| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:45 AM
For many Connecticut theatergoers, the best show around during a presidential election is not on local stages -- which may account for some disappointing box office figures when expectations were higher for some shows.
"Whenever there's a national...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 7:05 AM
Long Wharf Theater, located just off Long Island Sound in New Haven, reports that their facility, which is undergoing interior and exterior renovations, appears to be intact.
A theater spokesman reports that after a Tuesday morning inspection there...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 9:10 AM
Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven launches "Passport," a new patron initiative.
By paying $25 per month fee, patrons see a play whenever they like, as many times as they like.
Theatergoers will have unlimited access to every production in the 2012-13...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 9:57 AM
"Góðan daginn," says Stefan Karl, returning the "good morning" greeting in his native Icelandic language.
Karl, who stars in the holiday musical "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas," was speaking from Indianapolis by phone where he is...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 11:36 AM
There was some gathering of more than 80 folks Wednesday at Hartford Stage, bringing together the leadership of six producing theaters with the governor and other state honchos.
It was the first time board members, artistic directors, managing...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Notice that the latest trend in gift-giving is the "experiential gift?"
Instead of that sweater, slippers or cheese board, I'm noticing more people giving (and asking to be given) gifts of experiences: a day at the spa, a balloon ride, a...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 6:12 AM
Need someone to play a potty-mouthed, ex-alcoholic nun? An abusive, alcoholic wife of a college professor? A washed-up, alcoholic writer?
Call Kathleen Turner, an actress who has made a career of hard-edged, in-your-face, booze-soaked roles.
| Nov 27, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Long Wharf Theatre unveiled Tuesday its renovated facility, the largest improvement project in the theater's nearly 50 year history.
The renovation maintains "the quirky charm of this industrial space but it also makes it more comfortable and accessible...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:45 PM
The National Endowment for the Artsgave out its lastest round of grants, giving 12 Connecicut arts organizations a total of $345,000 for various projects.
Outgoing Chairman Rocco Landesman announced the arts agency will award 832 grants totaling $23.3...
| Jul 8, 2012
David Hyde Pierce says there wasn't a "Eureka!" moment when it occurred to him to set Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners in manors, "The Importance of Being Earnest" with the playwright's characters as transplanted American gangsters in the 1930s....
| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:34 AM
Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to ticket demand for its current production of Molière’s “Tartuffe,” an extra performance has been added on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 3 p.m.
The Playhouse production, now playing through Aug. 4,...