| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 1:31 PM
Three-time Obie Award-winning actor Rocco Sisto plays Cardinal Richelieu in Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s production of “The Three Musketeers” which runs Nov. 21 to Dec. 8 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus in...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:47 AM
The Freedom Theatre, a community-based theater and cultural center in Jenin Refugee Camp, in occupied Palestine on the West Bank, will present Athol Fugard’s “The Island” at the Nafe Katter Theatre, 820 Bolton Road on the UConn campus in...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Equity actors Libby George (national tour of “August: Osage County”) and Mark Elliot Wilson (film “We Need to Talk About Kevin”) head the cast of the Connecticut Repertory Theatre production of Charles Mee’s “Big Love&...
| Jul 7, 2013
When the time comes to make a movie about Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor who disclosed the agency's vast global and domestic surveillance (and you know that will happen some day soon), think of Barrett Foa.
| Jul 8, 2013
| 10:20 AM
In Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of the classic musical The Music Man, Harold Hill (Barrett Foa, a star of the TV series NCIS: Los Angeles, pictured right) courts sexy librarian Marian (Courtney Balan, left) while conning the town into...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Bristol native Mike Reiss, who wrote “I’m Connecticut” which has hit runs at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre and the Ivoryton Playhouse, has a new play.
“Rubble” will bow at the New York International Fringe Festival with...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Works by Noël Coward, Ingmar Bergman, Alan Ayckbourn and Lynn Nottage will be featured in the five-play 2014 season at Westport Country Playhouse.
The theme of the 84th season of the theater will be love — which is also the season theme of...
| Jun 8, 2013
The show: "I'm Connecticut" at the Ivoryton Playhouse in Essex
First impressions: Would the romantic comedy by the Emmy Award-winning writer-producer of "The Simpsons" — and Connecticut native — Mike Reiss, be as hysterically funny as when I...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Pat Sajak (left) returns to the Storrs campus after Felix Unger in CRT's recent production of The Odd Couple to partake of The Drowsy Chaperone, another odd coupling that finds Sajak playing a rabid musical theatre fan, one who makes the mistake of...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:23 AM
A Broadway-bound musical about a charming serial killer and a play about a misunderstood French icon received top honors from the Connecticut Critics Association, honoring the best of the 2012-13 theater season in the state
Hartford Stage's production...