| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:31 AM
Nafe Katter, longtime Connecticut actor, retired director of the University of Connecticut's acting program died Wednesday at a hospice facility in Summerfield, Fla., following a stroke Aug. 7. He was 87.
Katter was professor emeritus of theater at...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:48 AM
The Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced its 2014-15 season, filled with classic comedies and challenging, engaging new work.
"There is a point in life when each of us must give up the luxury of being 'nobody,' if only for a moment, to...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Some Shakespeare, a touch of Stoppard and then things get really Wilder (Thornton, that is). That's just some of the major writers whose works will highlight a busy stage season on Connecticut. Throw in a new musical at Goodspeed, a new comedy by a...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 11:31 AM
The show: "Gypsy" at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus in Storrs.
What makes it special?: Leslie Uggams stars in the show, making her the first African American actress to take on the iconic role in an Equity production.
| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Leslie Uggams, the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of "Gypsy" July 10 to 20.
It is the third and final show in the 2014 Summer Nutmeg Series, which includes the musical "A...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Life backstage and behind the curtain will make up three shows in this season’s Nutmeg Summer Series presented at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus in Storrs.
“A Chorus Line” opens the three-show series June 5 to 14....
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:58 AM
The world premiere of Mike Reiss’ play “Comedy Is Hard” will play the Ivoryton Playhouse Sept. 24 to Oct. 12.
Reiss, a producer and writer for TV’s “The Simpsons” as well as a host of other TV shows and films,...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Combining live actors and puppets, the University of Connecticut’s puppet arts program and Connecticut Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere adaptation of Christina Rossetti’s atmospheric narrative poem “Goblin Market.”...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Five years ago Greg Webster had a dream in which a man in a business suit stood atop a copier machine as he was being attacked by paper. Not long after, while he was late-night channel surfing, Webster came across a documentary on British explorer Sir...
| May 27, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Actor, writer and our favorite Monkee Micky Dolenz will star in Mike Reiss’ new play, “Comedy Is Hard,” premiering Sept. 24 to Oct. 12 at the Ivoryton Playhouse.
Dolenz, who just began a tour with pop group The Monkees last week,...