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  • Could A Connecticut Theater Revive Orson Welles' 'Too Much Johnson'?

    Now that the lost 40-minute film footage Orson Welles created for his production of the William Gillette farce, "Too Much Johnson," had been found, restored, presented and praised -- could an a stage production of Welles' vision happen? Perhaps a...
  • 'House Of Cards' Actors Head Cast Of 'Pack of Lies' Reading In Westport

    'House Of Cards' Actors Head Cast Of 'Pack of Lies' Reading In Westport
    “House of Cards” actors Jayne Atkinson and Michael Gill head the cast for a Monday, March 10 reading of Hugh Whitemore’s spy thriller play “Pack of Lies” at the Westport Country Playhouse Monday at 7 p.m. Also featured in...
  • Esau Pritchett Heads Cast In 'Fences' At Long Wharf Theatre

    Esau Pritchett  (Broadway’s “A Free Man of Color”) plays Troy Maxson, the commanding father in August Wilson’s “Fences” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, directed by Phylicia Rashad.  Also featured in the show,...
  • Ben Steinfeld Heads Cast At Westport Playhouse's 'Room Service'

    Ben Steinfeld Heads Cast At Westport Playhouse's 'Room Service'
    Ben Steinfeld (Broadway’s “Cyrano de Bergerac’’, “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”) heads the cast of the American farce “Room Service,” which plays the Westport Country Playhouse Oct. 8 to 27, ending its...
  • Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf

    Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf
    Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven. "What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
  • Tillinger To Direct Another Ayckbourn At Westport

    Tillinger To Direct Another Ayckbourn At Westport
    John Tillinger will return to direct another Alan Ayckbourn comedy at the Westport Country Playhouse this summer. Tillinger will stage “Things We Do For Love” Aug. 19 to Sept. 6. The director had previously staged Ayckbourn’s  “...
  • The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013

     The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013
    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...
  • 'A Song at Twilight' At Hartford Stage Lacks Punch, Precision

     'A Song at Twilight' At Hartford Stage Lacks Punch, Precision
    The show: Noel Coward's "A Song at Twilight" at Hartford Stage What makes it special?: This late-Coward play is staged by Mark Lamos, former artistic director of Hartford Stage in the theater's 50th anniversary season. First impressions?: It's...
  • Brian Murray Stars In 'Song At Twilight'

    Brian Murray Stars In 'Song At Twilight'
    Brian Murray, Mia Dillon and Gordana Rashovich star in the Noel Coward’s bittersweet comedy -- and one of his last works -- “A Song at Twilight” at Hartford Stage. Mark Lamos, former artistic director of Hartford Stage and now at...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    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...
  • 'Mister Roberts' Playing at Westport Country Playhouse

    'Mister Roberts' Playing at Westport Country Playhouse
    Mister Roberts is a realistic story about American sailors onboard the cargo vessel Reluctant toward the end of World War II. They crew is bored, but can't escape their floating prison. Drama ensues, which is amusing but also poignant. The show won the...