| Nov 18, 2011
| 11:15 AM
The National Edowment for the Arts announced 863 grant recipients comprised of organizations and individual writers across the country. The awards total $22.543 million, encompass 15 artistic disciplines and fields, and support projects in 47 states,...
| 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...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 12:10 PM
Joshua Borenstein, interim managing director of New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre, can keep his desk just where it is.
After a national search, Borenstein, 36, was named the theater's latest managing director by the board on Tuesday. The national search...
| 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 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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:41 PM
There’s even more theater activity in the Berkshires this summer with various shows at the three theaters belonging to the Berkshire Theatre Group.
Treat Williams (TV’s “Everwood,” films “Prince of the City,” “...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Over at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. the main stage shows presented in repertory are: Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Richard II” and Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 10:00 AM
John Cunningham is Joe, Douglas Sills is John and Jordan Lage is Sam in William Mastrosimone's new play, "Ride the Tiger" slated for New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre.
And if you want to assume they're Joe Kennedy, JFK and mobster Sam Giancano, well, there...