| 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 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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 10:05 AM
Editor's note: Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, 89, died on Thursday, July 17, at her home in Birmingham, Mich. (Story and photos here.) Following is an interview by Hartford Courant theater critic Frank Rizzo from 2008.
Elaine Stritch is...
| 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 “...