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  • Connecticut Theater Needs? It's All A Facade

    Connecticut Theater Needs? It's All A Facade
    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-...
  • Road to the Tonys: A Decade of Turning Skeptics into Believers in 'Gentleman's Guide'

    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...
  • 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' A Great Comic Party

    'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' A Great Comic Party
    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...
  • Connecticut Critics Offer Nominations, Special Awards For Season's Best

    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. ...
  • Hartford Stage's 'Somewhere' Is Charming But Underdeveloped

    Hartford Stage's 'Somewhere' Is Charming But Underdeveloped
    The show: "Somewhere" at Hartford Stage. What makes it special?: A play by Matthew Lopez, featuring his aunt, Tony Award-winning actress Priscilla Lopez. First impressions: The battle between dreams and reality is rich fodder for drama, made more...
  • Hartford Symphony An Arts Innovator

    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...
  • Hartford Stage's Aetna Voices Fellow Janine Nabers Wins Honor

    Hartford Stage's Aetna Voices Fellow Janine Nabers Wins Honor
    Janine Nabers, an Aetna New Voices fellow at Hartford Stage,  has won this year's Yale Drama Series competition  for her play about a series of child killings in Atlanta in the late '70s, “Serial Black Face.” The prize, now in its eighth...
  • The Family Drama Behind 'West Side Story'-Inspired 'Somewhere' At Hartford Stage

    The Family Drama Behind 'West Side Story'-Inspired 'Somewhere' At Hartford Stage
    Playwright Matthew Lopez knows the exact moment he got the theater bug — and he's got the picture to prove it. A faded snapshot from 1980 shows a nearly 4-year-old boy in the Broadway dressing room of his aunt, actress Priscilla Lopez who was...
  • Shubert, Hartford Stage Getting Makeovers This Summer

    Shubert, Hartford Stage Getting Makeovers This Summer
    When New Haven's Shubert Theater celebrates its 100th anniversary in December, the grand dame of Connecticut theaters will have a 21st Century look. Gone will be the angled entrance and popcorn- textured exterior in favor of a reconfigured lobby,...
  • Will Tony Love This 'Gentleman' In So-So Season?

    Will Tony Love This 'Gentleman' In So-So Season?
    It’s the final few weeks before the lackluster 2013-14 Broadway season and some folks in Hartford are taking an unusually high interest in the last few shows that are about to open. The reason is “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and...
  • Cast for 'Vanya/Etc.' Set For Hartford Stage

    Cast for 'Vanya/Etc.' Set For Hartford Stage
    Mark Nelson (Broadway’s “The Invention of Love,” “Rumors,” Long Wharf Theatre’s “Under the Lintel,” “My Name Is Asher Lev”) heads the cast in Christopher Durang’s Tony Award winning play,...