For Immediate Release
Contact: Theresa M. MacNaughton,
office: 860-520-7114

Hartford Stage Extends Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, Adapted for the Stage by Ken Ludwig; Show Runs Through Sunday, March 25

HARTFORD, CT — February 16, 2018 — Due to high ticket demand, Hartford Stage announced today that it is adding four additional performances to the run of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig and directed by Emily Mann. The show now runs through Sunday, March 25. 

The added performances are Friday, March 23, at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 25, at 2:00 p.m.

Broadway World called the production, which made its world premiere at the McCarter Theatre Center last March, “an exciting and gripping tale from beginning to end.”

Murder on the Orient Express is widely regarded as one of Agatha Christie’s greatest literary achievements. First published in 1934, the stylish, suspenseful murder mystery about an unlikely array of potential suspects (including a colonel, a princess and a countess, all with alibis) trapped aboard the luxurious Orient Express during a snow storm features one of the most iconic fictional detectives of all time – Belgian private detective Hercule Poirot. Ludwig’s stage adaptation promises fans of the mystery classic a suspenseful, thrilling ride. 

Tickets start at $25. Student tickets are $18. For group discounts (10 or more), email or call 860-520-7125.  For all other tickets, please call the Hartford Stage box office at 860-527-5151 or visit


Now in our 54th season, Hartford Stage is under the leadership of Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts. One of the nation’s leading resident theatres, Hartford Stage is known for producing innovative revivals of classics and provocative new plays and musicals, including 73 world and American premieres, as well as offering a distinguished education program, which reaches close to 21,000 students annually.

Since Tresnjak’s appointment in 2011 the theatre has presented the world premieres of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder on Broadway, winner of four 2014 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical by Tresnjak; Rear Window with Kevin Bacon; the new musical Anastasia by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens; Quiara Alegría Hudes’ Water by the Spoonful, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; Breath & Imagination by Daniel Beaty; Big Dance Theatre’s Man in a Case with Mikhail Baryshnikov; and Reverberation by Matthew Lopez.

Hartford Stage has earned many of the nation’s most prestigious awards, including the 1989 Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre. Other national honors include Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, OBIE, and New York Critics Circle awards. Hartford Stage has produced nationally renowned titles, including the New York transfers of Enchanted April; The Orphans' Home Cycle; Resurrection (later retitled Through the Night); The Carpetbagger's Children; and Tea at Five.

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.    

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