| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:19 AM
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...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 5:50 AM
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...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:20 AM
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...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:20 PM
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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:40 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
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.
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:51 AM
Through June 15 at the Yale Summer Cabaret, 217 Park Street, New Haven. (203) 432-1566, www.yalecabaret.org.
Briskly played and cunningly trimmed to come in at well under two hours, the Summer Cabaret’s Tartuffe is more “Oof&...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:51 AM
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...
| May 21, 2013
| 1:55 PM
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...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 9:05 AM
The play Annie, based on the Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie dating all the way back to 1924, premiered in East Haddam, Connecticut at the Goodspeed Opera House in 1976. Now, Music Theatre of Connecticut's School of Performing Arts students...