| 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...
| May 13, 2013
| 3:34 PM
World premieres by Athol Fugard and Heidi Schreck, a revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “Fences,” directed by Phylicia Rashad and the two-person musical “The Last Five Years” will highlight the...
| May 16, 2013
| 1:32 PM
The musical comedy “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder” may be nearly as nimble as its lead actor, Jefferson Mays, who plays multiple characters and dies no less than eight times in the production. In its third incarnation, the...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:15 PM
It's been a good couple of years for the Gershwins. Composer George (who died in 1937 at the age of 38) and lyricist Ira (who outlived his brother by nearly half a century, dying age 86 in 1983) are currently represented by two very different Broadway...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:40 AM
In a Year With 13 Moons
Through May 18 at the Yale Repertory Theatre, corner of Chapel and York streets, New Haven. (203) 432-1234, http://www.yalerep.org. Based on the film and screenplay by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Adapted for the stage by Bill...
| May 9, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, will be directing Betty Buckley, Lois Smith and Hallie Foote in the world premiere of Horton Foote’s “The Old Friends” at off-Broadway’s Signature Theatre Company, which...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:29 AM
Hartford Stage will hold auditions for local actors who are current members of Actors' Equity Association, the union of professional American theater actors, for the upcoming 2013-2014 season on May 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Hartford Stage Rehearsal...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Che Ayende (Hartford Stage's "The Whipping Man") and Joe Pauiik (Hartford Stage's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer") join the previously announced Kate McCluggage in William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at Hartford Stage.
In the show, which runs May 18 to...
| Jun 16, 2013
"Stuck Elevator" began in 2005 when Bryon Au Yong began following news stories about a Chinese restaurant deliveryman from the Happy Dragon who disappeared after dropping off an order of curried shrimp and fried rice in the Bronx.
Co-workers found his...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Suddenly, the competition to get a Tony Award for outstanding regional theater just got more crowded.
The administration committee for the Tony Awards announced last week that New York-based theater companies will now be eligible to receive the regional...
| 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...