| Apr 6, 2014
Playwright Matthew Lopez knows the exact moment he got the theater bug — and he's got the picture to prove it.
A faded snapshot from 1980 shows a nearly 4-year-old boy in the Broadway dressing room of his aunt, actress Priscilla Lopez who was...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:00 PM
You'll probably be seeing a little less of one of Hartford's most creative and altruistic power couples from now on. Walter and Linda Cheverton Wick are taking a bit of a break.
Wick, an award winning author/photographer best known for his "I Spy" and...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The American Heart Association is pleased to announce Dina Plapler is the new executive director serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. In her role, she will work to advance the mission of the American Heart Association and American Stroke...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Janine Nabers, an Aetna New Voices fellow at Hartford Stage, has won this year's Yale Drama Series competition for her play about a series of child killings in Atlanta in the late '70s, “Serial Black Face.”
The prize, now in its eighth...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 7:14 AM
“It was an emotional event,” says Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, who was at the White House’s Executive Building Monday, Feb. 24 for the screening of “The Trip to Bountiful,” Lifetime Television&...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:15 AM
A world premiere of a provocative play by Matthew Lopez, William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and a revival of Cole Porter’s “Kiss Me Kate’’ are among the highlights of Hartford Stage’s 2014-2015 season.
| Jan 24, 2014
An agent once asked actress Didi Conn, "Do you really talk that way?"
It was a voice that sounded like a Brooklyn pixie and the young woman fresh from American Musical Dramatic Academy landed a root beer commercial, one of scores she made over the...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 1:06 PM
Arguably, Noel Coward's most famous play is the witty still-in-love divorce comedy, "Private Lives."
But the playwright's own private life was that of a discreet gay British gentleman, a subject he explored indirectly in his late-in-life play, "A Song...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:55 AM
It took a little ice cream, some beer, a lot of visiting authors and a staff eager to try new things in a city that clings to old ways.
And it worked. Over the past five years, the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford has built on its foundation as a...
| Mar 1, 2014
The show: Noel Coward's "A Song at Twilight" at Hartford Stage
What makes it special?: This late-Coward play is staged by Mark Lamos, former artistic director of Hartford Stage in the theater's 50th anniversary season.
First impressions?: It's...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 4:32 AM
What makes a theatrical disaster more than just an insufferable evening in the theater? It's that people keep referencing it for years...and years...and years.
>>"Mark Twain: The Musical" at the Hartford Armory: In a blatant attempt to attract tourism...
| Feb 20, 2014
Xianni Santiago, 21 year-old resident of Hartford, was walking in the vicinity of Church and Main Streets when she passed through the CTNow radar. We caught up with her in front of Hartford Stage and asked her about her jacket. Topping a Wal-mart T-...