| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Another show that transferred from Hartford to New York didn’t as well ar Hartford Stage's "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder."
“Becoming Dr. Ruth,” which starred Bera Jo Rupp in the solo bio-show, received further development...
| 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...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Check out playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis' full response to the controversy regarding his criticism of the casting process and of artistic director and theater founder Steve Campo in TheaterWorks' production of his play "The Motherf----- in the Hat" whi...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 3:00 PM
The Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors (HOLA) denounces what it considers "the inappropriate
casting of two non-Latinos in the Latino specific roles of “Jackie” and Veronica” in TheaterWorks current production of The Motherf**ker...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 11:15 PM
I talked with Steve Campo, artistic director and founder of Hartford's TheaterWorks, on Wednesday when the news broke surrounding playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis' criticisms of the casting process of the theater's production of his play "The Motherf-----...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:15 AM
A Hispanic playwright came to the defense of Stephen Adly Guirgis ("The Motherf----- with the Hat") after a letter to the editor of the New York Times was circulated from TheaterWorks' artistic director Steve Campo.
The letter read in its entirety: ...