| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:29 AM
I haven't heard the word "hootenanny" used since Lyndon Johnson was President, but there's some free-wheeling '60s-style jamming going on after Sunday matinee performances of "Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie" at TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St.,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:49 AM
"Life's pretty tough," once said Woody Guthrie. "You're lucky if you live through it."
The American balladeer had a lot to say and to sing about, and much of it is captured in "Woody Sez," a show that begins previews at Hartford's TheaterWorks on...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 10:12 PM
A couple of things are conspicuously absent from TheatreWorks Florida's production of "Sweeney Todd," onstage at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden.
The first would be Sweeney’s British accent.
The second would be the sense of menace that...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Some Shakespeare, a touch of Stoppard and then things get really Wilder (Thornton, that is). That's just some of the major writers whose works will highlight a busy stage season on Connecticut. Throw in a new musical at Goodspeed, a new comedy by a...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:01 PM
The Garden Theatre opens TheatreWorks Florida's production of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" this Friday, Sept. 12. "Sweeney," a dark musical, runs through Oct. 5 and kicks off the Garden Theatre's 2014-2015 season.
"Sweeney Todd" will...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Hartfrd's TheaterWorks is extended its run of "Becoming Dr. Ruth," Mark St. Germain's bio show about the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
The solo show which stars Debra Jo Rupp (TV's "That '70s Show") centers on Westheimer's eventful life, mostly before...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Liv Rooth, who earlier this year starred in “Venus in Fur” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks, is featured in the cast of Joe Orton’s sex farce, “Loot,” which plays July 16 to Aug. 3 at the Westport Country Playhouse.
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:24 AM
The show: “The Lion in Winter” at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage (formerly the Berkshire Theatre Festival) in Stockbridge, Mass.
What makes it special?: Treat Williams and Jayne Atkinson dig into dialogue in James Goldman’s still...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Donald Margulies' "Time Stands Still," which runs Aug. 16 to Sept. 15 at Hartford's TheaterWorks, began on a Metro-North train trip from Connecticut to Manhattan.
The Brooklyn-born playwright, who has made New Haven his home for the past 30 years, was...
| Aug 20, 2013
The show: "Time Stands Still" by Donald Margulies at Hartford's TheaterWorks
First impressions: There are minefields aplenty in this tale about the relationship between a wounded war photojournalist and her foreign correspondent partner. The setting...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Another Red Chair Affair is in the history books, so another arts season has arrived in Central Florida.
The 9th Red Chair Affair gala took place Saturday night at Orlando's Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. Each year, it seems to run more smoothly,...