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  • Connecticut Critics Circle Nominate Best Of Theater Season

    Connecticut Critics Circle Nominate Best Of Theater Season
     Whew! There's a slew of nominations for The Connectocut Critics Circle Awards honoring the best of the state's 2012-13 theater season. Winners will be named next week and will be honored at a ceremony June 10 at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. The...
  • 11 Connecticut Arts Groups Receive $420,000 In NEA Grants

    Connecticut arts groups will receive 11 grants totaling $440,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) $26.3 million in grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide. The grants support projects in 13...
  • Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits

    Great Performances: Julie Harris' Connecticut Credits
    Among Julie Harris' Connecticut performances and connections: In 1948, Harris performed in "Sundown Beach" at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Elia Kazan. With Kim Hunter, Steven Hill, Martin Balsam, Joan Copeland, Nehemiah Persoff. An Actors...
  • Bill Berloni Honored By Humane Society

    Bill Berloni Honored By Humane Society
    Theatrical animal trainer William Berloni (“Annie”) will be inducted into the Gertrude O. Lewis Humanitarian Society at the Connecticut Humane Society’s annual fall gala Oct. 4 at the Westport Inn in Westport. Special guest will be...
  • New Gun Law Exposes State GOP Divide

    The historic votes on gun control during the last few weeks — in the General Assembly and in the U.S. Senate — have exposed deep fissures among Connecticut Republicans strugging to define their moderate brand of politics. Some Republicans...
  • Kelli O'Hara To Star In "The Philadelphia Story" reading At Westport Playhouse

    Kelli O'Hara To Star In "The Philadelphia Story" reading At Westport Playhouse
    Talk about a high profile cast -- and somewhat of a family affair, too... Members of the Naughton Family as well as Westport's extended theatrical family will make up the cast of a reading of Philip Barry's "The Philadelphia Stopry," part of Westport...
  • 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....
  • PASSINGS: Herbert Allison Jr.

    Herbert Allison Jr. Headed Fannie Mae, U.S. bank rescue program Herbert Allison Jr., 69, a former head of the U.S. government's bank rescue program and chief executive of Fannie Mae after it was taken over by the government, died Sunday at his home in...
  • "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...
  • Elisabeth Coleman dies at 68; helped break journalism glass ceiling

    Elisabeth Coleman dies at 68; helped break journalism glass ceiling
    After graduating from Vassar College in 1966, Elisabeth Coleman sought a job in journalism "as an assistant to a smart man." She found such a position as a researcher at Newsweek magazine in New York. In those "Mad Men" days of suffocating sexism,...
  • Coward, Bergman, Nottage and Ayckbourn Works In '14 Westport Season

    Coward, Bergman, Nottage and Ayckbourn Works In '14 Westport Season
    Works by Noël Coward, Ingmar Bergman, Alan Ayckbourn and Lynn Nottage will be featured in the five-play 2014 season at Westport Country Playhouse. The theme of the 84th season of the theater will be love — which is also the season theme of...