| Oct 27, 2011
| 4:09 PM
Award-winning playwright Mary Murfitt has written stories and songs about cowgirls, small-town folks and other fictional characters. But her new musical, "Looking for Home: A Story from the Orphan Trains," is based on a little-known aspect of American...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Rapper and actor Heavy D, who played an influential role in shaping
rap music in the late '80s and early '90s with a fusion of New Jack Swing and reggae, has died. He was 44.
Heavy D, who was born Dwight Arrington Myers, died Tuesday in the...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 10:30 AM
Here's an update in the film version of "Four," the London and off-Broadway play by Hartford-born and Wethersfield-raised playwright Christopher Shinn.
Though last year plans fell apart because of financing to film in the area the movie version of the...
| May 28, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Anthony Adams, CFO with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development before his retirement four years ago, is also a playwright whose new work, “A Letter from the Bishop” will have a reading June 11 at 7 p.m. at St....
| Oct 10, 2012
| 11:52 AM
Autumn Wine Festival
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to the Maryland Autumn Wine Festival at historic Pemberton Park. Sample numerous Maryland wines while enjoying live entertainment and food from local vendors. You'll also get a 6-ounce...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:31 PM
Appropriately, given the prominent TV references, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra opens its 2012-2013 SuperPops season this weekend with a rerun — a program called "The Golden Age of Black and White."
This celebration of 1950s television and...
| May 31, 2012
| 9:29 AM
Efforts to raise funds to produce "Independents," the musical with a book by Marina Keegan, the journalist-playwright who died in a car accident last weekend after graduating magna cum laude from Yale, took a big jump this week.
| Jul 27, 2012
| 4:55 AM
"Independents," a new musical with a book by Marina Keegan, the journalist-playwright who died in a car accident last month, after graduating magna cum laude from Yale, will make its bow for five performances at the New York International Fringe...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:26 PM
One of the most recognizable names in the world of theater criticism is stepping down. John Lahr, the senior theater critic for the New Yorker for close to 20 years, is quitting regular reviewing for the magazine to concentrate on profile writing and book...
| May 9, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of these...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 6:01 AM
We're use to late summer announcements from Hartford's TheaterWorks for its new seasons.
But this year interim artistic director Rob Ruggiero says the line-up will be out soon.
But first he wants some feedback from audiences on some of the plays he's...