| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong, South African playwright Athol Fugard and New Haven’s Broken Umbrella Theatre will be recognized for their special contributions to theater in the state at the Connecticut Critics Circle Awards ceremony this month. ...
| 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...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:47 AM
TheaterWorks 2014-15 five-play subscription season will open with a new play by the writer of “The Other Place” which recently played the theater.
Sharr White’s dark comedy “Annapurna,” now playing off-Broadway, will...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:50 AM
"Under my hard candy shell I am a deeply mushy romantic," says composer Jason Robert Brown.
Brown is the composer of two musicals about love, loss and understanding: Broadway's "The Bridges of Madison County" (for which he received Tony Award...
| 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...
| 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...