| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Long Wharf Theatre has a new setting to develop new works: Nantucket.
The New Haven theater will partner with Nantucket’s non-profit White Heron Theatre Company, to establish a new play collaborative,” allowing the theater to have a summer...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
Local politicians said Long Wharf Theatre placement in the city's meat packing district was like adding "cabbages to Tiffany's."
Jon Jory was 24 when he left Yale School of Drama after his second year to start Long Wharf Theater.
"We would go around...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:56 AM
The National Endowment for the Arts bestowed $360,000 to 15 Connecticut cultural organizations in the latest round of grant-giving.
Those receiving a happy holiday are: Waterford’s Eugene O’Neill Theater Center for development of new plays...
| May 8, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Darko Tresnjak, a theater director known for his work with Shakespeare, world classics and the rediscovery of neglected plays, is expected to be named the new artistic director of Hartford Stage when the board votes Monday morning. He will succeed Michael...
| May 15, 2011
Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember.
When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 1:25 PM
You would think an old reel-to-reel recorder could be a problem to operate on stage.
But it worked just fine at Thursday night's opening of Samuel Beckett's "Krapp's Last Tape" at
| Dec 9, 2011
| 3:55 AM
McKinley Belcher III is Macbeth and Shirine Babb is Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth 1969," Eric Ting's adaptation of William Shaklespearer's "Macbeth."
Ting, associate director at Long Wharf Theatre, will stage the world premiere adaptation with six actors...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Earlier this week, I named the Ten Best Shows in Connecticut in 2011.
But once you start looking back on a year, there’s just no stopping.
So here’s a playful retro glance at some of the highlights, performances, newsworthy events and people...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Sara Topham, who recently Gwendlyn in Broadway’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” with Brian Bedford, plays Miranda in the upcoming Hartford Stage production of “The Tempest.”
She acted for 12 seasons at Stratford (Canada)...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Want to put your two cents in about the Connecticut Office of the Arts, formerly the state’s Commission on Culture and Tourism — but down-classified when it became part of the Department of Economic and Community Development?
The COA will...