| 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...
| 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. ...
| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Arguably, Noel Coward's most famous play is the witty still-in-love divorce comedy, "Private Lives."
But the playwright's own private life was that of a discreet gay British gentleman, a subject he explored indirectly in his late-in-life play, "A Song...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:35 AM
George Bartenieff, Didi Conn, Jenny Leona, Jeff McCarthy, Burke Moses and Steve Routman make up the cast of Steve Martin’s “The Underpants” which will bow at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre Oct. 16 to Nov. 10 before coming to...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Janine Nabers is Hartford Stage’s new Aetna New Voices Fellow, a season-long position previously held by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes, as well as Daniel Beaty, Will Power and Martthew Lopez.
The fellowship allows...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Darko Tresnjak’s production of Macbeth at Hartford Stage does the classic tragedy justice and accentuates the speed of the title character’s descent into murderous tyranny. Clocking in at just two-and-a-quarter hours including one...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:35 PM
And the theater name on everyone's lips this week is... George Abbott?
George Abbott is one of the biggest names in American theater history. He had a new show opening on Broadway nearly every year between the mid-1920s and the mid-1970s. It helped that...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:23 AM
“Open Season,” a new musical based on a play by Bill Cain, will be part of Hartford Stage’s annual “Brand:NEW” play reading series that will run Oct. 23 to 27.
Cain, a Jesuit, teacher and playwright, wrote “Standup...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:35 AM
A new adaptation of Marivaux's La Dispute, an 18th century French confection of a play, is running in repertory with Macbeth at Hartford Stage Company. Both are directed by Darko Tresnjak, and the resident company of actors have the great good fun of...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Darko Tresnjak's production of Macbeth at Hartford Stage does the classic tragedy justice and accentuates the speed of the title character's descent into murderous tyranny. Clocking in at just two-and-a-quarter hours including one intermission, the show...