| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards bring out the critic in everyone. It starts when the nominations are announced — "Whaddya mean, Ben Affleck wasn't nominated?" — and lasts long after Oscar night. That annual ritual takes place Sunday night and will be...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:54 PM
“Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook,” featuring the music of Stephen Schwartz (“Pippin,” “Wicked,” “The Magic Show”) is returning for another do-over when it will receive a workshop production this fall at...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Goodspeed Musicals is producing a “new” show this fall by Stephen Schwartz, who did the songs for Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, Working and The Baker’s Wife.
Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, features songs from—hey!— Wicked,...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:17 AM
In writing his play "Almost, Maine," John Cariani knew he didn't want any lobsters, galoshes or characters saying "ayuh."
Like the persevering people of the state he grew up in, the play's popularity grew slowly, steadily. Despite a short-lived off-...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Valerie Harper, a four-time Emmy Award and Tony Award-nominated actress, was hospitalized over the weekend in New York City where she was rehearsing for the tour of the comedy "Looped," which was set to begin later this month in Hartford.
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The new Hartford Stage show Breath & Imagination is living up to its name by breathing fresh air into the music-theater genre and adding imaginative touches to everything from the casting to the post-show discussions.
The show is a biography of...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 10:16 AM
R.J. Julia Booksellers, one of the premiere independent bookstores in the state, is hosting a discussion of January Joiner, the new Laura Jacqmin play which begins performances that same week at the Long Wharf Theater. Jacqmin and the show’s...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:45 PM
The doctor is in.
At least Dr. Ruth is when the solo show based on the popular sex therapist’s life and career comes to TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St. in Hartford.
“Dr. Ruth, All the Way” by Mark St. Germain and starring Debra Jo Rupp...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 12:05 PM
The SantaLand Diaries
By David Sedaris. Directed by Rob Ruggiero. Through Dec. 23 at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., Hartford. (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org
"My costume is green. I wear green velvet knickers, a forest green velvet smock,...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 9:00 AM
It's was a marketing goof and a holiday hoot -- but at the end of the day it netted $1,100 for TheaterWorks in Hartford.
For $10, audience members could take their picture with Jeff Kready, aka Crumpet the Macy's Elf in the theater's production of...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:30 AM
What did the best in Connecticut theater add up to in 2012?
My four favorite shows were all world premieres, two of them musicals and two of them plays. Beyond that fresh quartet, I was smitten by two additional musical revivals from our local producing...