| 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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful.
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Connecticut boasts a lot of Beatles experts. Many of them, such as Charles Rosenay!!! of Liverpool Productions, grew up while the Fab Four were still together. Beatles fan Aaron Krerowicz was born in 1985 (a year which some know as the title of a really...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
University of Hartford Gospel Choir
The University of Hartford's gospel choir, now in its second decade of existence, is a place where students and community members can sing together in an environment of mutual respect and support.
"We meet weekly,"...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:40 AM
1) Latin Fest 2013 — Grupo Niche and Henry Santos of Aventura, Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts, 2132 Hillside Road, Storrs Mansfield, (860) 486-4226. Sat., Apr. 6, 8 p.m. jorgensen.uconn.edu. $25-$40.
2) Film: Tattoo Nation, AMC Loews...
| 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...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Douglas Lyons, a BFA musical theater grad of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford who went on to be in the cast of Broadway's "The Book of Mormon" and now "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," has a new CD out.
The New Haven native is...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 2:25 PM
It was a beautiful remembrance Tuesday in New York for the memorial for actress Julie Harris who died Aug. 24 at the age of 87 with touching recollections from Christopher Plummer, HalHolbrook, Zoe Caldwell, Cherry Jones, Rosemary Harris, Joan Van Ark and...
| 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...