| May 24, 2014
The show: "Love/Sick" at TheaterWorks in Hartford.
What makes it special?: It's the next play of collected short pieces by John Cariani, who wrote the popular "Almost, Maine," which played last year at the theater.
First impressions: The geography...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:20 PM
The National Endowment for the Arts announced its latest round of funding, awarding 15 grants to Connecticut arts groups, totaling $1,024,200.
Receiving the largest funding is the state office of the arts under the Department of Economic and Community...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:55 AM
It took a little ice cream, some beer, a lot of visiting authors and a staff eager to try new things in a city that clings to old ways.
And it worked. Over the past five years, the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford has built on its foundation as a...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:15 AM
A world premiere of a provocative play by Matthew Lopez, William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and a revival of Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate’’ are among the highlights of Hartford Stage’s 2014-2015 season.
| Mar 25, 2014
The show: "The Other Place" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
What makes it special?: Hartford production of recent Broadway play by Sharr White.
First impressions: How do you talk about "The Other Place" without giving the revelations away? It's a challenge...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 1:05 PM
Leslie Uggams, the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of "Gypsy" July 10 to 20.
It is the third and final show in the 2014 Summer Nutmeg Series, which includes the musical "A...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Here’s a bit of counter programming for the holiday season that takes the seasonal classics and puts a spin on them.
Hartford’s TheaterWorks asked playwrights whose works played the theater to write a short play about 10 minutes or so,...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Ken Tigar plays famed psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud and Jonathan Crombie is writer C.S. Lewis is “Freud’s Last Session” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks. The Mark St. Germain play, directed by Maxwell Williams, associate artistic...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:54 AM
The show: "Freud's Last Session" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
What makes it special: Regional bow of popular off-Broadway and regional work by Mark St. Germain.
First impressions: St. Germain may have a thing about therapy. Last year the theater...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Dec 1, 2013
What ever happen to Tiny Tim after Scrooge became benefactor to the Cratchett family that famous Christmas morning? Did he survive that operation? Did he go to Oxford? Or did he end up a busker outside a seedy music hall in East London?