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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'Room Service' Playing at the Westport Country Playhouse Oct. 8-27

    'Room Service' Playing at the Westport Country Playhouse Oct. 8-27
    Room Service was written in the 1930s, but it's as fresh as anything being written today. The madcap comedy opens Tuesday at Westport Country Playhouse, a play about a producer and a ragtag group of actors raising money to put on their show on Broadway....
  • The Backstage Comedy 'Room Service' Contorts Westport Country Playhouse This Month

    The Backstage Comedy 'Room Service' Contorts Westport Country Playhouse This Month
    And the theater name on everyone's lips this week is... George Abbott? George Abbott is one of the biggest names in American theater history. He had a new show opening on Broadway nearly every year between the mid-1920s and the mid-1970s. It helped that...
  • 'Loot' Playing at Westport Country Playhouse

    'Loot' Playing at Westport Country Playhouse
    People with British accents are funnier than people without. It's a known fact. The British farce Loot opens at Westport Country Playhouse on Tuesday, a comedy set in mid-1960s London revolving around two young thieves who rob a bank next door to a...
  • 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...
  • 'Any Wednesday' Playing at the Westport Country Playhouse on 7/29

    'Any Wednesday' Playing at the Westport Country Playhouse on 7/29
    You might remember actress Melissa Joan Hart from her '90s sitcoms "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Clarissa Explains it All." Or you might know her from her current show "Melissa & Joey" alongside fellow '90s sitcom star Joey Lawrence (the dude on...
  • 'Oblivion' Playing at Westport Country Playhouse Aug. 20 - Sept. 8

    'Oblivion' Playing at Westport Country Playhouse Aug. 20 - Sept. 8
    Traditionally, parents and teenagers aren't always on the same page. The Westport Country Playhouse is world premiering a new provocative play called Oblivion Tuesday that probes that issue deeply. It's written by Carly Mensch, who's also a writer for...
  • Johanna Day Cast In Premiere of 'Oblivion' At Westport

    Johanna Day Cast In Premiere of 'Oblivion' At Westport
    Johanna Day (Broadway’s “Proof,” Yale Rep’s “The Realistic Joneses,” Hartford Stage’s “Peter and Jerry”) is featured in the cast of the world premiere of “Oblivion” by Carly Mensch,...
  • A New Comedy About Parenting World-Premieres in Westport

    A New Comedy About Parenting World-Premieres in Westport
    Carly Mensch has had plays done at Steppenwolf in Chicago, Ars Nova in New York City and the Humana Festival in Louisville, Ky. She's also written for the TV shows "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie." Often, when writers are sucked into screenwriting jobs, they...
  • Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits

    Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits
    Among Julie Harris' Connecticut performances and connections: In 1948, Harris performed in "Sundown Beach" at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Elia Kazan. With Kim Hunter, Steven Hill, Martin Balsam, Joan Copeland, Nehemiah Persoff. An Actors...