| Oct 18, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Esau Pritchett (Broadway’s “A Free Man of Color”) plays Troy Maxson, the commanding father in August Wilson’s “Fences” at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre, directed by Phylicia Rashad.
Also featured in the show,...
| Nov 24, 2013
Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven.
"What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 7:53 AM
John Tillinger will return to direct another Alan Ayckbourn comedy at the Westport Country Playhouse this summer.
Tillinger will stage “Things We Do For Love” Aug. 19 to Sept. 6. The director had previously staged Ayckbourn’s “...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:52 AM
A red-hot rocking musical as well as a heart-felt one. Two ensemble dramas that looked at the way we live with humor and rue. A pair of outstanding shows from the state’s smaller theaters. A Shakespearean horror story and an over-the-top political...
| Mar 1, 2014
The show: Noel Coward's "A Song at Twilight" at Hartford Stage
What makes it special?: This late-Coward play is staged by Mark Lamos, former artistic director of Hartford Stage in the theater's 50th anniversary season.
First impressions?: It's...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Brian Murray, Mia Dillon and Gordana Rashovich star in the Noel Coward’s bittersweet comedy -- and one of his last works -- “A Song at Twilight” at Hartford Stage.
Mark Lamos, former artistic director of Hartford Stage and now at...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 4:05 AM
The Puritans just didn't have much fun.
Until late in the 18th century, there wasn't much in the way of public entertainment for The Hartford Courant to cover, and certainly nothing in the way of theater.
Oh, there was the time just before the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Mister Roberts is a realistic story about American sailors onboard the cargo vessel Reluctant toward the end of World War II. They crew is bored, but can't escape their floating prison. Drama ensues, which is amusing but also poignant. The show won the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:55 AM
Room Service was written in the 1930s, but it's as fresh as anything being written today. The madcap comedy opens Tuesday at Westport Country Playhouse, a play about a producer and a ragtag group of actors raising money to put on their show on Broadway....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 1:35 PM
And the theater name on everyone's lips this week is... George Abbott?
George Abbott is one of the biggest names in American theater history. He had a new show opening on Broadway nearly every year between the mid-1920s and the mid-1970s. It helped that...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Melissa Joan Hart will star in a benefit reading of the '60s romantic comedy "Any Wednesday" at the Westport Country Playhouse Monday, June 29 at 7 p.m.
She will play the role of Ellen, the sweet mistress of a wealthy Manhattan businessman in the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Liv Rooth, who earlier this year starred in “Venus in Fur” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks, is featured in the cast of Joe Orton’s sex farce, “Loot,” which plays July 16 to Aug. 3 at the Westport Country Playhouse.