| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's July. Time for some theater day trips by the water where it's cool.
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, a stone's skip from New London, has shifted from National Playwright Conference mode to its National Music Theater Conference. Three...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:24 AM
The show: “The Lion in Winter” at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage (formerly the Berkshire Theatre Festival) in Stockbridge, Mass.
What makes it special?: Treat Williams and Jayne Atkinson dig into dialogue in James Goldman’s still...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Liv Rooth, who earlier this year starred in “Venus in Fur” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks, is featured in the cast of Joe Orton’s sex farce, “Loot,” which plays July 16 to Aug. 3 at the Westport Country Playhouse.
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:33 AM
Twenty-nine creative artists from northwest Connecticut will participate on Saturday and Sunday, June 22 and 23, in the fourth annual Open Your Eyes Studio Tour.
The free event, presented by the Northwest Connecticut Arts Council, is in Kent and New...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Hartfrd's TheaterWorks is extended its run of "Becoming Dr. Ruth," Mark St. Germain's bio show about the life of Dr. Ruth Westheimer.
The solo show which stars Debra Jo Rupp (TV's "That '70s Show") centers on Westheimer's eventful life, mostly before...
| Jun 11, 2013
The show: "Becoming Dr. Ruth" at Hartford's TheaterWorks
First impressions: The solo bio show by Mark St. Germain, starring Debra Jo Rupp, is much improved since I saw it at its world premiere last summer at Barrington Stage in Pittsfield, Mass.
| May 28, 2013
| 9:20 AM
If you grew up in the '70s and '80s, you remember Dr. Ruth Westheimer: the fast-talking, ever-smiling, diminutive sex therapist with the heavy accent, whose frank shop-talk about what goes on under the covers satisfied scores of television viewers....
| May 27, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Hartford’s TheaterWorks, under the direction of Rob Ruggiero, in will open its 2013-14 season with Jeffrey Hatcher’s “Mrs. Mannerly.”
The show is described as an “irreverent, yet poignant comedy [that centers on] a ten-...
| May 26, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Whew! There's a slew of nominations for The Connectocut Critics Circle Awards honoring the best of the state's 2012-13 theater season.
Winners will be named next week and will be honored at a ceremony June 10 at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre. The...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The doorbell of the apartment in a modest brick building in a quiet residential neighborhood in Washington Heights rings like Big Ben announcing the queen.
"Come in, come in," says the chirpy, accented voice of Ruth Westheimer, known more popularly as...
| May 22, 2013
| 2:57 PM
Hartford's TheaterWorks is taking the unusual step of inviting audiences to a piece of the tech rehearsal on Thursday, May 30, for the solo show, “Becoming Dr. Ruth," starring Debra Jo Rupp (Tv's "That '70s Show"). Thwe play begins previews on May...