design firm's creative force
Harry Lawenda, 87, an interior designer who was the creative force behind the influential Kneedler Fauchere design firm founded by his late wife, Dorothy Kneedler Lawenda, died at his Los Angeles...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Most arts organizations have carefully worded mission statements, filled with arty buzzwords and forged by groups. Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater's mission statement was written by one woman and just gets right down to it: "to eradicate racism."
| Nov 16, 2011
| 2:30 PM
In the pantheon of great American playwrights, three names stand out: Eugene O'Neill, Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. And few would dispute the notion that, when assessing Williams' work, his masterpiece was "A Streetcar Named Desire," which won the...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 7:44 AM
The show: “The Tempest” at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires, starring Olympia Dukakis.
Didn’t we just see “The Tempest?”: Several times, if you count Hartford Stage’s stylish production and...
| May 18, 2012
| 11:25 AM
Earlier this year, when Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a 100-book required reading list for his compatriots, it provoked anxiety, rekindling memories of Soviet-era censorship. The furor underscored an important point: that literature plays a...
| Jun 1, 2012
Stay tuned in a few weeks for my full Q&A from today's interview with Chris Pine (and director/co-writer Alex Kurtzman) about the family drama "People Like Us," which opens June 29. For now, enjoy the full story behind an audition Pine previously...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Christopher Baker, senior dramaturg, and Hana S. Sharif, associate artistic director, will leave Hartford Stage this month to pursue other facets of their careers, according to an announcement artistic director Darko Tresnjak made to the staff.
| Jun 24, 2012
Blythe Danner feels right at home on stage in the Berkshire hills.
After a 12-year absence, the actress is returning to the Williamstown Theatre Festival that shaped her early career nearly 40 years ago and where she continued to return over the decades....
| Jun 24, 2012
| 6:17 PM
Victor Spinetti, a comic actor and raconteur who won a Tony on Broadway and the adoration of Beatles fans when he appeared in three of the Fab Four's movies, died Tuesday in Monmouth, England. He was 82.
The cause was cancer, said Barry Burnett, the...