| Dec 1, 2014
| 7:25 AM
The show: "War" at Yale Repertory Theatre
Why it's special: World premiere of play by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins ("Appropriate," "An Octoroon")
First impressions: There's an intriguing outline in Jacob-Jenkins' sometimes audacious, sometimes muddy play....
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The new musical from the Academy Award-winning songwriters of "Frozen" will tell the story of a socially awkward computer repairman named Dan who becomes attracted to Lindsay, a t-shirt designer. But his overactive imagination keeps getting in the way...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 8:37 AM
As wedding bands go, you could do worse than the Westminster Abbey Choir, which performed in 2011 at the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The choir is trained at a special school, the only one in the UK that's created...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Hartford Stage will be entertaining a special audience for those on the autism spectrum for one performance of "A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story of Christmas."
The theater will host its first a "sensory-friendly" performance of its annual holiday...
| Oct 26, 2014
Hal Holbrook will celebrate his 90th birthday in February on stage in Hartford performing his solo show "Mark Twain Tonight!"
The Tony and Emmy Award-winner and Academy Award nominee will return with the show for which he has performed over the past...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 4:34 AM
Caryl Churchill's scathing social satire "Cloud 9" — being staged at Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Studio Theatre space Oct. 23 through Nov. 2 — has many things in common with Tom Stoppard's play "Arcadia," which is playing through Oct. 25...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Over 80 years after right-wing Nationalists tried to silence him, by murdering him in a shameful political action during the Spanish Civil War and dumping his body in a mass grave, Federico Garcia Lorca continues to speak.
Theater artists have been...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong, South African playwright Athol Fugard and New Haven’s Broken Umbrella Theatre will be recognized for their special contributions to theater in the state at the Connecticut Critics Circle Awards ceremony this month. ...
| Jul 13, 2014
Tevye may not be the only person talking to God in East Haddam.
This summer I suspect there will be many prayers to heaven asking divine questions as the search for the successor to Goodspeed Musicals' longtime executive director Michael Price enters...
| Jun 20, 2014
The show: "Arguendo" at Yale Repertory Theatre in New Haven.
What makes it special?: A presentation by New York's Elevator Repair Service, part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.
First impressions?: Kicking off the theatrical events of New...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:09 AM
David Greig remembers walking with his 12-year-old son in the Scottish Highlands in July 2011 when they stopped at a remote town, picked up a newspaper and were stunned at the news: 33-year-old Anders Breivik killed 69 people and wounded 33 others, mostly...