| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 11, 2014
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...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:40 AM
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...
| Apr 6, 2014
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...
| Apr 13, 2014
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,...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 7:40 AM
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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:56 AM
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,...