| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:28 AM
A world premiere of an original musical comedy, two classic performed in repertory, a reunion of the theater’s five artistic directors and a “rejuvenated” “A Christmas Carol” will be among the highlights of Hartford Stage&...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Melissa Joan Hart will star in a benefit reading of the '60s romantic comedy "Any Wednesday" at the Westport Country Playhouse Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
She will play the role of Ellen, the sweet mistress of a wealthy Manhattan businessman in the...
| Mar 24, 2013
A premiere of an original musical comedy, two classics performed in repertory, a reunion of the theater's five artistic directors, and a "rejuvenated" Dickens' favorite are highlights of Hartford Stage's 50th anniversary season beginning in September....
| Mar 24, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Are Connecticut theaters missing out on a new audience? New engagement? New revenue?
The thought occurred to me when a colleague asked me a simple question: How can she buy a gift certificate for someone who can then choose whatever show they want...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Drama Desk, Obie, and Lucile Lortel award-winning director Mark Brokaw will stage the world premiere of Carly Mensch's "Oblivion" in the Westport Country Playhouse 2013 season, the second recent world premiere at the theater following this seaon's...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:33 AM
You can't help but feel the maternal touch of Phylicia Rashad.
She exudes warmth, calm and centeredness that brings to mind ideal qualities of a mom. Her voice is honeyed and clear, her answers are specific and instructional, and when she says, "Oh,...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Sexual scenes on stage between two actors are never easy. So when the Tony Award-nominated play by David Ives, "Venus in Fur," called for a riding crop, black patent leather thigh-high boots, dog collars and a slap or two of S&M, a fetishist element was...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Hurricane Sandy was very theater-friendly.
Things didn't get really ominous until Sunday night, long after the curtain came down on most shows at theaters throughout Connecticut.
Then on Monday when the storm's fury -- and tides -- were at their...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:54 PM
The Connecticut Critics Circle named Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Pulitzer Prize-winning “Water by the Spoonful” the best play of the 2011-12 season.
The production, which was commissioned, developed and had a world premiere production at...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I remember this time last year when it came time to review the theater season in Connecticut. I felt pretty discouraged. Sure there was plenty of fine work but few shows really knocked my critical socks off with the kind of productions that you...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Three-time Tony Award-nominatee Marc Kudisch will play the title role in Westport Country Playhouse’s production of Molière’s “Tartuffe,” staged by David Kennedy, the theater's associate artistic director.
Mark Nelson (last...