| 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 26, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Courtney Thomas, who was in "Emotional Creature" at off-Broadway's Signature Theatre, and Jamil Morgan , who was in "Romeo and Juliet" at Connectiocut Free Shakespeare, will star in Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop" at Hartfiord's TheatertWorks.
| Feb 13, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Through March 3, TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., Hartford, (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org
Tender, funny, and magical, this new play has emerged as one of the most-produced contemporary scripts around the country, and for...
| 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...
| Apr 21, 2013
Last June, Hartford's HartBeat Ensemble faced a devastating loss. Gregory R. Tate, one of the three founding artistic directors, died at the age of 60 from lung cancer.
But the small, community-centric company is resilient and after grieving it...
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2013
In our first interview in the 1990s, Valerie Harper described the character of Rhoda Morgenstern —sidekick on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show" and star of the spinoff "Rhoda" — as "the brash New Yorker who says the unsayable."
The same can be...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 2:32 PM
Variety is the watchword for the Garden Theatre's 2013-14 theater season. The plays on tap range from old faithfuls such as "Nunsense" to a world premiere based on "Alice in Wonderland" to big Broadway-style musicals "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" and...
| Apr 5, 2013
| 8:02 AM
The show: "Ride the Tiger" by William Mastrosimone at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre
First impressions: You can't keep your eyes off the characters in this juicy, funny and fascinating new play that is part myth, part political melodrama and part pulp...
| 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?