| Sep 3, 2014
| 7:28 AM
The patient has been under for a while, quietly resting and gathering strength, and is ready to wake up.
"Ether Dome," a new grand-scale drama about Horace Wells, the Hartford-based dentist who pioneered the use of anesthesia in the mid-19th century, is...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 2:46 PM
WEST HARTFORD — The annual West Hartford Hauntings cemetery tour is calling all would-be spooks and specters to casting tryouts for the event's 10th anniversary.
"It's just so much fun," said Sarah St. Germain, coordinator of public programs for...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:56 PM
Tana Hicken, a Baltimore actress and teacher who deftly portrayed a wide variety of characters on stage during a professional career that spanned more than four decades, died Aug. 17 at her home in Sparks of myositis, an autoimmune disorder. She was 70....
| Aug 26, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Yale School of Drama grad Zach Appelman (Broadway's "War Horse," Julie Taymor's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the title role in "Henry V" at Washington, D.C.'s Folger Theatre) will star in the title role in Hartford Stage's "Hamlet."...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:23 AM
When I was a kid growing up outside Boston, I would make it a point to see "preview" performances of Broadway-bound shows, in part because the tickets were cheaper.
And it made sense, too, for both me and the show's producers. After all, these...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 4:14 PM
There must have been something in the water in the early 1960s, something that made people want to have a show right here. Suddenly, there were regional theaters everywhere — Hartford, New Haven, East Haddam, Providence and of course Waterford....
| Jul 29, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Tony Award-winning actor Betty Buckley is presenting two shows on Friday, Aug. 1, as part of the Cabaret & Performance Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford. The 7 p.m. is sold out but tickets remain for the 9:30 p.m. show. (She...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Like it or not, it is the last weekend of summer but if all goes as predicted, it will be a nice one weather-wise with choices that make 'getting out' just plain mandatory.
Of course the weekend begins on Thursday with Billings Forge hosting its 6th...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven is opening its 50th anniversary season next month with the classic community-conscious melodrama Our Town. Hartford Stage, it seems, has beaten them to the punch by producing "Ether Dome''. The new play, receiving its...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:58 PM
This season an array of dance offerings will entertain, amaze with athleticism, and even reflect on social issues — such as the slippery slope of social media — are we more connected, or less? And, what is up with the obsession over "selfies?"...