| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:07 PM
One of the must-see attractions in eastern Connecticut is Diana's Pool in Chaplin, along the beautiful Natchaug River. This fishing, kayaking and hiking spot is also popular as a destination because of its sheer beauty. An almost rite of...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Tony Award-nominated actors Gregg Edelman (Broadway's "City of Angels,' "1776" and "Into the Woods" and Maria Tucci (Broadway's "The Rose Tattoo," "A Lesson from Aloes") head the cast in a reading of W. Somerset Maugham's satire "The Bread Winner" on...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 7:25 AM
Throughout the season, Westport Country Playhouse's Script in Hand series gives us one-performance-only tastes from a varied collection of plays without the theater having to commit to a full production. For Monday night's show The Bread Winner, by W....
| Dec 3, 2011
| 4:35 AM
Rebecca Brooksher (Lortel Award nomination Best Actress for Lincoln Center’s “Dying City”), Scott Bryce (twice nominated for a Best Actor Emmy Award for TV's "As the World Turns") and Kieran Campion (Westport Country Playhouse’s...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 11:55 AM
The band GrooveLily brings Striking 12, their contemporary musical take on Hans Christian Andersen's holiday tale The Little Match Girl, to the Westport Country Playhouse this Saturday for two performances. In the show, which blends old-fashioned...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 9:25 AM
The recent imbroglio over Hartford’s TheatreWorks production of The Motherfucker With the Hat had a lot of theater professionals playing against type.
There was playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis — not known for being hands-on or imperious...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Sad news: Burry Fredrik, a Tony Award--winning producer and director over five decades died in her home in Weston May 22. Cause of death was complications from a stroke she suffered two years ago, She was 86.
She co-produced Tom Stoppard’s “...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 9:15 AM
Fairfield County has got a whole bunch of theatrical shows opening this week, all at once (in addition to Opera Comique at the Sherman Playhouse which we wrote about in the stage listings). You should probably go see them all at some point, but maybe this...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 7:40 AM
Want to put your two cents in about the Connecticut Office of the Arts, formerly the state’s Commission on Culture and Tourism — but down-classified when it became part of the Department of Economic and Community Development?
The COA will...
| Feb 3, 2012
| 9:39 AM
Lauren Kennedy, Erik Liberman and Danielle Ferland will be featured in the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical "Into the Woods," a co-production with Baltimore's CenterStage and the Westport Country Playhouse.
Mark Lamos, artistic director of the...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 8:31 AM
Earlier this week, I named the Ten Best Shows in Connecticut in 2011.
But once you start looking back on a year, there’s just no stopping.
So here’s a playful retro glance at some of the highlights, performances, newsworthy events and people...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 3:55 AM
Veteran actress Brenda Thomas will head the cast of TheaterWorks' production of the rarely produced Philip Hayes Dean's 1970 play, "The Sty of the Blind Pig." Tazewell Thompson directs the Hartford production which runs Jan. 20 to Feb. 26.
Thonmas was in...