| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:35 AM
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 intermission, the show...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Works by NoŽl 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...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:45 AM
For many Connecticut theatergoers, the best show around during a presidential election is not on local stages -- which may account for some disappointing box office figures when expectations were higher for some shows.
"Whenever there's a national...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 6:15 PM
Actor-pianist Tom Frey joins the previously announced Jubilant Sykes and Kecia Lewis-Evans the cast in Hartford Stage's world premiere of †"Breath & Imagination -- The Story of...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 8:53 AM
†Are Connecticut theaters missing out on a new audience? New engagement? New revenue?
†The thought occurred to me when a colleague asked me a simple question: How can she buy a gift certificate for someone who can then choose whatever show they want...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Casting is set for the plays featured in the staged readings at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford.
Ryan King (Hartford Stage’s “Dying City”) is featured July 3 and 4 in “...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:23 AM
I was surprised in attending the announcement of Hartford Stage’s 50th anniversary season to learn that the old place has a new logo.†
I love logos. I find them fascinating, artistic, cool and think they reflect a pop aesthetic of their time. It&...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Mosie the dog will make his stage debut as Launce’s dog, Crab, in “Breakdancing Shakespeare: Two Gentlemen of Verona” at Hartford Stage with performances at 7 p.m. on Aug. 13 to 15.
Mosie, an eight-year-old wire haired terrier mix...
| 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'...
| 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...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Yale School of Drama grad Bryce Pinkham, who played Brother in Hartford Stage’s “The Orphans’ Home Cycle,” will co-star in the musical “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder” on Broadway this fall. The show,...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 5:45 AM
Hal Holbrook, the Tony, Emmy Award winning (and Oscar-nominated) actor will be in Hartford later this month when the Mark Twain House & Museum dedicates its Great Hall at its museum center in honor of the actor who has spent more than 60 years playing the...