| Jun 5, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I remember this time last year when it came time to review the theater season in Connecticut. I felt pretty discouraged. Sure there was plenty of fine work but few shows really knocked my critical socks off with the kind of productions that you...
| Jun 10, 2012
Connecticut theater fans will have a few folks with local connections to root for when they tune in to Tony Award telecast on CBS 8 p.m. Sunday night, June 10.
What could be a dramatic and emotional moment would be a win for Da'Vine Joy Randolph,...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 8:00 AM
William Laramie Memorial Benefit Concert
June 17, 12-4 p.m., $15 suggested donation, East Hartford Cultural Center, 50 Chapman Place, East Hartford, williamlaramiememorialconcert.org.
When musicians are in mourning, they gather to chase away the...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:24 AM
Maxwell Williams, resident director at Hartford Stage, is now the new associate artstic director at the theater.
He succeeds Hana Sharif.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Max over the past year," says artistic director Darko Tresnjak,...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Jamal Shuriah, a Hartt School grad, will be in the ensemble of the international tour of Green Day's "American Idiot" when it comes to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Feb. 26 to March 3.
Alex Nee will star as Johnny, along with...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Women Composers Festival of Hartford
March 2-9, various locations around the Hartford area, womencomposersfestival.com
Over the last 12 years, the week-long Women Composers Festival of Hartford has grown into one of the Northeast's top...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Ben the Sax Guy
Creative Cocktail Hour After-Party, Feb. 21, Sully's Pub, 2071 Park St., Hartford, (860) 231-8881, sullyspub.com
Hartford musician Ben Golder-Novick, also known as Ben the Sax Guy (or Benito the Troubadour, if you aren't into the...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Gun-control advocates, including parents of victims of mass shootings, delivered nearly 300,000 signatures to a Wal-Mart store a short drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School Tuesday morning, calling on the nation's largest firearms seller to pull...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Greg Kotis, book writer and lyricist and composer Mark Hollmann who both won Tonys for the Broadway music “Urinetown” will be among the artists working on new material during the first first year of Goodspeed Musicals' new four-week residency...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 6:20 AM
James Snyder (Broadway's "Crybaby," Goodspeed's "Carousel") will be among the singers featured in a concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Goodspeed Opera House. The concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:30 AM
What did the best in Connecticut theater add up to in 2012?
My four favorite shows were all world premieres, two of them musicals and two of them plays. Beyond that fresh quartet, I was smitten by two additional musical revivals from our local producing...