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Hartford Stage- Tony Award



Dressed in the bright orange t-shirts of A Gentleman’s 

 Guide to Love and Murder, the full staff of Hartford Stage, 
  including Tony Award-winning
 director Darko Tresnjak, gather in Bushnell Park, on 
 Tuesday, July 1st, for a photograph – a celebration of 
  the homegrown musical-comedy’s recent win of four 
  Tony Awards and the theatre's first
  breakeven season in several years!

Hartford Stage ended its 50th Anniversary Season a week ago.

Having had its world premiere at Hartford Stage in 2012, 

A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder won the 2014 

Tony Award for Best Musical on June 8th. Darko Tresnjak,

 the theatre’s Artistic Director since 2012, won the Tony Award for Best Director of a Musical.  Writer Robert L. Freedman won the Tony Award

 for Best Book of a Musical, and Linda Cho, a collaborator of Darko Tresnjak’s on more than 30 productions, earned the Tony Award for Best

 Costume Design of a Musical. Hartford Stage previously won the Tony Award for Excellence in Regional Theatre in 1988. A Gentleman’s 

Guide to Love and Murder opened on Broadway last October.

Now its 50th Anniversary season, Hartford Stage is one of the nation’s leading resident theatres, known internationally for producing classics, provocative new plays and musicals, and neglected works from the past, as well as a distinguished education program that reaches 21,000 students annually.  Currently under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts, Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most distinguished awards, including a Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, the Margo Jones Award for Development of New Works, OBIE awards, two New York Critics Circle Awards, a Dramatists Guild/CBS Award and an Elliot Norton Award, and has produced nationally renowned titles, including the Broadway productions of Enchanted April and Our Country's Good and the Off-Broadway productions of The Orphans' Home Cycle and The Carpetbaggers Children.

The 2012 Hartford Stage production of A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love and Murder is now playing to rave reviews on Broadway at the Walter Kerr Theatre (, and the 2013 production of Man in a Case is currently on national tour.

The leading provider of theatre education programs in Connecticut, Hartford Stage’s offerings include student matinees, in-school theatre residencies, teen performance opportunities, theatre classes for students (ages 3-18) and adults, afterschool programs and professional development courses.