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Saturday, May 21, 2022

‘Between Two Knees’ at Yale Rep is a dark, and unpredictably hilarious, response to a century of Native American oppression by Christopher Arnott

"Between Two Knees, a dark yet hilarious take on the oppression of Native Americans, is at Yale Repertory Theatre through June 4. The play was created by the comedy troupe The 1491s, writers…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

‘Amy Winehouse: Back From Black’ a well-managed tribute about a tragic pop figure at Seven Angels by Christopher Arnott

“Amy Winehouse: Back From Black" brings the British bad-girl pop singer back to life for a couple of saucy, debauched hours of powerful pop ballads, starring Alexa Renée at Seven Angels T…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

‘Zoey’s Perfect Wedding’ at TheaterWorks is a funny, relatable relationship comedy unlike other wedding parodies by Christopher Arnott

“Zoey’s Perfect Wedding” isn't a parody of a wedding, it is a behind-the-scenes reaction to one that’s getting out of control. The play, by Matthew Lopez, is at TheaterWorks Hartford…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 11:32AM
Monday, May 16, 2022

Sequel to the popular ‘I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti’ to be served this summer at TheaterWorks by Christopher Arnott

TheaterWorks Hartford will be premiering a sequel to one of its signature hits, "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti," in July, featuring the original writer, star and director.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:59PM
Friday, May 13, 2022

New partnership with National Asian Theater Company will distinguish Long Wharf’s final show in its permanent space by Christopher Arnott

"Queen" by Madhuri Shekar, at the Long Wharf Theatre May 17 through June 5, is the first project of an exciting new partnership between the Long Wharf and the New York-based National Asian A…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

HSO announces its Talcott Mountain summer season, five Friday nights of outdoor music in July by Christopher Arnott

Hartford Symphony Orchestra 2022 Talcott Mountain Music Festival features concerts devoted to the music of Billy Joel, Paul Simon, "Queens of Soul" and bands who played the Woodstock festiva…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 05:38PM

TheaterWorks New Works festival offers free readings of four new plays by Christopher Arnott

TheaterWorks Hartford's New Works Festival returns with four readings of new plays. Three are streaming May 16-22 online while the fourth is part of a day of live events at the theater May 2…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022

New Haven artist Winfred Rembert awarded Pulitzer posthumously for his memoir of living through the Jim Crow South by Christopher Arnott

Winfred Rembert, a Southern artist who spent the last several decades of his live in New Haven, won the 2022 Pulitzer Prize in Biography for his posthumously published memoir.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:53PM
Tuesday, May 10, 2022

TheaterWorks resumes ‘Zoey’s Perfect Wedding’ performances with new face in the cast after actor tests positive for COVID by Christopher Arnott

When an actor tested positive for COVID, "Zoey's Perfect Wedding" at TheaterWorks canceled five performances and is now bringing a new actor in until the original performer is ready to retur…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 01:40PM
Monday, May 9, 2022

Native American historic satire ‘Between Two Knees,’ from the writers of ‘Reservation Dogs’ on FX, seeks to enlighten and amuse at Yale Rep by Christopher Arnott

"Between Two Knees," a satirical take on recent Native American history by the indigenous comedy troupe The 1491s, is at the Yale Repertory Theatre from May 12 through June 4.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:13PM
Friday, May 6, 2022

‘Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition’ gives Michelangelo’s masterpiece a fresh angle at Connecticut Convention Center by Christopher Arnott

The traveling exhibit "Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel," featuring giant blow-ups of panels from the world-famous Italian masterpiece, is at the Connecticut Convention Center through June 26.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 04:47PM
Thursday, May 5, 2022

Our arts picks: 10 things to do over four days by Christopher Arnott

The Courant's arts picks for May 8-14 includes shows at Sea Tea Comedy Theater, Hole in the Wall Theatre and the Yale Repertory Theatre.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM

Neil Gaiman, the overlord of fantasy, has plenty of new material for this stop at The Bushnell by Christopher Arnott

Best-selling author Neil Gaiman should have a lot to talk about when he comes to Hartford on May 11 for a 7:30 p.m. appearance at The Bushnell.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Free Comic Book Day returns to its rightful spot in the universe — this Saturday by Christopher Arnott

Free Comic Book Day returns May 7, offering dozens of free titles prepared by major comics publishers especially for this annual event.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

HartBeat Ensemble’s ‘Bee Trapped Inside the Window’ casts a spell as a meditation on isolation and injustice by Christopher Arnott

Savian Stanescu's "Bee Trapped Inside the Window" is a carefully distanced and emotional tale of isolation, racism, classism and social injustice at HartBeat Ensemble through Sunday.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 01:05PM
Monday, May 2, 2022

Playhouse on Park’s 2022-23 season includes Pulitzer Prize winner ‘Fences,’ Paula Vogel’s ‘Indecent’ and more by Christopher Arnott

Playhouse on Park's 2022-23 season will feature works by August Wilson, Paula Vogel and a new variation on "A Christmas Carol."

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 05:07PM
Saturday, April 30, 2022

Michael Bolton talks about ‘American Song Contest’ and what we can expect at his Mohegan show by Christopher Arnott

The Courant chats with New Haven native and longtime Westport resident Michael Bolton, who is representing Connecticut on TV's "American Song Contest." He'll perform in the semifinals on May…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, April 28, 2022

Theater review: ‘Pretty Woman’ at The Bushnell stays true to the beloved romcom film by Christopher Arnott

"Pretty Woman: The Musical," at The Bushnell through May 1, stays true to its movie source material and adds some theatrical flash and creativity.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 05:18PM

Immersive drama takes you witch hunting on ‘Hallowed Ground’ in Wethersfield by Christopher Arnott

"Hallowed Ground: A 17th Century Immersive Drama" lets audiences interact with witches and colonial townsfolk in the historic Buttolph-Williams House in Wethersfield April 29 through May 7.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 03:53PM
Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Here are the bands playing at this weekend’s returning Meriden Daffodil Festival by Christopher Arnott

The Meriden Daffodil Festival returns after a two-year pandemic hiatus. Among the attractions: dozens of live music acts.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 05:30PM

‘The Future Is Latinx’ photo show at Hartford’s Park Street library branch by Christopher Arnott

A photography exhibit, "The Future is Latinx," is at Park Street Library @ the Lyric through May 31. Work by two photographers is on view, Adrian Martinez Chavez and Rafael Concepcion.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Friday, April 22, 2022

TheaterWorks hosts the riotous romp ‘Zoey’s Perfect Wedding’ by Christopher Arnott

"Zoey's Perfect Wedding," a "disastrously fun" comedy by Matthew Lopez, is at TheaterWorks Hartford April 30 through June 5.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Thursday, April 21, 2022

Yale Rep’s four-play 2022-23 season includes Albee’s ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ by Christopher Arnott

The Yale Repertory Theatre has announced its 2022-23 season of four plays: Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf,” Leah Nanako Winkler’s “The Brightest Thing in the Worl…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 07:29PM

Hartford Stage announces eclectic 2022-23 season, including two new shows, Agatha Christie and Shakespeare by Christopher Arnott

Hartford Stage has announced its 2022-23 season of six plays: "The Mousetrap," "Trouble in Mind," new plays by Kate Snodgrass and Christine Quintana, Shakespeare's "The Winter's Tale" and th…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 05:49PM

Adam Pascal returns to The Bushnell, this time as the lead in ‘Pretty Woman’ by Christopher Arnott

The national tour of the musical version of "Pretty Woman," starring Olivia Valli and Adam Pascal, is at The Bushnell April 26 through May 1.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Political protest theater troupe performing antiwar tragedy in streets around UConn by Christopher Arnott

Vermont's Bread and Puppet Theater will bring its adaptation of Aeschylus' "The Persians" to UConn for two performances on Saturday and Sunday. The anti-war drama will be preceded by street …

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 12:24PM

Theater review: ‘Lost in Yonkers’ stuck in time at Hartford Stage by Christopher Arnott

Neil Simon's 1991 Pulitzer winner "Lost in Yonkers" is having a lackluster revival at Hartford Stage through May 1, starring and co-directed by the playwright's former wife and collaborator …

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Sunday, April 17, 2022

Ballet Theatre Company ready to take the stage at The Bushnell with a reimagined ‘Aladdin’ by Christopher Arnott

Ballet Theatre Company will perform "Aladdin," with a score by Carl Davis and contributions from local Indian and Chinese choreographers, April 23 and 24 at The Bushnell. The project was con…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM
Friday, April 15, 2022

Quinnipiac to host Black comics creators, scholars and celebrities for a DiasporaCon by Christopher Arnott

DiasphoraCon, April 23 at Quinnipiac University's North Haven campus, is a celebration of comic books and graphic novels created by Black writers and artists.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 04:48PM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

Hot historical musical ‘Six,’ Tony award-winning ‘Jagged Little Pill’ highlight The Bushnell’s 2022-23 season schedule by Christopher Arnott

The Bushnell announced its 2022-23 Broadway series of seven shows on Thursday. The shows include fan favorites and Tony winners such as "Six," "Disney's Aladdin," "To Kill a Mockingbird," "T…

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:31PM

Theater review: An uncommon, rejuvenating ‘Next to Normal’ at Westport Playhouse by Christopher Arnott

A new production of at "Next to Normal" at Westport Country Playhouse challenges that clichéd framework with a racially diverse cast including Black and LatinX actors as the central family.

SOURCE: Hartford Courant at 06:00AM