| Dec 4, 2012
| 8:55 PM
The Eighth Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Artists begins its three-day festival of three new works on Friday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at the Goodspeed Opera House with a staged reading of "Nine Wives," followed on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m. with...
| 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...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Is Connecticut becoming the home of music theater residencies?
A $50,000 grant from The Johnny Mercer Foundation will help launch the first year of Goodspeed Musicals' new four-week residency program from music theater writers.
This will make a...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 12:55 PM
Has there been a Connecticut production with more productions than Hartford Stage's holiday presentation of "A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story iof Christmas?" I can't think of any. (Can you?)
It's 15th annual production returns tothe Church Street theater...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Kevin Gray knows a few things about the musical "Miss Saigon." After all he played the lead role of The Engineer in the Los Angeles and Toronto productions of the show.
Now as a Hartt School drama faculty member at the University of Hartford, Gray stages...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 6:20 AM
James Snyder (Broadway's "Crybaby," Goodspeed's "Carousel") will be among the singers featured in a concert by the Hartford Symphony Orchestra celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Goodspeed Opera House. The concert will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:00 AM
Greg Kotis, book writer and lyricist and composer Mark Hollmann who both won Tonys for the Broadway music “Urinetown” will be among the artists working on new material during the first first year of Goodspeed Musicals' new four-week residency...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...