Press Releases

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces 2016-17 Season

July 19, 2016

STORRS. Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Bradford and Managing Director Matthew J. Pugliese have announced the theatre’s 2016-17 Season. The season begins with King Lear by William Shakespeare. The production will coincide with the … Read more

CT Repertory Theatre Names New Artistic Director

June 27, 2016

STORRS. Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has named Michael Bradford the new Artistic Director beginning in August. Bradford will succeed Vincent J. Cardinal, who is departing at the conclusion of the Nutmeg Summer Series to become the The Arthur and Martha … Read more

CRT Welcomes Broadway Veterans To Cast of West Side Story

June 17, 2016

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for their production of the Broadway classic West Side Story with book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and based on a concept of Jerome Robbins. West … Read more

Vincent J. Cardinal Celebrates Final Summer at Connecticut Repertory Theatre

June 3, 2016

STORRS. Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced that Vincent J. Cardinal, Connecticut Repertory Theatre Artistic Director and Head of the Department of Dramatic Arts at the University of Connecticut will step down from his position at the end of July. … Read more

Tony Nominee Leads Cast of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER

May 24, 2016

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for their production of “Peter and the Starcatcher”, the play by Rick Elice, based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, with music by Wayne Barker. Directed by CRT Artistic … Read more

The Love Boat’s Fred Grandy Joins Connecticut Rep’s HOW TO SUCCEED…

April 6, 2016

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces a change in the casting for their production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, the musical comedy by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert, with music and lyrics by Frank … Read more

“Wicked” Stars Reunite to Lead CT Repertory Theatre’s Spamalot

March 12, 2016

Contact:Matthew J Pugliese, Managing Director Matthew.Pugliese@uconn.edu (860) 486-4799 STORRS. Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will stage Monty Python’s Spamalot, the Tony Award winning musical comedy with book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle as … Read more

CT Rep presents THE MFA PUPPET ARTS FESTIVAL

March 7, 2016

STORRS. Connecticut Repertory Theatre will present the world premiere of three puppetry works onstage in one innovative evening under the banner of The MFA Puppet Arts Festival. For 50 years, UConn’s Puppet Arts program defined the cutting edge of new … Read more

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces 2016 Nutmeg Summer Series Lineup

February 29, 2016

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal is pleased to announce the lineup for the 2016 Nutmeg Summer Series. Beginning with How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, Peter and the Starcatcher and West Side Story., … Read more

CRT to Stage Jane Austen’s SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

February 3, 2016

STORRS. Connecticut Repertory Theatre will present Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility by adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan as the fourth show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by Kristin Wold, a faculty member … Read more

HOLIDAY INFUSED “TWELFTH NIGHT” ON STAGE AT CRT

November 6, 2015

STORRS. Connecticut Repertory Theatre continues the 2015-16 season with a production of William Shakespeare’s comedy Twelfth Night, directed by Victor Maog. It is the second show of the mainstage series and will perform in the Nafe Katter Theatre.  CRT brings … Read more

CRT to Stage Naomi Iizuka’s Immigration Play, ANON(YMOUS)

October 19, 2015

STORRS. Connecticut Repertory Theatre will stage Anon(ymous) by Naomi Iizuka as the second show of its 2015-2016 season. The show is directed by UConn visiting professor Vincent Tycer. It is part of the Studio Series, and will be held in … Read more

CRT To Host Screening of Documentary Film “Actress”

September 14, 2015

STORRS. Connecticut Repertory Theatre will hold a screening of Robert Greene’s award-winning documentary film Actress, starring Brandy Burre. The film centers around Burre’s steps to return to acting after a hiatus to focus on motherhood. Burre was named “Best Actress … Read more

BRANDY BURRE TO JOIN CT REP’S “THE LARAMIE PROJECT”

August 28, 2015

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced that Brandy Burre, of HBO’s The Wire and the critically acclaimed documentary film Actress, and Josh Aaron McCabe of Shakespeare & Company will lead the ensemble cast. Helmed by CRT Artistic Director Vincent … Read more

CRT Announces 2015-16 Season

July 29, 2015

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre under the leadership of Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal and Managing Director Matthew J. Pugliese announced the 2015-16 Season. The season features works that have been adapted from another medium. These stories range from contemporary classics, … Read more

PETER PAN Cast Announced

May 27, 2015

STORRS. Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced the complete cast for the musical Peter Pan, its second production of the 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series. Directed by Cassie Abate, Peter Pan will star Riley Costello in the title role. Costello was … Read more

Les Misérables Complete Cast Announced

May 13, 2015

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) has announced the complete cast for its production of Les Misérables beginning later this month. Directed by Terrence Mann, Les Misérables will star Mann as Inspector Javert, a role he originated on Broadway and for … Read more

Broadway’s Terrence Mann Launches CRT’s Summer Season with LES MISÉRABLES

April 10, 2015

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal is pleased to announce that three-time Tony Award-nominee Terrence Mann will return to CRT this summer.  The Nutmeg Summer Series will feature three incredible musicals, beginning with Les Misérables, Peter … Read more

A Magical Finalé to the CRT Season

MEDIA RELEASE 4/31/2015 Contact: Matthew J Pugliese, Managing Director Matthew.Pugliese@uconn.edu (860) 486-4799 Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will end its 2014-2015 season with the Shakespeare classic A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre between April 23rd and … Read more

CRT to Present Sensual and Dark Film Noir Show

March 19, 2015

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT), in conjunction with Split Knuckle Theatre, will present The Band of the Black Hand in the Studio Theatre March 26th through April 4th. Explore the world of Capital City with Private Dick Jack Stone, a … Read more

World Premiere Theatre at Connecticut Repertory Theatre

February 28, 2015

Storrs: This week Connecticut Repertory Theatre will open a new adaptation of Lysistrata by Jen Wineman and the world premiere of Band of the Black Hand, a collaboration with Split Knuckle Theatre. CRT launched its season with Michael Bradford’s Olives and … Read more

A Comic Battle of the Sexes; Lysistrata to Conquer the CRT Stage

February 3, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE January 29, 2015 Contact:  Matthew J Pugliese, Managing Director                        Matthew.Pugliese@uconn.edu   (860) 486-4799 Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the Greek comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes in the … Read more

CLOUD 9: Smart, Sassy Comedy Set for Studio Series

October 13, 2014

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Caryl Churchill’s Cloud 9 in the Connecticut Repertory Theatre Studio Theatre October 23rd through November 2nd. The play, which during its 1982 Broadway run, “offer[ed] an evening of uninhibited lunacy”, still excites audiences … Read more

OLIVES AND BLOOD Casting Complete

September 16, 2014

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will open their 2014-15 season with Olives and Blood at the Nafe Katter Theatre October 2nd – 12th. Written by Michael Bradford, this new play stars Martín Solá as Juan Luis Trescante Medina, the aging … Read more

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season

August 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE                                  Storrs:  The Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces its 2014-15 Season, filled with classic comedies and challenging, engaging new work.   The 2014-15 Season … Read more

The Legendary Leslie Uggams to Star in GYPSY

May 8, 2014

Leslie Uggams to Star as Rose in GYPSY STORRS, CT– Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal is pleased to announce that Leslie Uggams, the Tony and Emmy Award winning actress will be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s (CRT) production … Read more

Nutmeg Summer Series Announced

May 2, 2014

STORRS, CT– Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal is pleased to announce Connecticut Repertory Theatre’s (CRT) 2014 Nutmeg Summer Series.  The three show season celebrates life backstage and behind the curtain. Two award winning musicals; A Chorus Line and Gypsy are … Read more

Much Ado About Nothing

February 13, 2014

Much Ado About Nothing M E D I A   R E L E A SE                                                   … Read more

The Three Musketeers

November 4, 2013

M E D I A   R E L E A SE October 23, 2013 The Three Musketeers Arrive on the CRT Stage ‘All for One and One for All!’  Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present The Three Musketeers Adapted by Linda … Read more