| May 17, 2013
| 10:51 AM
For set designer Alexander Dodge, it often starts with an image.
In the case of the visual inspiration of Hartford Stage's production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," it was the suggestion of a garden maze by director Darko Tresnjak. The result is...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Che Ayende (Hartford Stage's "The Whipping Man") and Joe Pauiik (Hartford Stage's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer") join the previously announced Kate McCluggage in William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at Hartford Stage.
In the show, which runs May 18 to...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Thank heaven the incessant hype is over.
At least for a few months.
"Our revels now are ended. These our actors, as I foretold you, were all spirits and are melted into air, into thin air.... We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little...
| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards bring out the critic in everyone. It starts when the nominations are announced — "Whaddya mean, Ben Affleck wasn't nominated?" — and lasts long after Oscar night. That annual ritual takes place Sunday night and will be...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Many of the Bard's classics get new attention and appreciation from six talents - Ethan Hawke, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi, theater director Trevor Nunn, Joely Richardson and David Tennant - as they host individual episodes of this recently televised PBS...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:10 AM
In the never-ending effort to make Shakespeare "relevant" and "accessible," it never hurts to enlist celebrities for the hard sell.
"Shakespeare Uncovered," a six-part documentary series that begins airing Friday on PBS, boasts an abundance of famous...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Since being fired in 2011 from the Broadway musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," director Julie Taymor has kept a relatively low public profile, her time presumably occupied by the ongoing lawsuit between her and the show's producers.
| Dec 11, 2012
| 1:10 PM
National Theater Institute’s (NTI) 31 students at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford will present "They Were Under," an original work based on first hand and journalistic accounts, weather forecasts, and documentaries from Hurricane...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Don't look now, but Chicago music is about to experience an Austrian invasion.
In June, six months after Chicago Opera Theater announced the appointment of the Viennese-born Andreas Mitisek as its new general director, the Illinois Philharmonic...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Some major Broadway productions and downtown New York cultural venues remained closed Wednesday as the East Coast continues to get back on its feet following Sandy. Power outages have forced many institutions south of midtown to suspend operations.
| Oct 11, 2012
| 10:06 AM
The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series will start offering discounted student tickets at select movie theaters starting this season. The first broadcast of the 2012-13 season is Saturday, with a live transmission of Donizetti's "The Elixir of Love,"...