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'Murder On The Orient Express' A Funny, Fast-Paced Thrill Ride At Hartford Stage

'Murder On The Orient Express' A Funny, Fast-Paced Thrill Ride At Hartford Stage

The fast-moving, powerful theatrical locomotive “Murder on the Orient Express” at Hartford Stage through March 25, makes stops in Syria, Paris and a snowbound, tree-lined landscape in between.

But where it really wants to be is Broadway. Though the characters speak in a host of over-the-top European accents, the patter is New York snappy. The show’s designers are Broadway regulars — costume designer extraordinaire William Ivey Long (a natural for the gig, having done the recent Broadway revival of “On the Twentieth...

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