| 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)...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 4:55 AM
The cast of Long Wharf Theatre’s “My Name Is Asher Lev” is doing its rabbinical research.
Director Gordon Edelstein and the cast of the play met with Rabbi Herbert Brockman of Congregation Mishkan Israel to talk about the Aaron Posner...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 6:40 AM
New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre will receive a grant of $224,5000 over four years by The Werth Family Foundation for its in-school residency program. The grant will add three teaching artists to the theater’s education department in the New...
| Apr 18, 2012
"Tonight brings back a lot of memories," said Michael Douglas as his wife, Oscar and Tony Award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, handed him the Monte Cristo Award for his contributions to the theater Monday night in New York. The duo was the center...
| Jan 22, 2012
Eric Ting respects superstitions, especially the one that says you can't say "Macbeth" aloud in a theater without dire consequences. ("The Scottish Play" is used instead.)
"I think superstition is a powerful force," says the fate-conscious Ting,...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Casting is complete for the world premiere of the Gabriel Kahane musical, "February House" which begins performances Feb. 15 at Stage II New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. The show will run through March 18.
The show will also platy off-Broadway's Public...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 8:50 AM
There must be something in the air with “The Tempest.”
Julie Taymor made a film version of it not to long ago. Yale Summer Cabaret produced it last year. Darko Tresnjak will direct his version of it in May at Hartford Stage, where he is the...