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  • Esau Pritchett Heads Cast In 'Fences' At Long Wharf Theatre

    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,...
  • Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf

    Phylicia Rashad Directing Wilson's 'Fences' At Long Wharf
    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...
  • Tillinger To Direct Another Ayckbourn At Westport

    Tillinger To Direct Another Ayckbourn At Westport
    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  “...
  • The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013

     The Best Of Connecticut Theater In 2013
    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...
  • 'A Song at Twilight' At Hartford Stage Lacks Punch, Precision

     'A Song at Twilight' At Hartford Stage Lacks Punch, Precision
    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...
  • Brian Murray Stars In 'Song At Twilight'

    Brian Murray Stars In 'Song At Twilight'
    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...
  • Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut

    Surviving The Puritans, Theater Thrives In Connecticut
    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...
  • 'Mister Roberts' Playing at Westport Country Playhouse

    'Mister Roberts' Playing at Westport Country Playhouse
    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...
  • 'Room Service' Playing at the Westport Country Playhouse Oct. 8-27

    'Room Service' Playing at the Westport Country Playhouse Oct. 8-27
    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....
  • The Backstage Comedy 'Room Service' Contorts Westport Country Playhouse This Month

    The Backstage Comedy 'Room Service' Contorts Westport Country Playhouse This Month
    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...
  • Melissa Joan Hart In 'Any Wednesday' Reading At Westport

    Melissa Joan Hart In 'Any Wednesday' Reading At Westport
    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...
  • Liv Rooth Featured In 'Loot' At Westport Playhouse

    Liv Rooth Featured In 'Loot' At Westport Playhouse
    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. Rooth...