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The Hartford CourantFor 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...
Mad Cow Theatre's 17th season will include recent Broadway hits "Venus in Fur" and "Other Desert Cities," as well as classics, including Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and the 1970s rock musical "Hair." The annual Orlando Cabaret Festival...
ReutersApr 23 (TheWrap.com) - Bette Midler has joined Tom Hanks as a certified Broadway smash. Her one-woman show about super-agent Sue Mengers, "I'll Eat You Last," officially opens Wednesday, but sales during previews have been strong. In fact, many of the...
Say you had a family secret. A juicy one. The kind that speaks volumes about families. And you wrote a book about it. But your family hates the book. Or, at the very least, potentially feels embarrassment from it. Would you still release that book?...
In his younger days, playwright Jon Robin Baitz was known for his angry young characters, usually in conflict with stubborn members of the older generation. Those bristling, indignant, furious youth fill such plays as "A Fair Country" (produced in Chicago...
With Scrooge back under wraps, it's time for the 2013 winter theater season to begin in earnest. There's an especially strong slate of classical works opening between now and the end of March, but the offerings also are as diverse as ever. Among the...
Any writer knows the temptation of using one's family for material. They're immediate and present. Their influence is intense and fundamental. Writers usually justify the act on the grounds of authorial honesty: Since the issues in one's life are forged,...
The Hartford CourantIs it possible to fall in love with all the characters in a play, even those who see themselves as less-than-worthy members of the human race? And then, after more than a year, fall in love with them all over again? That's what happened to me with...
If like me you come from a mixed family, meaning there are conservative Republicans and liberal Democrats boisterously hashing out their differences at the holiday table, you'll have an easy time recognizing the Wyeth clan gathered to celebrate...
On your way to meet actress Robin Weigert for the first time, you may be forgiven for feeling some trepidation about who, exactly, will greet you at the door. Will it be Calamity Jane, the buckskin-wearing, dirt-encrusted, foul-tongued frontier woman...
The Goodman Theatre has announced casting for its upcoming production of "Other Desert Cities," directed by Jon Robin Baitz. Tracy Michelle Arnold will play Brooke Wyeth (the role originated on Broadway by Rachel Griffiths); the Tony Award-winning...
NEW YORK — What with "Ghost,""Lysistrata Jones" and other wearying disappointments, the 2012-13 Broadway season hardly will go down as a banner year for new American musicals. Indeed, should the best-musical Tony Award go, at Sunday night's...
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