| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Darko Tresnjak’s production of Macbeth at Hartford Stage does the classic tragedy justice and accentuates the speed of the title character’s descent into murderous tyranny. Clocking in at just two-and-a-quarter hours including one...
| Sep 27, 2013
The show: William Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at Hartford Stage
What makes it special?: The second show in repertory, with "La Dispute," which opens the theater's 50th anniversary season.
First impressions?: Think "Breaking Bard." Walter White's...
| Sep 24, 2013
The show: "La Dispute" at Hartford Stage
What makes it special?: Kickoff show of the theater's 50th anniversary and the play will alternate with "Macbeth" through early November.
First impressions: An amuse bouche of a production, the mid-18th century...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:47 AM
Janine Nabers is Hartford Stage’s new Aetna New Voices Fellow, a season-long position previously held by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes, as well as Daniel Beaty, Will Power and Martthew Lopez.
The fellowship allows...
| Sep 10, 2013
What's it like to prepare, rehearse and perform two shows in repertory?
Repertory — where a theater presents one show on one day and an entirely different one the next — was once common practice in theaters. Connecticut audiences may...
| 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 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
| 8:35 AM
George Bartenieff, Didi Conn, Jenny Leona, Jeff McCarthy, Burke Moses and Steve Routman make up the cast of Steve Martin’s “The Underpants” which will bow at New Haven’s Long Wharf Theatre Oct. 16 to Nov. 10 before coming to...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:08 PM
There's more than a few new names in the Broadway production of the new musical "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" -- at least compared to when it had its world premiere at Hartford Stage.
Bryce Pinkham (Yale School of Drama grad, Hartford Stage'...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:54 AM
You can't swing a critic around Times Square without hitting some kid who's featured, if not starring, in a Broadway show.
This fact was abundantly clear in the opening number of June's Tony Awards show when young cast members of "Annie," "Matilda,"...
| Aug 20, 2013
The show: "Time Stands Still" by Donald Margulies at Hartford's TheaterWorks
First impressions: There are minefields aplenty in this tale about the relationship between a wounded war photojournalist and her foreign correspondent partner. The setting...