| Feb 12, 2014
The kid spirit in putting together "Peter and the Starcatcher" was not unlike the gang of Lost Boys that are featured in this playful prequel to "Peter Pan."
The process, which started seven years ago with casual discussions, eventually turned into a...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there wasn't a bigger star on the stage than William Gillette.
Today the Hartford native is primarily known for writing one of the many stage adaptations of "Sherlock Holmes" and for his great 1919 stone castle...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 9:00 PM
The Bushnell, long isolated from any real neighborhood, is now planning one of its own.
Think apartments and condominiums, retail shops and restaurants, all lining Hartford's Capitol Avenue in the shadow of the state's gold-domed seat of government....
| Dec 17, 2013
It was during a weekend hike in November with my grown son Max along a well-worn trail at an elevation of 1600 feet in the Santa Ynez Mountains when we both smelled the unmistakable odor of something that had died. We both dismissed the smell as likely...
| May 22, 2011
On a crisp, sunny March afternoon, Arthur Laurents welcomed me into his handsome townhouse in Greenwich Village, his home for 51 years, which he had filled with tasteful furnishings, antiques and fine artwork.
He agreed to the in-person interview to talk...
| May 29, 2011
Insightful. Witty. Energetic. A good listener.
However you might describe him, Hartford Symphony Orchestra conductor Edward Cumming has become iconic in Hartford. After nine seasons, he is leaving his post as HSO music director, conducting his farewell...
| Jun 5, 2011
Edward Cumming, outgoing music director of the Hartford Symphony Orchestra, is sticking around town.
Cumming is the new associate professor of conducting and director of orchestral activities at The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. During...
| 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 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...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Is there room on stage for a comic book experience? (Besides "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark," that is.)
"The Intergalactic Nemesis: Live-Action graphic Novel," a theatrical mash-up of graphic novels, theater and a radio drama, will play the Belding...
| Jan 7, 2012
This is the sixth and final in a series of editorials on what the state should do in 2012.
Since taking office in mid-2010, Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra has taken action to remove the city's two leading eyesores — the former H.B. Davis building,...