| 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 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...
| 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 25, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Like his casting of "Hamlet," director Darko Tresnjak is looking for actors in "Private Lives" who are younger than those traditionally cast.
Ken Barnett, who played the dashing, deadly Monty in the Hartford Stage production of "A Gentleman's Guide To...
| 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...
| 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...