| Aug 25, 2013
| 4:47 PM
From my 2008 piece.:
It started with Alan Rust casually saying to his friend Julie Harris, "I was going to ask you if you'd like to do 'The Effect of Gamma Rays on the Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds,' but I didn't have the heart to ask you to play...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Among Julie Harris' Connecticut performances and connections:
In 1948, Harris performed in "Sundown Beach" at the Westport Country Playhouse, directed by Elia Kazan. With Kim Hunter, Steven Hill, Martin Balsam, Joan Copeland, Nehemiah Persoff. An Actors...
| Apr 5, 2013
A profound sense of abiding friendship and a passionate desire to express support and love for the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown is the moving force behind an all-star jazz benefit concert that will be...
| Apr 7, 2013
Would the story of the Goodspeed Opera House make a good musical?
The thought occurred to me while I was interviewing Michael Price, who's been with the Victorian theater on the Connecticut River in East Haddam for 46 of its 50 years. During lunch at...
| Apr 25, 2013
Jimmy Greene, the celebrated jazz musician whose daughter was one of the 26 victims of the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, joins noted jazz friends, fellow faculty members and students Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. in the...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Che Ayende (Hartford Stage's "The Whipping Man") and Joe Pauiik (Hartford Stage's "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer") join the previously announced Kate McCluggage in William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at Hartford Stage.
In the show, which runs May 18 to...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Erin Lindsey Krom (Everyman Theatre's “Private Lives”, The Secret Theatre's “Side Show”) plays Sally Bowles in Playhouse on Park’s production of the musical “Cabaret” which runs June 12 to July 21 in West...
| May 9, 2013
| 1:08 PM
A memorial celebration for Hartt' School's s theater division faculty member, Kevin Gray, will be held Monday , May 13 at 2 p.m. in New York at Broadway's Majestic Theatre, 247 W. 44th St., home of "Phantom of the Opera," a show in which Gray played both...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Hartt School at the University of Hartford presents “The Cider House Rules,” Peter Parnell’s stage adaptation of the John Irving novel on Thursday, Oct. 10 to 13 at the McCray Theater, Handel Performing Arts Center, 35 Westbourne...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:48 AM
The Columbia Orchestra starts its 36th season in a big way by performing Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School. This massive composition entails having the 80-member Columbia...
| May 30, 2013
| 11:23 AM
A Broadway-bound musical about a charming serial killer and a play about a misunderstood French icon received top honors from the Connecticut Critics Association, honoring the best of the 2012-13 theater season in the state
Hartford Stage's production...