| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Goodspeed Musicals is producing a “new” show this fall by Stephen Schwartz, who did the songs for Wicked, Godspell, Pippin, Working and The Baker’s Wife.
Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, features songs from—hey!— Wicked,...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 10:17 AM
In writing his play "Almost, Maine," John Cariani knew he didn't want any lobsters, galoshes or characters saying "ayuh."
Like the persevering people of the state he grew up in, the play's popularity grew slowly, steadily. Despite a short-lived off-...
| Jan 26, 2013
| 9:34 AM
Courtney Thomas, who was in "Emotional Creature" at off-Broadway's Signature Theatre, and Jamil Morgan , who was in "Romeo and Juliet" at Connectiocut Free Shakespeare, will star in Katori Hall's "The Mountaintop" at Hartfiord's TheatertWorks.
| Jun 11, 2013
The show: "Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
First impressions: The solo bio show by Mark St. Germain, starring Debra Jo Rupp, is much improved since I saw it at its world premiere last summer at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Mass.
| May 27, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Hartford’s TheaterWorks, under the direction of Rob Ruggiero, in will open its 2013-14 season with Jeffrey Hatcher’s “Mrs. Mannerly.”
The show is described as an “irreverent, yet poignant comedy [that centers on] a ten-...
| May 28, 2013
| 9:20 AM
If you grew up in the '70s and '80s, you remember Dr. Ruth Westheimer: the fast-talking, ever-smiling, diminutive sex therapist with the heavy accent, whose frank shop-talk about what goes on under the covers satisfied scores of television viewers....
| May 22, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Tim Alymeyer, who appeared in TheaterWorks’ “Three Days of Rain” and “Take Me Out,” is returning to the Hartford theater for Donald Margulies’ “Time Stands Still,” staged by artistic director Rob Ruggiero....
| May 22, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Hartford's TheaterWorks is taking the unusual step of inviting audiences to a piece of the tech rehearsal on Thursday, May 30, for the solo show, “Becoming Dr. Ruth," starring Debra Jo Rupp (Tv's "That '70s Show"). Thwe play begins previews on May...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The doorbell of the apartment in a modest brick building in a quiet residential neighborhood in Washington Heights rings like Big Ben announcing the queen.
"Come in, come in," says the chirpy, accented voice of Ruth Westheimer, known more popularly as...
| 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
| 6:56 AM
Several locations in downtown Hartford will be “Knit Hit” on Sunday, May 19, as the Greater Hartford Arts Council, knitting groups and fiber artists go “guerilla knitting” in a series of site-specific yarn installations all over...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Valerie Harper, a four-time Emmy Award and Tony Award-nominated actress, was hospitalized over the weekend in New York City where she was rehearsing for the tour of the comedy "Looped," which was set to begin later this month in Hartford.