| Jul 16, 2013
| 8:29 AM
It’s time for A Midsummer Night’s Drama. And Comedy. And Musicals. And More.
Summer outdoor theater presentations (and some indoor ones, too) that are synonymous with summer are kicking in all over the state.
They include: Connecticut Free...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 5:20 AM
You might remember actress Melissa Joan Hart from her '90s sitcoms "Sabrina the Teenage Witch" and "Clarissa Explains it All." Or you might know her from her current show "Melissa & Joey" alongside fellow '90s sitcom star Joey Lawrence (the dude on...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 2:20 PM
Traditionally, parents and teenagers aren't always on the same page. The Westport Country Playhouse is world premiering a new provocative play called Oblivion Tuesday that probes that issue deeply. It's written by Carly Mensch, who's also a writer for...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Johanna Day (Broadway’s “Proof,” Yale Rep’s “The Realistic Joneses,” Hartford Stage’s “Peter and Jerry”) is featured in the cast of the world premiere of “Oblivion” by Carly Mensch,...
| 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...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Carly Mensch has had plays done at Steppenwolf in Chicago, Ars Nova in New York City and the Humana Festival in Louisville, Ky. She's also written for the TV shows "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie." Often, when writers are sucked into screenwriting jobs, they...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Among Julie Harris' Connecticut performances and connections:
In 1948, Harris performed in "Sundown Beach" at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Elia Kazan. With Kim Hunter, Steven Hill, Martin Balsam, Joan Copeland, Nehemiah Persoff. An Actors...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:40 PM
The Shubert in New Haven prides itself on its historical significance. This was the theater where Rodgers & Hammerstein, Neil Simon and many other theater legends chose to try out their new works before they went to Broadway. The 2013-14 Shubert "Best...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful.
| Sep 12, 2013
Time was, fall was about fresh beginnings: a new TV season, new dramas at theaters, college bands touring campuses. Now, all that stuff happens year-round, without a clean start or finish. It can be dizzying, but this is a good thing. Nostalgic tribute...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:19 AM
Westport Country Playhouse, which has one show (the backstage romp Room Service) left to go on its 2013 season, and has already announced its 2014 season (Coward’s A Song at Twilight, Bergman’s Ibsen-based Nora, Ayckbourn’s Things We...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:12 AM
Westport Country Playhouse is known for bringing out the big names for its annual fundraiser.
This year’s lineup celebrating the career of actor-director Phylicia Rashad on Sept. 16 includes: Lin-Manuel Miranda (Tony Award-winning composer/...