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  • Hartford Stage's 'Somewhere' Is Charming But Underdeveloped

    Hartford Stage's 'Somewhere' Is Charming But Underdeveloped
    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...
  • Will Tony Love This 'Gentleman' In So-So Season?

    Will Tony Love This 'Gentleman' In So-So Season?
    It’s the final few weeks before the lackluster 2013-14 Broadway season and some folks in Hartford are taking an unusually high interest in the last few shows that are about to open. The reason is “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and...
  • Hartford Stage's Aetna Voices Fellow Janine Nabers Wins Honor

    Hartford Stage's Aetna Voices Fellow Janine Nabers Wins Honor
    Janine Nabers, an Aetna New Voices fellow at Hartford Stage,  has won this year's Yale Drama Series competition  for her play about a series of child killings in Atlanta in the late '70s, “Serial Black Face.” The prize, now in its eighth...
  • The Family Drama Behind 'West Side Story'-Inspired 'Somewhere' At Hartford Stage

    The Family Drama Behind 'West Side Story'-Inspired 'Somewhere' At Hartford Stage
    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...
  • Shubert, Hartford Stage Getting Makeovers This Summer

    Shubert, Hartford Stage Getting Makeovers This Summer
    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,...
  • 'The Trip To Bountiful' Gets White House Screening

    'The Trip To Bountiful' Gets White House Screening
    “It was an emotional event,” says Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, who was at the White House’s Executive Building Monday, Feb. 24 for the screening of “The Trip to Bountiful,” Lifetime Television&...
  • 'Hamlet,' "Kiss Me Kate' Top New Hartford Stage Season

    A world premiere of a provocative play by Matthew Lopez, William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and a revival of Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate’’ are among the highlights of Hartford Stage’s 2014-2015 season. The...
  • Connecticut Theatrical Disasters Too Memorable To Forget

    Connecticut Theatrical Disasters Too Memorable To Forget
    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...
  • 'A Song at Twilight' At Hartford Stage Lacks Punch, Precision

     'A Song at Twilight' At Hartford Stage Lacks Punch, Precision
    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...
  • Tony Awards 2014: 'Gentleman's Guide' wins best musical

    Tony Awards 2014: 'Gentleman's Guide' wins best musical
    "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...
  • Field Of Dreams Requires Some Hard Thinking

    Field Of Dreams Requires Some Hard Thinking
    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...