| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Hartford TheaterWorks’ 2013-14 season opens with a well-mannered play.
The season will begin in October with Jeffrey Hatcher’s “Mrs. Mannerly,” directed by Ed Stern, former artistic director of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park...
| May 25, 2011
| 10:08 AM
Welcome to the annual Awkward Transition Week in the local theater calendar. The college students have gone home. The regional theaters, which follow a fall-to-spring season, are wrapping up their final shows. (Gem of the Ocean ends June 5 at Hartford...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:45 AM
It's 1958. Painter Mark Rothko is at the height of his fame, and has accepted one of the most ambitious commissions of the 20th century: to create a series of large canvases for the prestigious Four Seasons restaurant in the new Seagram Building...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 10:19 AM
1) Hartford Stage
New Hartford Stage Artistic Director Darko Tresjnak has managed to steer the theater company not only through a time of transition, when there’s greater competition for a shrinking share of entertainment-related dollars, but...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:25 AM
What do we pay for when we buy a ticket to a play or a movie or a symphony? On one side of the generation gap is the idea that plays — not audience members — are to be seen and heard, in the dark, with all attention directed forward. And on...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Veteran actress Brenda Thomas will head the cast of TheaterWorks' production of the rarely produced Philip Hayes Dean's 1970 play, "The Sty of the Blind Pig." Tazewell Thompson directs the Hartford production which runs Jan. 20 to Feb. 26.
Thonmas was in...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 2:25 PM
The work of Barry Sellers, draper at Hartford Stage for 30 years, is being celebated with an exhibit that features costumes, photographs and commentary at the theater. An invitation only reception will be held Monday at 6 p.m. at the theater.
| Feb 5, 2012
David Marshall Grant sits at his desk in a nondescript office in an unmarked building in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn, near the East River.
That's where Broadway magic happens, at least by way of the new NBC series"Smash," which premieres 10...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 12:50 PM
Playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis is protesting the current Hartford production of his Broadway play — “The Motherf----- With the Hat" — because the theater failed to seek out Puerto Rican actors in the leading roles.
Guirgis pasted a...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Check out playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis' full response to the controversy regarding his criticism of the casting process and of artistic director and theater founder Steve Campo in TheaterWorks' production of his play "The Motherf----- in the Hat" whi...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 3:00 PM
The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) denounces what it considers "the inappropriate
casting of two non-Latinos in the Latino specific roles of “Jackie” and Veronica” in TheaterWorks current production of The Motherf**ker...