| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:52 AM
A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
| Jan 24, 2014
An agent once asked actress Didi Conn, "Do you really talk that way?"
It was a voice that sounded like a Brooklyn pixie and the young woman fresh from American Musical Dramatic Academy landed a root beer commercial, one of scores she made over the...
| Dec 1, 2013
What ever happen to Tiny Tim after Scrooge became benefactor to the Cratchett family that famous Christmas morning? Did he survive that operation? Did he go to Oxford? Or did he end up a busker outside a seedy music hall in East London?
| Nov 14, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Darko Tresnjak and Joey Parnes — the Broadway newbie and the veteran producer — sit in the orchestra section of the Walter Kerr Theatre looking remarkably serene. After all, it was the last day to put in any finishing touches before critics...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Malcolm Morrison, who expanded the Hartt School at the University of Hartford in size and scope, died Friday at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford after a long battle wirh cancer. He was 73 and lived in West Hartford with his wife of 42 years, actress and...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Most New York critics gave killer reviews to the musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which premiered last year at Hartford Stage and which opened on Broadway Sunday night at the Walter Kerr Theatre.
Leading the cheers was...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:52 PM
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," the period musical comedy starring Jefferson Mays in multiple roles, opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York on Sunday, following engagements at the Old Globe in San Diego and the Hartford Stage Co. in...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Ken Tigar plays famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and Jonathan Crombie is writer C.S. Lewis is “Freud’s Last Session” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks. The Mark St. Germain play, directed by Maxwell Williams, associate artistic...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 9:22 AM
Did you see the two-page spread in Sunday’s New York Times filled with glowing quotes from critics of the new musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder?” The show, which premiered at Hartford Stage and directed by its...
| Dec 3, 2013
The new musical "Love and Other Fables," Hartford Stage's 50th anniversary season-ender slated for a world premiere in May, is off the schedule for now.
John Rando, the director of the musical romantic comedy centering on the ancient Greek story-...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Douglas Lyons, a BFA musical theater grad of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford who went on to be in the cast of Broadway's "The Book of Mormon" and now "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," has a new CD out.
The New Haven native is...