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  • The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys

    The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys
    A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful. The...
  • This Season of New Haven Theater Features New Works on Old Stages

    This Season of New Haven Theater Features New Works on Old Stages
    The Shubert in New Haven prides itself on its historical significance. This was the theater where Rodgers & Hammerstein, Neil Simon and many other theater legends chose to try out their new works before they went to Broadway. The 2013-14 Shubert "Best...
  • Stars To Turn Out For Phylicia Rashad At Westport Event

    Stars To Turn Out For Phylicia Rashad At Westport Event
    Westport Country Playhouse is known for bringing out the big names for its annual fundraiser. This year’s lineup celebrating the career of actor-director Phylicia Rashad on Sept. 16 includes: Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony Award-winning composer/...
  • Fairfield County's Fall Arts Season Is Diverse And Delightful. No Dead Leaves Here.

    Fairfield County's Fall Arts Season Is Diverse And Delightful. No Dead Leaves Here.
    Time was, fall was about fresh beginnings: a new TV season, new dramas at theaters, college bands touring campuses. Now, all that stuff happens year-round, without a clean start or finish. It can be dizzying, but this is a good thing. Nostalgic tribute...
  • Westport Country Playhouse Star-Studded Gala Sept. 14 honors Phylicia Rashad

    Westport Country Playhouse Star-Studded Gala Sept. 14 honors Phylicia Rashad
    Westport Country Playhouse, which has one show (the backstage romp Room Service) left to go on its 2013 season, and has already announced its 2014 season (Coward’s A Song at Twilight, Bergman’s Ibsen-based Nora, Ayckbourn’s Things We...
  • 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...
  • Paul Giamatti's Hamlet and Douglas Sills' JFK Both Have Issues With Their Fathers

    Paul Giamatti's Hamlet and Douglas Sills' JFK Both Have Issues With Their Fathers
    Hamlet Ends April 13, Yale University Theatre, New Haven. Produced by the Yale Repertory Theatre. (203) 432-1234, yalrep.org Ride the Tiger Ends April 21, Long Wharf Theatre, 222 Sargent Drive, New Haven, (203) 787-4282, longwharf.org   Greed...
  • The Lobstercraft Food Truck Offers Fresh Lobsters, Boat to Bun

    The Lobstercraft Food Truck Offers Fresh Lobsters, Boat to Bun
    Like many a lobsterman in the year 2012, Captain William Michael Harden discovered he needed a new business plan. Lobsters never recovered after the die-off in 1999, and he couldn't sell the 1,000 a day he needed to make a profit. When he came home from...
  • Hartford Stage's Twelfth Night Has a Cast

    Hartford Stage's Twelfth Night Has a Cast
    Hartford Stage knows who’s in its upcoming production of Twelfth Night, directed by the theater’s new artistic director Darko Tresnjak. Tresnjak clearly has a thing for familiar faces. Not only do the majority of the Twelfth Night actors...
  • "The Dining Room" Showing at The Westport Country Playhouse Through May 18

    "The Dining Room" Showing at The Westport Country Playhouse Through May 18
    The Dining Room is a play that tells the tale of the American family and its vanishing traditions, set in the room where meals are eaten and generations are spanned. It's currently running at Westport Country Playhouse every day of the week except for...
  • Two World Premieres, Musical Slated For Long Wharf Season

    World premieres by Athol Fugard and Heidi Schreck, a revival of August Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning “Fences,” directed by Phylicia Rashad and the two-person musical “The Last Five Years” will highlight the...