| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Suddenly, the competition to get a Tony Award for outstanding regional theater just got more crowded.
The administration committee for the Tony Awards announced last week that New York-based theater companies will now be eligible to receive the regional...
| 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....
| Jun 9, 2013
What do you do after you create an international mega-hit starring a horse?
Go for some Shakespearean magic.
That's what the director and puppet masters of the 2011 Tony Award-winning "War Horse" did for a follow-up project to their London-Broadway-...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:09 AM
The news of the death of actress Jean Stapleton at the age of 90 was sad but not surprising this weekend. The actress was in failing health for years. Indeed she withdrew from the lead in the Hartford Stage production of Horton Foote's "The Trip to...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Through June 16, Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford, (860) 527-5151, hartfordstage.org
Eye candy alert! Hartford Stage's production of one of Shakespeare's most accessible comedies, Twelfth Night, is saturated with color and...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:47 AM
After 36 Broadway productions over 27 years, John Gromada, who has created soundscapes for dozens of productions at Hartford Stage, Westport Country Playhouse and Long Wharf Theatre, is nominated for his first Tony Award for his work in the play “...
| 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...
| May 25, 2013
The show: "Twelfth Night" at Hartford Stage
First impressions: You can get lost in love and in the garden maze in Hartford Stage's stylish production of this Shakespearean perennial. There are so many couplings, re-couplings, un-couplings and double...
| May 26, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Whew! There's a slew of nominations for The Connectocut Critics Circle Awards honoring the best of the state's 2012-13 theater season.
Winners will be named next week and will be honored at a ceremony June 10 at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. The...