| Oct 15, 2013
The show: "Room Service" at Westport Country Playhouse
What makes it special?: Final show of the season of comedy at the playhouse.
First impressions: It takes a little while before this 1937 show biz comedy by John Murray and Allen Boretz gets...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Ah, if only Mrs. Mannerly were around today — and stationed at every theater lobby in America.
She would not tolerate a cell phone going off, or texting or talking, or a myriad of other audience sins that have the potential of ruining a night in...
| Oct 22, 2013
The show: "Mrs. Mannerly" at TheaterWorks in Hartford.
What makes it special?: Return of one of the theater's favorite playwrights, Jeffrey Hatcher ("Murderers," "Tuesdays with Morrie," "Three Viewings")
First impressions: I'll try to say this in...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:16 PM
What brought me to Hartford in 2009 was my desire to do more … with the community, my career, socially … just more.
What I found was that "Hartford Has It" all!
In Hartford, I found an amazing group of young professionals called HYPE...
| Jun 11, 2013
The show: "Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
First impressions: The solo bio show by Mark St. Germain, starring Debra Jo Rupp, is much improved since I saw it at its world premiere last summer at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Mass.
| Jul 11, 2013
| 1:57 PM
The Garden Theatre in Winter Garden has released its 2013-14 season schedule, which as usual combines theater, dance, music, film and more. Here are the fine-arts highlights for the season — which include the Broadway musical "Hairspray," an Orlando...
| Jul 30, 2013
The show: "Johnny Baseball" at the Williamstown Theatre Festival in Williamstown, Mass.
What makes it special?: It's a musical centering on the Red Sox "curse."
First impressions: This baseball musical is not so much "Damn Yankees" as the "Damned...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 11:01 AM
“Four,” the independent film based on the Hartford-set play by Christopher Shinn (who was born in Hartford and raised in Wethersfield), will be released starting Sept. 13 at 10 AMC Theaters across the nation.
Winner of the 2012 Urbanworld...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 8:57 AM
Hartford TheaterWorks’ 2013-14 season opens with a well-mannered play.
The season will begin in October with Jeffrey Hatcher’s “Mrs. Mannerly,” directed by Ed Stern, former artistic director of Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:52 AM
A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
| 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?