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Westport Country Playhouse

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  • If The Show's Not Ready For Critics, Should Tickets Be Cheaper?

    If The Show's Not Ready For Critics, Should Tickets Be Cheaper?
    When I was a kid growing up outside Boston, I would make it a point to see "preview" performances of Broadway-bound shows, in part because the tickets were cheaper. And it made sense, too, for both me and the show's producers. After all, these...
  • Fall Theater Season Full Of Classics Such As 'Hamlet,' 'Our Town,' 'Holiday Inn'

    Fall Theater Season Full Of Classics Such As 'Hamlet,' 'Our Town,' 'Holiday Inn'
    Some Shakespeare, a touch of Stoppard and then things get really Wilder (Thornton, that is). That's just some of the major writers whose works will highlight a busy stage season on Connecticut. Throw in a new musical at Goodspeed, a new comedy by a...
  • Broadway's Elaine Stritch Dies; Frank Rizzo Interview From 2008

    Broadway's Elaine Stritch Dies; Frank Rizzo Interview  From 2008
    Editor's note: Broadway actress and singer Elaine Stritch, 89, died on Thursday, July 17, at her home in Birmingham, Mich. (Story and photos here.) Following is an interview by Hartford Courant theater critic Frank Rizzo from 2008. Elaine Stritch is...
  • NEA Grants More Than $1 Million To Connecticut Arts Groups

    NEA Grants More Than $1 Million To Connecticut Arts Groups
    The National Endowment for the Arts announced its latest round of funding, awarding 15 grants to Connecticut arts groups, totaling $1,024,200. Receiving the largest funding is the state office of the arts under the Department of Economic and Community...
  • '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...
  • '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...
  • My Interview With Composer-Writer Mary Rodgers

    I love interviewing independent women in show business of a certain age who speak their minds. One of my favorite interviews was in 2002 was with composer-writer Mary Rodgers from her Central Park West home. Rodgers died yesterday of heart failure at...
  • 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...
  • 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  “...
  • 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...
  • Connecticut Critics Offer Nominations, Special Awards For Season's Best

    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. ...