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The deliciously naughty Broadway comedy, “Hand to God,” has found a welcome home at TheaterWorks in Hartford. Robert Askins' Tony nominated play about an unruly puppet with a mind of his own is packing the house at the spunky theatre where the audience has been groomed to try the adventurous…

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There’s yet another new theatre in the picturesque town of Ridgefield, Conn. Just a few weeks ago A Contemporary Theatre of Ridgefield (ACT) unveiled their production of “Mamma Mia!” and now the Thrown Stone Theatre Company has opened its second season with the New England premiere of “The A…

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In a co-production with the Resident Ensemble Players at the University of Delaware, the Westport Playhouse and Artistic Director Mark Lamos are presenting George Feydeau’s turn-of-the-20th-century French farce, “A Flea in Her Ear”. Lamos directed the production last March in Delaware and mo…

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I don’t know how they do it, but Netflix seems to be everywhere these days. Offering original hit series and movies each month, taking out full page ads in the New York Times and mounting Oscar campaigns for their critically praised films and documentaries, the streaming service apparently m…

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One of Connecticut’s most venerable theatres, the Westport Country Playhouse, has been producing plays and musicals since 1931 and there’s no sign that they will be closing their doors any time soon. The theatre’s 2018 season just opened with a solid revival of Pearl Cleage’s historic drama,…

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Hartford Stage’s world premiere production of “The Age of Innocence” and Goodspeed Musical’s refashioned revival of “Rags” were named “Outstanding Production” and “Outstanding Musical” at this year’s annual Connecticut Critics Circle Awards. “Rags,” which had a total of six nominations, also…

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It’s been a while since Connecticut has welcomed a brand new professional theater to its state, but in Ridgefield that is just what has happened with the debut of A Contemporary Theatre, ACT, of Connecticut. Under the leadership of founders Katie Diamond, Bryan Perri and Daniel C. Levine, AC…

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Hartford Stage is concluding their season with a revival of Athol Fugard’s critically acclaimed play from 1980, “A Lesson from Aloes.” The drama replaces the previously announced Fugard revival of “Statements After an Arrest Under the Immortality Act”. Any chance to see the works of the grea…

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Yes, believe it or not, there are movies coming out this summer that don’t feature spandex-clad superheroes, high-rise explosions or The Rock. It’s called counter-programming and it’s always good to know there will be a few choice examples of calm and intelligence in what looks to be a very …

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The Tony Award winning “Best Musical” from 1991, “The Will Rogers Follies, A Life in Revue,” has opened the new season at Goodspeed Musicals. This is an uncharacteristically low-key revival for the East Haddam theatre which usually relies on far more boisterous and lavish musicals for its no…

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We all need reminders about how to act in this world, courses in diversity, training in anti-discrimination, how to be politically correct in speech and actions. A small town in New Jersey gets the real deal in one Leonard Pelkey, a young teenager who was not afraid to be true to himself. In…

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Based on the 1992 hit film starring Whopie Goldberg, “Sister Act” became a stage musical in 2011 and had a semi-successful Broadway run for just over a year. Since then, it has played on tour across the country and is currently enjoying an engagement at the Westchester Broadway Theatre where…

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So you’ve been mourning the passing of “Downtown Abbey” since its final episode aired two years ago? You can get a taste of that polite, upper-crust society (albeit American) with “The Age of Innocence”, the new stage adaptation of Edith Wharton’s classic novel currently in a world premiere …

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The sounds of silence (to paraphrase Simon and Garfunkel) can be deafening. And also terrifying as director John Krasinki’s new thriller, “A Quiet Place,” amply proves. This mesmerizing film about one family’s fight for survival battling the unimaginable is an invigorating surprise in what h…

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The Hartford theatre scene has been a welcoming one for playwright Mathew Lopez. Over the past few seasons, the writer has been represented at Hartford Stage with three of his plays, “The Whipping Man,” “Somewhere” and “Reverberation.” Currently at Hartford’s intimate Theaterworks is Lopez’s…

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The Pulitzer Prize winning playwright, Suzan-Lori Parks, has had a long and fruitful relationship with the Yale Repertory Theatre. The New Haven theatre hosted Parks’ prize winning “Topdog/Underdog” among other works and is currently in residence with the author’s ambitious “Father Comes Hom…

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Ken Ludwig is the playwright of the moment with two major productions of his work at Connecticut theatres. His smashing adaptation of the Agatha Christie classic, “Murder on the Orient Express,” wraps up its successful run at Hartford Stage this weekend along with his tongue-very-firmly-in-c…

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The suspects are dressed to the nines and sporting a variety of accents as the board the famed Orient Express where murder most foul is about to occur. It’s a stage adaptation of one of Agatha Christie’s best mysteries, “Murder on the Orient Express”, and it’s currently being presented in a …

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“A Chorus Line,” Michael Bennett’s ground-breaking Pulitzer Prize winning musical from 1975, is currently enjoying an impressive revival at Westchester Broadway Theatre. The Elmsford, New York dinner theatre should settle in for a popular run with this modern classic about a group of Broadwa…