| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:35 AM
George Bartenieff, Didi Conn, Jenny Leona, Jeff McCarthy, Burke Moses and Steve Routman make up the cast of Steve Martin’s “The Underpants” which will bow at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre Oct. 16 to Nov. 10 before coming to...
| Sep 24, 2013
The show: "La Dispute" at Hartford Stage
What makes it special?: Kickoff show of the theater's 50th anniversary and the play will alternate with "Macbeth" through early November.
First impressions: An amuse bouche of a production, the mid-18th century...
| Sep 10, 2013
What's it like to prepare, rehearse and perform two shows in repertory?
Repertory — where a theater presents one show on one day and an entirely different one the next — was once common practice in theaters. Connecticut audiences may...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:08 PM
There's more than a few new names in the Broadway production of the new musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" -- at least compared to when it had its world premiere at Hartford Stage.
Bryce Pinkham (Yale School of Drama grad, Hartford Stage'...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Janine Nabers is Hartford Stage’s new Aetna New Voices Fellow, a season-long position previously held by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes, as well as Daniel Beaty, Will Power and Martthew Lopez.
The fellowship allows...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Darko Tresnjak’s production of Macbeth at Hartford Stage does the classic tragedy justice and accentuates the speed of the title character’s descent into murderous tyranny. Clocking in at just two-and-a-quarter hours including one...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:35 PM
And the theater name on everyone's lips this week is... George Abbott?
George Abbott is one of the biggest names in American theater history. He had a new show opening on Broadway nearly every year between the mid-1920s and the mid-1970s. It helped that...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:08 AM
Mikhail Baryshnikov will be continuing his role in the stage adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s "Man in a Case," which had its world premiered at Hartford Stage last season, with a national tour of the mixed media show.
The 2013-2014 national tour...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:23 AM
“Open Season,” a new musical based on a play by Bill Cain, will be part of Hartford Stage’s annual “Brand:NEW” play reading series that will run Oct. 23 to 27.
Cain, a Jesuit, teacher and playwright, wrote “Standup...
| Oct 7, 2012
How do you make a serial killer likable?
One way is by having him sing, which is what the leading character does in the premiere of the “drop dead” musical comedy, “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” which begins...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:51 AM
Hartford Stage’s upcoming production of “Macbeth” received a boost with a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
The theater is one of 40 theaters selected to participate in Shakespeare...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Hartford Stage is offering a "Christmas in July” special on tickets purchased through July 31 for its 50th anniversary season.
Tickets will be $15 off all main stage productions and $15 off Thanksgiving weekend (Nov. 29-Dec. 1)...