| 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 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 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 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...
| 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. ...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 3:01 AM
For a fee, Amy Archer-Gilligan promised to care for the elderly tenants of her Windsor home until they died.
Some inmates, as tenants at the time were called, paid a flat sum of $1,000 for life. Some arranged to leave their estates to Archer-Gilligan....
| 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...