| Aug 9, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Sometimes we forget that "A Christmas Carol" is a story of ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night. But Michael Wilson's adaptation of the Charles Dickens tale puts those lesson-imparting spirits front and center.
At the Winter Garden...
| May 9, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Last Sunday's screening at New Haven's Lyric Hall of the documentary "Broads,"that features salty, outspoken interviews with actresses of a certain age remind me of some of my own favorite interviews of like-minded dames.
I'll post a series of these...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Christopher Shinn's political drama, "Now or Later," will have its U.S. premiere at Boston's Huntington Theatre Company this fall. Michael Wilson, former artistic director of Hartford Stage, will direct the play which runs Oct. 12 to Nov. 10 at the...
| Oct 28, 2012
| 9:05 AM
The show: Christopher Shinn's "Now of Later" by the Huntington Stage Company, at Wimberly Theater at the Boston Center for the Arts.
Traveling around a bit, no? Connecticut connections pulled me to Beantown for the U.S. premiere of a play by Hartford-...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 5:53 PM
A Hagerstown man’s testimony about his educational background did not sit well with the Washington County Circuit Court judge who sentenced him Thursday to 18 months in jail for violating probation on a theft conviction.
Nathan Michael Moquin, 23,...
| May 1, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Last May, Da'Vine Joy Randolph graduated from the Yale School of Drama, unclear what her future as an actor would hold.
On Tuesday morning, she was nominated as best featured actor in a musical for her performance in "Ghost: The Musical," in a role of...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — Early in "Skyfall," Judi Dench's M pulls aside our embattled hero, played once again with suave ennui by Daniel Craig, and wonders whether the world still needs either of their services. As Bond wraps his head around that idea, he looks...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Hartford has seldom seen more changes in its theater scene than it has in the past year. Two of the city's best-known theaters have had turnovers at their topmost ranks.
In the June of 2010, Michael Wilson announced he was leaving Hartford Stage [50...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Jesse Michael Farmer, 25, of Martinsburg, W.Va., died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, at Winchester (Va.) Medical Center.
Born Nov. 24, 1986, at City Hospital in Martinsburg, he was the son of Michael Wilson and Carolyn Lynn Stuller Farmer of Blythewood, S.C....
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:34 AM
With the closing of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" last week, the most politically direct show on Broadway has left the stage. It has also got me to thinking about theater and politics during these last few weeks of a major presidential campaign.
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:30 AM
Jim Ireland, the energetic and outspoken managing director of Hartford Stage from 2002 to 2005, died at Monday at the Vitas End of Life Care Hospice in Winter Park, Fla. He was 69. Cause of death was complications from lung cancer
He lived in Orlando,...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 6:32 PM
“The Best Man,” the hit revival of the Gore Vidal play may have ended its limited Broadway run last Sunday but Michael Wilson, former artistic director at Hartford Stage who staged the work, has another New York gig.
Wilson will direct a...