| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Steve Martin's enlightening play is equally smart and silly at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.
Stop me if you've heard this one: "So, Picasso and Einstein walk into a bar. And the bartender says…"
OK, I'll stop. The play "Picasso at the...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:43 PM
Hank Phillippi Ryan knows news, and she knows crime. As a longtime investigative reporter for Channel 7 news, the NBC affiliate in Boston, she has won 32 EMMYs, 12 Edward R. Murrow awards and many other honors.
Ryan also is an author of award-winning...
| Nov 30, 2014
You're a theater-lover from Connecticut and you're taking a trip to Manhattan to catch some shows, or perhaps you're thinking of a holiday gift of tickets to someone. So you pick up a copy of "Time Out New York,'' turn to the theater listings page and...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Luke Macfarlane, who played Scotty Wandell on ABC’s “Brothers &; Sisters,” will be part of the three-actor cast in the world premiere of Matthew Lopez’ “Reverberation” at Hartford Stage.
The Canadian actor’s...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Hartford Stage is currently accepting entries for its annual Write On Young Playwrights' Competition. Write On is open to all Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island residents in grades 9 through 12. From among these applicants, five to six are...
| Nov 22, 2014
Christmas in Connecticut might conjure images straight out of a Currier and Ives lithograph for many, but for those of us who live here we know the holiday means a diversity of tradition well beyond (while still including) horse-drawn sleigh rides and...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 2:06 PM
HARTFORD — This year's Taste of Bulkeley, as much of a reunion as fundraiser, hauled in more than $5,500 to benefit student clubs and field trips at Bulkeley High School, the lead organizer said Tuesday.
Dozens of people, paying $30 each, streamed...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:26 AM
Bridgeport's P.T. Barnum will be the subject of a new movie musical: "The Greatest Showman on Earth" starring Hugh Jackman.
Filming is expected to begin this summer in New York City, according to deadline.com.
Tony Award-nominated songwriters Benj...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The show: William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" at Hartford Stage.
What makes it special?: The first show Darko Tresnjak has directed since receiving the Tony Award in June.
First impressions: Though set in Elizabethan England, Tresnjak's production —...
| Oct 26, 2014
Hal Holbrook will celebrate his 90th birthday in February on stage in Hartford performing his solo show "Mark Twain Tonight!"
The Tony and Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award nominee will return with the show for which he has performed over the past...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 11:07 AM
A free family event centered on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" will be presented by Hartford Stage and author Carlo DeVito at Barnes & Noble at Blue Back Square in West Hartford on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 1 to 3 p.m.
DeVito will talk about his...