| Oct 1, 2012
| 8:05 AM
When advertising O Beautiful, the Connecticut Repertory Theatre went out of their way to include a warning that many people might get offended by the play's social, political and religious topical themes. If that's not reason to see a play, I don't know...
| Dec 4, 2011
| 11:35 AM
In Sunday's Arts Section of The Hartford Courant, I write about Jerry Adler, who is featured as an actor in the premiere of the Mike Reiss comedy "I'm Connecticut" at the Harriet Jorgensen Theatre on the UConn campus, a production of Connecticut Repertory...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 2:17 PM
Jackie Burns, Connecticut Repertory Theatre, UConn BFA alum and Connecticut native, is now starring as Elphaba in the hit musical "Wicked" on Broadway.
Burns started in the role on Tuesday. Also starring in the show is Chandra Lee Schwartz, also from...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 4:55 AM
Just when you thought the project was already pretty interesting....Joyce DeWitt, the actress best known for the '70s sitcom "Three's Comedy," will star in the new play by "The Simpsons" writer Mike Reiss which will receive its world premiere in...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 11:05 AM
David Patrick Kelly (pictured) stars as the Stage Manager in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's production of Thorton Wilder's Our Town, the most oft-produced play of the 20th century, directed here by Obie Award-winner by Robert Ross Parker. If you're...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 12:00 PM
through Oct. 16, Connecticut Repertory Theater, UConn, Nafe Katter Theater, (860) 486-4226, crt.uconn.edu
Too many productions of Thornton Wilder's Our Town languish in a hokey, lugubrious, "aw schucks" New Hampshah dialect, in a misplaced...
| Jan 1, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Four-time Daytime Emmy Award winner Kim Zimmer, best known to soap opera viewers as fan favorite Reva on "Guiding Light" and as Echo DiSavoy on the ABC soap "One Life To Live," will star as Mrs. Hayes in the Connecticut Repertory Theatre regional premiere...
| 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...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 8:50 AM
There must be something in the air with “The Tempest.”
Julie Taymor made a film version of it not to long ago. Yale Summer Cabaret produced it last year. Darko Tresnjak will direct his version of it in May at Hartford Stage, where he is the...
| Jun 3, 2011
| 1:04 PM
In Connecticut Repertory Theatre's Summer Nutmeg Series production of Damon Runyon's classic Guys and Dolls, hustler Sky Masterson (Ken Clark) sings to Miss Sarah Brown (Sarah Schenkkan) of the Save-A-Soul Mission after placing a bet with Nathan Detroit...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 8:30 AM
It’s Friday, and there’s a ton of stuff going on tonight. How to pick what to do? Well, here’s five great things happening around Hartford.
The Green Lantern just premiered at midnight, and it breaks the mold of recent superhero...
| Jan 25, 2012
| 12:05 PM
John Bixler (CRT's "Guys and Dolls") and Jan Radcliff (numerous roles at Michigan's Purple Ropse Theatre) are the Equity actors joining "Guiding Light" star Kim Zimmer in the regional premiere of "Odysses D.O.A.," written and directed by Stephen...