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BWW Reviews: Terrence Mann - a Noble MAN OF LA MANCHA at CRT
by Jacques Lamarre - June 13, 2012

CRT achieves the Impossible Dream - they got me to like 'Man of La Mancha.'... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SEX AND THE CITY, LOVE, LOSS & WHAT I WORE, BAD DATES all Get Together Over a Delizioso Pasta Dinner in I LOVED, I LOST, I MADE SPAGHETTI
by Lauren Yarger - June 11, 2012

Antoinette LaVecchia sparkles like a fine Chianti in Connecticut playwright Jacques Lamarre's stage adaptation of Giulia Melucci's bestselling memoir I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti getting a delectable world premiere at TheatreWorks in Hartford.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LTM’s VAGINA MONOLOGUES is Thigh-Opening
by Jacques Lamarre - June 10, 2012

Little Theatre of Manchester reminds us why it is worth poking around THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Twyla Tharp and Sinatra Soar Somewhat in COME FLY AWAY at Bushnell
by Jacques Lamarre - May 30, 2012

Sinatra songbook gets stretched further than a Tharp dancer's hamstring in COME FLY AWAY.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Spirit of Broadway’s NUMBER THE STARS a Child’s Eye View of World War II
by Jacques Lamarre - May 21, 2012

Sean Hartley counts on Lois Lowry's NUMBER THE STARS at Spirit of Broadway... (more...)
Hole in the Wall's REEFER MADNESS offers a contact high
by Jacques Lamarre - May 20, 2012

Hard-hittin' New Britain starts bong-hittin' with REEFER MADNESS at Hole in the Wall.... (more...)
GOLDA’S BALCONY at Playhouse on Park offers a view of history
by Jacques Lamarre - May 20, 2012

Playhouse on Park's GOLDA'S BALCONY is historic and frenetic... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Contemporary Politics Could Write Seven Angels' TEDDY & ALICE
by Lauren Yarger - May 18, 2012

Even though the musical depicts events from more than 100 years ago, 'not much has changed.'... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Hartford Stage’s TEMPEST - Both Stormy and Placid
by Jacques Lamarre - May 17, 2012

Is Tresnjak's first Shakespeare at Hartford Stage a TEMPEST in a tea pot? You decide.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Art Conflicts with Tradition in MY NAME IS ASHER LEV at Long Wharf Theatre
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 14, 2012

The conflict between art and religious tradition takes on extraordinary dimensions in My Name is Asher Lev, which is playing at the Long Wharf Theatre.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Goodspeed Charms the Husk Right Off of This Production of MAME
by Lauren Yarger - May 14, 2012

Tony nominee Louise Pitre (MAMMA MIA) brings to life a legendary stage persona in an engaging and well staged production of the Jerry Herman musical MAME to open the Goodspeed Opera House's 2012-2013 season.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Thrills, Chills and Skills Take You INTO THE WOODS at Westport Country Playhouse
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 11, 2012

What happens after "happily ever after" is explored in this deft and delicious production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's 1987 musical, Into the Woods.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Broad Brook Opera House Ruffles Feathers
by Jacques Lamarre - May 08, 2012

Opera House Players' LA CAGE AUX FOLLES shows the fun and folly of Herman/Fierstein musical... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Westport Takes a Pleasant Trip INTO THE WOODS
by Lauren Yarger - May 07, 2012

Mark Lamos directs an impressive kickoff at Westport Country Playhouse with a 25th-anniversary production of Stephen Sondhheim's funny and thought-provoking musical INTO THE WOODS.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Keeping Up with THE REALISTIC JONESES Isn't So Easy
by Lauren Yarger - May 02, 2012

Knowing chuckles sputter throughout the audience during the world premiere of Will Eno's THE REALISTIC JONESES at Yale Rep. The story is about everything - and nothing - just like the dialogue, but sooner or later you recognize a character you know, or perhaps yourself, and suddenly the seemingly po... (more...)
BWW Reviews: I LEFT MY HEART Celebrates Music of Tony Bennett at MTC
by Lauren Yarger - April 24, 2012

A mostly grey-haired matinee audience smiling, bopping heads, tapping feet and singing along with classics like 'Fly Me to the Moon,' Night and Day,' 'That Old Black Magic,' and of course, 'I Left My Heart in San Francisco.'... (more...)
BWW Reviews: A Look Back at ETC's COURT MARTIAL AT FORT DEVENS Makes Its Case, Closing Tonight
by Jacques Lamarre - April 22, 2012

Jeffrey Sweet's military drama casts a spotlight on racism during World War II.... (more...)
by Jacques Lamarre - April 16, 2012

Jeffrey Sweet's military drama casts a spotlight on racism during World War II.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: CRT's SPRING AWAKENING Comes in Like a Lamb
by Jacques Lamarre - April 15, 2012

Connecticut Repertory Theatre's SPRING AWAKENING does not totally rock, but it's not totally f**ked, either.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: FIDDLER Does Not Exactly Blow ROOF off The Bushnell
by BWW News Desk - April 15, 2012

National Tour pulls into Hartford by way of Anatevka.... (more...)
Little Theatre of Manchester's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF sizzles and simmers
by Jacques Lamarre - April 14, 2012

Tennessee Williams' 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winner manages to set the roof on fire, but needs a little more heat.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: RED at TheaterWorks Hartford Could Use More Layers
by Lauren Yarger - April 11, 2012

Cynical, angry artist Mark Rothko (Jonathan Epstein) hires a young idealistic assistant, Ken (Thomas Leverton) to work with him on his newest commission: a series of four murals to hang in the newly constructed Four Seasons Restaurant in Manhattan. A smart dialogue about painting and about American ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: FIDDLER Does Not Exactly Blow ROOF off The Bushnell
by Jacques Lamarre - April 11, 2012

National Tour pulls into Hartford by way of Anatevka.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Hartford Stage's BELL, BOOK & CANDLE is Magical through April 29
by Jacques Lamarre - April 10, 2012

Darko Tresnjak's fabulous 50s romantic comedy casts a spell with a bewitching Kate MacCluggage.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: THE WINTER'S TALE, Complete with a Bear, Shines at Yale Rep
by Lauren Yarger - April 02, 2012

A De 'light full' Productions of Shakespeare's tale of love and jealousy.... (more...)