| 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,...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Commercial Off Broadway productions are falling into place for theater-district runs this fall, with Dr. Ruth bio "Becoming Dr. Ruth" locked in for a run at the Westside Theater and downtown buzzmagnet "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812" set...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The Shubert in New Haven prides itself on its historical significance. This was the theater where Rodgers & Hammerstein, Neil Simon and many other theater legends chose to try out their new works before they went to Broadway. The 2013-14 Shubert "Best...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful.
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's July. Time for some theater day trips by the water where it's cool.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, a stone's skip from New London, has shifted from National Playwright Conference mode to its National Music Theater Conference. Three...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:20 AM
If you grew up in the '70s and '80s, you remember Dr. Ruth Westheimer: the fast-talking, ever-smiling, diminutive sex therapist with the heavy accent, whose frank shop-talk about what goes on under the covers satisfied scores of television viewers....
| 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 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The new Hartford Stage show Breath & Imagination is living up to its name by breathing fresh air into the music-theater genre and adding imaginative touches to everything from the casting to the post-show discussions.
The show is a biography of...
| 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...