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  • 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,...
  • Summer Kicks In With Connecticut Theater Hot-Weather Fare

    Summer Kicks In With Connecticut Theater Hot-Weather Fare
    It’s time for A Midsummer Night’s Drama. And Comedy. And Musicals. And More. Summer outdoor theater presentations (and some indoor ones, too) that are synonymous with summer are kicking in all over the state. They include: Connecticut Free...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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. ...