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  • Set Designer Creates Maze Magic For 'Twelfth Night' At Hartford Stage

    Set Designer Creates Maze Magic For 'Twelfth Night' At Hartford Stage
    For set designer Alexander Dodge, it often starts with an image. In the case of the visual inspiration of Hartford Stage's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," it was the suggestion of a garden maze by director Darko Tresnjak. The result is...
  • Roundabout: "Catch Me If You Can" at The Bushnell

    Roundabout: "Catch Me If You Can" at The Bushnell
    How can you cope with the cancellation of that irrepressible, deliriously uncentered Broadway-brouhaha TV series "Smash"? By getting tickets to the Bushnell stop on the national tour of Catch Me If You Can. Based on the 1980 memoirs of con man and...
  • Connecticut Critics Circle Nominate Best Of Theater Season

    Connecticut Critics Circle Nominate Best Of Theater Season
     Whew! There's a slew of nominations for The Connectocut Critics Circle Awards honoring the best of the state's 2012-13 theater season. Winners will be named next week and will be honored at a ceremony June 10 at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. The...
  • '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...
  • Could A Connecticut Theater Revive Orson Welles' 'Too Much Johnson'?

    Now that the lost 40-minute film footage Orson Welles created for his production of the William Gillette farce, "Too Much Johnson," had been found, restored, presented and praised -- could an a stage production of Welles' vision happen? Perhaps a...
  • 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,...
  • Phylicia Rashad To Be Honored At Westport Gala

    Phylicia Rashad To Be Honored At Westport Gala
    Tony Award-winner Phylicia Rashad, who directed Westport Country Playhouse’s production of “A Raisin in the Sun” last fall (and who wlll also be staging the upcoming production of “Fences” at New Haven’s Long Wharf...
  • After 36 Broadway Shows, John Gromada Gets Tony Nom For Sound

    After 36 Broadway productions over 27 years, John Gromada, who has created soundscapes for dozens of productions at Hartford Stage, Westport Country Playhouse and Long Wharf Theatre, is nominated for his first Tony Award for his work in the play “...
  • "Marie Antoinette," "Gentleman's Guide" Get Top Honors From Ct Critics

    "Marie Antoinette," "Gentleman's Guide" Get Top Honors From Ct Critics
    A Broadway-bound musical about a charming serial killer and a play about a misunderstood French icon received top honors from the Connecticut Critics Association, honoring the best of the 2012-13 theater season in the state Hartford Stage's production...
  • Leslie B. Cutler, Director of Summer Stock Shows And Their Stars, Dies, 93

    Leslie B. Cutler, Director of Summer Stock Shows And Their Stars, Dies, 93
    Leslie Cutler, a director known for his staging of stars in summer stock and other productions, earlier this month in New York, He was 93. Cutler directed of scores of productions over a half-century career, most notably at the Kenley Players in Ohio....