| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:05 AM
The run of David Ives' comedy "Venus in Fur" at Hartford's TheaterWorks is extending one week.
The show, originally set to close Nov. 11, will now ends its run Nov.18. Added performances are Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday,...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Venus in Fur
Through Nov. 18, TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org
Don't be fooled by the dingy realism of the anonymous rehearsal room where Venus in Fur takes place: this play calls on mythic precursors and is meant...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Brian Hutchison will play opposite Valerie Harper in the Matthew Lombardo play, "Looped" when the play comes to the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Jan. 24 to Feb. 6
Both actors were in the 2010 Broadway...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:07 PM
Chris Rock will reprise his Broadway debut role in Stephen Adly Guirgis' "The Mother.... With the Hat" for six performances at L.A. Theatre Works, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. The production will be a radio theater staging recorded in front of live audiences for...
| Apr 12, 2013
The show: "Abundance" by Beth Henley at Hartford Stage
First impressions: This sweeping frontier saga centers on two special-delivery brides in the American West in the 1860s, and follows their tumultuous lives over 25 years as they face near-...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 3:03 PM
"Spaghetti" is having a second helping.
"I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti," which had its world premiere at Hartford's TheaterWorks last year, will have another production at a regional theater next spring.
George Street Playhouse in New Brunswick,...
| 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...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 6:51 AM
Audiences at Hartford's TheaterWorks production of "The Mountaintop" will be transported in time and place, not just by the power of the script, staging and actors, but by the specificity of place: a dingy '60s motel room in Memphis, with soiled...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Hartford's TheaterWorks, under artistic producing director Rob Ruggiero, announced a list of shows it is considering for the 2013-14 season. Other shows not on the list may also wind up on "the final five," which will be announced later this spring.
| 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 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...