| Sep 14, 2014
Events featuring authors of books about witches and vampires, suspense and mystery and politics, religion and history, as well as books for young readers, are among those coming our way this fall. Here are highlights of literary events scheduled from...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:52 AM
A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
| Jan 26, 2014
What's it like to play the title character in one of London and Broadway's biggest hits — and be anonymous at the same time?
For the puppeteers who master the steeds in the five-time Tony Award winning play "War Horse," it's emotionally rich,...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:35 PM
The Hartford Stage is giving its hometown a wonderful reputation as an innovation incubator for the arts — and giving other cities arts envy. It's not the only cultural institution here doing so.
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has, in its first...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The Bushnell Park Carousel celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, and Hartford officials have planned the perfect celebration. They will spend $1 million on improvements such as heat, restrooms and a multi-function room that will allow the popular...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:03 PM
HARTFORD — In a move designed to shore up one of the city's oldest arts organizations, the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts and The Hartford Symphony Orchestra announced a two-year "strategic collaboration" Wednesday, shifting management of...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 3:42 PM
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra is a 70-year-old treasure, a point of civic pride and the showpiece of the magnificent Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts (which is 84). Fortunately, the HSO will remain a treasure at the Bushnell for years to come...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 8:34 AM
Here’s the pickle: The biggest Broadway hit of the new century celebrates (yay!) and mocks (uh-oh) your religion.
What’s a latter-day church to do?
If the show was “The Book of Mormon” and you were The Church of Jesus Christ of...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:04 AM
They jump, they tumble, they climb on poles like monkeys on crack. They're the young, athletic and sexy performers in "Traces," from the hip Canadian cirque group Les 7 Doigts de la Main (Seven Fingers). The show was an off-Broadway hit in 2011 in a run...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 9:07 AM
It was an evening of surprises at the symphony. Strange sounds filled the corridors surrounding the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts. Three different stations were set up in the hallway, each having large, resonating...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:55 AM
It took a little ice cream, some beer, a lot of visiting authors and a staff eager to try new things in a city that clings to old ways.
And it worked. Over the past five years, the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford has built on its foundation as a...