| Dec 10, 2012
| 5:35 AM
To raise funds for their worthy off-Broadway endeavors, members of the edgy Amoralists theater company (pictured) head to Collinsville's Bridge Street Live on Friday for a night of nervous laughter. Performers come at you from a number of angles; Jim...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Abundance, the current production at Hartford Stage, was penned by playwright and Mississippi native Beth Henley (pictured), who previously won a Pulitzer for her 1981 drama Crimes of the Heart. (Henley went on to adapt that work for the 1987 film,...
| Apr 12, 2013
The show: "Abundance" by Beth Henley at Hartford Stage
First impressions: This sweeping frontier saga centers on two special-delivery brides in the American West in the 1860s, and follows their tumultuous lives over 25 years as they face near-...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Goodspeed Musicals is bursting with good news. It's the theater's 50th anniversary. It was just featured on Michael Feinstein's PBS series "American Songbook." The 2013 Goodspeed season starts April 12. There'll be a Golden Anniversary Gala on June 17....
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:36 AM
"Disgraced," by Ayad Akhtar, won the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for his work in his off-Broadway play depicting "a successful corporate lawyer painfully forced to consider why he has for so long camouflaged his Pakistani Muslim heritage."
| Apr 16, 2013
| 11:45 AM
By Beth Henley, through April 28
Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford, (860) 527-5151, hartfordstage.org
Abundance opens in the 1860s with a meeting at a forlorn station stop somewhere in Wyoming territory between two mail-order...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley and senior dramaturg Elizabeth Williamson will discuss Henley's play, "Abundance" immediately following the 8 p.m. performance on Friday, April 5.
Henley ("Crimes of the Heart," "Miss Firecracker Contest,"...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:32 PM
"Water by the Spoonful," a recent play by Quiara Alegría Hudes about a war veteran and four disparate lives that come together in an online chatroom, won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for drama, it was announced on Monday. The play was performed at Hartford...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 9:18 AM
Six Connecticut students were selected from among 85 applicant for the 11th annual "Write On," Hartford Stage's annual young playwrights competition.
Over the following months, students will work with a professional playwright through a series of writing...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 4:49 PM
Hartford Stage’s upcoming 49th season — and its first chosen by its new artistic director Darko Tresnjak — will begin a new Shakespearean tradition, present an Ibsen classic, feature an overlooked Beth Henley play and premiere two...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 11:43 AM
With the news Long Wharf Theatre is foregoing a new facility for at least another 10 years or so in favor of making its present building -- albeit a leased one-- more appealing for audiences goes along with what I'm hearing at other theaters -- that...