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  • "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....
  • Review of Tartuffe at the Yale Summer Cabaret

    Review of Tartuffe at the Yale Summer Cabaret
    Tartuffe 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&...
  • 'Loot' Playing at Westport Country Playhouse

    'Loot' Playing at Westport Country Playhouse
    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...
  • Summer Kicks In With Connecticut Theater Hot-Weather Fare

    Summer Kicks In With Connecticut Theater Hot-Weather Fare
    It’s time for A Midsummer Night’s Drama. And Comedy. And Musicals. And More. Summer outdoor theater presentations (and some indoor ones, too) that are synonymous with summer are kicking in all over the state. They include: Connecticut Free...
  • 'Any Wednesday' Playing at the Westport Country Playhouse on 7/29

    'Any Wednesday' Playing at the Westport Country Playhouse on 7/29
    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...
  • Darko Tresnjak Named New Artistic Director of Hartford Stage

    Darko Tresnjak Named New Artistic Director of Hartford Stage
    Darko Tresnjak, a theater director known for his work with Shakespeare, world classics and the rediscovery of neglected plays, is expected to be named the new artistic director of Hartford Stage when the board votes Monday morning. He will succeed Michael...
  • Darko Tresnjak Finds A Home At Hartford Stage

    Darko Tresnjak Finds A Home At Hartford Stage
    Darko Tresnjak wanted to direct as far back as he can remember. When the newly-named artistic director of Hartford Stage was a 7-year-old boy in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, he was inspired by the opening-day ceremonies of the 1972 Olympics to organize his...
  • The theater season never ends

    The theater season never ends
    A Spring Theater preview? But doesn't the regular theater season end in May? For some of the state's half-dozen major regional theaters, that's true. Others, which follow a spring-to-winter schedule instead of the academic-year calendar preferred in...
  • Brenda Thomas Heads Cast in TheaterWorks' "The Sty of the Blind Pig"

    Brenda Thomas Heads Cast in TheaterWorks' "The Sty of the Blind Pig"
    Veteran actress Brenda Thomas will head the cast of TheaterWorks' production of the rarely produced Philip Hayes Dean's 1970 play, "The Sty of the Blind Pig." Tazewell Thompson directs the Hartford production which runs Jan. 20 to Feb. 26. Thonmas was in...
  • Arts Input Sought for New State "Arts Office"

    Want to put your two cents in about the Connecticut Office of the Arts, formerly the state’s Commission on Culture and Tourism — but down-classified when it became part of the Department of Economic and Community Development? The COA will...