| 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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 5:15 PM
HARTFORD — For years, the barren stretch of Main Street just north of downtown Hartford was notable for a now-demolished decaying building that earned the nickname "butt-ugly."
But a decades-long drought of redevelopment north of I-84 could be...
| 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 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...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 8:10 PM
"A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder," a macabre musical about a social climber who comically bumps off the members of an aristocratic family, took home the Tony for new musical on Sunday.
The new-musical category was regarded as one of the tightest of...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Most legit producers dream of winning a Tony Award. Bob Greenblatt was on a plane flying into New York from Los Angeles when the moment came for him on Sunday.
It's no secret that the NBC Entertainment chairman harbors an abiding love for musical...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 7:30 AM
In a Broadway season without obvious awards frontrunners, musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" led the pack of Tony Awards nominees with ten nods, including one for new tuner and two competing noms for lead musical actor.
"Hedwig and the...
| 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,...