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  • Hartford Stage's Twelfth Night Has a Cast

    Hartford Stage's Twelfth Night Has a Cast
    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...
  • Paul Giamatti's Hamlet and Douglas Sills' JFK Both Have Issues With Their Fathers

    Paul Giamatti's Hamlet and Douglas Sills' JFK Both Have Issues With Their Fathers
    Hamlet 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   Greed...
  • The Lobstercraft Food Truck Offers Fresh Lobsters, Boat to Bun

    The Lobstercraft Food Truck Offers Fresh Lobsters, Boat to Bun
    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...
  • Phylicia Rashad: How She Followed the 'Sun'

    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,...
  • The '60s Classic 'A Raisin In The Sun' Still Has Plenty Wisdom to Impart

    The '60s Classic 'A Raisin In The Sun' Still Has Plenty Wisdom to Impart
    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...
  • Hartford Stage's 2013-14 Season

    Hartford Stage's 2013-14 Season
    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...
  • Connecticut's Oscar Favorites From Those In The Know

    Connecticut's Oscar Favorites From Those In The Know
    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...
  • Making Economic Case, Theaters Rally For Support From Legislature

    Making Economic Case, Theaters Rally For Support From Legislature
    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...
  • Memorable Moments, Performances of 2011 Connecticut Theater Scene

    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...
  • 'Water By the Spoonful' Named Best Play By Connecticut Critics Circle

    'Water By the Spoonful' Named Best Play By Connecticut Critics Circle
    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...
  • "The Dining Room" Opens 2013 Westport Playhouse Season of Comedy

    "The Dining Room" Opens 2013 Westport Playhouse Season of Comedy
    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...