| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The new Hartford Stage show Breath & Imagination is living up to its name by breathing fresh air into the music-theater genre and adding imaginative touches to everything from the casting to the post-show discussions.
The show is a biography of...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:25 PM
If there can be a Connecticut Wine Trail and a Connecticut Impressionists Trail, then why not a Connecticut Theater Trail?
Is the state tourism office missing a market?
After all, this small-in-size state is packed with Tony Award-winning theaters,...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Peter Albrink, Ben Becher, Clark Middleton, John Procaccino, Kevin Tighe and Elvy Yost join two-time Tony Award-winner Judith Ivey in Long Wharf Theatre's production of Sam Shepard's "Curse of the Starving Class."
The show, staged by artistic...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:25 AM
Most states are lucky to have one theater that's won the Tony Award for Best Regional Theater. Connecticut has five, and two of them are in New Haven.
The Yale Repertory Theatre [1120 Chapel St., New Haven; (203) 432-1234, yalerep.org], right downtown on...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 8:40 AM
Let the casting debates begin!
Paul Giamatti will star as Hamlet next spring at the Yale Repertory Theatre, part of a lively Rep season that includes new works by Sarah Ruhl (with the Clean House playwright devising "a play in letters" from the...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 5:30 AM
The Long Wharf Theatre explores the life of jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong with the opening of Satchmo at the Waldorf, and the start of the theatre's 2012-13 season. The play, written by Terry Teachout after he completed his biography of Armstrong...
| Mar 24, 2013
A premiere of an original musical comedy, two classics performed in repertory, a reunion of the theater's five artistic directors, and a "rejuvenated" Dickens' favorite are highlights of Hartford Stage's 50th anniversary season beginning in September....
| Mar 24, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Are Connecticut theaters missing out on a new audience? New engagement? New revenue?
The thought occurred to me when a colleague asked me a simple question: How can she buy a gift certificate for someone who can then choose whatever show they want...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 2:50 PM
Christopher Arnott, the New Haven Advocate’s longtime theater critic (and the author of this self-serving article) is heading to the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theatre of Louisville, in Kentucky, this weekend. A pack of arts...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 9:15 AM
New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre is going to open for business this summer with several shows that it will present (as opposed to the ones it produces itself).
First up will be the comedy, “A Couple of Blaguards” by Frank McCourt, the...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 4:17 AM
A month or so ago, I mentioned to my 8-year-old daughter that I’d just done a phone interview with the man who trained the dogs who’ve played Sandy in every Broadway production of Annie. She responded that she’d just been reading about...