Short Takes

Short Takes

Hartford Stage SuperMatch

SuperMatchThrough the incredible generosity of some of our closest friends, we have been issued a challenge grant that will match any new or increased contribution 2 to 1 up to $165,000. Make your annual fund gift today to triple your impact and keep theatre thriving in Hartford. To make a gift or for more information, please read more or call Pete Carey at 860-520-7258.

Around the World with Hartford Stage

Around the WorldThe Hartford Stage gala, always the party of the year, will be at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, at the Hartford Stage Scene & Paint Shop. Enjoy cocktails and dinner by Max Catering & Events, live and silent auctions, and then dance the rest of the evening away! For reservations and information, contact Jennifer Crookes Carpenter at

Find Absolute Courage:
The Trevor Project Fundraiser

The Trevor ProjectAfter the April 22 matinee of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, join actor/writer James Lecesne for a screening of his Academy Award-winning short film, Trevor. We will follow the film with a raffle, hors d’oeuvres and drinks. All proceeds will benefit The Trevor Project, founded by Mr. Lecesne. The event is free with admission to the performance. For more information, visit the Absolute Brightness Events & Talks page.

Anastasia on Broadway

AnastasiaOur production of Anastasia, directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director and Tony Award winner Darko Tresnjak, will begin previews on March 23 at the Broadhurst Theatre. Most of the Hartford Stage cast will return, including Christy Altomare as Anya, John Bolton as Vlad, Derek Klena as Dmitry, Caroline O’Connor as Countess Lily and Mary Beth Peil as the Dowager Empress. Anastasia features a book by Terrence McNally, a score by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. The show officially opens on April 24. For information, visit