| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:12 PM
This is big, folks. A show that started at Hartford Stage has won the top Tony Award for best musical. That's the theatrical equivalent of UConn sweeping the college basketball championships.
That this sweet, funny period musical from the provinces...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 8:10 PM
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," a macabre musical about a social climber who comically bumps off the members of an aristocratic family, took home the Tony for new musical on Sunday.
The new-musical category was regarded as one of the tightest of...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Think about it — a beautiful night in June, sitting in the stands behind home plate, looking out at the downtown Hartford skyline. How better to put an exclamation point on the Hartford renaissance!
I love this dream. I travel frequently to...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong, South African playwright Athol Fugard and New Haven’s Broken Umbrella Theatre will be recognized for their special contributions to theater in the state at the Connecticut Critics Circle Awards ceremony this month. ...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:48 AM
Long Wharf Theatre’s 50th anniversary season will open with an American classic written by a familiar New Haven-area figure.
Artistic director Gordon Edelstein will stage Thornton Wilder’s “Our Town” on the main stage. The...
| 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-...
| May 29, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Tally up the packleading 10 Tony nominations for "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," and the Broadway musical looks like the clear favorite of the season. But add up some of the other numbers the tuner has racked up -- 10 years of struggling to...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The show: "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" at Hartford Stage
First impressions: Throw a dart at a map and you're likely to find one theater or another in the provinces doing Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy. There's good reason for...
| May 2, 2014
| 4:35 PM
The Hartford Stage is giving its hometown a wonderful reputation as an innovation incubator for the arts — and giving other cities arts envy. It's not the only cultural institution here doing so.
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has, in its first...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:16 PM
Loved ‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ when it premiered at Hartford Stage in 2012?
The recording of the now-Broadway musical will be available digitally Feb. 25 and as a CD on April 1.
Meanwhile the show has somewhat bounced...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — With Broadway increasingly relying on stars, glitz and noise — often timed to hit just weeks before the Tony Awards deadline — the nominations for this year's prizes took a different path.
The most-nominated show when the...