| Sep 9, 2012
| 6:32 PM
“The Best Man,” the hit revival of the Gore Vidal play may have ended its limited Broadway run last Sunday but Michael Wilson, former artistic director at Hartford Stage who staged the work, has another New York gig.
Wilson will direct a...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 8:34 AM
With the closing of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man" last week, the most politically direct show on Broadway has left the stage. It has also got me to thinking about theater and politics during these last few weeks of a major presidential campaign.
| Apr 23, 2011
In 1786, citizens gathered in New London to watch the public hanging for homicide of Hannah Occuish, a 12-year-old girl of mixed race. She might have been the youngest person in the United States ever to meet such a fate.
In 1905, 73-year-old Gershom...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 7:13 AM
Kathleen Turner will star and direct in a new adaptation of "The Killing of Sister George" at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven.
Jeffrey Hatcher will write the adaptation of the play by Frank Marcus, whose estate has given Hatcher permission to re-...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:31 AM
Christopher Shinn's new play "Teddy Ferrrara" will receive its world premiere in early 2013 at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.
The drama by the Wethersfield-raised playwright is described: "It's Gabe's senior year of college and his future looks bright: he...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 8:04 AM
The state legislature is holding hearings on Connecticut Light & Power's response to Hurricane Irene. Right now they're talking to municipal leaders, but on Monday, citizens will get their shot.
For the first time in history, the state will allow...
| Apr 24, 2011
Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators.
But this year's bill —...
| May 1, 2012
| 6:16 PM
The Senate voted Tuesday to approve Sunday alcohol sales in supermarkets and package stores, leaving Indiana as the only state with an across-the-board ban on Sunday sales.
After a debate that lasted just more than an hour, the Senate voted 28-6, with...
| May 28, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Anthony Adams, CFO with the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development before his retirement four years ago, is also a playwright whose new work, “A Letter from the Bishop” will have a reading June 11 at 7 p.m. at St....
| Jul 11, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Tallulah is back and the Bushnell has got her.
Valerie Harper, who received a Tony Award nomination playing legendary actress Tallulah Bankhead, returns to the role for the launch of the national tour of “Looped” at the Belding Theater at the...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 6:15 AM
Another finalist for the job of top state elections watchdog has dropped out of the running because of the same issue that doomed former Middletown Mayor Sebastian Giuliano's appointment last month to the post: a history of participation in partisan...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 4:51 PM
In a move that could change Connecticut's liquor landscape, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will propose allowing Sunday sales of alcohol at package stores and beer at supermarkets.
The change must be approved by the state legislature, which has repeatedly...