| Jan 26, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Multi-Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (Hartford Stage's "Summer and Smoke") joins the Yale Repertory Theatre production of "Hamlet" starring Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee Paul Giamatti.
Kudisch plays Claudius and the Ghost of Hamlet's Father....
| Jun 4, 2013
| 7:09 AM
The news of the death of actress Jean Stapleton at the age of 90 was sad but not surprising this weekend. The actress was in failing health for years. Indeed she withdrew from the lead in the Hartford Stage production of Horton Foote's "The Trip to...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Through June 16, Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford, (860) 527-5151, hartfordstage.org
Eye candy alert! Hartford Stage's production of one of Shakespeare's most accessible comedies, Twelfth Night, is saturated with color and...
| May 30, 2013
| 9:47 AM
After 36 Broadway productions over 27 years, John Gromada, who has created soundscapes for dozens of productions at Hartford Stage, Westport Country Playhouse and Long Wharf Theatre, is nominated for his first Tony Award for his work in the play “...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:23 AM
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...
| May 25, 2013
The show: "Twelfth Night" at Hartford Stage
First impressions: You can get lost in love and in the garden maze in Hartford Stage's stylish production of this Shakespearean perennial. There are so many couplings, re-couplings, un-couplings and double...
| May 26, 2013
| 7:30 AM
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...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:51 AM
For set designer Alexander Dodge, it often starts with an image.
In the case of the visual inspiration of Hartford Stage's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," it was the suggestion of a garden maze by director Darko Tresnjak. The result is...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 1:49 PM
"Moonlight and Magnolias," Ron Hutchinson's comedy about the making of the script to "Gone With the Wind" begins performances this week at West Hartford's Playhouse on Park, 244 Park Road.
Previews begin Wednesday, Jan,. 23, opens Friday, Jan. 25 and...
| Jan 13, 2013
Is it possible to fall in love with all the characters in a play, even those who see themselves as less-than-worthy members of the human race? And then, after more than a year, fall in love with them all over again?
That's what happened to me with...
| Jan 15, 2013
| 9:40 AM
The new Hartford Stage show Breath & Imagination is living up to its name by breathing fresh air into the music-theater genre and adding imaginative touches to everything from the casting to the post-show discussions.
The show is a biography of...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Breath & Imagination, Hartford Stage's new show (running Jan. 11 through Feb. 9) about groundbreaking African-American lyrical tenor vocalist Roland Hayes, has announced its cast. It’s a small cast—two singers and a piano accompanist, but...