| Mar 20, 2012
| 8:06 AM
Hartford's TheaterWorks presents the world premiere of "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti," a stage adaptation based on the best-selling memoir by Giulia Melucci.
Rob Ruggiero directs the stage adaptation written by Jacques Lamarre. The show, which...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 6:01 AM
We're use to late summer announcements from Hartford's TheaterWorks for its new seasons.
But this year interim artistic director Rob Ruggiero says the line-up will be out soon.
But first he wants some feedback from audiences on some of the plays he's...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 4:45 AM
It's 1958. Painter Mark Rothko is at the height of his fame, and has accepted one of the most ambitious commissions of the 20th century: to create a series of large canvases for the prestigious Four Seasons restaurant in the new Seagram Building...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 9:15 PM
The show: "Venus in Fur" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
First impressions: The notion of role-playing has a multitude of meanings in David Ives' clever psycho-sexual comedy, that takes Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's infamous erotic 1870 novella and places it...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 12:51 PM
Sexual scenes on stage between two actors are never easy. So when the Tony Award-nominated play by David Ives, "Venus in Fur," called for a riding crop, black patent leather thigh-high boots, dog collars and a slap or two of S&M, a fetishist element was...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 8:42 AM
Crumpet is back.
The sardonic elf in the stage adaptation of David Sedaris' "The Santaland Diaries" by Joe Montello returns for another holiday engagement Dec. 4 to 23 at Hartford's TheaterWorks.
Rob Ruggiero, interim artistic director, will stage the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 11:05 AM
The run of David Ives' comedy "Venus in Fur" at Hartford's TheaterWorks is extending one week.
The show, originally set to close Nov. 11, will now ends its run Nov.18. Added performances are Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14 and 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday,...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Venus in Fur
Through Nov. 18, TheaterWorks, 233 Pearl St., (860) 527-7838, theaterworkshartford.org
Don't be fooled by the dingy realism of the anonymous rehearsal room where Venus in Fur takes place: this play calls on mythic precursors and is meant...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Brian Hutchison will play opposite Valerie Harper in the Matthew Lombardo play, "Looped" when the play comes to the Belding Theater at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Jan. 24 to Feb. 6
Both actors were in the 2010 Broadway...
| 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...