| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:42 AM
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...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 8:30 AM
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
| Apr 17, 2013
| 7:20 AM
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...
| 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 23, 2012
| 2:10 PM
A Raisin in the Sun
Through Nov. 3 at the Westport Country Playhouse, 25 Powers Court, Westport, westportplayhouse.org
Better late than never, Lorraine Hansberry's game-changing 1959 Broadway hit A Raisin in the Sun is making its Westport Country...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Hartford Stage has a 2013-2014 season:
September 12 through November 10: Marivaux’s lusty comedy La Dispute and Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy Macbeth, played in repertory with the same director—new Hartford Stage artistic director Darko...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards bring out the critic in everyone. It starts when the nominations are announced — "Whaddya mean, Ben Affleck wasn't nominated?" — and lasts long after Oscar night. That annual ritual takes place Sunday night and will be...
| May 4, 2012
| 1:08 PM
You don't have to convince me about the power of the arts -- specifically in the flagship producing theaters in the state.
I have covered the Connecticut arts scene for 35 years and have seen first-hand the impact the state's five Tony Award-winning...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 9:38 AM
Westport Country Playhouse will present “a celebration of laughter” with its 2013 season of five comic productions -- ranging from wild farce to dark humor -- playing next year from April through October.
The 83rd year of the theater will...