Ken Ludwig is ubiquitous. He’s in Hartford. He’s in New Haven. He’s on a train. His game is afoot. Ludwig’s one of the most popular playwrights in the world today. This month, two major Connecticut theaters are loading up with Ludwig works. First up is his lighthearted new adaptation of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” running through March 18 at Hartford Stage.
When Sharon McNight brings her Sophie Tucker tribute “Red Hot Mama” to theaters around the country, she is often introducing Tucker’s work to people who have have never heard of the once world-famous singer before. That won’t be the case in Connecticut, where “Red Hot Mama” plays at Seven Angels Theatre in Waterbury Feb. 15 through March 11. Tucker, one of the best-known entertainers of the first half of the 20th century, grew up in Hartford.
“Murder on the Orient Express” is Ken Ludwig’s comic adaptation of the famous Agatha Christie novel about a murder committed on a transcontinental train trip. The victim is an infamous criminal, and virtually everyone on the train is a suspect. This new stage version of the play premiered last year at the McCarter Theatre in New Jersey (where this photo was taken). Hartford Stage is presenting largely the same production, with the same sets and most of the same cast.
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