| Nov 25, 2011
| 4:55 AM
Brian Dennehy told me a neat story that didn't make it into my feature story in this Sunday's Arts Section of The Hartford Courant about Samuel Beckett and the publishing of the scriopt to "Krapp's Last Tape."
Dennehy, who stars in the show that...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 2:25 PM
The Leonard Bernstein musical "On the Town," a stage adaptation of "The Chosen" and "Much Ado About Nothing" will be the three shows on the main theater at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Mass. this summer in the Berkshires
"On the Town," directed by...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Ashlie Atkinson (Neil La Bute's "Fat Pig") is featured in the world premiere of the Laura Jacqmin's play "January Joiner: A Weight Loss Horror Comedy" (Well, that title's a mouthfill.)
The play, staged by associate artistic director Eric Ting, will...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:01 AM
Roxanna Hope, who played Caroline Cushing in Frost/Nixon on Broadway will play the title role in Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler"," the season opener at Hartford Stage.
The show, directed by Jennifer Tarver (the Canadian director who staged "Krapp's Last...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Tony Award-nominee Bobby Steggert (Broadway’s “Ragtime”), Emmy Award-nominee Paul Anthony Stewart (“Guiding Light”), Kate Nowlin and Alexis Molnar are featured in the cast of the world premiere of "Harbor" at Westport Country...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 7:09 AM
There's something about Hedda.
"Hedda Gabler," that is, the titular character in Henrik Ibsen's classic "new woman" tale, the original housewife of Oslo County, the gal who has attitude, aptitude and is one mean shot. The inscrutable character has...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 11:20 AM
Westport Country Playhouse and New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, which will produce two works this season on similar themes and stories, are uniting to create an $80 ticket package for their respective productions: the 1959 classic “A Raisin...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:34 AM
With the closing of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" last week, the most politically direct show on Broadway has left the stage. It has also got me to thinking about theater and politics during these last few weeks of a major presidential campaign.
| 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,...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 2:04 PM
It’s no secret how more I greatly admire Gabriel Kahane’s terrific score to his new musical “February House” when its had its world premiere earlier this year at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre. It subsequently had a run at...
| May 16, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Those 6,000 theater-goers at Hartford Stage who saw Quiara Alegria Hudes' "Water by The Spoonful" at Hartford Stage last fall -- and who are the only folks who so far have seen this year'sPulitzer Prize-winning pl;ay -- is going to get some company.