| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 11:35 AM
In Sunday's Arts Section of The Hartford Courant, I write about Jerry Adler, who is featured as an actor in the premiere of the Mike Reiss comedy "I'm Connecticut" at the Harriet Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus, a production of Connecticut Repertory...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Four-time Daytime Emmy Award winner Kim Zimmer, best known to soap opera viewers as fan favorite Reva on "Guiding Light" and as Echo DiSavoy on the ABC soap "One Life To Live," will star as Mrs. Hayes in the Connecticut Repertory Theatre regional premiere...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 8:50 AM
There must be something in the air with “The Tempest.”
Julie Taymor made a film version of it not to long ago. Yale Summer Cabaret produced it last year. Darko Tresnjak will direct his version of it in May at Hartford Stage, where he is the...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:05 PM
John Bixler (CRT's "Guys and Dolls") and Jan Radcliff (numerous roles at Michigan's Purple Ropse Theatre) are the Equity actors joining "Guiding Light" star Kim Zimmer in the regional premiere of "Odysses D.O.A.," written and directed by Stephen...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival, the largest comedy film festival in the USA, will head East to Hartfiord's Mark Twain House & Museum this month.
The "Festival Encore" will run Friday, Feb. 24; Saturday, Feb. 25; and Sunday, Feb. 26 and will be...