| Apr 29, 2014
| 8:41 AM
It was a richly rewarding Tony Award morning for two regional theater companies, including one in Southern California.
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder," the darkly comic musical that ran at the Hartford Stage Co. in Connecticut and the Old Globe...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Creative people — from actors to musicians, and poets to painters — are coming to Hartford. What draws them here? What do they need to flourish? We asked four Hartford residents active in the city arts scene to contribute their thoughts. Three...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
'The Hartford Stage Company, with no time for trifles, made its debut in its new theater last night, confronting Shakespeare and 'Othello.' "
So began The Courant review on April 2, 1964, by the critic who went under the initials "T.H.P." (T.H. Parker)....
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Brian Murray, Mia Dillon and Gordana Rashovich star in the Noel Coward’s bittersweet comedy -- and one of his last works -- “A Song at Twilight” at Hartford Stage.
Mark Lamos, former artistic director of Hartford Stage and now at...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Darko Tresnjak, artistic director of Hartford Stage, will direct theater diva Patti LuPone and opera diva Patricia Racette in “The Ghosts of Versailles” in early 2015 at the Los Angeles Opera.
James Conlon will conduct the new production of...
| Feb 20, 2014
Xianni Santiago, 21 year-old resident of Hartford, was walking in the vicinity of Church and Main Streets when she passed through the CTNow radar. We caught up with her in front of Hartford Stage and asked her about her jacket. Topping a Wal-mart T-...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:32 AM
What makes a theatrical disaster more than just an insufferable evening in the theater? It's that people keep referencing it for years...and years...and years.
>>"Mark Twain: The Musical" at the Hartford Armory: In a blatant attempt to attract tourism...
| 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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:55 AM
It took a little ice cream, some beer, a lot of visiting authors and a staff eager to try new things in a city that clings to old ways.
And it worked. Over the past five years, the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford has built on its foundation as a...
| Mar 1, 2014
The show: Noel Coward's "A Song at Twilight" at Hartford Stage
What makes it special?: This late-Coward play is staged by Mark Lamos, former artistic director of Hartford Stage in the theater's 50th anniversary season.
First impressions?: It's...