| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Kevin Gray knows a few things about the musical "Miss Saigon." After all he played the lead role of The Engineer in the Los Angeles and Toronto productions of the show.
Now as a Hartt School drama faculty member at the University of Hartford, Gray stages...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 12:29 PM
Kevin Gray, who starred in "Miss Saigon" in Toronto and Los Angeles -- and is now a faculty member at the Hartt School, directs the musical at the school, part of the University of Hartford.
The show runs Oct. 25 to 28, at Lincoln Theater, University of...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 9:28 AM
Jamal Shuriah, a Hartt School grad, will be in the ensemble of the international tour of Green Day's "American Idiot" when it comes to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford Feb. 26 to March 3.
Alex Nee will star as Johnny, along with...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 4:24 AM
Maxwell Williams, resident director at Hartford Stage, is now the new associate artstic director at the theater.
He succeeds Hana Sharif.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Max over the past year," says artistic director Darko Tresnjak,...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 8:00 AM
William Laramie Memorial Benefit Concert
June 17, 12-4 p.m., $15 suggested donation, East Hartford Cultural Center, 50 Chapman Place, East Hartford, williamlaramiememorialconcert.org.
When musicians are in mourning, they gather to chase away the...
| Jun 10, 2012
Connecticut theater fans will have a few folks with local connections to root for when they tune in to Tony Award telecast on CBS 8 p.m. Sunday night, June 10.
What could be a dramatic and emotional moment would be a win for Da'Vine Joy Randolph,...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 12:10 PM
I remember this time last year when it came time to review the theater season in Connecticut. I felt pretty discouraged. Sure there was plenty of fine work but few shows really knocked my critical socks off with the kind of productions that you...
| May 7, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Ringmaster and Hartt School alum Johnathan Lee Iverson leads directs the action at Dragons, the latest show staged by the Greatest (and longest running) Show on Earth. Lions, tigers and bears, yes, but also Shaolin monks diving through knifes (pictured),...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 9:09 AM
John Corigliano, 74, is one of America’s most celebrated living composers. His Symphony No. 2 won the 2001 Pulitzer Prize, which goes nicely with his Oscar for Best Original Score for the 1999 film The Red Violin and three Grammy Awards. As the...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 7:44 AM
Sara Topham, who recently Gwendlyn in Broadway’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” with Brian Bedford, plays Miranda in the upcoming Hartford Stage production of “The Tempest.”
She acted for 12 seasons at Stratford (Canada)...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 2:10 PM
1) Black-eyed Sally's BBQ & Blues
In the last three years, Black-Eyed Sally’s has stepped up its jazz offerings. “We were mostly known for blues before that,” said owner James Varano. “Then we hooked up with Hartford Jazz...