| Nov 24, 2013
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...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:47 AM
“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...
| Mar 1, 2014
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...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:23 PM
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...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:53 AM
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 “...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
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...
| May 8, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Darko Tresnjak, a theater director known for his work with Shakespeare, world classics and the rediscovery of neglected plays, is expected to be named the new artistic director of Hartford Stage when the board votes Monday morning. He will succeed Michael...
| May 15, 2011
Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember.
When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 4:35 AM
Rebecca Brooksher (Lortel Award nomination Best Actress for Lincoln Center’s “Dying City”), Scott Bryce (twice nominated for a Best Actor Emmy Award for TV's "As the World Turns") and Kieran Campion (Westport Country Playhouse’s...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Earlier this week, I named the Ten Best Shows in Connecticut in 2011.
But once you start looking back on a year, there’s just no stopping.
So here’s a playful retro glance at some of the highlights, performances, newsworthy events and people...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Veteran actress Brenda Thomas will head the cast of TheaterWorks' production of the rarely produced Philip Hayes Dean's 1970 play, "The Sty of the Blind Pig." Tazewell Thompson directs the Hartford production which runs Jan. 20 to Feb. 26.
Thonmas was in...