| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Suddenly, the competition to get a Tony Award for outstanding regional theater just got more crowded.
The administration committee for the Tony Awards announced last week that New York-based theater companies will now be eligible to receive the regional...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 5:46 AM
The show: "The Show-Off" at Westport Country Playhouse
What makes it special?: Actress Jayne Houdyshell. Nicholas Martin directing comedy. A rare revival of George Kelly's sly and subversive 1924 play.
First impressions: The American Craftsman-style...
| Jun 25, 2013
The show: "Stuck Elevator" at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre, part of the International Festival for Arts & Ideas.
What makes it special?: It's a new hybrid musical-hip-hop-opera, with libretto from a local artist in a work that was first developed in...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 7:24 AM
The new comedy "January Joiner" takes its title from those people who make New Year's resolutions to join a gym, eat healthier, and lose those holiday pounds. But the name has a disparaging subtext, implying these folks are destined to become "February...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:20 PM
"A Weight Loss Horror Comedy." By Laura Jacqmin. Directed by Eric Ting. Through February 10 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven. (203) 787-4282. longwharf.org
Far be it from me to pre-judge, but the marketing...
| 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 11, 2012
| 12:50 PM
The Killing of Sister George
Directed by and starring Kathleen Turner. Through Dec. 23 at the Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Dr., New Haven. (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org
By Sarah Ruhl. Directed by Les Waters. Through Dec. 22 at...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:05 PM
The SantaLand Diaries
By David Sedaris. Directed by Rob Ruggiero. Through Dec. 23 at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org
"My costume is green. I wear green velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock,...