| 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 2, 2014
| 4:35 PM
The Hartford Stage is giving its hometown a wonderful reputation as an innovation incubator for the arts — and giving other cities arts envy. It's not the only cultural institution here doing so.
The Hartford Symphony Orchestra has, in its first...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:15 PM
The show: "June Moon" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Mass.
What makes it special?: It's the first main stage show of the 60th season of the famed summer theater in the Berkshires — and a production of a rarely-produced...
| Jul 13, 2014
Tevye may not be the only person talking to God in East Haddam.
This summer I suspect there will be many prayers to heaven asking divine questions as the search for the successor to Goodspeed Musicals' longtime executive director Michael Price enters...
| 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 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...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 3:12 PM
This is big, folks. A show that started at Hartford Stage has won the top Tony Award for best musical. That's the theatrical equivalent of UConn sweeping the college basketball championships.
That this sweet, funny period musical from the provinces...
| 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...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:02 PM
So Darko Tresnjak, you’ve just won a Tony Award for outstanding director of a musical, what are you going to do now?
No, not go to Disney World, especially after your show “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” beat out “...
| 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...