| Jan 3, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Jubilant Sykes has sung classical and spiritual music at the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, London's Barbican Centre and the Hollywood Bowl.
But Hartford Stage is a decidedly different venue for a veteran of...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Breath & Imagination dramatizes the life of pioneering African-American classical singer Roland Hayes (1887-1977), who went from singing on a Georgia plantation to wowing European monarchs. Hayes is played by baritone Jubliant Sykes (pictured), who can...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 1:49 PM
"Moonlight and Magnolias," Ron Hutchinson's comedy about the making of the script to "Gone With the Wind" begins performances this week at West Hartford's Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road.
Previews begin Wednesday, Jan,. 23, opens Friday, Jan. 25 and...
| Jan 13, 2013
Is it possible to fall in love with all the characters in a play, even those who see themselves as less-than-worthy members of the human race? And then, after more than a year, fall in love with them all over again?
That's what happened to me with...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The new Hartford Stage show Breath & Imagination is living up to its name by breathing fresh air into the music-theater genre and adding imaginative touches to everything from the casting to the post-show discussions.
The show is a biography of...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards bring out the critic in everyone. It starts when the nominations are announced — "Whaddya mean, Ben Affleck wasn't nominated?" — and lasts long after Oscar night. That annual ritual takes place Sunday night and will be...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 12:38 PM
Monique Vukovic (Buddy Cop 2, Atlantic Theater Company and Housebreaking, Cherry Lane Theatre), Brenda Withers (Cyrano, Folger Theatre and The Tempest, The Pearl Theatre Company), Kevin Kelly (Henry V, Two River Theater Company and Richard III, The...
| Apr 21, 2013
Last June, Hartford's HartBeat Ensemble faced a devastating loss. Gregory R. Tate, one of the three founding artistic directors, died at the age of 60 from lung cancer.
But the small, community-centric company is resilient and after grieving it...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Over at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. the main stage shows presented in repertory are: Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Richard II” and Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:52 PM
Earlier this month the Mabou Mines company descended upon Wesleyan University with its brash rearrangement of Tennessee Williams texts, tempered with Grand Guignol horror-theater posturings.
On March 1 at 8 p.m., another vaunted New York-based...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Man in a Case
Adapted from Chekhov by Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar of Big Dance Theater
Through March 24, Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford, (860) 527-5151, hartfordstage.org
Some of New York's best experimental theater has fetched up at...