| Mar 25, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Hartford Stage has a 2013-2014 season:
September 12 through November 10: Marivaux’s lusty comedy La Dispute and Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy Macbeth, played in repertory with the same director—new Hartford Stage artistic director Darko...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:23 AM
I was surprised in attending the announcement of Hartford Stage’s 50th anniversary season to learn that the old place has a new logo.
I love logos. I find them fascinating, artistic, cool and think they reflect a pop aesthetic of their time. It&...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:42 AM
Hartford Stage knows who’s in its upcoming production of Twelfth Night, directed by the theater’s new artistic director Darko Tresnjak.
Tresnjak clearly has a thing for familiar faces. Not only do the majority of the Twelfth Night actors...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Abundance, the current production at Hartford Stage, was penned by playwright and Mississippi native Beth Henley (pictured), who previously won a Pulitzer for her 1981 drama Crimes of the Heart. (Henley went on to adapt that work for the 1987 film,...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 4:06 PM
"These Paper Bullets,” the world premiere rock adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing” featuring new songs by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is one of the highlights of the six-show 2013-14 season at New Haven’s Yale...
| Apr 21, 2013
Last June, Hartford's HartBeat Ensemble faced a devastating loss. Gregory R. Tate, one of the three founding artistic directors, died at the age of 60 from lung cancer.
But the small, community-centric company is resilient and after grieving it...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Over at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. the main stage shows presented in repertory are: Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Richard II” and Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 10:52 PM
Earlier this month the Mabou Mines company descended upon Wesleyan University with its brash rearrangement of Tennessee Williams texts, tempered with Grand Guignol horror-theater posturings.
On March 1 at 8 p.m., another vaunted New York-based...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Man in a Case
Adapted from Chekhov by Annie-B Parson & Paul Lazar of Big Dance Theater
Through March 24, Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford, (860) 527-5151, hartfordstage.org
Some of New York's best experimental theater has fetched up at...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Hartford Stage -- and four other regional theaters celebrating their 50th anniversary -- will be honored by the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) at its gala April 29 at New York's Pierre Hotel. The other theaters are Actors Theatre of Louisville,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 10:00 AM
An American classic staged by a veteran actor, a musical farce to delight Anglophiles, and a reworking of a landmark 19th century drama are just a few of the more promising theater offerings this season. Predicting which will become a hit is always a...