| Oct 26, 2012
| 12:07 PM
Chris Rock will reprise his Broadway debut role in Stephen Adly Guirgis' "The Mother.... With the Hat" for six performances at L.A. Theatre Works, Jan. 31 to Feb. 2. The production will be a radio theater staging recorded in front of live audiences for...
| 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...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Hurricane Sandy was very theater-friendly.
Things didn't get really ominous until Sunday night, long after the curtain came down on most shows at theaters throughout Connecticut.
Then on Monday when the storm's fury -- and tides -- were at their...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:30 AM
Jeff Kready, who played the lovably square Mr. Snow in Rodgers & Hammerstein's "Carousel" at the Goodspeed Opera House, will play Crumpet, the cynical Macy's Elf in "The Santaland Diaries," the statge adaptation of David Sedaris' comic holiday essays....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 6:53 AM
Ends Sept. 9, TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl Street, Hartford, (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org
Cello and thunder usher in the first moments of Tryst, on TheaterWorks’ suitably claustrophobic stage, decorated with large black and white...
| 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...
| Jun 3, 2012
As Rob Ruggiero stirs a simmering spaghetti sauce, adding a touch of this and that, Antoinette LaVecchia cranks out sheets of freshly-made sheets of golden pasta.
"This is very good practice for me," she says as she lays out the strips to dry on the...
| May 29, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Jacques Lamarre is a pretty busy man these days.
The director of communications at Hartford's Mark Twain House & Museum adapted Giulia Melucci's memoir "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti" into a stage work which will have its world premiere at...
| May 30, 2012
| 7:00 AM
I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti
June 1-July 8, $17-$76, TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., Hartford, (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org.
When Hartford-based playwright Jacques Lamarre spotted Giulia Melucci's memoir I Loved, I Lost, I Made...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 6:46 AM
A libidinous audition, an encounter between Martin Luther King Jr. and a mysterious motel maid, life among residents of a Maine community and returning war correspondents are some of the subjects of plays that make up the 2012-13 season for Hartford&...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Kathleen Turner will star and direct in a new adaptation of "The Killing of Sister George" at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.
Jeffrey Hatcher will write the adaptation of the play by Frank Marcus, whose estate has given Hatcher permission to re-...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 12:54 PM
The Connecticut Critics Circle named Quiara Alegria Hudes’ Pulitzer Prize-winning “Water by the Spoonful” the best play of the 2011-12 season.
The production, which was commissioned, developed and had a world premiere production at...