| Sep 3, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Like many mid-sized cities, Hartford often seems to have an inferiority complex. But one thing the city does not need to feel inferior about is its collection of late 20th- and early 21st-century buildings designed by some of the nation's leading Modern...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| Jul 13, 2014
Tevye may not be the only person talking to God in East Haddam.
This summer I suspect there will be many prayers to heaven asking divine questions as the search for the successor to Goodspeed Musicals' longtime executive director Michael Price enters...
| 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 17, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Editor's note: Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, 89, died on Thursday, July 17, at her home in Birmingham, Mich. (Story and photos here.) Following is an interview by Hartford Courant theater critic Frank Rizzo from 2008.
Elaine Stritch is...
| 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...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:15 PM
The show: "June Moon" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Mass.
What makes it special?: It's the first main stage show of the 60th season of the famed summer theater in the Berkshires — and a production of a rarely-produced...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:14 AM
There’s a lot of fix-ups, re-freshening and upgrades going on at Connecticut theaters in the last few years and this summer but is it simply putting the best face forward on a more serious infrastructure issue?
And even if it is, in a still-...